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When a $13,000 Camera Lens Shatters on the Ground

One year ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Photographer Jon Devo of São Paulo, Brazil, shared this photo that represents “£12.5K worth of ouch.” It shows a $13,000 Sony 500mm f/4 G SSM lens that fell and shattered on the ground.
“Not taking care when mounting large telephoto lenses can be a costly mistake,” Devo writes. Here's what this 1.2-foot-long , 7.6-pound lens looks like when it's not broken:
“It was mounted on an a99 II on an unweighted tripod and, because no one was holding it, was off balance and fell,” Devo tells PetaPixel. “There was an almighty crash and the front element was shattered as pictured.”
“Surprisingly there...
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