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Dropped my lens and chipped the front edge not sure what to do about it
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Jun 14, 2019 22:24:32   #
Ray Maines
 
It's a badge of honor.

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Jun 14, 2019 23:40:25   #
Kaib795 Loc: Maryland, USA
 
It must have felt pretty bad to drop a camera but I think you've survived the ordeal and will try harder to not let it happen again. Ironically you lost nothing as your camera and lens work. Unlike having both caught in a fire! Do take note how it happened and be proactive with your gear. I personally don't use a neck strap or a hand strap on my cameras anymore. I used to in the film days. Now I either have a sling bag or a back pack and when I'm done shooting, in the bag it goes. The sling is very nice if you are traveling light with one or two lenses. Have I dropped a camera, not yet but it could happen. I keep a camera around to get those special shots of family but usually far in on a desk or up high where you cannot brush it off and onto the floor (I have kids). The safest place though is in its bag when it's not in your hands. As for the chip, it's like a dent in an old car, if it bothers you then fix it but for most folks we don't care as long as it works (unless it's a Ferrari and it's insured).

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Jun 15, 2019 06:24:35   #
awis01
 
MauiMoto wrote:
Nobody cares how it broke and it wasn't the question. The first kit I destroyed was my Minolta maxxum 9000, I think it was, It had that optional battery/motor pack that pull the film forward and wind it back up for you. I buried it in mud along with the truck, had to take out all the plugs to pump the water out and it sputtered back to life, just bought a little cheaper more durable camera. Watched my camera fall and bounce on the concrete out of my lifted truck just a few weeks ago when I opened the passenger door, just glad it didn't land on my toes! I even take my Nikon dirt biking and crash with it. Photography, for many, is to record your activities, so even more so if you're drinking since you might not remember otherwise.
Nobody cares how it broke and it wasn't the questi... (show quote)



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Jun 15, 2019 07:12:02   #
Scruples Loc: Brooklyn, New York
 
Blenheim Orange wrote:
Dropping a lens is a far more forgivable and understandable mistake than your obnoxious and disgusting behavior. A broken lens can be repaired or replaced. I don't know what the cure might be for whatever has gone so seriously wrong with you.


HOLD ON HERE!
I thought this was a forum for photographers to share their knowledge, experiences, photographs and critique each other gently. In general, being rude and obnoxious really has no place at this forum and for that matter anywhere else. As for a broken/chipped lens, I have shared my experience and offered my suggestion. Even in jest, I didn't accuse the Original Poster (pego101) of being under the influence. That didn't come to my mind. The post was genuine and the poster has a valid concern.
I think the insults and criticisms have no place here. Making a joke at someone else's misfortune is cruel. Let's hope that the lens can be used or repaired.

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Jun 15, 2019 09:38:38   #
depscribe
 
Your example illustrates why every lens I own (except the fisheye, which accepts neither) gets a filter and hood first thing. Filters and hoods are cheaper to replace than lenses are.

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Jun 15, 2019 10:05:43   #
Abo Loc: Victoria Australia
 
MauiMoto wrote:
so even more so if you're drinking since you might not remember otherwise.


Bwaaaah... LOL



Looks like you had a few when you processed the image of the chook chaser
and slipped with the saturation slider... more power to ya Bro!

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Jun 15, 2019 10:22:19   #
Abo Loc: Victoria Australia
 
pego101 wrote:
It's a Nikon 24-70 2.8 older version no vr.
It seems to work and focus ok.
I would hate to part with it for a few weeks.
Anyone have any idea what Nikon would want to repair it?
Or would it be best just to keep using it and not repair it?


Ignore everything everyone else has said.

It's high time you lashed out and bought yourself a brand new,
ultra gorgeous, 1/3 of the holy trinity, sharper than a scalpel 24-70VR...
and sell that hideously damaged, obsolete, 24-70 to me,
for $100. :-)

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Jun 15, 2019 10:35:38   #
RWebb76
 
I think the sermon was an attempt at humor. Anyhoo, if the thing works, use it. If not, send it in for repair.

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Jun 15, 2019 11:26:30   #
Abo Loc: Victoria Australia
 
Abo wrote:
Ignore everything everyone else has said.

It's high time you lashed out and bought yourself a brand new,
ultra gorgeous, 1/3 of the holy trinity, sharper than a scalpel 24-70VR...
and sell that hideously damaged, obsolete, 24-70 to me,
for $100. :-)


The above was just an attempt at humour too.

What the OP should really do is slash his wrists or at least take a drug overdose for dropping a 24-70.

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Jun 15, 2019 13:17:58   #
flathead27ford Loc: Colorado, North of Greeley
 
All I can say after looking at that photo is: WOW!

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Jun 15, 2019 14:33:28   #
Blenheim Orange Loc: Michigan
 
Scruples wrote:
HOLD ON HERE!
I thought this was a forum for photographers to share their knowledge, experiences, photographs and critique each other gently. In general, being rude and obnoxious really has no place at this forum and for that matter anywhere else. As for a broken/chipped lens, I have shared my experience and offered my suggestion. Even in jest, I didn't accuse the Original Poster (pego101) of being under the influence. That didn't come to my mind. The post was genuine and the poster has a valid concern.
I think the insults and criticisms have no place here. Making a joke at someone else's misfortune is cruel. Let's hope that the lens can be used or repaired.
HOLD ON HERE! br I thought this was a forum for ph... (show quote)


Right.

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Jun 15, 2019 17:04:58   #
wings42 Loc: San Diego, CA
 
I agree with "Keep the lens hood on and ignore the chip." As a general practice, I ALWAYS keep the lens hood on to protect the lens. The hood also reduces glare and thus improves contrast and perceived sharpness in your photos.

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Jun 16, 2019 01:35:48   #
carl hervol Loc: jacksonville florida
 
just take an old filter ring and take out the glass then put a piece of red tape around it will look sharp and you will have l something no one else will have and it look sharp just cut the tape just a little thiner

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Jun 16, 2019 02:33:49   #
MauiMoto Loc: Hawaii
 
Abo wrote:
Bwaaaah... LOL



Looks like you had a few when you processed the image of the chook chaser
and slipped with the saturation slider... more power to ya Bro!


Don't need any help to mess up any photos, I do just fine sober.

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Jun 18, 2019 11:48:01   #
Abo Loc: Victoria Australia
 
Ahha... me too. I do fine messing up on motorcycles sober as well.

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