So there I was, walking along with my 6D & 16-35mm II and boom, my knee gave way on some steps, I fell to my knees and the front of the lens hit the ground, sound of glass smashing as I commando rolled over... I've grazed both my knees, my left arm and dented my pride... Plus did the attached damage to my 16-35mm II - can't get the filter off at the moment, going to take it into the local independent shop when I get home from holiday, filter is a dead loss, lens looks ok bar the marks on the outer edge and until I get the filter ring detached, I've no idea of the damage to the front filter thread. Lens appears to work, two scuffs on my 6D are annoying too :-/
So folks - always fit a filter !!!
Dear friend, Mr. Haydn1971.
Welcome to the Club, Senior citizen club, We are not young any more, Our knees are not strong as 40 years ago , when we were young and strong as the young horse.
Yes, Last year it happened to me too, No, Not my old age, But my eyes following the most beautiful movie star, and I forget to see the big hole infront of me----Ha, Ha, Ha, But Both my Camera and Lens survive my Stupid mistake.
Have a great day, Sir.