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Lenses / I Repaired my own 50mm 1.4, and so can you!
« on: September 05, 2013, 03:44:16 PM »
My trusty 50mm 1.4 stopped focusing the other day, and I couldn't even focus manually by turning the ring. I googled the issue and found that many others had experienced the same thing. I never dropped my lens or anything. It seems that all it takes is a bit of pressure on the front focusing element, and a metal part inside will get bent. This can cause the focus mechanism to get stuck.

I got a lot of help from following this guide:
http://image23photographic.blogspot.no/2012/04/fixing-stuck-focus-ring-on-canon-50mm.html

Getting the lens repaired here in norway was close to the cost of a brand new lens, so I figured I had nothing to loose. I have never repaired a lens or anything similar before. If I can do it, odds are you can do it too!


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