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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2013, 07:17:50 PM »
I pay $7.60 per year per $1K of covered gear.  As with all insurance, rates will vary based on your location.

So you're paying $800 a year?  ;D ;D
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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2013, 07:17:50 PM »

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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2013, 09:15:54 PM »
Sorry...but I found this is hard to believe :-\

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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2013, 11:08:42 PM »
@viggo   Thank you for your comments.   I needed a good laugh right now.   :)

@dylan777   Why would I make this up?

@everyone else   Thank you for your words of support and encouragement.

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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2013, 11:31:33 PM »
Tolerance buildup can cause lenses to be tight or loose on the mounting.

Hmm. I guess so, but it's really just two parts. The body assembly and lens assembly tolerances shouldn't come into play for that joint. They should be able to spec them out such that it's not loose even with worst-case tolerances.

Could be a QC control. Maybe they aren't inspecting toleranced features.
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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2013, 04:57:24 AM »
First, really sorry for your loss.  Understand it is just property.  I had my 20D stolen along with the $700 efs lens with it! I also slammed my trunk on my f1.4 50mm. Not so bad: $147 repair.  It's gonna happen, you're gonna feel like crap and think of its replacement cost as just burning money.

You should check out the Professional photographers of America.  They are a business and education centric trade org for photographers.  Part of it's $100 annual membership is a $15,000 insurance policy for your gear...

Second: I've notice that with the new 24-70, if you don't lock the lens when mounting, you could accidently just be rotating the zoom dial instead of the lens itself. Without the lens fully mounted, it could still feel solidly on their until you move it just right and it can fall off.

Examine that in your lens swaps. Make sure it's locked and you hear a click!

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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2013, 06:20:01 AM »
Sorry...but I found this is hard to believe :-\
Why?
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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2013, 07:00:43 AM »
To dislodge or remove the lens from its breach-lock system mount you need to deliverately press the release button and twist the lens barrel counter-clockwise.  Any veteran canon user knows this.

You can knock-off the lens if it was half-hazzardly mounted and not hearing that re-assuring click.

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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2013, 07:00:43 AM »

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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2013, 08:27:31 AM »
This reminds me - I need to have my new 24-70 II added to my list of insured gear (so I don't have to worry about 'financially how I can replace the lens and how soon'). 

Insure your gear, people!



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If I remember it correctly you are located in MA as well, right? Who do you use for insurance?

For non-MA residents: things here are a little complicated when it comes to insurance since a lot of the affordable big companies such as State Farm don't do business here. And tagging anything to my home insurance is not an option either do to the proximity to the ocean. So I'm still going uninsured for my camera gear since everything I've seen as an option here so far came in very expensive (unlike my musical instrument insurance which is really surprising).
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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2013, 09:22:34 AM »
Neuro,
If I remember it correctly you are located in MA as well, right? Who do you use for insurance?

For non-MA residents: things here are a little complicated when it comes to insurance since a lot of the affordable big companies such as State Farm don't do business here.

I am in MA, yes.  State Farm certainly does business here - they're my insurer for cars, home, and camera gear (no agents, though - I go through the policy service office in Southborough).  But they may not write policies for new customers in MA - we had them in CA originally, kept them when we moved here 9 years ago.  Because getting gear coverage was as simple as a phone call and emailing a list of serial numbers, and the cost was very reasonable, I never investigated other options.
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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2013, 09:28:25 AM »
To dislodge or remove the lens from its breach-lock system mount you need to deliverately press the release button and twist the lens barrel counter-clockwise.  Any veteran canon user knows this.

You can knock-off the lens if it was half-hazzardly mounted and not hearing that re-assuring click.


I know I shouldn't be picky, but the Canon FD system was a 'breech-lock'. The EOS system ( and virtually all other systems ) use a bayonet mount.  ;)

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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2013, 09:38:49 AM »
To dislodge or remove the lens from its breach-lock system mount you need to deliverately press the release button and twist the lens barrel counter-clockwise.  Any veteran canon user knows this.

You can knock-off the lens if it was half-hazzardly mounted and not hearing that re-assuring click.


I know I shouldn't be picky, but the Canon FD system was a 'breech-lock'. The EOS system ( and virtually all other systems ) use a bayonet mount.  ;)

Originally, yes. Then the FDn lenses became bayonet mounted with a lens release button on the lens, not the body ;)

The breach-lock is a pain in the @$$ IMHO (I still have some old FL stuff that's breech lock).
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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2013, 09:47:38 AM »
I generally grip my camera with my thing and middle finger (left hand) around the zoom ring...

Great. Now that's a mental image I wish I didn't have!

Ha!  That should have been "thumb and middle finger".  Yikes, you'd think sitting in front of a keyboard all day I'd be a little better at this whole typing gig.  ;-)
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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2013, 10:18:30 AM »
To dislodge or remove the lens from its breach-lock system mount you need to deliverately press the release button and twist the lens barrel counter-clockwise.  Any veteran canon user knows this.

You can knock-off the lens if it was half-hazzardly mounted and not hearing that re-assuring click.


I know I shouldn't be picky, but the Canon FD system was a 'breech-lock'. The EOS system ( and virtually all other systems ) use a bayonet mount.  ;)

I stand corrrected.

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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2013, 10:18:30 AM »

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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2013, 10:50:34 AM »
@dylan777   Why would I make this up?


You're embarrassed that you dropped your lens... that's understandable, it's happened to a lot of us.  The part that's hard to understand is why you're trying to blame someone else for your mistake?
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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
« Reply #44 on: March 30, 2013, 10:57:41 AM »
@dylan777   Why would I make this up?
You're embarrassed that you dropped your lens... that's understandable, it's happened to a lot of us.  The part that's hard to understand is why you're trying to blame someone else for your mistake?

Maybe Canon should put a warning label on there, like "Caution, hot contents," on a coffee cup?  ::)

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Re: 24-70Mk2 fell off my 5DMk3 and smashed
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