I Dropped My D40...

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  1. BTilson

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    ...and it survived! Thankfully! I was walking down our gravel driveway and my foot slipped on some loose gravel and down I went, along with my camera around my neck. The D40 slammed off of the gravel with a nice bounce. I was pretty distressed, but it's no worse for the wear. Just got some dust on it. Still works perfectly well, to my GREAT relief. It took me a long time to get the money together for my camera.

    Just thought I'd share. Even the entry level cameras can be tough!
     
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    lol.... you might want to tell Bifurcator about this.. especially since someone else on the forum just dropped their A350 and it went bye byes....
     
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    Nice! This is why I am going to have my stuff insured!! you got lucky..but I might not be as lucky :(..Is your D40 comparable to an XTi as far as the body goes? Just wondering how the body differs compared to mine.
     
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    i dont believe you..unless you have a metal body camera, it should be in tiny bits all over the ground :p
     
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    Haha, well it happened, and I am very glad that it isn't tiny bits on the ground! I'd be SOL right about now.

    To be honest, I am not sure. I have no experience with the XTi. The only Canon body I have messed with was the 40D that my friend owns. Wish I could help more!
     
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    OH I would have died! Glad its ok!
     
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    im just being sarcastic :p im glad you still have a camera.
     
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    Meeeeeee tooooooooo... I got up and dusted it off, turned it on, held my breath and took a shot... and it worked! I almost fainted with relief. I wub my camwa. :lovey:
     
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    ya i dunno what id do if that happened. I would probably lose it.
     
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    well to be truthful.... 90% of the people on this forum shoot Nikon... the other 14% seem to shoot with Sony... Canon kinda went out with Disco... even more so since they were bought out by Black and Decker....
     
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    LOL
     
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    I dropped my Canon 5D many times and its still working perfect so no worries but i wouldnt keep on doin it :)
     

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