If your camera should fall from your tripod, make sure it has a Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 II attached.
Earlier tonight I was going to photograph pens and papers for the Drawing Day 2009. I had planned to draw something, but after throwing all the pens onto a brown paper bag, I saw an opportunity for something a little different.
But it was what happened next that reminded me that my equipment is neither a toy nor unbreakable.
Basically, the camera was not connected properly to the tripod. Thus when I tilted the ball-joint head forward, it simply fell off. I jumped forward to catch it, my wife bolted across the room … and I watched the lens casing break as it hit the floor with a loud thud.
Thankfully I am not (or is that no longer?) the type to get over dramatic when such things happen: Whilst I got angry with myself, I was more thankful it was the cheapest lens in my collection.
Thankfully I have the funds to buy another one next week. Heck, I might go up a level. I’d much prefer the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM