Nikon D300 - How strong the body is?

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  1. Soto

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    Hello guys...

    Sorry if this is not the right thread for this section...

    I was shooting today with my Nikon D300 and something bad happened. I placed the camera in a seat (1' from the floor) and when I pick up the camera the strap got stock in the seat. The camera fell from my hands and went straight to the floor... hitting the floor like 3 times. I got very frustrated from a small scratch at the corner of the body. Now you can see a small piece of the magnesium body below the black paint... How strong is the Nikon D300?.. After that I tested the camera and everything seems to be OK... but I keep thinking about it and I get anxious. Should I send the camera to Nikon?... Should I worry about this?

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    You're fine, it's designed to take abuse.

    I dropped my 80-200 f/2.8 on asphalt yesterday from 6 feet up and it's ok, aside from a broken lens hood.
     
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    The body is magnesium (I think), you're fine. Don't worry.
     
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    The damage should be cosmetic only, the D300 can take quire a bit of abuse
     
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    WOW... that's high.

    Thanks guys... this makes me feel a lot better.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Magnesium alloy... your probably fine.
     
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    I was lucky.
     
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    WOA!!! Sexy!!! :lmao:
     
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    I know it has a Magnesium body but I was thinking that the impact could affect in samething in the inside...
     
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    Did it fall into the concrete?...
     
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    It can affect all sorts of mechanical things inside. Well... Both mechanical things inside.

    If the AF motor still works on AF-D lenses, the mirror still flips, and the shutter still works without miss-exposure then you'll be fine fine.
     
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    Yes... everything is working fine

    I guess I don't have nothing to worry about!!!
     

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