1. Post #1
    communistcat's Avatar
    March 2011
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    Now I'm not sure how many Zenit users out there have thought "I wonder what would happen if my camera fell off the top of a four story building?"

    Well tomorrow I'm going to be testing if a Zenit TTL would survive this situation, by dropping it off this building:

    Instead of sacrificing a lens I'm using a teleconverter, to simulate the mass of a 28mm lens

    Pictures before:



    Its main fault aside from not metering properly is its missing a screw on the door latch, its not that big a problem, but its been a heavily used camera at one point



    As you can see in the next picture the shutter works


    And the focusing screen and prism are perfectly fine



    I will be recording the fall and take pictures of the damage, I might even try multiple falls if it doesn't fail on the first impact.

    Expect photos by 4PM (GMT) tomorrow and a video after that.

  2. Post #2
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    You're going to crack the concrete before you crack the metal
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  3. Post #3
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    Make sure you clear out a 4 mile radius around the impact zone man. Those Zenits mean serious business.
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  4. Post #4
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    Uber|nooB's Avatar
    June 2005
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    ultimate weapon: zenit ttl and nokia 3310 duct taped together

    Edited:



    ban this sick filth
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  5. Post #5
    communistcat's Avatar
    March 2011
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    It looks like it has 99% of the features of an iPhone, but unbreakable.
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    I probably made it to at least 3 FBI watchlists after that post

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  8. Post #8
    communistcat's Avatar
    March 2011
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    Zenit, World Destroyer Edition:



    (I actually ran out of space to attach the other two zenits)

    Edited:

    More importantly thats
    1 Zenit FS-12 photosniper
    3 Zenit TTLs
    1 Zenit 12XP
    1 Zenit ET
    I think there might be more
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  9. Post #9
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    November 2009
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    this is good thread.

  10. Post #10
    communistcat's Avatar
    March 2011
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    The Zenit hasn't even fell off a roof yet

  11. Post #11
    churboi austin
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    October 2007
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    Why is this the funniest thread ever

  12. Post #12
    communistcat's Avatar
    March 2011
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    Well a Zenit will survive one fall but all of the shutter speeds under 1/125th will not work, I'm uploading pictures now.

    Spoiler






    It doesn't survive two falls

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    You're a liar.
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  14. Post #14
    communistcat's Avatar
    March 2011
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    A liar for what reason?

    Edited:

    Video 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06sJwtJUn6M

    Video 2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFHmHPbYO4o


    Pictures soon

    Edited:

    After fall number 1 there was no considerable damage except that several shutter speeds didn't work (B, 1/30th, 1/60th)


    AfterFall no1 by CommunistWolf, on Flickr


    AfterFall no1 by CommunistWolf, on Flickr


    AfterFall no1 by CommunistWolf, on Flickr

    After fall number 2 it was pretty much fucked (the teleconverter is fine though)


    After Fall No2 by CommunistWolf, on Flickr


    After Fall No2 by CommunistWolf, on Flickr


    After Fall No2 by CommunistWolf, on Flickr


    After Fall No2 by CommunistWolf, on Flickr


    After Fall No2 by CommunistWolf, on Flickr

    The Mirror is smashed and the shutter is no longer linked to the advance lever.
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  15. Post #15
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    That camera got FUCKED up.

    R.I.P Zenit.

  16. Post #16
    churboi austin
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    Post pictures of the concrete
    Bet that didn't survive

  17. Post #17
    communistcat's Avatar
    March 2011
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    It hit various surfaces, which did not survive the impact.
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