Usually we try to stay away from traumatizing you at the very beginning of the week, but this week, we’ll make an exception. The video above started out as a tutorial on how to quickly attach and detach a lens “just like a pro”; it turned into a cringeworthy photographer fail.
There’s not much to describe here, you have all of the ingredients for a terrible mishap: $2,300 Canon 24-70 f/2.8L lens? Check! Overconfident photographer? Check! Attempting this demonstration over concrete? You betcha! You can probably fill in the rest from here yourself. Mix those three together and you get the stomach-churning sound of a $2.3K piece of equipment bouncing on the ground.
Fair warning: he does drop a well-placed (and much-needed) curse word in addition to the lens. Also, we apologize in advance it this video makes you cry a little…
P.S. A few YouTube commenters are calling B.S. and saying the video is faked — just an attempt to get hits. What do you think?