Sunday, February 5, 2012
This is NOT what you want to see when you take off the lens cap. Obviously I bumped it at some point - and the good news - I had already taken the pictures I wanted with that lens. Also good news - this is the UV filter, I'm pretty sure the lens itself is fine. Bad news -- the filter rim is bent & won't come off - going to try to gently pry it off since I need this lens -- can't wait for weeks for it to come back from the shop with warranty repair & I really don't want to pay to have it done quickly. So, boys & girls, our lesson learned today -- ALWAYS put some kind of filter on your lens - if nothing else it helps protect the expensive lens in many ways (this is my 85mm f1.4 lens that I had to wait months for to be in stock last year).
UPDATE: In the shop & waiting... 6-8 weeks....