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Kevin Gallagher

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A Sad End To Some Nice Equipment
« on: August 23, 2017, 02:34:39 PM »

 I didn't see this posted anywhere here so here it is. Seems somebody had their Leica Body AND .95 Noctilux lens busted up by the airlines. I have no idea of the veracity of the article just posting the link for informational purposes.

Camera & Lens Destroyed

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Mark D Segal

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Re: A Sad End To Some Nice Equipment
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 02:47:04 PM »

Dubious. In Iceland my Canon 1dsMk3 with 24-105 L lens slipped out of my hands and fell lens-face down on a solid, pointy, sharp-edged shard of ice on the "beach". It made quite a loud thud and I thought I was done for. Turned out the filter wasn't even dented and the mechanics of both the lens and the camera survived just fine. Well-built equipment can take a lot of punishment. In a suitcase one can wrap a camera and lens in enough clothing so that such damage just wouldn't happen, even if they threw the suitcase in and out of the hold, as they so often do.
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Re: A Sad End To Some Nice Equipment
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 03:13:12 PM »

Well, I used to have a very pretty Rowi tripod (with red leather bits) that went into the hold, inside a suitcase packed with clothes. It flew British Airways from London to Nassau (I'm not sure any longer if it was via Miami or not, though I think it was). When it got there, I discovered that I now owned a duopod with which to steady my 8/500 reflex Nikkor. The break wasn't a leg - it was right up at the neck where the three legs are anchored.

I can't see a Leica fare better if the odds are stacked against it on any particular day.

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Re: A Sad End To Some Nice Equipment
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 05:53:04 PM »

Yup. Outlier, improbable stuff happens.

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