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Paint It Black
Living the American dream one heartbreaking piece at a time
Due to a comedy of errors (I'm not laughing right now), it turns out that my macro lens hit the floor tile in my hallway. Frantic testing produced abnormal behavior, which tugrik confirmed to be damage to the USM ringmotor.

The good news, as such, is that a repair shouldn't run me more than 1/5 of the price of the lens.

The bad news is that, well, let's face it -- a $520 piece of glass hit the ground and suffered damage as a result.

This is not how I wanted to start my vacation two days before my birthday.

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gatcat From: gatcat Date: August 12th, 2010 06:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Where you going/what you doing for your vacationbirthday?

feren From: feren Date: August 16th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I went home to Minnesota to spend time on the family farm, namely so I could be with my folks. What caught me by surprise is that at one point on Saturday roughly 2/3 of my father's side of the family spontaneously arrived at the farm. So we had a very nice impromptu family reunion with lots of burgers and hotdogs.
plonq From: plonq Date: August 12th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch. As someone whose lens actually had a camera attached to it when he dropped it a couple of months back, I can commiserate.
feren From: feren Date: August 16th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Urk! That was one of the few things I was able to comfort myself with -- the body wasn't attached when things went sideways.

I just received word from the USPS that my lens was delivered at the service center this morning, so your commisseration is appreciated. Here's hoping.
tuftears From: tuftears Date: August 12th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
*patpats poor Inkblotkitteh* Happy Early Birthday, at any rate!
feren From: feren Date: August 16th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thankya. :)
markvd From: markvd Date: August 13th, 2010 07:01 am (UTC) (Link)
feren From: feren Date: August 16th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, it was suckage.
hellziggy From: hellziggy Date: August 16th, 2010 04:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Ouch. Rick dropped one of my lenses once. Repair bills aren't fun.
feren From: feren Date: August 16th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
At least it wasn't L glass, but that particular lens ran pretty darn close to the same quality as L. Yeah, unexpected repair expenses for my camera is becoming a theme this year that I could do without.
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