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| p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · How fragile/sturdy are Nikon consumer, pro-sumer & pro DSLR's? |
My photos back up what happened so troll accusations are just plain out stupid.
That lense is important enough to me to warrant having a second one. I snatch them up used if the price is right. Let me guess, anybody with a spare tire for their car is a "snob" too.
I don't do buy and sell here, nor am I in the business of selling broken stuff as parts. Since you have the time, and once the tears clear from your eyes, call up APS and get a quote on impact damaged 60mm AF-d macro. We'll all be expecting your...Show more →
I'm sorry you fell so... offended and defensive? And I'm sorry you feel compelled to yell at everyone who doesn't instantly agree with you, and feel the need to insult people. Photos or not, I said your statements and replies sounded like trolling behavior. And photos and abilities to take photos are independent of trolling, and being just plain rude. As mentioned above, if you had just clarified your situation as "no, the condition of the lens was inoperable" or "no, the lens seemed to me beyond repair", everyone would've been happy. It was just overly defensive and rather juvenile to lash out at and insult a fellow forum member like you did.
I wasn't questioning your need for a second or spare lens. It's perfectly fine to have seconds and spares of what's important! It's just the tone and the way of how you threw your statement out there. The way it sounded was like "la-dee-da... what's several hundred dollars worth of equipment? I have a spare anyways, and I can afford it. I'll just trash this good piece of gear for the sake of trashing it." All the while with no information about the condition of the lens, and with most of us thinking "did he just trash an either functional, or easily repairable lens for the heck of it?" Afterall, a lot of us here have had great experiences with Nikon's gear being well built and able to withstand a little bit of rough handling or the accidental falls. Remember, the only info you provided was that the filter threads were bent.
Oh, and thanks for your concern, but I wasn't crying, nor were there any tears involved
Back on topic!
OP, I've had several instances where I've witnessed a D300 with lens fall from 32" high work benches onto solid concrete, function perfectly fine with minimal paint marring. Thankfully, it was the work camera, not mine, and a coworker caught the camera strap while running out.
And I've had several instances where my lens hoods saved my lenses from potential severe damage while working... Lens hoods are much cheaper to replace than the lens! One of the reasons why I ALWAYS use lens hoods, even in dark indoor situations.