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12-08-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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Anybody have experiences with sending a Tamron lens in for calibration?

I have a Tamron 17-50 F2.8 lens hooked up to a Pentax K-5. I’ve noticed that it doesn’t always focus right produce a sharp picture. It seems the subject I'm trying to take a picture of comes out a bit soft. This is in daylight outside in the sun. I've tried focusing with the middle focus point and ones left/right of it. I’d like to send it in to Tamron for calibration. I’m not the original owner of the lens so I don’t believe the warranty applies to me.

1. Anybody have experience with doing this?
2. Are there any local shops around Seattle area which will do the same thing?
3, Do I send in the camera too?


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When you mean doesn't always focus? Does it try to AF?
Also what light are you shooting in, the K-5 is a bit hit and miss in lower light levels
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mr Spocko Quote
When you mean doesn't always focus? Does it try to AF?
Also what light are you shooting in, the K-5 is a bit hit and miss in lower light levels
Cleaned up the OP a bit but the gist is that it seems the subject I'm trying to take a picture of comes out a bit soft. This is in daylight outside in the sun.
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Is the micro adjust in the K5 not enough to compensate?

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I sent in my 70-200 when the VC stopped working when u was still shooting canon. The office that handles warranty is in New York, I was second owner also of lens but luckily the first owner didn't resister the lens so I did.did our previous owner register lens? You'll be surprised how many do not.
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I live close to the Tamron repair facility called Implis. It was a simple matter of emailing, then dropping it off with a copy of my receipt. They replaced the circuit board and recalibrated it. Under warranty it was free. Otherwise it would've been over $160. It was a few days turnaround. And for the same lens and body as you photoleet.
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