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Tabor Warren Photography

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Just Dropped my 17-40L...
« on: June 22, 2013, 09:32:55 PM »
I was shooting a bridal after a wedding this afternoon and dropped my UWA about 4 feet onto the concrete.
Good thing these are built like tanks.  ;)

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Bodies: 5D mk III x2, 5D mk. II, 7D, & 60D
Lenses: 17-40mm f/4L, 24mm f/1.4L, 35mm f/1.4L, 70-200mm f/2.8L ISII, 85 f/1.2L II, & 100mm f/2.8L
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Just Dropped my 17-40L...
« on: June 22, 2013, 09:32:55 PM »

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Re: Just Dropped my 17-40L...
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013, 10:26:30 PM »
dropped my 28-70L yesterday 6ft from a platform on a boat to the fiberglass bottom...all metal baby!
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Re: Just Dropped my 17-40L...
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2013, 11:29:20 PM »
Last year I was shooting at an archaeological place and I dropped my 24 TS-E 24mm II.
Immediately I put my foot and decelerated its fall a lot. It landed at a wooden floor. It had its cap.
Nothing happened not even a scratch on the  plastic areas    8)

I still try to figure how on earth my 5D2's screen was damaged. Screens are inside and cannot in any way be harmed by a dropping lens (I hadn't put any finger inside).

Anyway I happened to have a Grid Screen which I hadn't used yet. So I replaced the screen and everything was as good as new  :)

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Re: Just Dropped my 17-40L...
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2013, 01:01:15 AM »
Last year I was shooting at an archaeological place and I dropped my 24 TS-E 24mm II.
Immediately I put my foot and decelerated its fall a lot. It landed at a wooden floor. It had its cap.
Nothing happened not even a scratch on the  plastic areas    8)

I still try to figure how on earth my 5D2's screen was damaged. Screens are inside and cannot in any way be harmed by a dropping lens (I hadn't put any finger inside).

Anyway I happened to have a Grid Screen which I hadn't used yet. So I replaced the screen and everything was as good as new  :)

lucky.  I dropped a Tilt Shift (not sure if it was the 17 or 24) but it split into 2 pieces.  First claim ever - but insurance gave me $ to buy a new one.

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Re: Just Dropped my 17-40L...
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2013, 01:01:15 AM »