Dropped 50mm 1.8

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  1. sood1992

    sood1992 TPF Noob!

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    I was shooting a gig and suddenly my bag opened up and my Canon 50mm 1.8 fell from the height of about 4 feet on a concrete floor, The lens isnt sharp anymore at 1.8 it produces shaky images though seems to work fine at 2.8. What could be the issue? Can it be fixed?


     
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    well i think it's toast, repair likey cost more than a new lens.
     
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    [Dillz] TPF Noob!

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    I would just toss it and get the 1.4
     
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    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

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    The Canon 50 mm f/1.8 II has el cheapo build quality to begin with. You're lucky, a lot of them just break into 2 big pieces when they are dropped.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I recently had a lens repaired by Canon. (50mm F1.4).

    It hadn't been dropped, the AF just stopped working correctly. Before even looking at the lens, there was a $100 (CDN) charge, plus $10 S&H plus tax.
    They repaired the lens and sent it back within a few days, no additional costs.

    The retail price of the 50mm F1.8 is $125 US (nor sure what it would cost you in India), so it's probably not worth the cost to repair it, vs getting a new one.
     
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    Rawlins TPF Noob!

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    Yeah, I would just toss it and get another one, or spend a little more and get the 1.4. It might make you a little more careful with your gear that way! :p
     
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    I used to work in a camera store. Every week someone would come in with a broken Canon EF 50mm 1.8.
    Seems like if you stare at it a little too sternly it will spontaneously fall apart.
     
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