The unthinkable finally happened. I figured that someday the time would come when I would have an accident and damage a piece of my camera gear. That time was this afternoon. Three shots into a college softball game, my main camera, Nikon D100, mounted with my favorite lens, Nikon 80-200mm f2.8, fell from my shoulder 5 feet to the grass. I had my photo vest on, which has a loop on each shoulder with a snap on it to keep the camera strap from falling off your shoulder. Guess what? The snap came undone causing my worst nightmare to come true! The lens mount ripped completely off the body. The metal ring mount was still firmly attached to the lens, the protective cover over the LCD display was ripped off the back and now the display sports a hefty scuff across the corner. The lens now makes a very slight grinding noise, though it doesn't seem to have affected the ability to focus, as I finished up the rest of the 2 games with it on the wife's Nikon D100. I have to take the body in on monday to see if it is even economically feasible to fix. I am going to guess that it's going to be $400+. If it's that much, I will have a really different looking and expensive paper weight. I have been shooting for nearly 15 years, and in that time, I have never made as much as a scratch on any of my equipment, let alone drop any of it.