October 16th, 2014.
Well... something bad happened. I got to Leicester Square to learn that owing to the predictable (but underestimated-by-me) consequence of me shooting so many torrential-downpour premieres this London Film Festival (eg. Yesterday), my MOST IMPORTANT lens is broken. It's got condensation inside the lens elements and .... well... this is BAD.
Worse would be not finding out until you're literally at the premiere.
So... that's kind of what happened. Here's how it went down.
So... that was another one. It was frustrating, it was disheartening... it'll probably be both expensive and inconvenient to try to find a replacement for the Tamron, and it almost certainly won't be solved in time for tomorrows, or in any case Sunday's or Monday's premieres.
But there are worse emergencies, like my laundry and the pile of dishes in my sink back at the apartment. By which I mean - which Bentley to be driven home in, and whether I should invite Charlize Theron up to St Albans on Saturday or wait until next week when London Film Festival is over.
Until next time! (ie. Tomorrow) when I'll complain about how I miss my lens and how inferior my kit-lens replacement is (ironically... it's waterproof).
UPDATE : IT APPEARS THE LENS IS OKAY. I UNSCREWED OFF THE FRONT ELEMENT/CAP, WIPED AND DRIED IT AND LET IT REST... THIS MORNING IT WAS UNFOGGY. MIGHT HAVE A BIT OF LIFE IN IT YET (WOOHOO)
Either way, it's another movie for my "Archive of Movie Premieres".