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All lenses are created equal, but...
... some seem to have a particular fate. Perhaps you might recall that seven years ago the tripod collar of my SEL70200G failed (the collar was attached to a strap) and the lens broke in two halves falling on hard terrain. 500€ worth of repair. The only piece of equipment that I dropped to the ground since 2013.

Since then I changed the weak Sony collar with a third-party alternate product that, while much cheaper and simpler by design, is more robust since it is has a plain old screw-based lock.

Yesterday the lens fell again on hard terrain (!!! a lonely piece in the middle of a wood) because the extension tube mount failed (and in an exceptional and temporary case I was holding the combo from the camera instead of the lens).

This time the hood got the bump and apparently nothing happened: the lens is still working and taking sharp pictures. I'll do some deeper test in the next days, but how do I find whether the OSS still works unaffected?


Sony a6300, Sony a6000, Sony NEX-6, Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS, Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS, Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS, Sigma 150-600mm Æ’/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary, Samyang 12mm Æ’/2, Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN | A, Meyer Gorlitz Trioplan 100mm Æ’/2.8, Samyang 8mm Æ’/3.5 fish-eye II | Zenit Helios 44-2 58mm Æ’/2 
Plus some legacy Nikkor lenses.
I also had the same kind of mishap with extension tubes... twice. Once with the Canon 70-200/2.8 L IS, once with the Canon 18-135 STM. I can understand the darnable thing snapping when having to hold the weight of the 70-200, but 18-135?

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