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  1. #1
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    The Good and the Bad.

    Hi all, I'm just back from Andalucia where the weather was unseasonably warm and we all had a great time.

    One downer was that I dropped my A900 + CZ16-35, more correctly it was knocked from my hands in a busy street near Granada Cathedral but the result was the same. The ZA bore the brunt of the damage; smashed hood, bent front ring and the zoom jammed wide open; SSM still seems to work. The A900 received some scratches but was still operational although I suspect the steady shot is done for as I hear no buzz and also the sound at switch on appears different.

    Fortunately, I had just changed from my Mino 28-135mm to the ZA so I don't have the nightmare of losing a lens which has served me well for 25 years.

    Anyway, I've dropped the two in for repair at Sony's Pencoed Service Centre (only 40mins away on a good day) and now await their assessment.

    Life is full of surprises!

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    Bloody terrible news peter. I do remember that sick to the bottom of your stomach feeling you get when your gear takes a dive. When my d700 went for a swim i felt like vomitting and couldnt sleep that night. Hope its not as bad as u fear...
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  3. #3
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    Sorry to here the bad news. Hope there isn't too much damage.

    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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  4. #4
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    Im so cautious when people are around and i have my camera, i always wear the neck strap so something like this wont happen but you never know if it will or not.

  5. #5
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    Peek, I’m sure as it happened, time slowed and you had an expression like this as it was happening, followed by it actually hit the ground, followed by ;when the full “gravity” of the situation hit home. Sorry to hear about it. That is one of my biggest fears ... along with the camera falling into some body of water on my travels.
    Last edited by DWessel; 04-20-2011 at 06:00 AM.
    Darin Wessel
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    Zooms: Tamron SP AF70-200mm f2.8 Di LD Macro; Sigma 28-90mm D macro, Konica-Minolta 18-70 f3.5-5.6
    Primes: Minolta 28mm f2.8; Sony 50mm f1.4
    Minolta RC-1000 remote commander

    Film:
    Calumet Cambo CC400 4x5 View Camera
    YashikaMat 6x6 TLR (other accessories)
    Minolta Maxxum 7000 w/ Minolta 35-80mm f/4-5.6 & Minolta 2800 flash
    Minolta Maxxum 5000i & Vivitar 728 AFM flash
    What's next???

  6. #6
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    Thanks guys for the support.
    Rooz, I think it is pretty bad but I do have insurance so the blow won't be to my pocket.
    Darin, you're probably right; someone should have been recording my face at the crucial moments (sound off though). LOL
    Switch, I don't use a neck strap; an A900 with CZ1635 is much too heavy.
    I do use a Black rapid but when I'm walkabout that carries the spare lens and the camera/lens is on a SpyderPro.
    There are always moments of vulnerability. Still in 40 odd years of Photography this is only the second drop; mind you the first time, I dropped a rangefinder off a bl**** mountain. LOL

  7. #7
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    How much heavier is the A900 compared to the A33?

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    3x,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Last edited by SONYNUT; 04-25-2011 at 09:25 AM.

  9. #9
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    Pete what type of insurance do you have and what does it cover??

    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  10. #10
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    usually if you paid with a credit card they will cover you...

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