Just sad...

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by GeBathan, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. GeBathan

    GeBathan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    714
    Dec 11, 2012
    Los Angeles CA
    Gerard
    What a day,just accidentally dropped it.Sucks to see it like this.
     

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  2. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Ouch!
     
  3. GeBathan

    GeBathan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    714
    Dec 11, 2012
    Los Angeles CA
    Gerard
    Ooops didn't notice this other one.. :(
     

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  4. Never a pleasant experience. Still working okay?
     
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  5. GeBathan

    GeBathan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    714
    Dec 11, 2012
    Los Angeles CA
    Gerard
    Yup but cosmetically im just bummed out
     
  6. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    I would bring it in.. seems that it's only plastic has been damaged.
     
  7. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    It adds character. Equipment is meant to be used right? :)
     
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  8. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    If the camera survived, it's a fist pumping moment!

    Some of the most notable pro photographers schlepped around equipment that looked like absolute crap because it was always getting beat up in real world photography.

    Score a point for the G series!
     
  9. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Double ouch! At least it still functions well. :eek:
     
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  10. GeBathan

    GeBathan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    714
    Dec 11, 2012
    Los Angeles CA
    Gerard
    Is there any way to get it fix? How about warranty? What do i need to do?
     
  11. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Warranties generally don't cover user-caused damage..they would be kind of crazy to, to be honest. Scratch on the camera? Throw it off the rooftop and send it in for a new one. :th_salute:

    They would probably service it for parts+labour though. Just call up panasonic's local service/support number. I have no idea how much of an ordeal it is to replace body casing parts though. Frankly, if it bothered you that much, you're probably better off selling it to someone who doesn't mind the scratches, and paying the difference to replace it with a new model.

    Again, I personally would just try to get used to it. You wouldn't try to fix a scratched hammer or screwdriver. A camera is a tool..it performs a function, so if it works..it's all good. Just my 2c.
     
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  12. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    the camera still works ?...then good.. the lens is still fine... good..it still does what you bought it for... unless you bought it to look pristine and pretty :)

    Insurance claiming on this is what drives up insurance claims.

    LIve with it and keep taking pictures... oh and fabricate a story on how the bumps on your camera were from some great adventure :)

    K
     
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  13. GeBathan

    GeBathan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    714
    Dec 11, 2012
    Los Angeles CA
    Gerard
    Everything's good anyways, i got my daughter very happy here in Legoland even though i dropped it. That's just priceless!
     
  14. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Write Panasonic a nice letter showing them the pictures and praising the toughness of their cameras. You never know -- they might offer to restore it.

    Sometimes manufacturers really dig that kind of feedback from their users.
     
  15. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2011
    lol I'm 1 year out and my G2 is still kicking after the hiting the pavement at 40 mph... Always check your roof when loading the car with crap. :frown: btw, anyone want a used G2 with some light wear? LOL No dust or fungus I swear it! If you want it minty I can always rub it with peppermint oil... jus sayin.
     
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  16. GeBathan

    GeBathan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    714
    Dec 11, 2012
    Los Angeles CA
    Gerard
    Its still taking great photos :)
     

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