Bring on the fatigue

Greetings to the photographically-faithful…

I deserve a kick in the jewels for this little bit of moronity:

Last weekend I was shooting some photos Downtown, at the request of a stock agency, when I tripped on my own feet while walking up some stairs. There was a lot of wobbling, then falling. After I hit the ground, I got to watch my EOS-1D Mark II, which was still on the tripod, hit the concrete steps with a sickening “crack”. The camera seems to be okay, but my 24-70mm f/2.8L lens was destroyed. It cracked in two and the mounting ring was wrenched away from the rest of the lens, remaining fixed to the camera instead of following the rest of the lens on its merry journey.

Yay for uninsured gear. ::eye roll::

In other news, the frequency of my postings will most likely dwindle during September, since I’m in Austin all month playing cinematographer for an indie film. We’re only in the second day of principle photography and I’m already suffering from sleep deprevation. The rest of the month should be – well, like normal for me, really.

I’m looking forward to the rest of the shoot. I picked up a Redrock Micro M2 adapter which allows me to use my old Canon lenses on the video camera. Now I can have my shallow depth-of-field and eat it too. The 135/2 is my favorite so far; it looks great in HD, as does the 55/1.2.
It’s 4 a.m. here, and I’m only just now thinking about going to bed. Sometimes I wish I didn’t have to sleep at all; imagine how much I would get done if sleep wasn’t required. Or, you can imagine how many more excuses I could come up with for not getting things done.

I’m babbling. I think it is time for sleep.


~ by peakaction on September 10, 2006.

2 Responses to “Bring on the fatigue”

  1. sorry to hear about the mark 2. that fucking sucks.

    heard about the canon-to-video adapter … and heard it rocked!

    hope you get some sleep!

    cheers from la-la-land!

  2. Urrrghh that crack noise is so so sickening.

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