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Is this EF 50mm repairable?

 
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Nov 01, 2014 21:13 |  #1

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Dropped 5d while it was attached from shoulder height....camera bounced a few times.

Lens actually focuses. Haven't tried to actually take a photo. Thoughts?

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Nov 01, 2014 21:15 |  #2

1.8?

Throw it away and buy a new one.


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Nov 01, 2014 21:19 |  #3

1.8.

Yea I figured it's probably cheaper to buy a new one then repair it.

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Damn, guess there is a first for everyone.


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Nov 01, 2014 21:21 as a reply to  @ Rolfe D. Wolfe's post |  #4

Just be happy it wasn't a 1.2L.


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Nov 01, 2014 22:09 |  #5

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #17246626 (external link)
Just be happy it wasn't a 1.2L.

I'd be dead so this post wouldn't exist. Lol


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Nov 01, 2014 23:22 |  #6

Sometimes they will just snap back together.


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Nov 02, 2014 05:59 |  #7

TeamSpeed wrote in post #17246826 (external link)
Sometimes they will just snap back together.

+1 on that. Dropped mine a couple of years ago, made sure it was all lined up correctly, snapped it back and its been fine ever since :cool:


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Nov 02, 2014 06:47 |  #8

Guess it failed the drop test :( Canon should enclose it in a rubber housing, like some binoculars. That way not only might they survive, but might also bounce enough so you don't have to bend over to pick it up. :D


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Nov 02, 2014 08:18 |  #9

If it was a 50 1.2 i bet it wouldnt be broken...




  
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Nov 02, 2014 08:36 |  #10

bfinta wrote in post #17247345 (external link)
If it was a 50 1.2 i bet it wouldnt be broken...

Who cares what the 1.2l would or wouldn't have done? It has zero bearing in this thread.


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Nov 02, 2014 08:44 |  #11

Everything is fixable, but the question is whether or not it's financially viable. If you (or a local tech) can't get it to snap back together without needing replacement parts, it'll probably be less money and trouble to buy a replacement lens.


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Nov 02, 2014 08:50 as a reply to  @ WhyFi's post |  #12

Guess it failed the drop test

Not even! This is a fairly widespread issue with this lens apparently. Same thing happened to me after about a year of use. Bryan Carnathan also described having this same issue over at TDP. I was able to snap mine back together and it worked ok for a short time, but then eventually it never snapped back. Buying a replacement is probably in the OP's near future...




  
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Nov 02, 2014 09:40 |  #13

hiketheplanet wrote in post #17247405 (external link)
Not even! This is a fairly widespread issue with this lens apparently. Same thing happened to me after about a year of use. Bryan Carnathan also described having this same issue over at TDP. I was able to snap mine back together and it worked ok for a short time, but then eventually it never snapped back. Buying a replacement is probably in the OP's near future...

Sorry for my attempt a little humor. Yep I've read some of those where it has been snapped back in. :oops:;)


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Nov 02, 2014 11:01 |  #14

TeamSpeed wrote in post #17247375 (external link)
Who cares what the 1.2l would or wouldn't have done? It has zero bearing in this thread.

No sense of humor this morning, huh? :rolleyes:


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Nov 02, 2014 11:19 |  #15

For $300 I guarantee I can fix that lens or send you a brand new replacement. ;)




  
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