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?
Tip for Lenses
Posted 26 November 2014 - 09:44 PM
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.
Posted 27 November 2014 - 12:21 PM
God bless all those in harms way and Go Navy!
Nikon P900 Nikon P330
F100 w MB-15, N80, FM3a, FE2(Black and Silver) and EM.
Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D
Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.
MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.
MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)
MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)
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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.
Posted 15 December 2014 - 10:11 AM
Yes you have to keep turning the lens until you hear the click.
Still shooting DX digital and don't plan on going full frame.
D7100, D7000, D40, Canon M50, and a few 35mm film bodies
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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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