50mm stuck on the body

2018-06-13 19:05:16

I have the Canon 600D and the "nifty fifty" 50mm f/1.8 that cost around 100$.

One day when I was trying to switch lenses, I pressed on the lens release button, started twisting the 50mm, and around 1/4 of the way the lens got stuck. Now I can't pull out the lens and I'm afraid to twist it harder. I did some research and I can't find any way to fix it, so I went to the local photography shop and the offer that they gave me was $130, which is more than the cost of the lens itself!

Does anyone know how I can get this lens off without breaking it?

This may help. It's not exactly what you wanted to hear but it's probably better than what the camera shop has advised.

How to remove a stuck Canon 50mm 1.8 lens from your camera

Note that this may not be what has happened in your case, but it sounds very similar.

He says -

What happens is that there is a snap on plastic dust cover on the mount end of the lens. The dust cover is basically a plastic ring with four fingers

  • This may help. It's not exactly what you wanted to hear but it's probably better than what the camera shop has advised.

    How to remove a stuck Canon 50mm 1.8 lens from your camera

    Note that this may not be what has happened in your case, but it sounds very similar.

    He says -

    What happens is that there is a snap on plastic dust cover on the mount end of the lens. The dust cover is basically a plastic ring with four fingers that snap into the back of the lens housing. The cover encompasses the inner lens and also surrounds the electrical connections on three sides. Hopefully you are starting to get a picture of the part I am talking about. What happens is that one or more of the fingers that snaps into the back of the lens breaks allowing the dust cover to fall slightly back towards the camera body. When you go to rotate the lens to remove it the lens only rotates maybe one quarter of a turn and will not rotate any more. The plastic dust cover has snagged on the cameras electrical

    2018-06-13 19:58:56
  • Had the same problem. Lens felt down, I wanted to test it and put it on the body. It worked but then the lens got stuck.

    I managed to repair it with help of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15tUQhVMScc

    The plastic ring that is removed in the video at 1:03 was loose inside my cam

    I followed the steps of the video starting at 1:40

    up to 3:20 because the cable was still fixed at the back of the lens

    I used my finger to pull the loose plastic ring towards me until it snapped back in

    after that the lens can be removed an put back together

    Lens and camera are working fine...

    2018-06-13 21:16:24