i'd try a shot stopped down with a wide scene, just to make sure one side isn't softer than the other
happy with myself for not saying anything stupid
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I think the four things to check are:
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Sometimes lenses can take a thrashing, other times a small bump will mess it up. I say continue to shoot with it and see if you notice any issues.
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Christina.DazzleByDesign wrote in post #15430589
Thanks for the reassurance! Ill do more tests with it later just to be sure but I have a feeling it is fine. And yes Cubdriver - I secretly was relieved that it wasn't the 85L that fell
I dropped my 85mm L II, it bounced then hit the frame of a sliding door, it now has a nice diagonal crimp in the body.
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Jan 01, 2013 22:32 as a reply to @ Mrslinger85's post |
I dropped my Canon HF M500 video cam. It went down the side of a mountian, bouncing it's way down. At one point I could see the LCD door open. I lost site of it. As I was climbing down, I found it directly on the path (very rocky at that). I picked it up, and removed a number of leaves from it. It had several large scratches, the front lens opening was dented. I turned it on, and to this day (about 4 months ago), it works just fine. I even had it out in the heavy snow the other day, it got soaked. I figure it is a 'feline' type cam and has 7 lives left.
just a few of my thoughts...
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It really depends on the bump and the angle it hits it at. Sometimes even a minor bump will dislodge an internal element that requires collimation whereas heavy bumps won't have any noticeable difference
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I dropped my 135L out of my bag onto a basketball court floor. No harm done. I hope your incident works out the same.
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jcpoulin wrote in post #15430729
Lens' get dropped...they are not as delicate as people think!!! You have tested it....looks fine. Go out and shoot a low light setting with a shutter speed of 1/20 or so.......see if the IS turn on and functions. Dollars are the lens is fine....think of all the news and sports guys who beat up their stuff..
+1 Lenses are not as fragile as people believe. They are built to be used.
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