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Jul 05, 2012 02:13 |  #1

For something different (and maybe something to make some people squirm a little ;) ) - how about posting what accidents you have had that have damaged (or destroyed) a lens. What did you do, and what did you learn from it.


I'll start:

The only lens I've damaged thus far was thankfully a kit lens (55-250). I was in a bit of a hurry when changing lenses, and wanted to take this lens with me to where we were walking next so placed it in my coat pocket.

Needless to say - very stupid move. I did have a moment where I thought about 'this is silly', but ignored my better judgement.

While concentrating on another shot, it fell out, and bounced off the concrete down some stairs.

The lens still works - but makes a lot of noise with IS turned on, so it stays turned off now. :D


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Jul 05, 2012 03:56 |  #2

I got shoved hard from behind by an impatient Italian tour guide while shooting in St Marks Square (Venice). My 24-70 took the brunt of the fall and while the front lens was OK, the lens rim was buckled and the polarizer filter was smashed and jammed in place. Luckily the camera suffered no ill effects.

The luckless Italian got a real mouthful of abuse from me. I really did my bit of Italian/English relations that day. He was a complete prat.


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Jul 05, 2012 05:37 |  #3
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I dropped my camera once, but my lightning-fast reflexes allowed me to hurl my youngest child to the ground to act as a cushion. Saved the lens. Phwew... that was a close one.:D


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Jul 05, 2012 07:43 |  #4

A VERY friendly dog ran into me from behind as I was changing lenses and my 17-35L flew
out of my hand, landing in some rocks. Total write-off - mount sheared off,front element shattered, zoom ring bent and jammed, several diaphragm blades knocked loose.
Insurance pay-out helped finance a 16-35L II.:D


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Jul 05, 2012 07:48 |  #5

My 5d2 and 50L fell out of my truck and crashed onto the pavement. The camera was fine as the pair landed square on the front corner of the 50...my wife got a mouthful, but she felt so bad she sent it to canon for me and got the front filter holder replaced and the lens calibrated. ($350 repair bill)


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Jul 05, 2012 08:13 |  #6

Eric wrote in post #14673000 (external link)
My 5d2 and 50L fell out of my truck and crashed onto the pavement. The camera was fine as the pair landed square on the front corner of the 50...my wife got a mouthful, but she felt so bad she sent it to canon for me and got the front filter holder replaced and the lens calibrated. ($350 repair bill)

So your failure to secure your gear means you take it out on your wife?


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Jul 05, 2012 08:23 |  #7

Numenorean wrote in post #14673058 (external link)
So your failure to secure your gear means you take it out on your wife?

Haha no, it was on the back seat and I told her before she opened the door to be careful she didnt pull it out. She grabbed some stuff of the seat and threw the camera on the ground. It seemed fine to me, I was planning on leaving it as is but she felt so bad that she sent it in. She had just bought me the lens a few weeks earlier,she's my sugar momma.


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Jul 05, 2012 08:33 |  #8

I've never put so much as a scratch on any of my lenses (I baby them, even though I used to be a reporter and had my lenses in some pretty tough places).

However...a friend of mine (photojournalist who didn't give a crap about his OWN equipment) managed to put his 70-200 2.8 IS (mk I) on the roof of his car and drive away...it rolled off, onto the pavement and pooched the MF ring and smashed the UV filter to smitherenes. He then took a pair of pliers caveman-ed the filter off the barrel, taped the MF ring and continued shooting with the poor thing.


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Jul 05, 2012 10:17 |  #9

"I" didn't damage it, I had a nifty 50 on the camera and it came apart. I picked up what I could find, and put them in a baggie when I got home. I bet the baggie is still here somewhere.




  
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Jul 05, 2012 10:24 |  #10

I dropped my nifty-fifty and it partially came apart. I was able to snap it back together. It "seems" to still work ok, maybe a little noisier when focusing, if that's even possible ;)


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Jul 05, 2012 10:26 |  #11

I'm afraid it might have been bad mojo to read this thread, so far nothing has been damaged, but keep an eye out for a post from me in the days to come. :)


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Jul 05, 2012 10:28 |  #12

haven't damaged a lens yet.... *knocks on wood*


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Jul 05, 2012 11:27 |  #13

Canon 10-22 - trip and fell a bunch of times, dropped it off a motorcycle once, but i think what did it in was over use, the aperture motor died,

The story has a happy ending, sent it to canon and had them fix it.


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Jul 05, 2012 11:30 |  #14

JAbberwocky wrote in post #14673810 (external link)
Canon 10-22 - trip and fell a bunch of times, dropped it off a motorcycle once, but i think what did it in was over use, the aperture motor died,

The story has a happy ending, sent it to canon and had them fix it.

Was the repair painful ($$$)?


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Jul 05, 2012 13:27 |  #15

Before I had a canon body, I mounted a nifty fifty to my olympus EPL-1. I set it down on the kitchen counter and when I walked by I caught the strap on accident and the camera flung off the counter onto the floor. It was one of those slow motion falls too. I could see it but could not do anything about it. Quite a horrible feeling. Anyway the camera was fine but the lens was destroyed.




  
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