Where lenses come to die

The Last Picture

Beachy Head at Sunset

Where lenses come to die

Shortly after I took this picture, I dropped my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L USM lens into the sea, destroying its electronics, including the image stabiliser and autofocus system. The £1300 lens is now ruined. No-one else was at Beachy Head when this unfortunate accident happened, but if there had been, they would have seen a man cursing and crying. A friend of mine had invited me to her exhibition in Hastings today. There is no point in making a connection between the two, but its funny how decisions in life can have unforeseen consequences. 

Four bottles of real ale have just made an appointment with my central nervous system. I may be gone some time. Here is a full list of prices for my work, if you're interested in making a purchase (and helping a poor soul recover his losses) : www.alanmackenziephotography.com/p/licensing-and-prices.html


Marty said…
Alan, I'm sure your lens died happily after taking these wonderful pictures! Can a lens ask for a more beautiful death?
Alan MacKenzie said…
I contemplated joining the lens for a while.
bsouthj said…
I think I would die if I dropped my lens. Although it's a bit heavy, I love that lens and my screams would still be bouncing off those cliffs. I hope the ales helped! I'm so sorry for your loss!

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