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From Petapixel







German photographers Marion and Dieter were visiting the Nuremberg Zoo earlier this month when they came across an odd sight: one of the polar bears named Felix was chomping on a $2,100+ Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS telephoto lens. Apparently another lady was trying to change lenses while standing at the edge of the enclosure, and accidentally let the 70-200mm slip out of her grasp and into Felix’s territory.

The photographers may have had slight smirks on their faces: Dieter shoots with a Nikon D300 and Marion shoots with a Nikon D90. They managed to snap series of photos showing Felix gnawing at the lens, smoking it like a cigar, and flicking it into his pool.






















Well shit! Wonder what Canon CPS would say.



Oct 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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Standard repair rate. In Canada that would be about $325. I've had worse...

Stupid Nikon bears! She must have been wearing seal perfume



Oct 13, 2012 at 01:02 PM
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I think a crushed barrel would be more than the standard rate to fix - although after being chomped by a bear it looks pretty good. Maybe canon should use it for an ad campaign on toughness?


Oct 13, 2012 at 01:18 PM
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I was amazed how well the lens was able to take this. Not bad at all, Canon! Now will the new engineering plastic L lenses do the same?


Oct 13, 2012 at 01:21 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Polar Bear - 1, Canon 70-200 - 0


vsg28 wrote:
...will the new engineering plastic L lenses do the same?


They'll probably taste better.



Oct 13, 2012 at 01:50 PM
 

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timbop wrote:
I think a crushed barrel would be more than the standard rate to fix - although after being chomped by a bear it looks pretty good. Maybe canon should use it for an ad campaign on toughness?


Err, I think there's more than just a crushed barrel to deal with, judging from those pics. As a 'bear' minimum the lens has been flooded too. I'd say its for the scrap yard.



Oct 13, 2012 at 02:10 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Polar Bear - 1, Canon 70-200 - 0


This is a huge faux pas! Everyone knows that lenses should never be served as appetizers. Filters first, lenses and/or bodies to follow as entrée. Sheesh! Where's the etiquette?


Oct 13, 2012 at 02:25 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Polar Bear - 1, Canon 70-200 - 0


Oooooh, that's gonna leave a mark. Ooooowwwee.


Oct 13, 2012 at 06:28 PM
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looks like polar bears dont like photographers, except maybe as an appetizer



Oct 16, 2012 at 04:23 AM
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http://pediamond.smugmug.com/Animals/Kaktovik-2012/25767109_r9K53V#!i=2131487437&k=w3vJ4gS

dont know how to embed my shots,need to set up account with Fred, but this thread hit home to me...I took this 2 weeks ago from a small open Inuit fishing boat just as this bear decided to come swimming at us..in retrospect, it must have been the L lens he wanted, though at the time I suspected it was my liver he wanted......aloha...peter



Oct 16, 2012 at 04:30 AM





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