Breaking and Replacing Lenses

About two years ago I put my Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II and Canon 580EXII flash-gun upon my newish Canon 50D . Then I put this configuration atop my Manfrotto Tripod . At that moment, it all made sense, and a photograph of interest was planned.

Then I stepped away momentarily. That was my downfall.

Surprisingly I saw it fall in real-time, yet nil common sense prevailed. It fell straight onto the lens which broken across it’s middle, splitting the plastic body. Aha, it’s plastic body was the saviour of my camera. Here is an excert from my early article about my broken 50mm lens

Basically, the camera was not connected properly to the tripod. Thus when I tilted the ball-joint head forward, it simply fell off. I jumped forward to catch it, my wife bolted across the room … and I watched the lens casing break as it hit the floor with a loud thud.

Now that I am cleaning house to get rid of the many things I have hoarded over the years, the lens has been refound. This evening I took the time to break it further, using a computer-tool-kit, splitting it into all its individual components. Of all these parts, I will probably only keep the two glass lens.

Check out the consequential photographs, shot with my Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 :

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II - Broken 04

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II - Broken 01 Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II - Broken 03

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II - Broken 02

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II - Broken 07 Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II - Broken 05

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II - Broken 06

Whilst the plastic version has its merits, next time I am getting the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens . Yes, Canon do sell a great 50mm fixed lens, yet I’d also like to try the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM with Canon mount !

Expect new photographs soon!

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