OK, it was bound to happen. I'm not even angry or upset, as I've just been waiting for the day when I really screw up and lose some gear to a stupid accident.
Today after I shot some interior stuff, I set my camera down, something is hooked to the camera, so when I move away from the table to remove my shoes, I pull down the camera that drops onto the floor, lens first (about a meter high fall). The 16-35/2.8L USM breaks off from the lens mount (or actually the mount that holds the lens to the body breaks lose, so I can hit the button and unscrew the mount from the camera).
It's not a pretty look (any electronics is kind of scary to me)... but I'm guessing it's designed to break this way, so it's not so costly.... or something.
Luckily the 580EX II and the camera (5D Mk II) did seem unharmed from the floor. I guess the new mounts for the flashes are pretty sturdy now compared to before.
Anyway, Sweden (and Europe) just changed their CPS rules, so now I'm just a regular Silver member. So no loaner equipment (only for Gold and Platinum members) I am shooting a wedding on october 2nd, so I have almost 3 weeks until then, which might be to my advantage. (I can get by with the 24-105L but I'd feel safer to be able to have a backup wide angle lens.)
Anyone have any idea if it's costly to repair a break like this, and how long it might take?
The nearest place to repair Canon gear is Stockholm, so I have to calculated 2 days on each end of the repair for transit of the gear to get there and back.
Any advice would be appreciated.