My photographer buddy was assaulted tonight by some drunken yahoo. Fortunately he came out okay, his biggest fear is that his 7000 dollars worth of gear was alright. He was running around the block trying to avoid getting his equipment damaged. I told him to hand me his equipment, while trying to escape this guy. Anyways, I'm kinda glad I'm only using my 18-70 at night. If I had a 17-55, I might freak out if it broke from an assault or bad fall. Anyways, considering the dangers of my job, sometimes having cheap glass isn't such a bad idea. Being a street freelancer is tough, salary guys don't have to worry about anything. Lucky guys!