Ever wondered what happens when you fling your camera out of your backpack, with a really heavy, really expensive lens attached to the front? What if it lands on the lens and basically snaps it off!
This is what happens:
Until yesterday, this was my Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 lens - which was basically my workhorse lens. I use it for almost everything. Ugh.
Fortunately, my new friend Jen Kroll has one for sale :) So now the insurance company gets to replace this one so I'll have it for a wedding and a ton of portrait sessions next week.
Lesson - don't throw your lens out of the back of your car onto the pavement.