A couple of days ago a dear friend of mine was stuck down with a debilitating disease.
My trusty 24-105mm F4 USM IS L lens developed a communication issue, causing the Image Stabilisation module to randomly jitter all over the place and the iris to randomly open and shut.
I’ve rushed the lens to the Fukuoka Canon Service centre, where the lens will be on life support for the next week. This is going to put back my plans to buy a 5D Mark III by about 2 months. :<
Walking around town today I felt naked. I’ve carried that lens across three continents, and it has captured pretty much every moment of note since I purchased it 5 years ago. It was there when I met my wife, at our wedding, at the birth of our baby. It was there for my brother’s wedding, and it was there when I toured Japan and Germany. It’s survived three camera bodies, numerous road trips and drunken nights, and has basically never left my side since we met.
Anyway, beyond the break are a bunch of photos taken with my favourite lens. If all goes well I’ll be able to add to this collection in the future. If not, then I’m going to have to hold a wake (and probably a fund raiser) for my faithful companion.