My macro lens died and I’m totally calm about it (WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAHHHHHHH!). It’s taken many many photos over the years, and it’s served me well on three continents, so I can’t complain. Still, it’s hard not to be sad; the timing was quite awful. I was in Arizona, in the middle of a bee biodiversity hotspot, and I couldn’t take any photos. (Oh, well I tried to take some bee photos with a friend’s telephoto, but it didn’t work out so well.)
It might be a while before I can afford a new macro lens. Of course, the holidays are coming up soon…maybe if I beg enough, my family will help me get one.
Here’s the last photo my macro lens took before it had its fatal error:
It’s a Colletes sp.