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    Q: What is the terminal velocity of a 24-105 f/4 L?


    A: Enough to cause $5,000 in home repairs:


    http://www.petapixel.com/2011/09/15/canon-24-105mm-lens-falls-from-sky-and-tears-gaping-hole-in-roof/



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    OMG! That lens is still roughly in one piece! There are still optics in there. That is simply incredible!


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    Ha! With a name like Fast Glass I was hoping you had the answer to the question: "What is the terminal velocity of a 24-105 f/4 L". How disappointing.
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    Did you read the comments below the article?


    My favorite one was: "it zoomed right through the roof"

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    To answer the OP's question, based my on calculations (using California's mean altitude of 2900 ft above sea level), the Canon 24-105mm f/4 L ISwould have hada terminal velocity of approximately 142 ft/sec.

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    5000$ worth of damage????I don

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrian mandea
    5000$ worth of damage????I don't know how much you guys are used to pay in USA but that's a 100$ repair where I live

    In my Uncle Billy Bob's trailer park, it would be about 50 cents worth of duct tape. []

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrian mandea


    5000$ worth of damage????I don't know how much you guys are used to pay in USA but that's a 100$ repair where I live
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