Sat 20-Jul-13 03:08 AM | edited Sat 20-Jul-13 03:08 AM by ZoneV
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.
An undeniable paradox: To think that there is any such thing as an absolute rule is at worst naïve, and at best, shortsighted. There is no such thing as an always-true, all context- or situation-salient, absolute rule that always holds true including this one!
Sun 21-Jul-13 09:33 PM | edited Mon 22-Jul-13 09:22 PM by reuben
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.
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.