CARELESS…


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 TODAY I WAS CARELESS,,.AND I KNOCKED OVER MY CAMERA…ALONG WITH THE TRIPOD THAT IT WAS PERCHED ON.

UNLIKE THE FIRST AND ONLY OTHER TIME THAT I KNOCKED OVER THESE TWO EXTENSIONS OF MY SELF…TODAY, I BROKE THE LENS….MY 70-400MM LENS.  IT’S OVER THERE ON MY DESK, PLACED IN A POSITION OF HONOR…I CAN TELL THAT IT DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WHY I’M NOT LETTING IT WORK WITH ME.

THIS LENS HELPED ME CREATE TWO BOOKS AND PRESERVED PRICELESS  MEMORIES FOR ME. IT’S THE END OF AN ERA FOR ME…I KNOW…VERY DRAMATIC…BUT…IT’S DEFINITELY THE LOSS OF A FRIEND.

 

 

 

 

 

56 thoughts on “CARELESS…”

  1. Ahhhh, I’m so sorry! It is awful, unless you are able to go right out and get a new one immediately 😦 On May 22, 2014 9:23 PM, “awindowintothewoods” wrote:

    > zannyro posted: ” TODAY I WAS CARELESS,,.AND I KNOCKED OVER MY > CAMERA…ALONG WITH THE TRIPOD THAT IT WAS PERCHED ON. UNLIKE THE FIRST AND > ONLY OTHER TIME THAT I KNOCKED THESE TWO EXTENSIONS OF MY SELF…TODAY, I > BROKE THE LE”

    1. I wish I could go out and replace it right away…but…expensive!! So…for awhile, I’ll improvise with my shorter lenses.

  2. I’m sorry to hear that. Maybe if you can think of it as an opportunity to find another “friend” to accompany you on your photographic journeys…

  3. Oh no this is tragic news…. and these type accidents happen so fast it’s impossible to avoid… hope your new lens is as good to you as the old…

    1. For now I’ll be using an old lens that I’ve had for years…I’ll have to crop a lot of images…..and it’s not as fast a lens….sadness….
      BUT…How are you doing my friend? Has a change of scene helped?

      1. It sure has … although some days I still struggle with a short walk, but on the whole I’m much better… just need the lungs to get back to 100% and I’ll be a new man… still not smoking, over two months now, boy do chocolates taste good now !!!! Linda isn’t happy about that, but what I save on cigarettes I want to spend on chocs… is that wrong??

        1. LOLOLOL! NO! It’s not wrong to buy the chocs!!
          (Don’t hate me Linda)…
          SOOOO glad to hear that you’re doing better….what a struggle you’ve had….and not smoking! AWESOME!!

    1. “Adjusting”…that’s the word…I’m now using a lens that I’ve had for a long, long time also and it’s just not as fast…

  4. Back in the ’80s I had a great Canon camera, and a lens like that was my favorite. I never used anything else. I mourn your loss.

    1. I really didn’t use any other lens either. It sounds so silly, but it was so integral to my growth in the last few years.

    1. 🙂 It will be very hard to find a lens that I liked as much as this one,…silly I know, but…it was a faithful, always dependable friend.

    1. Grazie Pat … purtroppo è atterrato molto difficile e l’obiettivo è effettivamente piegato male … non fissa questo errore: (

  5. I am so sad too hear this dear Suzanne, I can almost understand you, I lived something like that with my camera too. But maybe it could be repaired. Love, nia

    1. Sadly, there is no way that the lens can be fixed….I will miss having this great lens…I could always count on it to do a good job. xoxo

  6. Can the lens not be repaired? I use the Canon L lenses – quite expensive in the UK but muck cheaper in the US. Drop them and they don’t break.

          1. At least you can buy a replacement lens a lot cheaper than in the UK.

            A website I use is http://www.digitalrev.com. It is Hong Kong based but is very reliable. I bought a Canon 70d and saved 330 British pounds ($555) as I saved the VAT which the British Government slap on goods.

            They sell lenses as well. You should check them out.

    1. Thanks so much…it’s been a somewhat depressing day…yes…the financial and the emotional losses…most of all the emotional loss.

  7. That is indeed a blow. In the good old days, it would have been able to be repaired, even with a lens replacement, at a fraction of the cost of a new one. Nowadays …

    1. There is no saving the lens, I don’t think there would ever have been a way to fix this lens…it’s bent and the mechanics exposed. 😦 To replace it…sigh….

    1. Thanks Anneli…This has been the only lens that I had 100 percent confidence in….So here I am, at “What do I do now” land.

      1. When you get your new lens you’ll be doing super photos again. Sometimes something good comes from something bad. You might end up with better than you had before.

        1. I can only hope that you’re right….I keep thinking this is a sign,.time to do less photography, more writing….but photography is such a large part of me…:(

            1. I’ll still keep shooting I guess…don’t know how to give it up…but….took some shots with an old lens yesterday..and I’m really, really not happy with the results….I am going to post some images of TWO new fawns that were in a neighbors yard yesterday…I was not happy with the results, but maybe I’m just feeling that nothing can compare to the old one…In the midst of my weeping and wailing, perhaps I’m not looking at things clearly..(lol..sort of.)

              1. Most material things can be replaced, so I’m sure in time you’ll find the right lens and be happy again. Meanwhile, you’ll have be satisfied with the best you can do under the circumstances, and it will still be way better than most of the rest of us can do.

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