I suspect most of us who have been at it for a while have at least one dropped camera story. Here's mine: I few years ago I was photographing in Victor, Colorado, walking slowly down a street and looking at an interesting building off to my right. I walked off the top of a two-step descent in the sidewalk. My D2x with a 24-120 on it hit the sidewalk below along with my arm and my head. The lens was broken and bent at about a 20 degree angle, and the D2x was scraped and scarred. But after the local fire department swabbed the gravel out of my forehead I was able to put another lens on the camera and go on shooting. I spent most of the next two days testing the camera, looking for some sign of warping in the lens mount or dislocation of the sensor, but everything was copacetic. My oldest son is still shooting fine photographs with that camera and it's never had to go back to Nikon.