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R.I.P. Canon 50mm f/1.8 II

It’s a sad, sad day. Last night I finally got around to testing my new tripod (which I will write a review on at some point this week) and there was a terrible accident. Here’s what went down…

All of the ball heads I’ve used to date have had some sort of safety release mechanism that requires you to press a button or pull a lever to actually detach the camera once you have loosened the mounting plate. Yesterday, I learned that the Benro Travel Angel A-169 does not have this feature. Unfortunately, I learned this the hard way. Without going into great detail, my 5D and 50mm took quite the tumble. Luckily (I guess) the 50mm took the brunt of the fall and my 5D was spared any damage from what I can tell. If I had dropped any of my L glass I would probably still be screaming and swearing.

Sorry to see you go 50mm, you were by far my favorite lens. Luckily, you were also my cheapest lens so it won’t break the bank to replace you.

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