I had my camera on a tripod set up by the river's edge when a whirlwind whipped through and tilted over my camera. The rocks took out the lens hood, broke the filter ring and the focus ring is now locked up at infinity. There's a chip in the glass, too. I had it taking a shot every 10 seconds and after about 30 minutes I noticed the tripod was no longer standing. I'm so glad that the camera did not fall into the river. Sigma 10-20mm 1:4-5.6 HSM, rest in pieces.
I had my D800 with the 24-70mm blow over from the jet engines from a C17 in Hickam AFB Hawaii. Broke the lens hood and misplaced a type of flap inside the camera just in front of the sensor. I thought my 800 was damaged. But I was able to put the flap back in place and it is working fine.
The camera was fine and I don't take out insurance on a $400 lens that I would want to upgrade anyway if something were to happen to it. I'll get a repair estimate on it anyway to see it it's worth fixing.
Thanks, Scott. I have a Rokinon 8mm fisheye on order. I was tempted by the $70 discount for the holiday shopping ads. I may replace the lens with the same model but I'm not wild about the lens flare but the overall image quality is great for the price. I may look to the Tokina 11-16 because of the faster aperture for night time time lapse work but the price is more than I had in my Christmas budget this year.