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Mar 13, 2011 18:29 |  #1

My wife and I were walking across the park here at SeaWorld Orlando today when my 70-200mm 2.8 abruptly came off my 7D and hit the ground bouncing a couple of times! The mount is damaged and won't lock on the camera. It goes less than half way on.

I will call Canon in the morning and send it in for repair. The only damage I detect is the mount. Keep you up to date.


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Mar 13, 2011 18:39 |  #2

Sorry to here that, hope all goes well.

A friends 24-70L and 7D took a dive and got submerged in a rockpool last weekend, both broke.:cry:


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Mar 13, 2011 18:44 |  #3

I dropped my Sigma 70-200 f2.8 a while back. That landed on the mount, needed to be sent in for repair, it came back fine.

Good luck, I hope you manage to get it fixed up ok.


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Mar 13, 2011 19:05 |  #4

that must have been dreadful.

I remember I had my 5d and 70-200 at a theme park... we were standing in line waiting to buy ice cream - with my camera strap around my neck, deep in a day dream, hovering my hands over the lens about to fidget with it (again, I was day dreaming) and it simply fell off right into my hands which happen to be in a catching position. I was totally out of it, it could have easily hit the pavement. My heart sank at the thought, so I can imagine how yours felt. I'm still not sure why the lens was unlocked since I was shooting pictures only minutes earlier.


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Mar 13, 2011 19:35 |  #5

That sucks! Hopefully it turns out OK.... judging by your avatar though, it looks like you got to take some pictures before it happened! :)


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Mar 13, 2011 19:38 |  #6

Dude that bites. I can feel for you.


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Mar 13, 2011 21:08 |  #7

That sucks. But I'm wondering how it abruptly comes off your body like that I have a 70-200 2.8 as well and want to prevent this from ever happening.


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Mar 13, 2011 22:43 |  #8

Thanks for the empathy! The only thing I can figure is I shot two shows with it earlier and must have hit the release at some point and it just wasn't locked on. The glass elements seem fine and the focus and zoom rings move freely. I use it 80% of the time. It is a 2006 model but has been very sharp for me. I feel better about having Canon repair, inspect and calibrate it. I just hate to have another expense. My 580 EX flash of 5 years (who knows how many cycles it had on it) went out two weeks ago and I had to replace it.

Forward we go! I am grateful to have two L lenses and have always believed they were worht the cost. It took a hard hit. I am 6'2" and it could have shattered.


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Mar 14, 2011 11:59 as a reply to  @ Trique Daddi's post |  #9

Bummer:(




  
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Mar 14, 2011 12:01 |  #10

some folks here have encountered this 'problem', and some are blaming the 7D's locking mech.


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Mar 14, 2011 12:13 |  #11

this happened to me also except I noticed it when auto focus stopped working. I also have a 7D. Hope your lens is ok


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Mar 14, 2011 12:40 |  #12

So sorry to hear about this. Hopefully Canon will get it back up and running in no time!


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Mar 14, 2011 13:43 |  #13
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That hurts! wow...


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Mar 14, 2011 13:44 |  #14

Lucky the fluorite element inside didn't crack. That's my biggest concern if I ever dropped any of my big lenses. At that point the lens is garbage and can be safely turned into a very expense L-lens mug.


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Mar 14, 2011 14:00 |  #15

drumsfield wrote in post #12018228 (external link)
Lucky the fluorite element inside didn't crack. That's my biggest concern if I ever dropped any of my big lenses. At that point the lens is garbage and can be safely turned into a very expense L-lens mug.

If I'm correct, that version doesn't have a Fluorite element,It has an Ultra Low Dispersion (UD),. at least if its the mark i..;)

of course I could be wrong..:o


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