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07-23-2020, 02:25 PM - 1 Like   #1
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D FA 24-70/2.8 trouble

I went to take a photo with mine the other day and looking through the viewfinder, the image looked like a Lensbaby image. When I tipped the camera back to look I heard an element clink around loose inside. Dang.
So I sent it off to Precision this week. I'm hoping it won't be too expensive or take too long but I fear both of those concerns might be realized.
I also have some scratches on the front element (from the cap coming off in my bag while running around shooting a bike race) so I listed that to be fixed as well while I had it in the shop.

The scratches were my fault but I have never had an element come loose like that on any lens. I don't recall any big events like dropping it happening so I was pretty surprised.

Has anyone else ever experienced this with the 24-70? I'm curious how common this is.

11-09-2020, 08:05 AM   #2

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No, not that problem with my 24-70. But there is a tiny bit of looseness with the zoom ring. I've hemmed and hawed about whether to send it in under warranty which is almost up. I'm about 90 % leaning towards saying I won't bother as it seems to function well,

But your situation is a different case. A loose element is something to attend to, as you are doing.

However, I've wondered if this Tamron built lens is assembled with the same care as Pentax lenses. My two previous purchases of Pentax lenses was the 100 macro F 2.8 and 28-105. Both lenses are wiggle room, no problems.

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