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Nov 27, 2011 21:30 |  #16

Kirby:

What a fortunate end to an extremely careless mishap. You truly got away with one ... THIS time. My question is when standing outdoors in a rocky environment why would you not take every imaginable precaution to eliminate the likelihood of such a disaster from occurring?

For Pete's sake everybody, put your gear on something stable while changing out lenses! If you can't find a flat spot with enough room to work, SIT DOWN and put your gear in your lap.

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Nov 27, 2011 22:22 |  #17
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snyderman wrote in post #13460586 (external link)
Kirby:

What a fortunate end to an extremely careless mishap. You truly got away with one ... THIS time. My question is when standing outdoors in a rocky environment why would you not take every imaginable precaution to eliminate the likelihood of such a disaster from occurring?

For Pete's sake everybody, put your gear on something stable while changing out lenses! If you can't find a flat spot with enough room to work, SIT DOWN and put your gear in your lap.

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How can you be so sure it was careless?

Perhaps he was in the process of putting the lens on a surface and it slipped out of his hands?


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Nov 28, 2011 10:54 |  #18

sbattey- I hadn't had a chance to screw on any filters before the incident. I did have both lens caps and the shade on so I think that helped a little.


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Nov 28, 2011 11:41 |  #19

sbattey wrote in post #13460808 (external link)
How can you be so sure it was careless?

Perhaps he was in the process of putting the lens on a surface and it slipped out of his hands?

having a lens slip out of your hands is most definitely a sign of carelessness. Because repair / replacement cost of higher-end Canon lenses is so great, protecting them at all cost during handling is something very important to me. Maybe not so much for others.

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Nov 28, 2011 12:32 |  #20

snyderman wrote in post #13462934 (external link)
having a lens slip out of your hands is most definitely a sign of carelessness. Because repair / replacement cost of higher-end Canon lenses is so great, protecting them at all cost during handling is something very important to me. Maybe not so much for others.

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Nov 28, 2011 17:23 |  #21

in situations like this, the quality of an L lens will pay for its premium price tag, by itself.


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Nov 28, 2011 17:31 |  #22

sbattey wrote in post #13460295 (external link)
You obviously had a UV filter on it :)

In view of some of the posts I've seen in other threads, that is very funny!:D

Regarding luck and lenses...my tripod blew over with 5D(C) and 70-200 f4 IS...the camera was fine, the lens broke. Landed on turf as well, but the lens barrel broke inside and ended up at least 2 degrees off axis. (Replaced by insurance, fortunately)

So you wus lucky, OP!!


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Nov 28, 2011 17:56 |  #23

StrwBryFruitCake wrote in post #13464731 (external link)
in situations like this, the quality of an L lens will pay for its premium price tag, by itself.

I fully agree in this situation.


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Nov 28, 2011 18:19 |  #24

It seems that part of the lens design is to pop apart somewhere along its length, thereby partially absorbing/diverting some of the the impact. Happened to somebody else on a shoot once, popped apart, could even see the wires inside. We managed to pop it back together, seemed to work fine and he just went on shooting with it. Even if you have a broken element, it doesn't mean a lens is a write off cause Canon can probably fix it if it is worth it.

You can't really do intensive photography without running risks. Luckily so far I've managed to catch, juggle and/or divert incidents short of disaster and the rest has been averted by the quality of the gear, so I thank both God and Canon for that. :D


Canon : EOS R : 5DIV : 5DS R : 5DIII : 7DII : 40 2.8 : 50 1.4 : 35L : 85L : 100L IS Macro : 135L : 16-35L II : RF-24-105L IS : 70-200L II : 100-400L IS II : 1.4x & 2x TC III : 600EX-RT : 580EX : 430EX : G1XII : Markins Q10 & Q3T : Jobu Gimbal : Manfrotto Underware : etc...

  
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Nov 28, 2011 19:33 |  #25

John_T wrote in post #13463138 (external link)
...famous last words. Don't forget to post pics. :D

Palm to face. :lol: Yeah, I'll be kicking my own butt all the way to the Canon repair shop IF that ever happens! ;)

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Nov 28, 2011 19:34 |  #26

John_T wrote in post #13465010 (external link)
It seems that part of the lens design is to pop apart somewhere along its length, thereby partially absorbing/diverting some of the the impact. Happened to somebody else on a shoot once, popped apart, could even see the wires inside. We managed to pop it back together, seemed to work fine and he just went on shooting with it. Even if you have a broken element, it doesn't mean a lens is a write off cause Canon can probably fix it if it is worth it.

You can't really do intensive photography without running risks. Luckily so far I've managed to catch, juggle and/or divert incidents short of disaster and the rest has been averted by the quality of the gear, so I thank both God and Canon for that. :D

hey its JohnT, fellow old member from M3Forum here *wave*


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Nov 29, 2011 02:18 |  #27

StrwBryFruitCake wrote in post #13465431 (external link)
hey its JohnT, fellow old member from M3Forum here *wave*

Hi fivers 'n check ur vanos! :lol:


Canon : EOS R : 5DIV : 5DS R : 5DIII : 7DII : 40 2.8 : 50 1.4 : 35L : 85L : 100L IS Macro : 135L : 16-35L II : RF-24-105L IS : 70-200L II : 100-400L IS II : 1.4x & 2x TC III : 600EX-RT : 580EX : 430EX : G1XII : Markins Q10 & Q3T : Jobu Gimbal : Manfrotto Underware : etc...

  
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Nov 29, 2011 04:44 |  #28

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Hi fivers 'n check ur vanos! :lol:

haha, got rid of the E46 long ago, have an E92 M3 now :)


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Nov 29, 2011 06:12 |  #29

Ok, then check that your lenses are mounted with the finishing *click*. :D


Canon : EOS R : 5DIV : 5DS R : 5DIII : 7DII : 40 2.8 : 50 1.4 : 35L : 85L : 100L IS Macro : 135L : 16-35L II : RF-24-105L IS : 70-200L II : 100-400L IS II : 1.4x & 2x TC III : 600EX-RT : 580EX : 430EX : G1XII : Markins Q10 & Q3T : Jobu Gimbal : Manfrotto Underware : etc...

  
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Nov 29, 2011 07:02 |  #30

OP:

You were not skydiving over Petaluma California and happened to drop a Canon 24-105 L lens while doing an in-flight lens change .... were you?

Source of the 24-105 unknown, but it did not survive the flight.

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