This past weekend, while wandering around in Rickett's Glen SP in Pennsylvania, I had the unfortunate experience of slamming down hard onto a slick rock. Unfortunately, my new D7000 beat me to the ground, on the end of my tripod (I can only imagine the extra force of it, even though I tried to let go as I slipped). The result is that the camera landed on the strap tie (the shiny metal bit) on the left side of the body as you look through the viewfinder. The impact was sufficient to pop the SD cards and the battery out (they are on the opposite side of the body). Amazingly, the only loss of function I have identified is that the bracket button is no longer responsive. My 12-24mm lens was fine too. I can easily enough re-assign the bracket button to the function button on the right front, so I won't lose the functionality. Slippery rocks aside: What can I do to seal the alloy body that is now cracked and open? The gap is 0.5mm or so where the metal sheared away around the strap mount in an arc. Will a metal binding 2-part epoxy work? I would like to seal it against moisture at a minimum. Do I need to grind away at that corner to remove the paint on the exterior first? I can say, in hindsight, that it is a very good thing that the d7000 is an alloy body. A plastic body would have been in dozens of pieces. Thanks for any input! PS- I will try to post a picture tonight when I get home.