Suggestions on how to repair plastic camera case cracks

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, May 31, 2006.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    From a Brit photo mag. They suggest black electrical tape or crazy
    Anyone with a plastic bodied camera is advised to carry a role or a
    RichA, May 31, 2006
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  2. Yes, this is why I carry a TIG welder with me on every shoot so that when I
    drop my magnesium bodied camera I can make instant field repairs.

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, May 31, 2006
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  3. glue.
    Anyone with a plastic bodied camera is advised to carry a role or a

    Or maybe even a *roll*. Either get a camera and learn something or shut
    Randall Ainsworth, May 31, 2006
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    J. Clarke Guest

    What role would that be? Macbeth? Hamlet? The Lord High Executioner?
    J. Clarke, May 31, 2006
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    RichA Guest

    Or maybe even a *roll*. Either get a camera and learn something or shut

    What galls you shills for second-rate camera bodies is that the advice
    did not
    come from me and that your God, Canon is has gotten away from plastic
    use for
    bodies in any of their really good cameras.
    RichA, May 31, 2006
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    G.T. Guest

    Sure. In the three years I've owned plastic cameras none of them have
    cracked. Do you own a camera?

    G.T., May 31, 2006
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    Rich Guest

    Yes, and it isn't plastic.
    Rich, May 31, 2006
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    J. Clarke Guest

    You've never seen what happens to cast magnesium that has been subjected to
    an impact, have you? And once magnesium gets lit, it burns exceedingly hot
    and is very difficult to put out. I'd rather have a polymer case than
    magnesium any day, thank you.
    J. Clarke, May 31, 2006
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    P Guest

    I've owned plastic cameras for years. If you don't drop them, they don't
    P, May 31, 2006
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    Helen Guest

    Of course not.
    You've owned many many cameras haven't you.
    All cardboard, those disposable thingies from Woolworths weren't they?
    Helen, May 31, 2006
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    Dmac Guest


    One of the really good things about cardboard cameras is their
    resistance to damage when you drop them. This is probably why they're
    called "throw aways".

    A few years back an Australian Photographic magazine handed out 20 of
    these throw aways to Professional Photographers all over the country and
    held a competition based of the best 5 shots from each camera. They took
    the best three photos and entered them in a "real" photo competition and
    guess what? Second prize for one of them.

    It just goes to show... It's the Photographer not the camera which makes
    good photos.

    Hello... Helen or is it George or Orville? Which of the trolls are you
    socking for today?
    Dmac, May 31, 2006
  12. Maybe we can get somebody to repair the cracks in his skull.
    Brion K. Lienhart, Jun 1, 2006
  13. How would you know? You don't own anybody's camera.
    Randall Ainsworth, Jun 1, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    LOL, now thats hilarious Doug, you expert you.
    Pete D, Jun 1, 2006
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    Helen Guest

    Are you new around here? Obviously you are unfamiliar with our friend Rich.

    If you have the competence to do so please feel free to compare my headers,
    from which you might just manage to tell I'm in the UK, which George
    (presumably you mean Preddy) isn't, nor is Orville.
    If you can't understand headers maybe Daddy or one of the teachers can help
    you find the right things to click.
    But I see you're in Australia, which explains a lot, and I wouldn't expect
    you to be able to understand much. Never mind.
    Helen, Jun 1, 2006
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    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    That's the infamous Douglas from Down Under. Not new, and unfortunately,
    doesn't seem to go away.
    Jeremy Nixon, Jun 1, 2006
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    Rich Guest

    Only a Brit would insult and Australian.
    Rich, Jun 2, 2006
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    Mark² Guest

    That's sort of funny, but it's also completely unsubstantiated as it relates
    to non-metal DSLR bodies--which have a remarkably good durability track
    record. Heck--When my D30 fell more than 90 feet, the ONLY break in the
    body housing was the small portion on the side of the battery enclosure
    piece, which is very thin. The rest of the body housing remained quit
    intact--despite having the lens and vertical grip literally ripped from the
    mount during the violent impact:
    Mark², Jun 2, 2006
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    RW+/- Guest

    Your Olympus camera is plastic Rich, sorry.
    RW+/-, Jun 2, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    So by your reckoning, you being from the UK would be a poof, bad luck.....
    Never mind....
    Pete D, Jun 2, 2006
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