The lens that taught me everything I know finally gave out. It had a good fight, but the ground won. The 50mm 1.8 was the lens that got me really excited about photography, having that f1.8 made photos look surreal when I first started and having to stand all the way in Canada to take any picture disciplined my composition. I debated for months if I should continue photography, and this lens really made the difference.Plus, this lens holds so much sentimental value as, I've shot every single one of my close friends with it. It's sad to see it go, but gear will come and go, however, what this lens taught me will stick with me for a lifetime.