Lens falls on ice during Hockey NHL Stanley Cup Finals, players think it’s a puck and hit it away. Ouch!

Jun 2, 2016

Udi Tirosh

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Lens falls on ice during Hockey NHL Stanley Cup Finals, players think it’s a puck and hit it away. Ouch!

Jun 2, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Here is one thing you don’t want happening to you if you are covering the Hockey Stanley Cup Finals. One of the journalists covering the event dropped his lens onto the ice in the early stage of the game. I mean, forget the fact that this lens can easily cost a grand or two (anyone identifies the lens? hit us in the comments.); forget the fact that you are now one lens short for shooting the game; forget the fact that you placed a foreign object on the ice. Focus on what the poor guy must have felt when he saw his lens used as a puck for a few seconds until the players figured out what’s going on.

A puck moves very fast across the ice making hockey a very fast-paced game. So if a player mistakes a round black object lensy thing for a puck, I don’t blame him.

According to fansided, “Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist honestly believed that the lens was the puck until he played it and he realized that it didn’t quite move the way that a puck would. He immediately pointed it out to prevent what could have been a very interesting scenario for both teams“.

I am not really sure how the lens came off, but maybe it was hit by a puck, maybe it was not screwed on all the way and maybe it fell during a lens-change, or even fell from a pouch. Either way, this puts another argument in the corner of those who claim that”filters don’t protect lenses“.

Lastly, if indeed this was a lens change at fault, let me share this piece of advice on changing lenses.

P.S. This story kinda flashbacks into 2015 where a lens hood fell into the ice and was mistaken for a puck too.

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15 responses to “Lens falls on ice during Hockey NHL Stanley Cup Finals, players think it’s a puck and hit it away. Ouch!”

  1. Nelcha ❤️ Avatar
    Nelcha ❤️

    OUCH‼️ I had one that Fell on “Mother Nature’s” Ice & Repair was Costly Enough !!

  2. Stephen Fink Avatar
    Stephen Fink

    Oops. :O

  3. Shervin Heitmann Avatar
    Shervin Heitmann

    Dominik Hei Connor York Johan Nes ?

  4. Sean Avatar
    Sean

    Same here, Nelcha…but it was an actual ice hockey rink. Was shooting a weekend long youth tourny at Union College in Schenectady last year. I was taking the group shot of the final’s winners and decided to do one last shot with my iPhone to quickly throw up on my FB page. As I let the camera fall to my side the camera strap came loose from the buckle and my D700 and 70-200 hit the ice with a thud. The 70-200 was pretty much ok..just needed to be sent in for some focus adjustments but the D700 was toast. But did give me the excuse to upgrade to a D750..lol. One day I may send the 700 in and get it repaired.

  5. Henry Rodgers Avatar
    Henry Rodgers

    If it wasn’t done for after the fall…

  6. Kristofor Sauer Avatar
    Kristofor Sauer

    If you look at the lens, you will notice it’s the end of the barrel of the lens, not the whole lens itself…

    1. hobbr Avatar
      hobbr

      It’s only missing the body mount.

    2. Max Fairclough Avatar
      Max Fairclough

      Actually, it is the entire lens. It is the canon 15mm 2.8. I know this because my lens has snapped off the body before and looks exactly like this.

  7. Trumpty Dumpty Avatar
    Trumpty Dumpty

    Has to be part of a Canon lens. Nikon’s are way too sturdy for this to happen.

  8. Oliver Guy Avatar
    Oliver Guy

    The lens that fell was a Canon 15mm f/2.8 fisheye.

  9. Craig Fouché Avatar
    Craig Fouché

    Dominique

  10. Max Fairclough Avatar
    Max Fairclough

    It is a Canon 15mm 2.8 fisheye. I know this because I too, have had my lens snap off my camera body, and the body/built in lens hood looks like this!

  11. Bork Avatar
    Bork

    Thank god it wasn’t a 200/f2

  12. Michael Thomas Ireland Avatar
    Michael Thomas Ireland

    To be fair, the lens was already toast. It fell off the camera without the mount and it’s guts were exposed. The players just finished it off. #insurance #is #important.

  13. mike Avatar
    mike

    Saw that during the game last night, it really did look like a puck on the screen for a moment. Not the first time I have seen this. Once I saw it back before DSLRs and the photographer needed medical attention after having his camera smashed into his face.