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09/27/2009 05:10:16 PM · #1
1. Price
2. Name
3. Distance to impact
4. Surface impacted onto
5. Highest DPC score with it
6. Your reaction
7. Did it survive

Tally up your losses, if you broke your lens(es).
09/27/2009 05:10:30 PM · #2
1. $1925 CAN
2. Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
3. Three feet
4. Hardpacked gravel parking lot, but still in camera bag.
5. 7.4143, Red Ribbon
6. Shock and dismay. Sick to my stomache. Anger at Lowepro and myself.
7. Yes

1. $1725 CAN
2. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
3. Two feet
4. Linolium floor, but still in felt lens bag.
5. 7.0605, Blue Ribbon
6. Many loud curse words. My wife though I was injured.
7. Yes

Message edited by author 2009-09-27 17:12:05.
09/27/2009 05:13:36 PM · #3
1. $80 US
2. Canon 50mm f/1.8
3. Three feet
4. Ceramic tile floor
5. N/A
6. "Huh. That's not good." Followed by picking up the pieces, playing with it for awhile, and putting it back together again.
7. Yup. Kinda. Had trouble autofocusing after that, but had trouble autofocusing before that sometimes, too. Sent it back to Canon to see if they could make it a bit smoother (my repair job wasn't in a clean room) and they did.
09/27/2009 05:28:42 PM · #4
1. Price
less than 50$

2. Name
mamiya sekor 50mm f1.4

3. Distance to impact
150cm approax.

4. Surface impacted onto
cement.

5. Highest DPC score with it
never used here.

6. Your reaction
that time nothing.
Now i think best lense i ever owned.

7. Did it survive
yes and no.
went to repair shops but no one could fix it.
finally opened it myself and fixed it.
Usable now but no digital cam to mount on.

09/27/2009 06:02:56 PM · #5
1. Price - about $1000
2. Name - 50mm Mamiya-Sekor for RB67
3. Distance to impact - about 5 ft to the surface of the water and another 40ft to the bottom of the cooling pool
4. Surface impacted onto - water, then concrete
5. Highest DPC score with it - NA
6. Your reaction - "Oh Fuck! Shit! Shit! Shit! Shit! Shit! Shit! Shit! Shit! Shit! Shit! Shit!" as it and the camera it was attached to sank.
7. Did it survive - Who knows? It's radioactive waste now. In 10,000,000 years or so, you can go see for yourself, but I kinda doubt it
09/27/2009 06:23:11 PM · #6
1. $100 U.S
2. Canon EF 50mm F1.8
3. 2 1/2 feet
4. Carpet
5. 6.0735
6. Oh, S**t! Well, at least it was the cheap lens.
7. Out of commission for 9 months, after which I repaired it and then broke a lens contact on my Rebel XT with it. So, add another $300 to the expense in order to replace the camera with a comparable used one.

I suppose I got off cheap compared to some others.
09/27/2009 06:31:08 PM · #7
1. Price - about $875
2. Name - Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L attached with B+W 77mm MRC Slim Circular Polarizer Filter
3. Distance to impact - about 2-3 ft
4. Surface impacted onto - Tile floor
5. Highest DPC score with it - 7.3077, Blue Ribbon
6. Your reaction - Yelled expletives at this evil thing. The lens was sitting on my office desk and she knocked it over shattering the polarizer ($175 value) and damaging the lens' filter thread.
7. Did it survive - Yes but now you can't attach any filters to the lens.
09/27/2009 06:41:14 PM · #8
1. Price: about $1000
2. Name: Sigma "Bigma" with hood *and* D200.
3. Distance to impact: about 3'
4. Surface impacted onto: dirt path
5. Highest DPC score with it: 6.1514
6. Your reaction: it fell with camera when I slipped. I was more concerned about myself!
7. Did it survive: yes -- cleaned it off and it works fine. Camera, too.
09/27/2009 06:55:15 PM · #9
1. price: $100. used
2. name: minolta mf 85mm/1.7
3. drop: about 4 feet
4. surface: concrete
5. highest score: 7.3333 blue ribbon
6. reaction: OH CRAP! as i turned the car around which i set the lens on before i left the parking garage.
7. survive?: no
09/27/2009 06:57:08 PM · #10
$600
Tokina 100mm macro
1 flight of steps
carpeted concrete floor
?
Since it was thrown by my son, I gave him a spanking
Perfectly fine today
09/27/2009 07:32:56 PM · #11
1. $1200 USD
2. 24-70/2.8L
3. 3 feet
4. wood floor
5. 7.4307
6. %!*&@&@#*^%$@$
7. Yes

09/27/2009 07:43:46 PM · #12
1. $25 lol canadian
2. miniature Beauta candid
3. 5 feet
4. wood floor
5. none lol
6. That was loud! Did it come in that many pieces?
7. It survived, as many paper weights. Making it much more useful!
09/27/2009 07:56:15 PM · #13
Canon 75-300
don't remember - it was about 8 years old
2 feet
from lap to concrete floor
6.4128
Oops.
Worked just fine after for another 2 years until I passed it to another photog here.

