Photography in Paris


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


    • red09 says:


      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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