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Fixing a Dropped Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II Camera Lens

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My daughter tipped over our Canon 40D camera (on our very sturdy Manfrotto tripod) while getting freaked out by a thunderstorm. The lens took a header and "fell apart". This lens in our favorite lens. Unfortunately, it is inexpensive (<$100), so there was probably no point in having it repaired by a service center. My only choice was to buy a new one -or fix it myself.

Buying new?
I started to look for new lenses. I considered the Canon EF f1.4 from Amazon, but it was just a bit to pricey at $349 from Amazon. A new Canon EF 50mm f1.8 from Amazon had gone up since I bought it, but was still a reasonable $100. Well I figured those were my best two new alternatives, unless I fixed it.

Fixing the 50mm f 1.8 lens:
I did try just "putting the lens back together" -that wouldn't work. Nothing just snapped into the right place.

I found some great advice from this Flicker post about a broken 50 mm 1.8. I decided I had nothing to loose, so I followed the 50mm f1.8 dissas…