Canon Telephoto Lens Snapped in Half on Sidelines of NCAA Football Game

Started Oct 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
Joe Ogiba
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Re: Canon Telephoto Lens Snapped in Half on Sidelines of NCAA Football Game

rebel99 wrote:

Joe Ogiba wrote:


In the second quarter of the football game today between Oklahoma and Kansas State, Oklahoma’s quarterback Trevor Knight threw a fade pass to the corner of the end zone. Receiver Sterling Shepard laid out for the reception and landed just outside the back corner of the end zone.

The problem for Shepard and one unfortunate photographer was that Shepard landed on top of a Canon telephoto lens.

The photographers were packed in this particular corner of the end zone; however, the unfortunate photographer didn’t get his second camera off of the ground as he dove out of Shepard’s way. And, unfortunately, Shepard came down hard on top of this camera and lens, which was attached to a monopod.

In that screen capture, you can see half of what appears to be a either a Canon EF 500mm f/4L or an EF 400mm f/2.8L attached to a Canon 1D X. So, it looks to be at least a $10k collision. "

well, the lens is obviously hosed but i am sure it is repairable. obviously the lens belongs to news outfit so if nothing else, it will become a tax wright off, no biggie


I bet Canon will give him a loaner and fix the lens for free.

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