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Aug 13, 2013 01:07 |  #31

a month ago, on our way to a car show , my 24-105L took a dive at least 5 ft down on the asphalt due to my backpack wasn't properly closed. When I fling my backpack to put it on, I saw right behind me -- the lens flying on the air (all in slow motion). This is my first and only L lens, and I thought I was gonna lose it! And we have a wedding shoot the next day too!!, Good thing all the damage was just the filter -- though it was a great $80 filter too.


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Aug 13, 2013 08:07 |  #32
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On my first shoot with my new 135L, I was carrying it at my side, hood pointed down, when it just slipped out of my hand onto a gymnasium floor. The impact knocked the hood off. I felt sick. Fortunately, the lens survived with no damage. Note to self: Leave it in the bag until you are ready to mount it!


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Aug 13, 2013 08:44 |  #33

I have only dropped my 1.4x III and thankfully that was just about a 2' drop to carpet in my bedroom. It has since then been to Canon for a check/clean... But no damage at all, works the same.

Thankfully, extenders I am not that concerned with due to the lack of mechanical parts that move and all that.


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Aug 13, 2013 11:12 |  #34

I make it habit shooting from bag, so this wont happen to me (knock on wood). I only need to pull my lenses partially up to do the lens change, so if it slips, it goes right back in the bag.


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Aug 13, 2013 11:19 as a reply to  @ Charlie's post |  #35

My wife dropped my brand new 70-200 f/4L while taking the camera out of the backpack I was wearing. We were at Yellowstone, on one of the wooden walkways around the geysers.

I heard a gasp, and then something heavy hitting the wood. I knew immediately what it was, and felt sick even before looking.

Tough lens; no damage... still works great :D


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Aug 13, 2013 11:44 |  #36

Dropped my 5d many times from height of 2-3ft with 24-70 2.8 onto a wooden floor. No issues. Wiped out on an icy gangplank had my camera swing and hit the railing hard, put a hole in the magnesium body right where the prism is, worked just fine. Left the tripod in the middle of the room with my 5d and 100mm macro extended to 5.5ft and girl tripped over it at night it tipped onto the lens, everything worked fine. My 6d took about 4-5 spills so far from 2ft side table with 24-70 and 35mm no issues. I guess I'm lucky.


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Aug 13, 2013 11:46 |  #37

Pit wrote in post #16204516 (external link)
I guess I'm lucky.

And accident prone :lol:


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Aug 13, 2013 14:06 |  #38

Never dropped a camera or lens.

I have dropped an element while working on a lens, no I don't want to talk about it.


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Aug 13, 2013 14:29 |  #39

My 50mm 1.4 fell off a 3 foot high counter straight to a hard tile floor. I was rushing to change lenses and that's what I got. A slightly bent mount. That lens was never really sharp anyway and always inconsistent even when doing MFA to it... So, I can't say that it affected anything, and even if it did cause a slight alignment problem I can't claim to have noticed it.




  
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Aug 15, 2013 08:52 |  #40

I knocked my 1D4, 500mm f/4L IS II, and a 1.4x off of a picnic table while putting up the umbrella.
The converter took most of the damage.(Broke in half.)
Lens OK.
Converter $200. to repair.:cry:
Camera $200. to repair.:cry:

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Dropped a 70-200mm f/2.8L about 2 feet on a bus. No damage.:)


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Aug 15, 2013 09:28 |  #41

Dropped a 40D with a 70-200 attached. Filter cracked and locked on. It was a lot of work to remove it, but once it was off everything was fine. Watched a pro from one of the local papers drop a 16-35 from his pocket and have it bounce of down a steep rocky slope before ending up in a snow bank. All he did was swear and carry on shooting until later when he had a chance to rescue it.


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Aug 15, 2013 13:25 |  #42

Mike Deep wrote in post #16204867 (external link)
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I have dropped an element while working on a lens, no I don't want to talk about it.

While I polished the coating of a lens away, I dropped a lens that fell hard on the concrete floor - very small high, but accelerated from the polishing. I thought that will go wrong - cause it was the last lens I worked on.
But it was fine - after this I put a thick newspaper under my workplace.

Once I dropped my Canon FD 400/2,8 in a extreme DIY made extension tube test. I think I stopped the fall with my legs. The EOS 5D flew a bit around, on soft underground. Much luck, no damage.

I had two or three times a normal manual lens dropping 6 foot on the carpet - no problems. They are robust enough.


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Aug 15, 2013 15:12 |  #43

Clumsy as i am...i dropped glasses..tools etc but I havent dropped any of my lens....heaven forbid....but i lost a couple of lens cap...replacesable...b​ut 2 drop a lens ...i think ill faint


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Aug 15, 2013 18:08 |  #44

I am currently wrapping everything in cotton wool and never leaving the house again!




  
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