My 50mm 1.4 is broken. It’s strange; I felt sick when I realised the focus ring wasn’t rotating correctly. I was surprised at how affected I was, and am. I’ve lost something incredibly valuable. Not the lens in itself, but what the lens allowed me to create, and what it reminded me of. It was a gift from my parents. Things are just so fragile. The things we treasure are so quickly taken away, aren’t they?

I will ring Canon France tomorrow.


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  1. Hi Matt,

    Stephen Smith (from Dundonald Church) here – Tom Parfit is staying with us at the moment, he said you had a photography blog, so I looked it up – great stuff, by the way!

    My 50mm f1.4 did exactly the same thing last year (my daughter had dropped it – but we’ll let her off, she was only 15 months old at the time), I also felt sick – I only realised when I took it out at an event I’d been asked to photograph, in relation to which I had proudly said that low light would not be a problem… I had it fixed at fixation in Vauxhall – cost nearly 150gbp. Since then I’ve bought the 50mm f1.8 as a back up – just as sharp.

    Great shots! Will keep looking at the blog from time to time


    1. Stephen,

      Thanks for the sympathy, and the reality check with how much it may cost! I’m currently awaiting news from the repair place. I think I’ll be taking out some insurance on it.

      I took a look at your blog – there are some fantastic images there. I’m especially impressed by the fireworks shots.

      Thanks again,


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