So I had a couples photoshoot this weekend that went horribly wrong. I had my camera set up on my tripod with the couple sitting in front of me. I walked over to adjust my flash power, and as i turn around i see my tripod falling over with my 40D and 70-200 L, I was to far away to catch it.
I walk over and pick it up the 70-200 is laying next to the cam broken, apparently the lens broke at the mount, so the metal screw mount piece was still in the camera. The lens was still attached to the mount via the wires. So unscrewed the mount piece from the camera.
The results, the camera seems to be in fine working order save for a small scuff mark, i thought for sure it would be dead. As for the lens the pressure applied from the weight of the lens hanging from the wires forced one of the wires to break, that is all i can tell that is broken. The mount screws right back into the lens like nothing is wrong i thought for sure all of the screw holes would be stripped but they are not.
Because one of the wires is now disconnected my camera cannot recognize the lens so i can not tell if anything else i wrong with it. Does anyone now how much canon usually charges for lens repair, any ball park pricing? Looks like I will have to send it off to them.
As for why my cam fell, it appears that one of the screws that tightens the clamps on one of the tripod legs was loose, forcing the leg to collapse under load.
I am so mad right now, this may not seem like a big to deal to some but this was my first L lens and being a college student does not allow me to spend much money I just hope the repair cost are not insane.