I keep breaking things.

I don’t know how I keep doing this, but I dropped yet another camera onto the cold, hard, evil that is my garage floor. This time it was my trusty Canon F-1N that took the spill.

Canon F-1NOnce again, it was dark, and once again, I opened the rear door of my Trooper only to hear a sickening “crack!” as the heavy brass beast fell and landed squarely on the filter ring, shattering the UV filter and securely jamming the bastard on the lens. Not even my heaviest pliers would dislodge it.

So, once again, I have to make a trip to Havel Camera Repair, for the third time in a week, so Karla can hit me with that special look that says, “Will you please stop breaking your shit?”

Luckily, the camera landed in the exact spot I would have hoped it would hit in a fall. It looks like the only thing damaged is the filter itself. The lens and body look fine. It’s pretty difficult to hurt that big bastard.

David LeNeveuIn news from the game last night, San Antonio lost a two-goal lead in the second period, but hung on for a win in a shootout. David LeNeveu really stood on his head in net, and actually looked pretty good for a change. I’m not ashamed to say that I am not impressed with LeNeveu, overall. He has his good nights, but all in all, his number aren’t that great. IMO, Josh Tordjman should be the #1 netminder for the Rampage. But, of course, my opinion matters not to hockey coaches.

Taffe ScoresSan Antonio may not have the best record – in fact, I’m pretty sure they have the worst record – but one thing can’t be argued, and that is that they are vicious in overtime and shootout situations. If a game goes to a shootout, it’s almost a lock that SA will pick up the win. They have some very skilled shooters on the bench, and not many goalies can stop them all reliably. It also didn’t hurt that last night, the opposing netminder, Karl Goehring, played in net for San Antonio last season, so they knew his weaknesses. Even I knew that Goehring is perfectly crackable in high stress situations.

Perrault scoresHe’s a nice kid, but not what I would call a clutch goalie, even though he’s good in his own right.

I’m off to drop off some film and head down to my studio to get some real work done.

Yes, I actually had to shoot some film last night, due to the fact that all of my Canon EF wide zooms are in the shop at the moment. So the F-1N came in handy for the post-game concert as well as some shots from behind the net. Now, whether or not those shots are in focus is a different matter. I guess I’ll see soon enough.

Mahalo.

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~ by peakaction on January 13, 2007.

7 Responses to “I keep breaking things.”

  1. Breaking things is a bummer. Not only can repairs be expensive, but it sometimes happens that an item must be replaced by one of lower quality than the original (light hulbs for example). Prosumer cameras from the 50s, 60s and 70s were built like Sherman Tanks in comparison to most of today’s offerings so a major breakdown can be a catastrophe.

  2. same thing has happened to me, first time the filter jammed (pliers worked), the second time was fantastic because i had an audience…

    “oh shit, morgan, your camera!”

    “oh it’s fine, just the filter” he says after dropping it from about 1.5 meters onto brick.

    we love our obsolete cameras:p

  3. Darren,

    Think different : put foam on you floor πŸ˜‰

  4. You know, at this point, it’s worth a shot. πŸ˜‰

  5. Dude how many times is that now, like 3?
    I reckon foam on the floor is a seriously viable option for you right now!

    πŸ˜€

  6. After all the repair bills, I can’t afford to buy the foam! Now accepting donations of used eggcrate…

  7. I used to be always dropping and knocking and damaging and breaking things UNTIL I started blaspheming and cursing the one on the throne in the sky. NO MORE FREQUENT accidents.

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