ANOTHER $12,000 Sony lens gets smashed by a baseball

Photographer checks lens after baseball hits it
(Image credit: WeAre / CPBL-TV)

It seems only a week ago I was reporting on the lens-smashing effect of a 104mph ball at a Miami Marlins baseball game. The Sony 400mm GM in question became a global story, but incredibly it's already happened again. Do these lenses have magical powers?

Well, no, probably not. But this baseball game, caught on Chinese TV station CPBL, shows another Sony 400mm GM lens – which, as we pointed out at the time, cost a not inconsiderable amount – being struck by a traveling ball.

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Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

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