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I dropped the damn thing. Gargh. Fortunately I’ve pretty much gotten away with it. The camera body is fine, tip top 100% fine, no damage at all. The reason for that is that the lens took the impact. The glass is also fine, the only problem is the zoom part of the lens. It’s come ever so slightly loose at the long end (55mm, its an 18-55), it isn’t quite stable. This is only apparent when focusing, half press the shutter for focus and the lens moves a tiny fraction of a degree. An observer probably wouldn’t even notice it and it isn’t enough to affect framing, but looking through the view finder you see it happen and it’s just enough to be annoying.

Image quality is not affected at all, I’ve taken a few test shots today and they came out nice and sharp so I’m not rushing out to buy a new lens to replace it, this will be fine for the forseeable future. A good lesson to learn though, glad it happened now rather than when I’ve invested in some good glass. I was getting the camera off the tripod and to be frank I have no idea how I managed to drop it.


Written by James

January 27, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Posted in Off Topic, Problems

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  1. Oh no! Here is hoping that either nothing else goes wrong, or the insurance claim will cover it if it does!


    January 29, 2010 at 9:36 am

    • I’ve been out to York today and took quite a few photos, going to try and get them processed this evening and then we shall if the lens is working ok.

      If not, insurance time. Bit of a bugger though, I’d rather not have to claim.


      January 29, 2010 at 8:07 pm

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