I dropped my 50mm F/1.8 about 2 years ago now and although it only cost me £67 I was heartbroken as it was the first lens I ever bought for my old 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 haven’t I tried to fix it yet?” and in some eyes, this may seem like a daunting idea but I love fixing things!
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 opposed to the half-hour it took the guy in the article) considering the focus dial was broken too! Anyways when I dropped 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.
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! 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! The only problem now is that the focus dial is still broken and when I put it on autofocus 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.
Here’s a video tutorial which might be a bit easier to follow: