I dropped my Oly 40-150mm f2.8.

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Angus Gibbins, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Angus Gibbins

    Angus Gibbins Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 6, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    I bumped it as I was getting my iPad out of my bag and it fell off the coffee table. The coffee table's not high (about 1.5-2ft) and it was in its bag (the big one they give you in the box) but it was onto the tile. Is there anything I can do to check it out? I'm sure it's fine but I am still a bit paranoid.

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  2. Strick

    Strick Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Jan 8, 2013
    Columbia, MD
    My first suggestion is to put it on your camera and see if everything works like normal. Also check the mounting plate and see if anything rattles internally.

    That is a very hearty lens and it should be able to take a moderate hit being "PRO" and all.

    Here's hoping nothing is damaged. :2thumbs:
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  3. Chris5107

    Chris5107 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    I agree with Rob, Likely not a problem for a lens like this.

    I would do some test shots of on some controlled target like a flat brick wall where the whole plane will be in focus.
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  4. Angus Gibbins

    Angus Gibbins Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 6, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Thanks guys, just measured with a tape measure, the drop was less than 1.5ft and it landed on its side so the bag and lens hood would've taken most of the brunt. Just did a few shots around my house, I don't really have a solid texture I can shoot against at the moment, but it focuses completely fine.
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