A desaster happend to my SD1 M

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ArneMarco
ArneMarco Senior Member • Posts: 1,980
A desaster happend to my SD1 M

I don't know exactly what happend, but as I just came down from a shooting with the SD1 Merrill it fell for some reason unknown to the floor and the frontpart with the lens attachment fell off with the lens ...  ... So I hope there is something that can be fixed. Because I got the house directly from the Sigma fabric and there were no issues at all with it, I will wait for a fix what ever time it will take ... but now I am really sad ...

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joaquin100 Senior Member • Posts: 1,672
Re: A desaster happend to my SD1 M

i am sorry to hear that, maybe you have an insurance that can cover it.

J.

ToasterFlyer Veteran Member • Posts: 3,238
Re: A desaster happend to my SD1 M

:(.. sorry to read that.  Can you take an image of the damage and post it.

Rich

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ArneMarco
ArneMarco OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,980
A photo of the damage



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jbr Regular Member • Posts: 294
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Looks like it's just the lens came apart. You should be able to remove the rest of the lens and test with another. Joe

ArneMarco
ArneMarco OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,980
Re: A photo of the damage

YES!, you are right ...  It is not the camera, but the lens which is broken ... puuhh ... I just tested the camera and it works ... I think I was so shocked, that I thought the camera was gone ...

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xpatUSA
xpatUSA Senior Member • Posts: 7,570
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In the same way that the front of a car crumples in order to save the occupants, it looks like the lens died to save your camera!

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Regards,
Ted.

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Tiger1 Regular Member • Posts: 377
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Looks like a good excuse to buy the new 17-70mm lens which has just been released. Apparently made along the same lines as the 35mm F1.4!

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Ceistinne Contributing Member • Posts: 883
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Sorry about your disaster. The same thing happened one of my lenses and it was repaired as good as new.Make sure the focus screen has not been unseated, but you will know that easily enough if all is well with another lens mounted on the camera. Mine hit the floor so hard that it popped the focus screen and left it loose on the mirror. the camera, SD15,  is still working perfectly.

S

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victorgv Senior Member • Posts: 1,352
Re: A photo of the damage

From the photo it looks  like If you are good with soldering gun and glue it is possible to fix it yourself. One connector tore clear off but circuit board does not look damaged so you need just resolder it.

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Ceistinne Contributing Member • Posts: 883
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victorgv wrote:

From the photo it looks like If you are good with soldering gun and glue it is possible to fix it yourself. One connector tore clear off but circuit board does not look damaged so you need just resolder it.

New lens barrell parts required I'd say as the retaining mounts are broken. See enlarged with loupe view.  Other than that all else looks ok.

S

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ToasterFlyer Veteran Member • Posts: 3,238
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A picture is truly worth a 1,000 words.. eh at least it is just the lens.. :).

Rich

victorgv Senior Member • Posts: 1,352
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Ceistinne wrote:

victorgv wrote:

From the photo it looks like If you are good with soldering gun and glue it is possible to fix it yourself. One connector tore clear off but circuit board does not look damaged so you need just resolder it.

New lens barrell parts required I'd say as the retaining mounts are broken. See enlarged with loupe view. Other than that all else looks ok.

S

This why i said glue

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Joerg V Contributing Member • Posts: 610
Re: A photo of the damage

What a brave lens!

Seriously, seeing the first image I literally convulsed in pain. I still can remember how shocked I was when my DP1 slipped out of my hands (once in many years). I was like "ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod".

Good to hear that the camera is alive and kicking.

Joerg

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ArneMarco
ArneMarco OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,980
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Yes, it seems so ... I have yet to test if the sharpness is somehow disturbed ... if not, I will be happy. The lens is much cheaper than the house ...

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ArneMarco
ArneMarco OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,980
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Yes, I am waiting for the 35mm ... and now I have a reason to buy the new 17-70 ...

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ArneMarco
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I have never soldered anything ... so it is not the moment to start now  ... Maybe I will ask the repair shop at my retailer if there is something to be done ...

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FritsThomsen Senior Member • Posts: 2,759
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ArneMarco wrote:

I have never soldered anything ... so it is not the moment to start now ... Maybe I will ask the repair shop at my retailer if there is something to be done ...

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Last year , I had the rear barrel of my 180mm macro replaced in an authorized repair shop here in Denmark ..the price was approx 1200 DKr.

guzzibreva1 Contributing Member • Posts: 953
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It looks like there are some advantages to a camera body made of magnesium.

It put the pain in a less expensive place.

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