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06-15-2010, 09:45 PM   #1
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I broke my bloody Tamron

I usually rave about the Tammy 17-50, but it's construction showed its weak point today.

Anyhow, I was shooting something for an Ebay sale at the dining room table and as I stood up, (not holding onto the camera & strap around my neck), the lens hood caught an edge on the underside of the table and the filter mount seemed to snap off like a twig. The hood rolled onto the floor with the mount and UV filter attached.

It was my own fault not be careful enough with my gear, but i'm still peeved. It really did just break off that easily. I guess the bad habit I have is instinctively putting the strap around my neck every time I hold the camera.

I can't mount a filter or hood on it now and the mount seems to be stuck on the hood. Does anyone have any suggestions?







06-15-2010, 09:53 PM   #2
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Modern Tamron lenses are weakly built, and it shows. I cannot get a good look but perhaps your lens merely need a new filter rim (held by 3 shiny screws as your pictures show). The bigger concern is whether there would be optical misalignment due to the impact.
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It was not that hard of an impact. I guess I should get on the phone and try to chase down a new filter rim. What's bugging me is that I can't seem to get the broken part out of the hood.

Thanks.
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Maybe wearing a rubber glove for better grip.

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