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Steve6344 Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Jul 2012Sun 23-Dec-12 01:00 PM
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Good question! I have an Induro AKB2 tripod. It seems to hold the camera fairly well if the camera is horizontal. The incident happened when the camera was vertical. I was using the D7000 and an Nikkor 18-300mm zoom. The tripod is rated for 18 pounds so the load should not be an issue.

I pressed the shutter release and the camera fell 6 feet to the ground. I don't think I touched the quick release but I guess it is possible. I don't trust it anymore. Is there a better quick release that I can somehow use with the same tripod/head or should I get a different ball head and or just a different tripod?

The damage was:
Battery cover fell off but I was able to reattach.
UV filter on lens broke.
Ring on camera that lens attaches to needs to be replaced-it was warped..
Lens barrel needs to be replaced (symptom was rough zooming).

Total repair cost is $200 for camera and $400 for lens.

I was at a group photoshoot that night > I couldn't get the broken filter off-the threads on the filter were damaged-- but I was able to remove the broken glass. After that, amazingly enough, the camera and lens worked perfectly despite the damage and I was able to do the shoot and got some nice shots.

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