This Monday, I came home to find a very angry girlfriend (now ex) trashing my apartment. I won't go into the details of what happened but I will say that I saw that my Canon 500D laying on the floor with a nice dent on the wall from where she threw it. Also laying accross the floor were my 75-300 lens, my 18-55 lens that came with the camera and my favorite lens which was a 60mm macro lens still attached to the camera body. The 75-300 had the worst damage, both lens caps had come off at the time of impact, the UV filter was shattered and now the ring around the lens is broken (image below).
As for the camera itself, I had a battery grip that was attached to the body and that is now broken, the camera itself will no longer power on with any of my six batteries. My external flash seemed to be ok but I havent had a chance to test it yet.
My question to the board is, is there anywhere that I can take my camera equipment and see what works and what should be considered a loss? Also, would the cost to fix the 500D be so expensive that it would make more sense to buy a new and better camera?
Thanks in advance