October 20, 2010 at 5:29 pm #2096kashariParticipant
While shooting the toadstools, I came back in the house to switch lenses and stupidly put my Nikon 70-300 lens (which I LOVE) on the couch. I thought, oh move it back into the crack so it doesn’t roll off and then I’ll put it in the bag when I come back in. Well, of course I forgot about it and then my Chihuahua pulled the slipcover down to cover herself and it covered the lens too. So as I’m getting ready to go to bed I thought, ‘oh, straighten up the cover’ (which I normally would ignore…). I pulled it up and the lens went flying off onto my tile floor. ARGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! WHY can’t we have a little 1 minute rewind button on our lives, it would solve so many problems!!
The lens cover was jammed on it, so I couldn’t tell what was broken, but crap was rattling around in there like crazy. So when I took it down to the camera shop to have it sent off to Nikon, I then realized I had my Helio UV filter on it too, FUCKIN’ A!!!! I’m hoping they can fix the lens as I’ve been saving up for the new D7000, not a damn lens replacement.
To cover me while it’s gone, I’ve rented a Nikon 28-300. The only problem with that is I’m afraid I’ll fall in love with it and they cost almost as much as a D7000.
It was a hard lesson learned for my lazy self. 😥
If you care to share stupid things you’ve done, then maybe I won’t feel so bad. Unless of course, no one is as foolish as me, then I’ll feel worse, if that’s even possible! 😉October 20, 2010 at 5:39 pm #34508sleepingParticipant
Ugh, sorry to hear that.
I hope this doesn’t turn into an epidemic, though. I had left my 17-35/2.8 AF-S on my desk yesterday, and knocked it onto the floor when I spun my chair around. Now the aperture mechanism isn’t opening and closing right.
I’m hoping it’s nothing worse than a disconnected return spring….October 20, 2010 at 5:44 pm #34509lokisbongParticipant
Last 4th of July I wandered away from my tripod for one minute and came back to find the wind had knocked a lawn chair into the tripod and knocked the whole thing into the sand lens first. so now my 18/55 kit lens doesn’t like to auto focus any more and the zoom feature gets a bit sticky sometimes. I think there might still be a piece of sand in there somewhere. Sorry for your luck!October 20, 2010 at 5:50 pm #34510ravnosticParticipant
*sheds a tear*
(*displaces any recollections of youthful–or more recent–stupidity*)October 20, 2010 at 6:39 pm #34511CauseISaidSoParticipant
I’m so sorry to hear that.
I had a scare recently but fortunately all seemed to work out OK. I was on my way to photograph my son’s football game and put my monopod on the floor and camera with 1.4 extender and 2.8L-IS 70-200 lens on the back seat as I’ve done many times before. Only this time I had to make a really quick stop and as I did I heard this big “ker-thunk” as the camera went flying into the drivers seat and then onto the floor and monopod. I guess the seat and floor were padded enough that no damage (that I’ve been able to tell thus far anyway) was done, but boy was I cussing myself for a while.October 20, 2010 at 6:45 pm #34512orionidParticipant
We’ve all done bonehaded things. My personal achievements tend to include getting worried as the film counter rolls past 36.
I took my D50 fishing in case I had to tell any fish tales. We took alot of waves that day. The camera did not survive.October 21, 2010 at 12:57 am #34513nobigdealParticipant
Ouch! I hate when that happens!
I picked up my brandy spankin new 70-300IS USM lens right before heading out to a Sox game a few years ago. After taking about 4 shots with it I decide to swap out for a wider lens to take some wide shots of Fenway before the game starts. Well it was a Sunday night in April and it was about 37 degrees at game time. Wouldn’t you know my frozen fingers dropped the brand new lens on the cement. Smashed to bits. :(. Luckily Ritz Camera sells insurance and I was psychic enough to buy it. The only thing that sucked was it took 4 months to get it fixed. In the mean time I went out and bought another one because I am impatient and ebayed that one when it came back.October 21, 2010 at 6:09 am #34514kashariParticipant
Thanks for the empathy all and my sympathies for your accidents too. That story about Soosh’s lens is crazy!
I’ve now decided to look into getting a Personal Articles insurance policy. I can’t remember if I read about that on here or a Flickr group, it sounds like it might be a good thing.
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