How I killed my Nikon D810

Featured Monday, 11 May 2015 22:06
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  • Comment Link Adam Whitlock Monday, 11 May 2015 22:47 posted by Adam Whitlock

    Hang in there Matt!!! It sucks when gear breaks, but I guess you live and you learn. sounds like a headache, and you have enough on your plate as it is. Best of luck to you sir. thanks for doing all that you do!

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  • Comment Link Paul Wood Monday, 11 May 2015 23:35 posted by Paul Wood

    I pulled my D300 and 24-70 Nikon lens onto the leg of my computer chair on a bare concrete floor by the rapid strap from my workbench. Checking things the most serious damage was the button on the left, the WB, ISO, and QUAL was hanging by the ribbon cable. Everything seemed to be working so I went to work and managed to carefully repair the switch and after three months is still doing well. A few days later I found the body was also broken in the front below the pop up flash but everything is working as it should. Like you said it all depends on how it lands. My first damaged camera in 11 years. In my opinion a tough product. A new camera is on the horizon just in case.

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  • Comment Link ken eng Tuesday, 12 May 2015 00:08 posted by ken eng

    Sorry to hear the bad news again. You know there was a company called "Camera Armor" and they came out with a bunch of silicone body covers but for some reason have stopped producing for newer dslr models...I just recently got my D3s after all these years and was hoping that they made a case for it..but "no"...guess i have to be careful also eventhough its supposed to be a workhorse..Hope it wont cost you much to repair the 810..cheers

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  • Comment Link Wally Hut Tuesday, 12 May 2015 01:40 posted by Wally Hut

    i tie my camera to tripod before use and when i finish i secure first to my neck, if my camera go to die, i die with it.

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  • Comment Link Wally Hut Tuesday, 12 May 2015 01:40 posted by Wally Hut

    i tie my camera to tripod before use and when i finish i secure first to my neck, if my camera go to die, i die with it.

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  • Comment Link Ameet Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:11 posted by Ameet

    :-) gears break particularly when you have two minds running simultaneously!, many times this try to happen to me but then, I only concentrate on the camera getting fitted to the tripod or the strap correctly. I feel its better to own a assistant than rather hold the camera by itself or on tripod. At the end of the day a human brain is more powerful than the objects.

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  • Comment Link Andy M Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:18 posted by Andy M

    Feel your pain Matt! I just did something very similar with my three week old D810 .... Only difference was mine was on top of a fully extended monopod and I forgot to attach my securing strap I use. Then my son scored a try and as I clapped it went down hard... I cried!

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  • Comment Link PHILIP JOHNSON Tuesday, 12 May 2015 10:43 posted by PHILIP JOHNSON

    Its all insured , good to see youre getting better which is the more important thing

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  • Comment Link Pete Tuesday, 12 May 2015 14:04 posted by Pete

    Try doing a factory reset, might fix the issue.

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  • Comment Link Tor Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:05 posted by Tor

    I have smashed a camera once, and had to change the mainboard. Right there, I regret I didn't have an insurance. However, I think that in the long run, most of us are better off dropping the insurance. To insure equipment would most likely over the years cost far more than an incident or two. So unless you are extremely clumsy or got gear that you cannot afford to break, drop insurance.

    This is just my honest opinion.

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  • Comment Link Caitlin Tuesday, 12 May 2015 23:02 posted by Caitlin

    Another thing to try would be to remove all the batteries. Let it set for a few minutes, reinsert the battery, and try it again. Might work.
    Good luck and glad to see you back at work.

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  • Comment Link tomas douglas Wednesday, 13 May 2015 01:28 posted by tomas douglas

    Did you Take the Battery out of the D810? Did you Reset your D810? Maybe that will work? Try it.

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  • Comment Link Rod Phillips Thursday, 14 May 2015 03:30 posted by Rod Phillips

    Feel for you Matt its been a tough year for you and no one deserves all the crap to happen all at once you seemed on the verge of tears and really I get it its been ordinary my end over the last 2 years but just know people care and things although a cleach'e do get better. stay tough.

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  • Comment Link Jackson Tuesday, 19 May 2015 21:31 posted by Jackson

    Happened to my d600, I called Nikon they walked me through a type of reset, and it began working again! Worked fine ever since.

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  • Comment Link JH Photo Thursday, 25 June 2015 03:24 posted by JH Photo

    The first week or so I had my shiny new and nearly 3k dollar 70-200 F2.8 from Nikon, still fairly new D800E, I was out hiking on a trip and I dropped the lense on the ground after I stumbled upon something. I was furious at myself, swore profusely for a few a mins. I picked it back up, said a few prayers and all seemed well but that did ruin my day.

    Here's hoping you continue recovery from your medical troubles and neither of us breaks anything expensive in the future (i've already had incidents with a new motorbike that were testing my nerves).

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