Should I Have Dropped N80 Checked?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Larry R Harrison Jr, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. Argh! What a bummer! I was out doing a shoot today when my Nikon N80 slipped
    right out of my hands (have I ever heard of using the neckstrap!) and hit
    the ground--a gravel driveway. The lensmount of the 28-80 G lens mounted on
    it broke; one of the 3 portions of it, anyway, enough so that it doesn't
    stay mounted on the camera.

    The camera shows no signs of damage cosmetically or in its function; it
    appears the only loss was the 28-80 G lens.

    A disappointment for a Nikon, considering their tough reputation. I guess I
    should have gotten a 50mm or 28-105 with a metal lens mount!

    I also have the 70-300 G lens, and it mounted on the camera perfectly. Again
    no visible damage to the camera itself nor in its functions.

    Anyway, given this incident, would you guys pay $75 for a camera shop to
    check the body out to make sure, or would you assume it's okay and not

    Larry R Harrison Jr, Nov 16, 2003
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  2. Larry R Harrison Jr

    Jeremy Guest

    Run a test roll through it, and see how it comes out. It's cheaper than
    paying a camera shop to do the same thing.

    I don't mean to rub it in, but those plastic lens mounts really are going
    too far in the way of cutting corners.
    Jeremy, Nov 16, 2003
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  3. Run a roll or two of velvia through it and decide for yourself.....You're
    lucky that your good camera was protected by a cheap "G" lens........
    William Graham, Nov 16, 2003
  4. I don't mean to rub it in, but those plastic lens mounts really are going
    Would it have been better for the bayonet on the lens not to break at the
    cost of permanently warping the lens mount on the camera body?
    Andrew Koenig, Nov 16, 2003
  5. Yeah, I'd be disappointed to if I dropped a Nikon and it didn't break
    Tony Parkinson, Nov 16, 2003
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