I was walking out to shoot for a couple min today. Had set up on my CHEAP A$$ tripod. It leaned forward a little and my camera came off hitting the ground from about 2.5 - 3 feet. I think so far everything is working fine. Double checked and the plate was locked into the tripod even after it fell out. The lock didnt hold!! Im guessing the extra weight with the flash put it over the limit. Time for a new tripod i guess. Anyway I put my batteries back in. Connected my card door. attached my flash and started shooting! This little guy was hideing in my Rosemary shrub. Careful whatcha eat lol.