Borked Lens

If your camera should fall from your tripod, make sure it has a Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 II attached.

Earlier tonight I was going to photograph pens and papers for the Drawing Day 2009. I had planned to draw something, but after throwing all the pens onto a brown paper bag, I saw an opportunity for something a little different.

But it was what happened next that reminded me that my equipment is neither a toy nor unbreakable.

Basically, the camera was not connected properly to the tripod. Thus when I tilted the ball-joint head forward, it simply fell off. I jumped forward to catch it, my wife bolted across the room … and I watched the lens casing break as it hit the floor with a loud thud.

Thankfully I am not (or is that no longer?) the type to get over dramatic when such things happen: Whilst I got angry with myself, I was more thankful it was the cheapest lens in my collection.

Borked 50mm Lens - ChipBoard Borked 50mm Lens

Borked 50mm Lens - Cover and Innards

Thankfully I have the funds to buy another one next week. Heck, I might go up a level. I’d much prefer the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM

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2 thoughts on “Borked Lens

  1. I am just wondering do you have accidental damage on your insurance policy… I know most have a $100 excess but you would get the lens cheaper if you did

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