DTBaan wrote in post #18558527
i'm actually cooking up a trip back to the island for late this year
my pleasure, glad to make you smile
Oh, lucky you. If only my shoes were magic!
GibJock wrote in post #18558531
I’ve never seen the inside of a lens. Educational pic for me Levina, sorry about the circumstances though
Yeah, it's a sad sight.
DTBaan wrote in post #18558533
such a brave gal. i wouldnt do such a thing :P
that makes you more awesome!
Ha! I'm even awesomer as I managed to put it all back together. Took me about two hours today to finally line up the pieces correctly. Unfortunately it doesn't work well now. Auto focus works but in the sense that it goes back and forth, back and forth incessantly without actually ever finding focus, so it's manual focus only now. However, even as a MF lens it's unusable as I get constant err 001 messages. I looked it up and it means that communications between lens and camera is faulty. I've cleaned the contacts on both lens and camera but to no avail. I think something was definitely damaged inside the lens when it fell. I'm permanently retiring my nifty if alone because I'm afraid it might damage the camera. Not sure if that's possible, but better safe than sorry.
Thanks everybody for the moral support and more!