This is what the inside of a Canon 50mm EF 1.8 lens looks like -- unfortunately you are NEVER supposed to see what the inside of a Canon 50mm EF 1.8 lens looks like unless you have accidentally dropped it AND IT'S BROKEN. This is a not a snap back together situation and what the heck, I just bought this lens and I was already in LOVE with it.
I am trying not to bawl just now knowing I will have to use my kit lens for Christmas pictures. I might just check if amazon.com does less than overnight delivery on Christmas, otherwise as McKay says.... I'll just cry myself to sleep.