Yes, my first inclination was it had to be strap, not the lug. Usually I
don't carry that combo in that manner, but rather all attached to a tripod
which I carry "rifle style". I'm glad it happened on grass rather than the
rocks on the edge of the beach I had been travelling over just a minute
"jriegle" <jriegleatt.net> wrote in message
news:1IlPa.48734$0v4.3304803bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...a> Not bad getting it fixed for free. be careful lugging that 300mm f/4 lens.
> With the weight of the flash included, it puts quite a load on the strap
> lugs as it moves around while you walk.
> "Wes J" <jansen98earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:WekPa.40436$C83.3184886newsread1.prod.itd.ea rthlink.net...> area.> > About 3 weeks ago I was walking near the beach on a grassy playground> > I had my F100, SB26, and 300 f4 Nikkor all strapped around my torso withI> shock> > Tamrac "stretchy" style camera strap (similar to the Op-Tech). To my> > and dismay, the whole array suddenly dropped to the ground beneath me.I> the> > looked down to see the hot shoe attachment of my SB26 was broken off and> > main part of the flash was laying separately from the body and lens. My
> > first thought was the strap must have failed, but upon close inspectionfailed.> > could see that the camera strap lug on the shutter button side haddidn't> > There was an obvious piece missing from it. Fortunately, the lenswhat> shoe> > appear damaged, and everything seemed to work normally, except the hot> out,> > which had the bottom portion of the flash stuck in it. I called Nikon
> > repair in California and was told to send the camera and flash in for
> > evaluation. Even though I've had the camera since the F100 first came> > they said I POSSIBLY could get a complimentary repair. My hopes were
> > dashed, however, when I got a statement from Nikon that said I'd have to
> > send them $350 for any repairs. Then I called Nikon again and askedthe> > about the "complimentary repair" they talked about earlier. Happily,just> > Nikon people called me back and said the repairs would be free. Well> new> > yesterday I got my camera/flash back good as new. Feels like getting a>> > camera again! Sometimes good things DO happen.