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My D5000 was dropped onto a stone floor from 4 feet height. It is operating without any obvious malfunction. The 18 - 55 mm lens gets stuck at 45 mm but can be forced to 55 mm without much effort. Should I have the camera looked at or just be thankful that I was very lucky in not having serious damage?

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Hi! Well be thankful that its not badly damaged. Please take a good care of it for it may cost you the next time around. Have a good one now and thank you for using FixYa!

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

  • Will R Oct 24, 2010

    Most likely just damaged your lens and not your camera. The Lens has more moving parts and impact damage will affect it moreso. Definitely thank your lucky stars the camera made it ok. A few days after I had mine, my lens with caps on took a tumble out of my unzipped pack and rolled across the pavement. After my heart stopped its palpitating, I picked it up and aside from a few scuff marks across the lens caps it is working fine and no issues. Obviously a good fitting and comfortable strap and a comfortable, easy access yet secure bag cannot be overstated as to their requisite importance. Cheers.

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