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... 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?
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?