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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Canon + Concrete

I had a wee little accident last week

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 lens broken in two  

We went to the zoo of Antwerp with the whole family. We'd just been to the reptile building, where I had taken some pictures with my Canon 50mm f1.8 lens. It's not a zoom lens, but it's quite sensitive to light, so I could take pictures inside without having to use my flash. With the glass in between myself and the reptiles, flashing would have been useless because I'd get nothing but a white blur on my photos.

When we came out of the building, I wanted to switch this lens for my 18-55mm. But when I reached for my camera bag, it slipped out of my hands and landed. Not on the grass, but right on the concrete pathway. You can see the result: it's broken in two and the electrical wiring (the copper ribbon on the left) had broken in two.

It was my cheapest lens (at around 100 €), but I only had it for half a year.

[deep sigh]

Posted by Bart at 9:31 PM
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