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Day 675 of 365 More.


So I hobbled up to the cigarette store after dinner to get some smokes (my knee is still screwed) and I looked up in the sky and the clouds were back lit in the absolute most beautiful way and I knew it had to be today’s self-portrait. So I hobbled back home and got my camera and my 50mm lens and tripod and then hobbled back up the hill to set up.

And then I kncked my tripod over!


Luckily my camera is fine, hence me not just killing myself on the spot, but the casing to the 50 completely cracked open. It’s ruined.

On a good note, at least it was my cheapest lens. But as any photographer knows, the 50 is like the bread and butter. I’ve already ordered a new one.


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16 comments for “6-16-08

  1. avatar
    June 16, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    I do love my 50.

    Also, you should really not go buy smokes anymore. Obviously.

  2. avatar
    June 16, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    @jessi.: everything was fine when I was just going to buy cigarettes. It was the second trip where I broke the lens. Obviously, the lesson is that I shouldn’t take pictures outside.

  3. avatar
    June 16, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    No shit.

  4. avatar
    June 16, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    It’s not the cigarettes! It’s the blasted hills in Pittsburgh! Sorry about the lens… the 50 is my favorite! Good thing it’s the cheapest!

  5. avatar
    June 16, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    @365bunnies: *sigh*

    @lrayholly: exactly. I actually had it set up and was walking away listening to the timer and all of a sudden I heard a crash. I guess gravity and slope got the better of it.

  6. avatar
    June 16, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    That is TOO sad!! It sounds like it would have been a great shot…..

    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)

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    June 16, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    @Babs1696: oh, it wasn’t the first one. I took a couple others, but they weren’t very good. Really, I should have used a different lens than the 50mm.

  8. avatar
    June 17, 2008 at 9:14 am

    I see. You should still maybe not buy cigarettes anymore. It’s a disgusting habit! 😛

  9. avatar
    June 17, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Suck! Yeah… I’d cry if my 50 broke. It’s my cheapest and most favorite lens.

  10. avatar
    June 17, 2008 at 9:53 am

    oh no what a pain! like you say though at least it’s one of the cheapest in the arsenal but soooooooo good.

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    June 17, 2008 at 10:02 am

    @jessi.: Well, ok… that may be true too.

    @Stephen Poff: yeah. But like I said, at least it wasn’t my 70-300 or something (Which would have been much better for the shot, but had it broken, I’d really cry).

    @disco~stu: Yeah. I was looking at others when I replaced it. Besides the 1.8 for $90. There’s a 1.4 for $350 or so, that I knew about. And you can get a 1.2 USM 50mm prime for like $1300! *Drool!* I of course when with the $90 job.

  12. avatar
    June 17, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    As everyone has said, I love my 50mm. With respect to price, it’s the coolest one I own.

  13. avatar
    June 17, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    @shockingbird: yep. Amazon Prime assures me that they shipped a new one out to me this afternoon. I should have it on Thursday.

  14. avatar
    June 17, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    oh no! I’m glad you’re already replacing it. But sorry it broke. Even if it’s the cheapest of your lenses it’s not like you’re made of money. *hug*

  15. avatar
    June 19, 2008 at 9:28 am

    I feel ya dawg, I feel ya!

  16. avatar
    June 20, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    @mickeysacks: yep. Already have the new one. And yeah, not made of money, but necessities are necessities. heh… yeah, I know a lot of people who have broken them lately.

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