Has you Canon or Nikon camera ever broken?

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by manaheim, Sep 6, 2008.

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Has your camera broken on you?

  1. Canon: YES, I have had a Canon that has broken on me.

    17.6%
  2. Canon: NO, I have Canons and never had one break.

    41.9%
  3. Nikon: YES, I have had a Nikon that has broken on me.

    10.8%
  4. Nikon: NO, I have Nikons and have never had one break.

    40.5%
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  1. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm just curious how many people who own either one of these cameras has ever had one break and need repair.

    This does not include damage that you caused, such as dropping it in the river as I did with my D100. :) (Though, actually, it didn't break when I did this... surprising) :thumbup: :D

    EDIT: NOTE! I made this multiple choice in case you have had Canons AND Nikons. No cheating, please! :)
     
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  2. astrostu

    astrostu I shoot for the stars

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    I voted no for Canons, even though my P&S is pretty run-down these days. But, it's also 7 years old now. It had been dropped several times and the damage it has now (other than cosmetic) is unrelated to the droppage.

    My Rebel has never had a problem except the one time I dropped it causing the little battery clip to break, which is a non-issue since the compartment door still latches fine.
     
  3. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What the! Make sure you don't get the back end of this forum to do your tax return!
    The current results are 1,2,1,3 which apparently represents.
    16.67%
    33.33%
    16.67%
    50%
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    = 116.67% That's some wicked maths.
     
  4. AverageJoe

    AverageJoe TPF Noob!

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    The strap on my bad went loose today causing the bag to free fall about 2 feet with both my 40D and my G9 in it as well as a few lenes. Everything is working fine, thought it was funny this post is here since that happend today... Also, I dinged my 350D around a bit and never had a problem. I think both Nikon and Canon make solid bodies, you get what you pay for.
     
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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Never had one break but, my Coolpix995 died in a terrible drowning accident. It seem Bifurcator is the only one that has had both die on him.
     
  6. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :lol: Wow.

    Also looks like what we really need is a thread on "post your trainwreck camera destruction stories". hehe...

    Actually, the local shop that I use to service my camera has a sort of camera graveyard in the front. It's a whole bunch of destroyed equipment with little plaques (did I spell that right?) detailing what happened to each. I spent a good 30 mins looking them over. Too funny.
     
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    tomhooper TPF Noob!

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    I almost dropped my Canon Elan IIe while changing a roll of film many years ago and when I caught it I stuck my thumb through the shutter curtains. Had to send it back to Canon to be repaired. That camera is long gone now but it was and always will be my favorite.
     
  8. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    hmmm.... 2 broken Nikons to 1 broken Canon (so far)

    I think people are lying. :lol:
     
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    firemedic0135 TPF Noob!

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    well as usuall I answered witout reading all the way through the question:blushing: lol my tripod was knocked over by one of my kids once and cracked a piece of plastic on my old 30d
    so I checked yes on the canon.
     
  10. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    2 Nikons and I am careful but also demanding of my cameras. I still own both and both work as well as they did the day I purchased them.

    I think that unless you drop a dSLR camera into the ocean or into a pile of sand and kick it around a while, irrespective of brand, they are all very reliable... and more so the further up you go in the model line.
     
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    If there are enough voters then I would expect only 5% to say that they had a camera from either nikon or canon break on them. However in my experiece these polls tend to attract the people who have had somthing break, so I expect the results will be somewhat skewed.

    The other problem is of course the cameras age. If the camera in question is thirty years old and the shutter mech fails then this could be reasonably expected. This the results would be further skewed.

    So far I must say that I've never had a camera break on me - a lens yes but not a camera
     
  12. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I had to simplify the questions to make them usable, and even with that firemedic biffed it! :lol: j/k firemedic. :) Still, this kind of thing is unavoidably going to be skewed in a situation like this, but it's fun anyway.
     

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