Tamron 28-75
$350
5 feet with camera attached
backpack to airport concrete floor
7.2727, yellow ribbon
CRAP! (security guard ran over and grabbed it as I was trying to balance on one foot holding a laptop and case
Worked but front (not lens) cracked and worried that lens would fall out. $160 later, its as good as new with new front lens to boot.

I'm pretty hard on lenses...

09/27/2009 08:19:01 PM · #14
This only happened yesterday :(...

Canon 16-35 L II
$2000 AUD
was on tripod, got blown over, hit car door on the way to the road., snapped mounting ring off front of the camera :(
6.1227 (thats extremely good for me)
pretty much wanted to kill every living thing in the world...
Not even close to surviving. has been sent to canon for repair...
09/27/2009 08:30:06 PM · #15
1. $300
2. 85/1.8
3. 4 feet
4. indoor/outdoor carpet.
5. ?
6. Ouch!
7. $200 at canon for repair.

Message edited by author 2009-09-27 20:32:36.
09/27/2009 08:51:23 PM · #16
Hmmm, interesting statistic about brand of lens dropped:

Canon -- 9
Nikon -- 0
All Others Combined -- 7
09/27/2009 10:22:45 PM · #17
1. Price: $500
2. Name: Sigma 10-20
3. Distance to impact: Bouncing 20-30 feet
4. Surface impacted onto: Down a rock cliff at Acadia National Park in Maine, last month
5. Highest DPC score with it: 6.958
6. Your reaction: Heart sank into new depths of chest
7. Did it survive: Yes! No damage at all, except a barely noticeable scratch on the lens hood!
09/27/2009 10:26:14 PM · #18
Originally posted by ErikV:

Hmmm, interesting statistic about brand of lens dropped:

Canon -- 9
Nikon -- 0
All Others Combined -- 7


conclusion nobody uses nikon. People either use canon or prefer anything but nikon.

/kidding.
09/27/2009 10:30:17 PM · #19
Originally posted by zxaar:

Originally posted by ErikV:

Hmmm, interesting statistic about brand of lens dropped:

Canon -- 9
Nikon -- 0
All Others Combined -- 7


conclusion nobody uses nikon. People either use canon or prefer anything but nikon.

/kidding.


Correction... people using nikon lenses do not have a subconscious desire to break their lenses. :D

Message edited by author 2009-09-27 22:30:23.
09/27/2009 10:33:12 PM · #20
Originally posted by ErikV:

Hmmm, interesting statistic about brand of lens dropped:

Canon -- 9
Nikon -- 0
All Others Combined -- 7


Originally posted by zxaar:

conclusion nobody uses nikon. People either use canon or prefer anything but nikon.

/kidding.

No.....we're just more coordinated & careful.

Ha!
09/27/2009 10:48:05 PM · #21
here is a sad Nikon case

1. $800
2. Nikon 18-200mm VR
3. 30ft straight down
4. cobblestone street in a mountainous village in Provence
5. 7.18
6. a mild heart attack (no, not quite, but I think I was close, LOL)
7. what do you think? Surprisingly, it did not break to small pieces (which I thought it would), it hit the ground by the mount, and bent it, also the zoom ring would not rotate anymore, and a piece of plastic with VR switch broke off, that's about it in terms of obvious damage. Still enough to make the repair out of question... Anyway, I still keep it on my desk as a reminder of my stupidity :(

Message edited by author 2009-09-27 22:52:04.
09/27/2009 11:16:50 PM · #22
This thread makes me feel sick to my stomach. Slightly encouraged, though, at the number of survivals. . . .
09/27/2009 11:33:05 PM · #23
1. Price: $450 to $500
2. Name: Sigma 10-20mm for Nikon
3. Distance to impact: About 5 feet
4. Surface impacted onto: Cobblestone road in Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru.
5. Highest DPC score with it: 7.4356 (Picture taken months after the fall)
6. Your reaction: F... !!#@##&*#
7. Did it survive?: Yes, with no need for repair, still working fine.
09/27/2009 11:37:22 PM · #24
Add another canon to the list:

1. $399
2. Normal EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
3. 3 ft - fell out of an open backpack when getting out of the car
4. concrete
5. 6.8834
6. Felt very sick. Probably swore or cried or both
7. Actually, just the switch piece came off (where you set the manual/auto focus) and the lens casing was slightly separated. We found the piece, and my husband was able to pop it back in and back together. It's working mostly fine... Occasionally the focus is dragging and has to be manually moved around for it to work again. So I'm assuming it's in very slow death mode. However, I had an old 75-300 lens that was knocked to the floor off of a piano. That was in slow death mode for probably about 2.5 years before it stopped focusing all together. I replaced it with a 70-300 and after about a year, I picked up the old one, and it worked! I gave it to a friend with a new canon. the focus is a little dragy, but he's still using without issues.
09/28/2009 12:00:49 AM · #25
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Originally posted by ErikV:

Hmmm, interesting statistic about brand of lens dropped:

Canon -- 9
Nikon -- 0
All Others Combined -- 7


Originally posted by zxaar:

conclusion nobody uses nikon. People either use canon or prefer anything but nikon.

/kidding.

No.....we're just more coordinated & careful.

Ha!


It is difficult to make case for nikon. I remember loooooooonnggggg time ago there were threads about how someone's nikon fell in lake (or water). Nikons are somewhat hydrophilic.

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