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21-Aug-2017 AKMC

20170731 The Broken Lens

Our trip to New Zealand had some wonderful moments. Unfortunately it had a lot of collateral damage too.

The wallet damage ended up being more than I expected.

And part of the reason for that was a trip that one of us took down an icy hill resulting in a high ankle sprain and... well, I wasn't the one who had my camera with me at the time.

Yyyeah. I was actually expecting to need to get a new lens and was massively relieved to see that they are priced considerably lower than they were when I bought this one way back when. However I spoke to Olympus Support this afternoon and they gave me a repair price of just over $400. And they assured me that it would be as good as new. Actually... it won't be far off new, needing a new barrel base, circuit board, 3G frame unit and outer frame unit. Still, PART of it will be what was with me on the tour to Italia last year.

I'm amazed it survived this. The E-M1 itself seems to have been relatively unscathed.

samsung SM-G900I
1/17s f/2.2 at 4.8mm iso640 full exif

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Mairéad08-Oct-2017 19:53
Glad it's going to be ok after a trip to A&E. And hopefully the ankle has also healed.
Julie Oldfield16-Sep-2017 11:01
I'm so sorry that happened. I hope your ankle is ok. I fell in January and broke the little kit lens, but the camera was fine. V
Don Mottershead15-Sep-2017 19:23
Bummer! I hope the ankle gets fixed as well as the lens.
borisalex15-Sep-2017 13:01
Only the strong survive, quality is best to have!
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