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09-26-2011, 11:43 AM   #1
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Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 spare parts

i have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 here, which just works on f/2.8, because the flatcable between logic board and aperture is broken.
tamron just tells me, i should go to a workshop to buy spareparts. in the workshop, they tell me, they just sell me the cable, if i let them repair the whole thing.. of course expensive.. so, does anyone have ideas, where i could get spareparts?

i am living in germany

09-26-2011, 11:58 AM   #2
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You could buy a used broken copy of this lens- they're sometimes available on ebay for cheap, although I don't see any right now.

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09-26-2011, 12:05 PM   #3
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yes, it shines to me, they are fairly seldom sold as broken. i am watching ebay for a while, not one was offered.
it would even help, if i would know, which other lenses are using the same cable/aperture. i think, at least the other bajonett-models should be compatible.
09-26-2011, 05:06 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear that the cable is broken. It seems that ebay and websites only carry the Canon or Nikon flex cable for the Tamron 17-50 :/

Maybe you can contact the seller and see if they have any for Pentax.

P.S. I am in no way affiliated with the following links/eBay postings. Just trying to be helpful!

09-27-2011, 02:47 AM   #5
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i have not thought, that there are differences according to the vendor of the body. but with your links, i have seen big differences, even the coding is different..
but thank you! i asked all the ebay-selers, maybe one might answer
09-29-2011, 02:21 AM   #6
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just for interest:
out of 12 traders on ebay, i asked: ~5 were the same (same words in answer), 1 didnt even read the question and said yes, but had non... and only one is trying to get one. maybe it works, maybe not

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