How to fix a broken Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 II Lens!
I dropped my 50mm F/1.8 about 2 years ago now and although it only cost me £67 I was heartbroken. It was the first lens I ever bought for my old Canon DSLR camera!  It’s a pretty nifty, affordable portrait lens which gave some quality images. The other day I was thinking about purchasing a new portrait lens then I thought to myself “Why don’t I fix my Canon EF 50mm lens instead?”. This may seem like a daunting idea but some nerd out there has already done the hard work of finding out how to take it apart and put it together. It just takes a lot of concentration and step-by-step guide following skills to overcome. I love fixing things!
If you, like me, have ever broken a camera lens by dropping it, then fear not there may be solutions for you if you just google.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens broken in 2 pieces :'(
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens broken in 2 pieces :'(

I found this How To Disassemble the Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 which was incredibly helpful! It looks scary but the guide really was step by step and told you what each part did which was really useful too! It took me a couple of hours to fix it (as aposed to the half hour it took the guy in the article) considering the focus dial was broken too!Anyways when I dropped it it had broken into 2 pieces. So I googled how to “fix it” and how to disassemble it as closer inspection found that only 2 of the lugs had broken out of the 4 possible ones.

50mm f/1.8 taken apart
50mm f/1.8 taken apart

When I disassembled it I was freaked out with all the parts laid out sprawled next to me but to my surprise, I was actually able to pop the lugs back into the correct connector things when I lined it up properly and then reassemble the whole thing! Only problem now is that the focus dial is still broken and when I put it on auto focus it makes a clicking noise and pops out as but I can deal with having the focus in manual with my lens usable!!! YAYY!!!!!!! This saved me £100 to get it fixed, £67 if I wanted to buy a new one and all in all I am so proud of myself hahaha.

Canon 50mm f/1.8 all fixed! So proud
Canon 50mm f/1.8 all fixed! So proud

Oh and here’s a promised picture of me wearing that kid’s leather biker jacket I bought! The quality of the leather is soo good, like heavy duty and thick! The style is really nice and I love the fact it’s cropped and tight fitting. Definitely a lot better than the leather ASOS jacket I returned!

Test shot of Wolfie =)

 

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