Just dropped my new 5D3 :(

Started May 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Just dropped my new 5D3 :(
In reply to Dylthedog, May 22, 2012

This story might make you feel better (or worse)

Dylthedog wrote:

Well, it fell off the tripod to be more accurate

To make matters worse it had my brand new (arrived Thursday!) 100 2.8L macro attached

I thought it was locked-on but it obviously wasn't. Fortunately it wasn't so high, about 1.3m, and it landed on the quick release bracket but slid/bounced across the laminate floor and has quite a few cosmetic scuff marks.

There are no marks on the lens, thank goodness, and both appear to function OK.

The mat coating has rubbed off on the pentaprism and is marked elsewhere though. I know pro's wear that stuff as a badge of honour but I'm a bit OCD about that stuff, so if anyone has experience of getting that repaired please let me know.

I knocked the quick release once with my 5D2 and my 17-40L and just caught the camera by the strap before hitting some rocks so I religiously lock it now; can't say I'm so confident about the tripod at all now

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