You can't say fairer than that - pretty good for an entry level camera, and kudos Nikon too.
Agree, they did not have to do that.
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I'm keeping well shtoom (English slang for remaining quiet). Let's just say I have nothing to add to this thread at present!
Bwuck buck buck buck ;-)
A year or two ago, I was in a crowd changing the film in my new FM2 (so maybe it was more than a year or two). In any case, just as I was making certain the the film was aligned between the rails, I was elbowed from behind and my thumb went through the shutter...
Since then I have been very careful. The only other close call I had was when my underwater housing started leaking at about 80 feet, I immediately turned off the camera. It didn't take on much (salt) water, but the entire camera seemed kinda moist. Once on shore I pulled the battery and placed the camera with some rice overnight... years later it is still going strong.
If we are into the silly stuff... a zoom lens, DX, and I cannot remember which was in the top case of the motorcycle and as I was unloading..... about four feet to the asphalt. Landed on the lens shade which bent. Did not break the filter on the front. Lens worked well even after bouncing across the parking lot.
I did trade it on something else, however, as I was collecting FX lenses in prep for a D3s....which I never purchased about a two years ago as the D4 was "coming out soon", ha, ha, ha.
I was out hiking and did some rock climbing Greenbrier State Park located in upper Frederick County, Maryland this past weekend with my D90 and 24mm 1.4G lens, with the intention of taking some landscape photos, with a couple of friends.
Long story short, I dropped the entire camera, it bounced, slid down the rock face and landed about 4-5 feet below where I was. Luckily, it didn't fall the opposite direction, off the cliff and down 30 or so feet until it impacted the ground. It impacted filter-end first against another rock
I picked it up and investigated the damage: auto focus, aperture, the shutter, everything worked except for the built-in flash -- the camera thinking that it isn't popping up, but it does pop open, but it keeps attempting to release the flash everytime I press the flash release button. Really, all it'll do is just click, click, click. So, I'm unsure if the flash can still fire, but it's a non-issue as I use an external flash on the hotshoe anyways.
The body just has some minor scratches and the lens itself has absolutely no damage on the glass, but there was a slight dent where the lens filter can be attached. I bent it back to shape after I got home, but I can't quite snuggly screw in a lens filter all the way in, but it can get on there. The lens cap, which was the hero of the day, suffered minor damage where it can't securely latch itself properly into place, but with a bit of elbow grease, it'll latch.
I figured that it's bound to happen once to everyone, so with that said, I'm gonna knock on wood a lot to prevent a second drop! :D
I had my D3 break on me after a 2ft fall onto a solid but carpeted floor. It is 4 years old and has had a few bumps and scrapes but it must have landed really badly this time. It broke some boards inside and although it would still fire the shutter, the LCDs were dead, wasnt writing to cards and USB was dead. Cost about £800 to repair. Just luck of the draw I guess.
It had a 1970s thorium glass 35mm f1.4 lens on at the time which needless to say, didn't notice a thing.
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