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Old April 16th, 2006, 09:52 AM
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OMG . . . My 28-80mm Bites the Dust - Literally!

Was out yesterday shooting portraits of my 10 YO granddaughter in her Easter finery and was walking to a bench in a garden when my foot went into a hole and down I went. I had my camera around my neck, but it still hit the ground. Well, after that NOTHING worked. I thought I'd killed my brand new (6 mos. old) dslr. Needless to say, after that I was "out of the mood", so I dropped my granddaughter off and headed for the camera shop. The lens is history! The salesman said sometimes they can be pulled back into position (with the impact, the lens was behaving like a jar lid that is put on crooked), but no such luck. Sooooo, guess who's saving up for a new lens. Fortunately, I have a 15-55 mm and 80-200 mm that I can make do with in the meantime. It could have been MUCH worse . . . it could have been the camera that I lost!
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Old April 16th, 2006, 07:59 PM
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Sorry to hear that! I lost a camera last year, same situation. Hope you get your replacement soon.
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Old April 16th, 2006, 09:03 PM
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sorry for your lose. Which lens was it? better the lens then the camera unless the lens cost more
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Old April 17th, 2006, 01:16 AM
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To heck with the lens. I'm glad you didn't twist your ankle.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 08:46 AM
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Ouch!! You were lucky that you didn't hurt yourself. I guess accidents like that are inevitable if we spend enough time out in the field. Hopefully, it's only one in a lifetime though!
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Old April 17th, 2006, 12:18 PM
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I remember shortly after I got my 80-200 2.8 and while mountedon my camera on a tripod it decided to fall lens first into the sand. Luckily for me it only scratched my circular polarizing filter. Still using the lens, could have been an expensive day.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 06:20 PM
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Bruce and Dave, no twisted ankle. Just more damage to an already bad knee, but I think my feelings were hurt more than anything! I swear, losing a lens cap, dropping batteries while shooting, and breaking a lens, all in one week makes me wonder if I should be doing this. . . . yeah, I should. I love it.
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Old April 24th, 2006, 05:56 PM
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You didn't sacrifice your body to protect your gear?! SHAME ON YOU!!!

Just kidding. I've got plenty of scars to prove I'm a lifelong clutz. I understand things happen. At least a hospital trip was not involved. You think camera repair is expensive...
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