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Who can POSSIBLY drop a lens?

 
Chris11
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Mar 26, 2010 20:54 |  #1

I've read the few sad tales on here about people dropping their lenses and wondered if it would ever happen to me.

Well now I know what it's like because it has.

We went away overnight to our daughter's house a few hundred miles away so I put all my gear in my camera backpack. Coming home we stopped to take some pics and I had to change lenses so I opened the bag, switched, and DIDN'T JIP THE BAG BACK UP. Once home I grabbed the bag, dragged it out of the flat back area ( Prius ) in our cement floored garage and clunk. My favorite lens, 70-200 2.8 IS fell onto the floor.

I guess the Gods were smiling on me as when it fell ( I watched it ) it landed on the plastic lens cover on the mount end. All seems well with it though. It focuses as it did before, and the IS still appears to work correctly. In fact I can't even see a mark on the plastic cover.

Hopefully this has been a cheap lesson to me to be more careful.




  
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Mar 26, 2010 20:58 |  #2
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Or when you're switching lenses at night in the cold your hands are just so numb that your fingers just slide off your 85 1.2 :p


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Mar 26, 2010 20:59 |  #3

note to self, don't buy a 70-200 2.8 from chris11.

Glad to hear all appears ok.


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Mar 26, 2010 21:00 |  #4

Lucky.. lucky.. lucky.. :)
I had several lenses fall and a few landed hard but also received no damage. I was packing my camera bag and it was open on my desk. Well, the strap had fallen and was hanging over the edge. My dog came by and got caught in the strap, panicked and pulled the bag off the desk. The lenses landed with a thud and my heart skipped a few beats. I was expecting broken glass when I lifted my camera bag but all lenses survived without a scratch.


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Mar 26, 2010 21:01 |  #5

azpix wrote in post #9878990 (external link)
note to self, don't buy a 70-200 2.8 from chris11.

Glad to hear all appears ok.

Hahahaha....good one. :lol:




  
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Mar 26, 2010 21:02 |  #6

gjl711 wrote in post #9879000 (external link)
Lucky.. lucky.. lucky.. :)
I had several lenses fall and a few landed hard but also received no damage. I was packing my camera bag and it was open on my desk. Well, the strap had fallen and was hanging over the edge. My dog came by and got caught in the strap, panicked and pulled the bag off the desk. The lenses landed with a thud and my heart skipped a few beats. I was expecting broken glass when I lifted my camera bag but all lenses survived without a scratch.

Several fall? You need to be a bit more careful dude.


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Mar 26, 2010 21:06 |  #7

(knocks on wood)


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Mar 26, 2010 21:15 |  #8

azpix wrote in post #9878990 (external link)
note to self, don't buy a 70-200 2.8 from chris11.

Glad to hear all appears ok.

forthewinwin wrote in post #9878987 (external link)
Or when you're switching lenses at night in the cold your hands are just so numb that your fingers just slide off your 85 1.2 :p

Or a 85 1.2 from forthewinwin.:lol:


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Mar 26, 2010 21:19 |  #9

I forgot to zip my bag up once on a photowalk. Picked up the bag and out came my cheapo nifty fifty. There are a couple nicks on it though, but it functions as it should. Glad that it was only a nifty fifty lol. Too poor to afford a 70-200 2.8 IS!


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Mar 26, 2010 22:14 |  #10

gjl711 wrote in post #9879000 (external link)
Lucky.. lucky.. lucky.. :)
I had several lenses fall and a few landed hard but also received no damage. I was packing my camera bag and it was open on my desk. Well, the strap had fallen and was hanging over the edge. My dog came by and got caught in the strap, panicked and pulled the bag off the desk. The lenses landed with a thud and my heart skipped a few beats. I was expecting broken glass when I lifted my camera bag but all lenses survived without a scratch.

Adding to the mental notes, never buy lenses from gjl711.. :p

mtran wrote in post #9879076 (external link)
I forgot to zip my bag up once on a photowalk. Picked up the bag and out came my cheapo nifty fifty. There are a couple nicks on it though, but it functions as it should. Glad that it was only a nifty fifty lol. Too poor to afford a 70-200 2.8 IS!

Out of pure curiosity... why do you have a 7D if you are too poor to afford better lenses than what you currently have?


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Mar 26, 2010 22:49 |  #11

I think you will find a common theme in many of these "I dropped my lens/camera" stories, and that is the use of a backpack to hold the items. It is VERY common to forget to zip the cover to the backpack and then pick it up, only to find your very high priced items laying on the concrete floor. People really need to pay more attention when deciding to use a backpack for their equipment.


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Mar 26, 2010 23:43 |  #12

You know how we used to play catch the water balloons as a kid? (occasionally as an adult)

The novelty wore off, I'm sure.

SO lets us grab our most expensive lens and play "catch the lens"? :eek:


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Mar 27, 2010 00:10 |  #13

This discussion about dropping things reminded me of my first job.
I used to work in a grocery store and while stocking shelves, many, many items fell. While the item was falling, I had two important decisions to make:
1- Can I get my foot underneath the falling item, and
2- Is it safe for me to be putting my foot under this particular item (is it heavy and will it hurt?!).
Occasionally, I would end up just kicking the item along the floor just before it hit.
If any of my camera gear was falling, and I had the opportunity.....
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Mar 27, 2010 02:40 |  #14

Ive always been paranoid about dropping my gear... worst, forgetting it! You know when your taking photos and you decide to switch lenses or what not, open your bag and your mind is soo preoccupied about getting the best shot, you stay there for a while and when its time to move on and move to a different location, you get paranoid and think every 30 seconds whether you left something at your previous location.


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Mar 27, 2010 07:47 |  #15

Nothings hit the floor here... yet.


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