ouch! we should start a thread! I have LOTS of stories. My FIRST LF was taken out from being run over by a bunch of rowdy college kids in a pickup truck in a gravel pit at 2AM. My second (arca swiss) I lost over the side of a building when i hit the quick release by mistake (not used one SINCE!!) - and an acquaintance of mine working for hedrich blessing left a bag of lenses in a parking lot...