A&P skydiver drops camera 3000ft and it still works

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  1. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    A photographer strapped a Canon Rebel XT to his helmet while skydiving, but instead of capturing some great airborne shots, it fell off his helmet and plummeted 3,000 feet to the ground. Unbelievably, it survived.

    According to a friend of the photographer:

    Amazingly, the Rebel survived the fall and my friend is still using it to this very day. It has a crack in the plastic body and the kit lens is a little jerky when zooming, but functional. I'd like to know if there is a similar story or something close to this but I doubt. It might be a world record indeed (for the height of a camera drop which survived).

    Photos show that the camera is remarkably intact—the viewfinder is still functional, both the camera body and lens are pretty much fine. Not that we recommend you heave your DSLR out of a low-flying plane, but it's nice to know that if you do, there's a chance it'll be just fine.

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    http://gizmodo.com/5427517/canon-dslr-suffers-3000+foot-fall-camera-and-lens-still-work

    cliffs - canon > nikon :mamoru:
     
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    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    bullshit alert
     
  3. Jcolman

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    Landing in a plowed field ftw.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Goddamn, Canon should be sponsoring that page.
     
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    Who else clicked hoping to see a canon ad on that page :mamoru:
     
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    depends what it landed on
     
  8. e.pie

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    mine fell 3ft onto a tile floor once

    I was fucking pissed, and it broke my CPL

    but other than that the lens and camera still work to this day :o
     
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    3 ft != 3000ft
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Btw, has anyone ever seen a Canon 50 1.8 take a spill from just a few feet? :rofl: looks like a bomb exploding in a lego factory.
     
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    hey fuck you guy!













    :wtc:
     
  12. Jcolman

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    My 5DII with attached 70-200 dropped about 2' onto cement. Luckily the lens hood was on. No damage to the lens or camera. Not even a scratch.
     
  13. GlobeGuy

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    Probably a pile of bullshit
     
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    that would probably soften the landing pretty well acually :hsugh:
     
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    also what is the terminal velocity of a camera, if it hits it's terminal velocity in 30ft it doesn't matter if it falls 3,000ft or 30,000ft
     
  17. GlobeGuy

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    Hence, my hypothesis.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    All lies. The plane in which said camera was traveling was on a treadmill and thus never took off in the first place.



    *edit .999~ !=1
     
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    here is a Terminal velocity calculator who wants to figure it out

    http://www.calctool.org/CALC/eng/aerospace/terminal
     
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