• this half still remains to be removed. its seems to risky to scoop it out. might damage the lens

Broken lens

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Fell with the lens head down on a flat hard tile :( The UV filter is gone. The lens seems to be okay.. though it makes a little noise while focussing.
And the camera seems to be working with no issues.

Still needs to figure out how best to get rid of the filter or atleast the glass remains. (the threads seems to have been damaged.. so it doesnt open the normal way)
Nice day of shoot came to this sad end. Saving grace was this shot (taken from my 55-200) proving that my camera is still doing good :)

In another news kartik deprived Sachin Tendulkar of another hundred! :(

Update 1: The lens looks alright :) I removed the broken glass pieces using a tong. The filter ring remains.

Update 2: Got the filter ring removed at a nikon stall in photofair 2010, mumbai. took a lot of hammering! this lens is sturdy!!

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  1. kulliprashant 53 months ago | reply

    man.. it's so scary to even think about falling down with the lens' dead down :-( ... glad to hear that the lens and the camera are working fine.. next time be careful! ;-)

    btw nice capture!

  2. FELIPE LOPEZ (aka TRIPITON35) 53 months ago | reply

    Para los buenos momentos, gratitud.
    Para los malos, mucha esperanza.
    Para cada día, una ilusión.
    Y siempre, siempre, felicidad.
    Esto es lo que te deseo para el 2010

  3. M Zappano 53 months ago | reply

    wow! scary sight. hope alls well

  4. Paddu Rao 53 months ago | reply

    Sorry about the injury to your lens Sahaab ! You have handled the occurance very well ! !

  5. RCDizon 53 months ago | reply

    Good you had the UV on. I hope there are no issues with the lens.

  6. LBooker (Lorraine)...plant milkweed 53 months ago | reply

    oh so sorry..glass must be wedged in there

  7. Mayur Kotlikar 53 months ago | reply

    ah..good there was protection

  8. Sahaab 53 months ago | reply

    @everyone: i've just broke the filter.. the lens is alright. except of course it does take some effort to zoom and focus..
    Hopefully its the first and last time that it has happened.

  9. asha susan 53 months ago | reply

    ooooops.. good to know that the lens is doing fine still.

  10. PowerShadowX 53 months ago | reply

    Oh, I'm sorry... :(

  11. Andy von der Wurm 53 months ago | reply

    Guten Morgen,
    ich wünsche Dir ein ruhiges und besinnliches Weihnachtsfest und einen guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr 2010.

    Good Morning,
    I would like to wish you a peaceful and relaxing Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010.

    Merry Christmas to all my contacts and friends in the entire world, thank you for your interest in my fotos, for your views and comments

  12. petalouda62 52 months ago | reply

    wooow, guess it sort of saved you from falling on your face????
    glad its all still working, its all so expensive material!!!

  13. Sahaab 52 months ago | reply

    @petalouda.. i kinda stepped in to a pit while checking my pics and it was deep enough to let the lens hit the ground before i could land into the pit

  14. BloodyShirt 52 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lens Porn, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  15. Sahaab 52 months ago | reply

    @BloodyShirt: sure i will :)

  16. Nikon Junkie 49 months ago | reply

    Dang... Good to know only the filter died for the cause though. I saw the pic of the Lotus Temple you were taking with it before the fall... It died an honorable death... :) Those are amazing shots!

  17. Sahaab 49 months ago | reply

    @Nikon junkie: absolutely agree on the honorable death. but the sad part is the lens is getting difficult to operate by the day. its not too smooth to operate. and at around 30 mm it takes quite a strength to zoom in/out.

  18. rocksphoto 31 months ago | reply

    oh that's pity!

  19. SωәәR.M.B 25 months ago | reply

    WHHHHY =""""""( !!!!!!!!!!

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