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benveniste Moderator Awarded for is high level skills in various areas, including Macro and Landscape Photography Nikonian since 25th Nov 2002Thu 18-Jul-13 04:47 PM
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"The perils of sports photography"
Sun 21-Jul-13 10:14 PM by benveniste

Boston Area, US
          

Not a Nikon, but...

http://youtu.be/TCfhH_-LHk4
https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/357844322441388032/

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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005Sat 20-Jul-13 03:08 AM
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Sat 20-Jul-13 03:08 AM by ZoneV

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That's kind of funny. I'm sure the TV company, whoever they are (it's apparently not ESPN) has insurance that covers such things.

btw, it's not unheard of for broadcast lenses to cost $80,000 or more. Not sure why.

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reuben Moderator Landscape and Sports in depth expertise Awarded for his article contributions to the Resources Nikonian since 21st Jan 2004Sun 21-Jul-13 09:33 PM
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Mon 22-Jul-13 09:22 PM by reuben

Mayo, US
          

About 30 years ago I did a small promo for a local television station regarding an upcoming event (not golf). The event was exclusively for the top players in the nation, so while I wasn't good enough to participate in the event, I was plenty good for the 5 or 10 minute TV promo segment. Near the end of the taping session, not thinking that I could possibly do it, the cameraman told me to aim for his camera for a final dramatic shot. I did so, and nailed the lens at 60-80mph. He wasn't happy.

The golfer can claim that it was an accident. My excuse was that I did exactly what I was asked to do.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 24-Jul-13 03:54 PM
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Hi Steve,

Ouch!
A wise man once said; "Be careful what you ask for."

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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Omaha Registered since 07th Jan 2012Sun 21-Jul-13 10:04 PM
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Omaha, US
          

Heh.

That video's been pulled, but you can do a quick search on youtube and find others.

And that's not an $80k accident. All he broke was the front element on the lens, which is probably a fairly easy and cheap fix.

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benveniste Moderator Awarded for is high level skills in various areas, including Macro and Landscape Photography Nikonian since 25th Nov 2002Sun 21-Jul-13 10:14 PM
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Boston Area, US
          

Thanks for the heads-up. I updated link with one from the BBC.

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jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004Tue 30-Jul-13 07:53 PM
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Wethersfield, US
          

I've seen photos of 300- and 400-mm lenses that had their front elements hit by a batted baseball. They look similar to the Twitter image you linked to!

-- Jon
Wethersfield, CT, USA
Connecticut High School Sports Photos

  

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PSAGuy Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Nov 2008Tue 30-Jul-13 08:25 PM
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Nowhere near that serious ...BUT.....last season I was shooting a hockey game from the bench (my usual post) and was accidentally kicked by a player's skate jumping onto the ice over the boards. It happens !! The "kick" was very light but enough to throw my 70-200 f2.8 into autofocus mayhem. Cost me $600 to get it fixed.
All MY fault. Should have been more careful.

  

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