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Tue Jan 27, 2015, 05:31 AM

Before The Fall (a rant) [View all]

Does this look like an $800 photograph to you? Me neither. And yet...it is.

You see, I was beginning a shoot of the Seattle skyline late Sunday afternoon, and started off on the Rizal Bridge. Just after taking this photograph, my teenager asked me a question about setting up their tripod. As I turned around to help out, my camera backpack hit my tripod, sending it and my camera tumbling onto the concrete of the bridge.

As it turned out, the camera itself was fine. However, the same could not be said for the ($800) Sony 16-50mm DT lens, whose focusing mechanism is D.O.A. (Ironically, had it been the camera body which had broken, it would have been annoying, but at least I had a spare body. Did I have a spare normal lens? Nooooooooo.....)

Anyway, the lens is now at the local repair facility, and only time will tell if it can be repaired, or if I'm going to have to resort to shelling out for a replacement. In the meantime, anyone want to buy a photo of a sunset, a skyline, and a lot of interstate traffic for $800? Visa and Mastercard accepted...

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