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Yesterday whilst swapping lens XF 16-55 to 200-400mm the 16-55 lens rolled off my cabinet and fell almost 3ft to a granite floor. Thankfully nobody was within earshot. I am by nature very careful with my expensive toys - how could I allow this to happen?????? The answer to a common question NO I don't have accident insurance.

 

Following a close inspection and functional test all was well (I was on my blended knees).  A testament to the robustness to Fuji kit?

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Over the holidays I was shooting up in the North East. Just so happened I drop my X-T2 TWICE in one week!  Once out the back of my Outback when a family member grabbed the coat the camera was sitting on and pulled the coat out of the car sending the X-T2 crashing to the floor with the 16 1.4, and the second time, again from the back of the open hatch, with the 55-200. You'd think I'd learn a lesson.  But no.   Not even a scratch on body or lens.  I guess it helps it fell onto ice - The camera did leave a chip mark on the ice though.

Scary stuff...

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Over the holidays I was shooting up in the North East. Just so happened I drop my X-T2 TWICE in one week!  Once out the back of my Outback when a family member grabbed the coat the camera was sitting on and pulled the coat out of the car sending the X-T2 crashing to the floor with the 16 1.4, and the second time, again from the back of the open hatch, with the 55-200. You'd think I'd learn a lesson.  But no.   Not even a scratch on body or lens.  I guess it helps it fell onto ice - The camera did leave a chip mark on the ice though.

Scary stuff...

Picture of what the body and lenses looks like now? :)

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Last week, I had my XT1 and lenses in a Tenba messenger that decided to jump off the counter at the camera store.

On first try at photos the camera was DOA. A friend asked - did you try removing the battery?. Well no, I had visions of a broken XT1 and an new XT2 replacing it. Cut to the chase, removing and replacing the battery fixed the problem. But not the problem of a new XT2.

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During the first year I had my Fuji X100s, I dropped it from about waist level to the pavement twice.  No damage whatsoever to the camera but a pretty good dent on the polarizer that was then mounted.  

 

I've used it for thousands of shots since with no problems.

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When this is happening train yourself to put your foot in the trajectory to soften landing of expensive items like lenses mobile phones act. Avoid this practise when a hammer or sharp items are being dropped.

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Found 2 small scratches today. This would bother me more in the past but I tend to have the X-T2 for a long time so I'm sure it will get more small marks. I only had it for about 8 month thnough

 

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Scratches are part of a camera's life.  It shows character.  Don't be a noob that keeps their cameras pristine.

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I was in the Lake District in February. I was off the path in the snow in a small valley and climbed up a steep slope to photograph some icicles. On the way down I slipped. I tumbled down the slope 'base over apex' and landed on top of the X-t2 with 18-55. I was seriously sore for the following week. The camera was covered in mud but otherwise unscathed. It taught me a lesson though. If I had broken an ankle I would probably still be there. The icicle pic was rubbish!

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