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Ouch!!! Expensive mistake...

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by p0ss3s3d, 13 Apr 2010.

  1. p0ss3s3d

    Wise Guy

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    Nicked from TP, might've been posted before on here not sure anyway - how unlucky/foolish must this guy be!!

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  2. Razor-BladE

    Mobster

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    Dayumm. How did he manage that?
     
  3. Phate

    Caporegime

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    Woops....

    Any ideas what happened? I take it he didn't zoom too quickly? :p
     
  4. p0ss3s3d

    Wise Guy

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    I guess he's picked the camera up.

    If you forget to lift it by the lens the camera is designed to rip like that so you don't damage the lens.
     
  5. Phate

    Caporegime

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    What lens is on it? Bet he feels a bit silly either way.
     
  6. p0ss3s3d

    Wise Guy

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    600mm f/4?
     
  7. Rojin

    Soldato

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    Even though I have a lens not even remotely that heavy, I am now paranoid about that happening to me!
     
  8. Rojin

    Soldato

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    Even though I don't have a lens even remotely that heavy, I am now paranoid about that happening to me!
     
  9. Mr-White

    Capodecina

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    On the bright side it could have been paparazzi, in which case we can only hope it was wrapped round his head :)

    MW
     
  10. p0ss3s3d

    Wise Guy

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    :D
     
  11. PhillyDee

    Capodecina

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    Heheh.

    You can tell it wasn't 'inserted' anyway!
     
  12. Hotwired

    Sgarrista

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    Is the lens really that much more expensive than the body to warrant sacrificing the body first? o.0
     
  13. Johnny|lucidcomposure

    Sgarrista

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    man this is sooo old. I remember seeing it.
     
  14. neil_g

    Capodecina

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    as said on TP the guy fell the lens hit the ground then he went down on top. the leverage caused by the long lens ripped the mount out.
     
  15. p0ss3s3d

    Wise Guy

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    Yes.

    Generally
    600mm f/4 = £7500
    1D series = £2500
     
  16. Russinating

    Capodecina

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    I was going to say, looks like it's been dropped. My 400D got knocked over by somebody while on a tripod and landed flat on the lens. Fortunately it was just the kit lens and all that broke was the plastic threading that locks the lens into place. If anything the lens shielded the camera from the impact :p.
     
  17. p0ss3s3d

    Wise Guy

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    Yeah, looking at it again it does look like force has been applied to the camera from a tumble. Lucky not to break the lens really.
     
  18. Wedge

    Mobster

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    On the bright side, it was only a Canon.......;)
     
  19. Razor-BladE

    Mobster

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    Get out!




    :p
     
  20. montymint

    Don

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    Good call indeed :D