New blog post - A tale of woe and shattered glass at - http://tombarnesphoto.com/2013/05/17/a-tale-of-woe-and-shattered-glass/
This morning, in the middle of one of my busiest weeks ever I managed to commit a cardinal photography sin. After my shoot yesterday in the studio Id left my cases there as I was going back today to start packing for my trip to LA (fly out Sunday AM) As I reached up to get a Peli from a stack of cases I grabbed it and pulled it down – but I had stupidly forgotten to lock the case. As the case flung to earth the lid flew open and catapulted my lenses across the studio and the rough floor took its toll (a 24-70 2.8 workhorse and my sigma 70-200 2.8 zoom back up)
The inevitable noise that followed was distressing enough, if you want to imagine further distress please look below at the pictures.
It’s a strange feeling when you break a lens like this, I have had both of these lenses over 10 years now and they have been almost everywhere I have been, the 24-70 has been used every day for almost 12 years and never needed a service – it was a true workhorse. The memories I have have all been taken with these lenses.
They’ve seen some serious use over the years and I am hoping I can get them both repaired and back to work, here’s hoping the internal damage is minimal.
Sadly as this has happened on a Friday means I can’t get to a hire shop before I fly out to LA so I have now had to fork out for the new 24-70 2.8, so it’s been an expensive and challenging day!