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ksagomonyants

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Re: Spontaneous Separation of 5D3 from 70-200 II??
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2013, 07:41:40 PM »
Would be good if Canon could design some kind of a lock mechanism to prevent pressing the lens release button by accident.

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Re: Spontaneous Separation of 5D3 from 70-200 II??
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2013, 07:41:40 PM »

Jim Saunders

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Re: Spontaneous Separation of 5D3 from 70-200 II??
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2013, 07:51:24 PM »
Would be good if Canon could design some kind of a lock mechanism to prevent pressing the lens release button by accident.

I'd like that too, in the meantime I'd be happy with an option for a much stiffer spring behind the current button; I'd be happy to pay a nickel for the part the next time I spent hundreds sending bodies back for service.

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Re: Spontaneous Separation of 5D3 from 70-200 II??
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2013, 07:36:48 AM »
Similar case but very different, I was doing the dirty "lens barely not locked in" trick on my 5DII once to prevent the camera from auto adjusting the Aperture in video mode. I had neglicted the fact that the lens was not locked in and at one point I needed to shift focus and whack, I didn't have a proper grip and dropped my 35mm lens... luckily it just dented the mount and the optics/AF are totally fine. But to say, at least in your case it wasn't the lens that dropped.

Also I do think the lens release button was accidentally pressed in your case

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Re: Spontaneous Separation of 5D3 from 70-200 II??
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2013, 08:24:04 AM »
These are good stories, we'll bad actually, but good in the sense that I and I'm sure others will learn from your experiences.   Thanks for sharing, I will be more careful and mindful of this in the future.

I would be horrified to watch and listen to my 300 2.8 fall to the ground, :-*
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Re: Spontaneous Separation of 5D3 from 70-200 II??
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2013, 08:24:04 AM »