Repair question

I bumped my canon 50mm 1.4 and the focus ring bent and now it is stuck between infinite and 1.5... How much will it cost to get it repaired? Is it worth it to try and do it yourself??

Thanks for your question about your damaged Canon lens. The Canon 50mm f1.4 is a great lens.

I faced a similar dilemma about a decade ago with a 24-70 and ended up just buying a different lens because of the extent of the damage.

More recently Canon's repair center overhauled one of my 24-105 f-4 lenses for about $300.

It's a tough decision. I don't know how damaged your lens is without seeing it or without extensive experience as an expert on lens repair.

You can get brand new 50mm f1.4 lenses for $400.
and brand new highly rated 50mm f1.8 lens for only.
For me personally, I would buy a brand new f1.8 lens.

You can still get great bokeh (shallow depth of field) at f1.8. It's a very sharp lens, is lighter and easier to carry and for me, I don't need that extra 1/3 f-stop in light gathering ability.

Good Luck!



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