I came so close to breaking my 70-200 yesterday! :x: When i moved up to a railing, a bird flew past, startled me, and I smacked the edge of the lens into a rail, making me cringe. Luckily the hood absorbed the impact, and I walked away with only a scratched hood. It was worth it w/ some of the shots I got. C&C more then welcome. 1. 2. 3. 4.