Lens mount ripped off of camera

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  1. Neil S.

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    Ahh ok.

    Ya this does seem very uncommon.

    So much so that I have never heard of it before for any camera...


     
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    There have been many posts made about a camera coming out of a bag just like this, I can't remember who it was off the top of my head though.

    Yes, the impacting will tear it apart, but if you leave it lens down in a bag, without the lens being on a surface so 'pulling' on the mount, this can and will happen to a plastic body, when what, 3 screws are supporting around a kilo of weight?

    I'm 2 days from owning a D90, I'm not knocking it, but this is a documented problem with the plastic body, and something I'm going to be very careful of when storing the thing.

    When shooting, you're usually supporting the lens with your hand so it shouldn't just come off then.
     
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    I think the black against the organ background is an interesting color-scheme. But I don't you you quite nailed the focus, and the dead center composition is generally not the best for this type of shot, IMHO. You should read about the rule of thirds.
     
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    Shall we start another Nikon vs Canon thread? :lmao:

    JK
     
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    Someone just did lol. :lol:

    Its a glass one this time.

    Better get some popcorn ready...
     
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    @overread, yea it fell to the ground from a table. I dont think it hit to hard and the ground was slightly carpeted so i'm hoping no extra damage apart from the visible has been done. I've also tried looking for that lever but have had no luck identifying anthing.
    @kudalini, yea i planned on keeping the D80, i've got about 25,000 uses off of the shutter and i've read that the shutter on the d80 is good up to around 50,000, so i dont feel the need to replace it completly unless the repairs are significant. $290 dollars is not to significant though, if thats it i can live with it :p. Do you have your camera back yet?
    @KmH, thanks for the link i plan on going to a local camera store where i know the guy and he is quite knowledgable, i'm pretty sure they also do repairs, so i'll just go there and ask him what i should do.
    @rolando, i had a friend of mine photograph this, incidently it broke testing new studio exquipment, perhaps we should have used that :p

    Out of curiosity though how would this spark a Nikon vs canon war, i assume potentially the same problem could occur to either brand?
    Thanks for the replies though :)
     
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    my plastic mount canon lens is stronger than any nikon metal mount :thumbup:
     
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    sorry - - that was my attempt at some humor. . .
     
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    It was the lens that snapped, not the body mount like yours.
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...always-considered-myself-careful-my-gear.html

    You'll likely go beyond 50K actuations on the D80, but even if.... you can still get the shutter mechanism replaced.

    One word....... Fanboys.

    They're jealous and can't leave us alone. :D
     
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    Uh! Sorry!

    The D7000...does. not. have. a. metal. body.

    It has metal back and top covers and could well suffer the same kind of damage.

    D7000 from Nikon

    Here is a front and back view of a bare D7000 chassis: http://reviews.photographyreview.com/files/2010/09/nikon-d7000-chassis-500.jpg

    and here is a bare D300s metal body chassis: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1143/1219834188_6c7ccc3427.jpg
     
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    Oh wow, OK, I stand corrected, I thought it was the whole body, I guess I only ever saw the back shot.
     

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