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Nov 12, 2013 11:15 |  #1

Sunday evening after out taking some photos I was walking up the stairs to my garage apartment. I had my beloved 400mm5.6 on my camera slung over my shoulder and for some reason I had my also beloved 100-400mm in my other arm with some other stuff. I always carry the lens I'm not using in a bag, but somehow I had it out of the bag and carrying it like it didn't cost me $1600 dollars. As you can probably guess as I reached the top step and stumbled, there goes my baby bouncing 3 or 4 times down the stairs before hitting the concrete below. After about 10 minutes sitting on the step staring at it and wondering why I was so stupid I went down to check it out. When I picked it up all seemed well, no broken glass, maybe I got lucky. Nope when I tried to use it, it won't focus. I sent it off to Canon Monday morning and am waiting for the verdict. That's a horrible sight watching your beloved bouncing down the stairs. Terry.


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Nov 12, 2013 11:43 |  #2

That sucks. Hopefully the repair is not that costly.


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Nov 12, 2013 11:55 |  #3

Heya,

Sucks, but it's replaceable and doesn't cry.

A real baby, well, imagine if you dropped that.

It's just a few dollars, and it's just metal and plastic. Totally replaceable.

Cheer up, you'll be shooting again in no time.

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Nov 12, 2013 12:25 |  #4

ttownvstrom wrote in post #16445412 (external link)
S...That's a horrible sight watching your beloved bouncing down the stairs. ...

Yes, but like MalVeauX wrote: It is easy replaceable with money. Ok, it is porbably not easy to get that much money once again loosing balance and falling down the stairs or even worse accidents. There my heart stops for a moment or two.

A lens with ~100mm diameter front lens fell down on the concrete. It was not horrible, I was only angry about myself.


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Nov 12, 2013 12:33 |  #5

I hope you are a CPS member to get a discount on repairs. Good luck !!


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Nov 12, 2013 12:51 |  #6

A friend recently dropped the 100-400 from 2 ft. No bounce. Canon quoted $950 for repair. The negotiated it down to $550. Try to negotiate, it could help. That lens is complicated. Too bad it wasn't the 400, if you had to drop something. That lens is not nearly as complicated.




  
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Nov 12, 2013 12:53 |  #7

jmckayak wrote in post #16445701 (external link)
A friend recently dropped the 100-400 from 2 ft. No bounce. Canon quoted $950 for repair. The negotiated it down to $550. Try to negotiate, it could help. That lens is complicated. Too bad it wasn't the 400, if you had to drop something. That lens is not nearly as complicated.

where are you located? first off i can't imagine them even charging that much for a repair, and secondly, i'm not sure you can really negotiate...

sorry to hear of the drop, at least you've got your 400L to take it's place during the repair


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Nov 12, 2013 13:54 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #8

I'm in Tulsa Oklahoma, I sent it to Newport News VA. If its $950 I'm out of luck for the time being.


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Nov 12, 2013 13:55 |  #9

I assume (given the price of the lens) you have insurance... so what's the problem?


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Nov 12, 2013 13:57 as a reply to  @ PH68's post |  #10

No insurance.


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Nov 12, 2013 15:39 |  #11

I learned a lesson from a friend that smashed the bottom of his $5K vintage Gibson guitar because of an unsecure strap- insurance is a wonderful thing. Getting a check from his insurance helped easy some of the pain he felt. I went out the day after he put a hole in his guitar and got insurance on all my gear. It costs me about $180 a year to cover everything in my sig.


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Nov 12, 2013 16:19 as a reply to  @ little canon's post |  #12

Moral of this story is get insurance. If you have several thousand dollars worth of camera gear you are nuts for not having it insured. Well worth it in my opinion. Not only are accidents like dropping a lens or body possible but how about getting everything stolen. Imagine that with no insurance. :shock:




  
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Nov 12, 2013 16:39 as a reply to  @ Lucy Brown's post |  #13

I'm going to check on insurance.


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Nov 12, 2013 17:01 |  #14

little canon wrote in post #16446201 (external link)
I learned a lesson from a friend that smashed the bottom of his $5K vintage Gibson guitar because of an unsecure strap- insurance is a wonderful thing. Getting a check from his insurance helped easy some of the pain he felt. I went out the day after he put a hole in his guitar and got insurance on all my gear. It costs me about $180 a year to cover everything in my sig.

Is this an add-on of home insurance, or separate insurance?

Thanks.


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Nov 12, 2013 17:11 |  #15

l89kip wrote in post #16446448 (external link)
Is this an add-on of home insurance, or separate insurance?

Thanks.

Mine was a rider on my home owners - less than $100 per year. I turned in an equipment list with serial numbers and am now well covered.


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