I would contact the buyer and request a delay. ask the buyer if you could 'rent'
the lens from them long enough to get the shows done. Upon completion of the
shoots or acquisition of another lens you could then send the lens to them with
a partial refund to cover the 'rental'. Unless the person is in a big hurry for
the lens themselves I would think most folks would agree to this arrangement.
Reuben Acciano wrote:
> I knew it had to end.
> The run of Doris Fang luck has dried up.
> Have any of you Zuiks seen a 24mm 2.8 explode at close range?
> This is what happened Wednesday night when I took my new toy out to shoot
> local act Longbo Tom.
> One step too close, trying to frame the bassist just right and then WHAMMO!,
> tempo change, odd stage manouevre and there goes my latest acquisition. Not
> to mention a bunch of capillaries around my eye, the shot, and the ability
> to focus without pain for the rest of the show.
> The 35 mm f2 and two steps back saved the shoot, but I now have to figure
> out how to cover the focal length when I have no 24mm f2.8 anymore, and my
> f2 is already "promised" to someone.
> I'm in an ethical quandry here - if I can get hold of another 2.8 quickly, I
> don't need to hang on to the f2 and therefore an initiated transaction can
> run to it's fruition. But I'm expecting the MO later this week and I need
> that focal length to do my job. I've smashed superwides in almost the exact
> same fashion before (thank god it wasn't the f2!!!) but it means I get more
> dynamic shots when I take risks, so its kind of addictive.
> What do you guys think I should do? I'm already chasing 2 2.8s on the other
> side of the country, but my briefs for the week are here - three shows. And
> the 24mm length is really quite central to my style. Sigh. How do I get
> myself in to these things ...
> PS - The 4Ti survived unscathed, thank god ...
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