Nifty-Fifty Durability?

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  1. JayPearson

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    I've been researching the Canon 50mm f/1.8 and i'm very interested in buying one very soon. Looking on amazon i was reading a review on this lens and a guy was saying how, after a few months this lens was completly distroyed and was literally in pieces. I've seen the pictures this lens can produce and for the price you really cant beat it. So i was just wondering if anyone else was having the problem or, even close to having this problem.
     
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    there is one currently travelling round the world - by post - from photographer to photographer ;)

    I think that persons experience is more the exception - granted it is plasticy and not as hard wearing as most of the other lenses on offer, but its durable enough to survive normal use without problems. Just don't go rock climbing with it ;)
     
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    tell me more about this. so the 50mm is being shared? is it being documented?
     
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    No rock climbing for me, i live on the coast. I'm excited, can't wait to get it.
     
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    I dropped mine once while changing lens. :(
    Luckily, I was standing on a grass field, so nothing happened to it, not even a single scratch. (maybe due to the fact that the lens is very light weight)

    I think even it is all plastic, it doesn't mean it will break any time soon.
     
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    I dropped mine from shoulder height on to a granite church floor, and caught it when it bounced 4' in the air. Still works fine, and although it did shake up the internal dust, there's not even a mark.
     
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    I've had mine for about half a year. I've never dropped it and it doesn't have a scratch.
     
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    This is the ONE lens I can afford to drop!
     
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    Well apparently the guy who's review i was reading must be doing jump-n-jacks on top of it. I'm probably going to get one next week. If not then very soon, thanks for all the feedback.
     

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