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Apr 08, 2013 18:47 |  #1

Today's not a good day.

I was just shooting birds this morning. I place my camera (600d gripped with 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM) on the round cement thing.

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But way bigger than that thing.... It was like 6 feet high.

I climb up into that thing and quickly get my camera because there was this bird near to me and I need to get a shot. I was so excited to get the camera, the strap stucked and I loss grip into the camera and fell for like 6 feet into the ground! Yes six feet solid.

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The battery grip and the lens first came into the ground so the body was protected. The battery grip has a lot of cracks on it while the lens broke it's ultrasonic motor inside because I can't use auto focus.

Not really a good day since tomorrow's my birthday and my parents already gave me a gift with is a camera bag. So ironic. They bought me a camera bag to protect the camera itself.

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Apr 08, 2013 18:50 |  #2

Sorry to hear. I assume the strap wasn't secure around your body?


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Apr 08, 2013 18:50 |  #3

Yeah, not a good day.

But it could've been worse; you could have fallen and broken your neck ;)


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Apr 08, 2013 19:20 |  #4

be thankful you weren't hurt.




  
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Apr 08, 2013 19:24 |  #5

LV Moose wrote in post #15805224 (external link)
Yeah, not a good day.

But it could've been worse; you could have fallen and broken your neck ;)

rick_reno wrote in post #15805329 (external link)
be thankful you weren't hurt.

Yeah. Lucky.

v35skyline wrote in post #15805223 (external link)
Sorry to hear. I assume the strap wasn't secure around your body?

I didn't wear the strap. I put the camera first on top of the round thing and I climb on that thing. The time I picked up my camera, it fell off my hand.


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Apr 08, 2013 19:34 |  #6

Like others said, at least you're okay. Live and learn.


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Apr 08, 2013 20:44 |  #7

Look on the bright side; now you can get a "real" lens :lol:


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Apr 08, 2013 20:59 |  #8

Lol. I wish. I was hoping for a 400 5.6 but that wouldn't happen.


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Apr 08, 2013 21:42 |  #9

Hey, even a 55-250 will give you better results ;)


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Apr 08, 2013 21:46 |  #10

My 75-300 also gives better results. It just this color fringing I'm not happy with.


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Apr 08, 2013 21:47 |  #11

Sirrith wrote in post #15805892 (external link)
Hey, even a 55-250 will give you better results ;)

I love that lens. I don't even have an APS-C body, but I've used that lens on a buddy's 7D and it's impressive for a kit lens.


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Apr 08, 2013 21:48 |  #12

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My 75-300 also gives better results. It just this color fringing I'm not happy with.

I meant better than the 75-300 :)

By the way, you can always try selling the lens as broken/for parts on eBay. People do buy them to fix and use for spares.


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Apr 08, 2013 21:55 |  #13

Sirrith wrote in post #15805924 (external link)
By the way, you can always try selling the lens as broken/for parts on eBay. People do buy them to fix and use for spares.

Maybe I could do that. But not now, I can still use it's manual focus but I will sell it after I got a new lens.

Btw, I just test shot the 75-300 lens.

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Still. Pretty nice.

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Apr 08, 2013 22:03 |  #14

Pictures always look good when they are the size of a postage stamp, try replacing that lens with the Canon 55-250 or a Sigma 70-300. At least the camera is still good! :)


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Apr 08, 2013 22:07 |  #15

Yeah. The body is still good. The battery grip and the lens protected the very body.


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