I had always considered myself careful with my gear............

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by kundalini, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    .... until today.

    Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 on D300 and tripod mounted. Hands full with other gear and my toe catches a leg of the tripod.

    Crash, boom, bam.


    The end of a lens SHOULD NOT look like this.
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    Time for one of these I suppose.........​

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    Oh well....... sh1t happens.​
     
  2. oldmacman

    oldmacman TPF Noob!

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    How's the camera?
     
  3. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I hope you have $1600 worth of those little glasses of liquid there.

    I know, way to add salt to the wound. So sorry for your loss there. Did you have it under any sort of insurance plan, warrenty? Hope all works out well.

    Mark
     
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    Arkanjel Imaging No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ouch. Thats a beautiful lens too. I recommend at least 3 more of pic #4.

    Quoted on a fix yet?
     
  5. Moe

    Moe TPF Noob!

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    Oh no. So sorry. It's probably just a matter of time for most of us. I've had some close calls, but nothing like this. Damn.
     
  6. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sorry dude! :(
     
  7. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh darn that is nasty! :(
    Hope you can get it all fixed under insurance/warranty or that the repair cost is not too much!
     
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    el_shorty TPF Noob!

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    So sorry. I hope you have it insured.
    Just a couple of weeks ago dropped mine while shooting a wedding, it was mounted on my D700, luckily it wasn't as bad as yours, only problem is that now the lens is backfocusing.
     
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    wha! that's pretty nasty. going to get it fixed?
     
  10. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Too bad! No wonder you resorted to #4 in the end! :pale:

    Had my camera (lens mounted and all) crash all the way down from a hook inside the door to a stall of a "ladies" where I had put it with coat and scarf and all ... thought: this is the end to all my photography. I was lucky (that time!): camera had landed on the flash shoe only, which was dented, but not beyond repair (with a Swiss pocket knife). Phew.

    At the time, I had no means to get to any #4, so it was all the better the result wasn't THAT bad.

    Have another one on me then.
     
  11. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    OUCH!!!

    I dropped my 75 Summarit during a photo session with family. I was switching lenses and didn't realize that I didn't turn the lens all the way until it was locked. Lens fell off and heard a sickening thumb on the pavement behind me.

    Yes.. have another cold one...
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Bummer, man, total bummer. I'd definitely talk to Jose,at length, about the problem.
     

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