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Canon 50mm 1.8 Stuck on Camera Body

Plastic but not fantastic

July 31st, 2011

Earlier this week, I accidentally dropped my Canon nifty-fifty lens on the floor. Without inspecting it, I put it on the camera and was happy to see that it worked. And today I tried to take it off - only to find that it was stuck. Turns out that this is a quite common problem with this lens - the lens mount is made out of plastic and easily gets damaged, which can lead to this problem. However, since the mount of the camera is metal (update: actually it's plastic as well), you still have a fair shot if you turn the lens hard enough. After a long struggle, the lens finally came off, together with some small loose plastic pieces. Luckily, both the camera and the lens survived. Don't try this at home!

October 29th, 2012 20:24

I just had the same problem in my canon 550D. My 50mm 1.8 II fell on the ground. I did not check it after that and inserted it into the camera. The lens stuck in the camera. After few attempts I forced the lens and end up with the same result you show on the picture. Happy that my camera is woking perfectly without a problem.

November 11th, 2012 20:47

Hi Suliman,

sorry to hear you had the same problem, but happy you solved it without any nasty side effects! I noticed that my camera has started to sporadically have problems communicating with some lenses afterwards - seems like the pins inside the mount took a beating. :(

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