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#1 gophillies74


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 09:15 PM

I just learned a very important lesson....Always make sure your lens IS ATTACHED!!! I set my camera down on its back to switch lenses..switched lenses but did not lock lens into place. I must have been distracted because I have never done this before and am usually extremely careful with my equipment. I turned back around to my camera and picked it up by its body and noticed my 60mm 2.8G macro lens nosediving to the floor. I loved that lens and used it more than any of my others... The lens apparently is not designed to withstand falls onto hardwood floors....think I can sell it for parts?

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 09:44 PM

Sorry to hear that.

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 09:47 PM



Another tip- do not juggle lenses and cameras while changing lenses, keep one in a case, set it down, don't drop it off the boardwalk over a wetlands. If you do, lay down and reach in after it but don't jump in after it.

Edited by BrianS, 26 November 2014 - 09:48 PM.

Nikkor-SC 5cm F1.5. And maybe 100 or so other Nikkor lenses. Maybe 60 of those are on Nikon cameras right now.

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 12:21 PM

Sorry to hear that I hate loosing a favorite piece of equipment.


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Posted 28 November 2014 - 02:12 PM

Lost count of the times I've dropped lenses because I'm juggling them, not holding them properly or holding one by gripping the lens hood in my teeth while I take a cap of another - luckily they're all ok so commiserations on your damaged 60mm. Get a price for a repair it may not be too steep.

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 10:11 AM

Yes you have to keep turning the lens until you hear the click.


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 05:17 PM

Hopefully you will be able to get your 60 repaired reasonably.

I do have another hard learned lens tip:  Nikon big glass has the neck strap attached at the lens.  When disconnecting from the camera, do NOT let go of the camera body...   Fortunately I did not loose any equipment.


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