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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005
Sun 14-Mar-10 07:26 PM

I finally dropped a lens after 13 years of photography.

It happened several weeks ago at a hockey game. I was hastily changing lenses and had three cameras in my hands at once, and the 50/1.8 slipped out of my hands onto the concrete floor.

Thankfully, the front cap was on, and it apparently landed on it, and absorbed the shock. I have a scuffed front cap to prove it. The lens seems ok mechanically, but I haven't used it enough to tell if it was affected optically.

I have never dropped a lens before, and don't intend to have it happen again. I once dropped a new Vivitar 285HV flash years ago; no damage.

A friend dropped a 70-200/2.8 when he tripped at a wedding recently. It snapped in half.

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