Expensive Drop: How Not to Treat Your Camera

When I first started this blog, I was using an iPhone 6S to document my travels. I know, I know, it is sad. Fast forward to the end of November and I purchased the Sony A6000 with the 3.5-/16-50mm lens and the 4.5-6.3/55-210mm lens. First off, I did not know what any of that meant.  I quickly learned the 16-50mm lens was my go to since most of my pictures are within a few feet.  I used the camera on a trip to Albuquerque but began to use it more on my trip to Denver.

Now that you have the back story, let me tell the bonehead move that I made. I boarded my final flight of the Nashville trip, a short hop from Houston to Dallas. As I entered the aircraft, I had my camera in my hand. Being assigned to seat 1A meant that I did not have storage under the seat in front me, as I was at the bulkhead. I put the camera in my jacket pocket and proceeded to place my backpack in the overhead bin.  That is when I heard a loud thud. I could only think ‘that sounded expensive’. Here is the result:

Sony lens

I sat down and sulked the entire 45 minutes to Dallas.  At least I still had my other lens to hold me over until I could get a replacement.

Sony Lens

That brings me today, I just ordered my replacement lens. It cost me $172 which I put on Chase Freedom Unlimited to earn 1.5% cash back.  That is $172 that I did not want to pay but it was my neglect that caused me to drop my camera. Let this be a lesson to all of you (or just me), treat your equipment with care.


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