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dtrotter
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Dec 27, 2012 10:16 |  #1

Didn't have my case zipped shut and my husband went to move the case and my Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens crashed loudly on our tile floor.

It hit hard enough to mess up the knob for securing the tripod mount --- it works, but the knob have lots of sharp edges now, not a big deal to replace.

I have tried a couple of pictures and so far, the lens seems okay. I will try more later.

Is it possible to take that kind of hard fall and be OK? The sound was not a pretty sound.

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Dec 27, 2012 10:18 |  #2

Ouch, that must have sounded terrible.


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Dec 27, 2012 13:02 |  #3

Is the tile ok? I wouldn't want a 70-200 falling on me.


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Dec 27, 2012 13:24 |  #4

Tile is fine --- the noise was awful. It broke off part of the turn knob for the tripod thing --- I know, such technical terms. :-) So I am hoping that broke the fall and the lens will be OK. I am still experimenting with it. Are they really that tough?




  
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Dec 27, 2012 13:33 |  #5

Keep testing i guess? but i wouldn't feel 100% confident with my shots if i knew that my lens hit the floor. It's just me being paranoid.


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Dec 27, 2012 14:01 |  #6

dtrotter wrote in post #15412290 (external link)
It hit hard enough to mess up the knob for securing the tripod mount --- it works, but the knob have lots of sharp edges now,

Use it to punish your husband for causing your lens to fall!!!




  
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Dec 27, 2012 14:09 |  #7

gremlin75 wrote in post #15413036 (external link)
Use it to punish your husband for causing your lens to fall!!!

Ah, but he says it was MY fault for not closing the bag --- we agreed to not discuss it. It would be one of those no win discussions. :D

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Dec 27, 2012 14:41 |  #8

L glass is made to get beat up and used and abused. I've dropped the living crap out of my entire camera this summer and it works perfectly fine. You pay so much for the build quality on top of the IQ. If it was a cheapy plastic lens it would have shattered into a million pieces. I'm sure its fine.


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Dec 27, 2012 17:47 |  #9

shiftonephoto wrote in post #15413210 (external link)
L glass is made to get beat up and used and abused. I've dropped the living crap out of my entire camera this summer and it works perfectly fine. You pay so much for the build quality on top of the IQ. If it was a cheapy plastic lens it would have shattered into a million pieces. I'm sure its fine.

Thanks--- that is reassuring. I guess it is one of those you get what you pay for things.




  
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Dec 27, 2012 17:55 |  #10

I heard about a 70-200 L falling from an elephant, shattered the hood but the lens kept on shooting just fine.

Take some sample shots, do a focus test, and if everything is still looking good you might just be out the tripod ring.


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Dec 27, 2012 17:56 |  #11

shiftonephoto wrote in post #15413210 (external link)
L glass is made to get beat up and used and abused. I've dropped the living crap out of my entire camera this summer and it works perfectly fine. You pay so much for the build quality on top of the IQ. If it was a cheapy plastic lens it would have shattered into a million pieces. I'm sure its fine.

^This. If it works fine don't sweat it.
Let's see, in the past two years: My camera came undone from the teleconverter and dropped to the ground (concrete) from waist high. Still works fine. The camera with the 17-40 fell off of the top of the tripod onto concrete (about 5 feet up). Both still work fine. My neck strap came apart in the bathroom and my camera with 15mm f.e. hit the tile floor. Slightly bent the hood on the lens but both are fine. I could go on......... needless to say the higher end gear is pretty tough. ;)


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Dec 27, 2012 18:12 |  #12

Does you use the lens to make money? Do you rely on it for your work? Do you have CPS?

If it is an important tool in your bag, I would get it checked out. If this is a hobby, just keep shooting until you notice an issue.


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Dec 27, 2012 18:48 |  #13

My 70-200 took a fall before, the mount needed replacing, but otherwise everything was checked out by Canon as fine.


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Dec 27, 2012 18:51 |  #14

Scatterbrained wrote in post #15413847 (external link)
^This. If it works fine don't sweat it.
Let's see, in the past two years: My camera came undone from the teleconverter and dropped to the ground (concrete) from waist high. Still works fine. The camera with the 17-40 fell off of the top of the tripod onto concrete (about 5 feet up). Both still work fine. My neck strap came apart in the bathroom and my camera with 15mm f.e. hit the tile floor. Slightly bent the hood on the lens but both are fine. I could go on......... needless to say the higher end gear is pretty tough. ;)

Wow, talk about luck, remind me never to lend you a camera or lens!


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Dec 27, 2012 19:38 |  #15

shiftonephoto wrote in post #15413210 (external link)
L glass is made to get beat up and used and abused. I've dropped the living crap out of my entire camera this summer and it works perfectly fine. You pay so much for the build quality on top of the IQ. If it was a cheapy plastic lens it would have shattered into a million pieces. I'm sure its fine.

+1.

If in doubt, watch some lens stress test videos to ease your mind.




  
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