The stink of plastic

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Aug 28, 2005.

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    RichA, Aug 28, 2005
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    Charles Guest

    Charles, Aug 28, 2005
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    dylan Guest

    dylan, Aug 28, 2005
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  4. David Geesaman, Aug 28, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    Tell you what, Rich, drop your camera, what ever it is, nine stories onto
    concrete or rocks, and then post a photo of the result...
     
    Skip M, Aug 28, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    Like Mark has mentioned several times lately, that camera was dropped 90
    feet off of a cliff onto the rocks below. Not too surprising, now, is it?
     
    Skip M, Aug 28, 2005
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    Zeke Galama Guest

    ....or even better - drop your PC from 90 feet ;-o))
     
    Zeke Galama, Aug 28, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I've seen well made metal cameras broken at inconvenient locations as
    well, including flash shoe, lens mount, tripod socket, etc.

    I have one "plastic" camera, the 7xi, that has not been badly treated,
    nor babied and it is in very good condition. The "eyelets" for the
    strap, which I pretty much expected to get broken one day, are still
    fine. (The camera is for sale).

    Cheers,
    Alan.
     
    Alan Browne, Aug 28, 2005
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    Frank ess Guest

    "Stories" do not equal "feet".

    C'mon; someone keeps reminding us this is a "technical forum".

    Joke-ish.
     
    Frank ess, Aug 28, 2005
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  10. Randall Ainsworth, Aug 28, 2005
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    dylan Guest

    90ft = approx 9 stories
    or
    10* Stories = feet
     
    dylan, Aug 28, 2005
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  12. RichA

    dylan Guest

    No.
    Now how about if they made cameras out of the same stuff as aircraft black
    boxes ;O)
     
    dylan, Aug 28, 2005
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    RichA Guest

    Not a good test. A camera could fall many different ways and end up
    in many different "shapes" after the fall. But I doubt it would
    "explode."
    -Rich


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    RichA, Aug 28, 2005
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    Slack Guest

    Obviously, this is exactly what Mr. ButterFingers (aka, RichA) needs.
     
    Slack, Aug 28, 2005
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    Darrell Guest

    Darrell, Aug 29, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    A building story is considered to equal 10 feet, so 90 feet, what Mark
    claims was the distance his camera fell, is roughly equal to 9 stories...
     
    Skip M, Aug 29, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    I don't...But it's up to you to prove, because you're the one making the
    allegation.
     
    Skip M, Aug 29, 2005
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    RichA Guest

    Oh I realize how it's made things cheap enough for
    most people to afford, but some things could be made
    of metal instead (like camera bodies). However, I wouldn't
    expect my 19" $700 monitor to have a stainless steel or magnesium
    chassis.
    -Rich


    "Bittorrents are REFUNDS for all the BAD movie products Hollywood
    never gave us refunds for in the past"
     
    RichA, Aug 29, 2005
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    RichA Guest

    It depends to on how the camera body is designed. The Canon in
    question seemed to have been designed like a race car, to channel
    impact energy across the body, saving the occupants inside. So the
    car body takes the majority of the damage. Unfortunately, no one
    rides inside a Canon D30...But maybe the sensor was saved? :)
    -Rich


    "Bittorrents are REFUNDS for all the BAD movie products Hollywood
    never gave us refunds for in the past"
     
    RichA, Aug 29, 2005
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