Watch: Shelves full of camera gear collapse like a house of cards

Mar 31, 2021

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Watch: Shelves full of camera gear collapse like a house of cards

Mar 31, 2021

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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If you own plenty of gear or perhaps a camera store, you gotta keep all those gadgets somewhere, right? Well, make sure to invest in sturdy, high-quality shelves if you want them to be safe and sound. In this CCTV video, you’ll see what can happen if you don’t.

The video was posted on Twitter by an account ben ne izledim az önce (Google says it translates from Turkish as “What did I watch?”). It shows a camera store employee minding his own business, probably looking for something on one of the shelves. As he accidentally gave a gentle bump to the shelf behind him, it slowly began to tip over. And when he tried to stop it, everything just went to hell. You can watch the video below, but make sure to mute your speakers since the music is pretty loud.

This reminded me of one of the shelves in my old apartment, the one where I kept my gear and gadgets. The second row was really flimsy and it would fall down if I wasn’t careful when dusting. But I had no other place to keep my gear, so I just used that row for lightweight stuff like flash gels, lens pouches, reflectors… Needless to say that I had to gather them around the room more than once. And I can only imagine what it was like for the guy in the video to clean up that mess!

Still, the silver lining is that the gear most likely survived the fall. If it’s in original boxes, it’s packed well enough to withstand some tossing around. After all, do you think that folks who ship it are gentler to it?

Anyway, has anything like this ever happened to you? Did your gear survive?

[via PetaPixel]

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4 responses to “Watch: Shelves full of camera gear collapse like a house of cards”

  1. Ian Brace Avatar
    Ian Brace

    I’ve seen stronger Meccano.

  2. Daniel Cutter Avatar
    Daniel Cutter

    That is why you’re supposed to screw the shelves to the wall/floor.

  3. Larry Carr Avatar
    Larry Carr

    YAY scratch and dent sale.

  4. John Beatty Avatar
    John Beatty

    How well do manufactures package their products test…starting in 1,2,3…