Super bummed! Just dropped my D90 on concrete...

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  1. Unspoiled

    Unspoiled TPF Noob!

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    I haven't been this bummed out in a long time. The body seems ok but the lens went flying. I want to get the body checked out and the lens repaired.

    Has anyone else had this happen? Is the lens a write off?

    Thanks for listening to me pout....:grumpy:

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    thats the problem with plastic mounts... that really stinks.. hopefully the repair isnt too costly
     
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    I've been wanting a new lens...Just not the way I wanted to go about it. I fixed the warping by loosening the screws and re-seating the mount. The lens won't focus or provide any feedback to the body.

    I am going to take it tomorrow to see if I can get it fix and shop for a new lens.

    Lesson learned! I just hate when it's the hard way.
     
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    oof. Sorry, man. That's why I always double wrap the strap around my wrist. Not that it will necessarily save me, but I'm terrified of just this situation.

    Good luck with it.
     
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    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Dang :(

    This is why I insure my gear.
     
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    agreed
     
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    Oh man! I'm sorry dude, I would die dude. :(
     
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    :thumbup:

    If I were to take that kind of damage, it would be some serious $$....insurance is worth every penny, especially after seeing a pic like that.
     
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    What made you drop it?
     
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    Do you guys just put it under your homeowners or something similar?

    It fell out of my camera bag as I was grabbing something out of my car. I had it half zippered in but when I bent over the bag shifted and slipped out. It was one of those times when you attempt to catch it, you actually are accelerating it to the ground.

    I manages to get the warp out of the mount and tried it on the body. Unfortunately the mount ring is damaged to the point that it won't engage to the body. Going to take it tomorrow to see if I can get it fixed. Maybe it's time to get that 50/1.4 that I've been wanting. I wanted to spend the money on a decent flash first...Oh well.
     
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    I am really sorry to see this. To me this is like dropping my own kid.

    I never buy any insurance for my photo gear. After seeing this, I think I should. Is it generic to insuring a car, a house or it requires special insurance?

    Thanks.
     
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    Exactly why I purchased the insurance from Best Buy for 4 years. Unfortunately **** happens.
     

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