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07-15-2009, 08:13 PM   #1
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Had to send my baby to the Dr.

I sent my10 month old Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 LD Di II to be repaired the other day.
The Zoom got real hard to turn, Has anyone else had this problem? also How is Tamron about repairs and turn-around time?

07-15-2009, 09:54 PM   #2
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Hmm, doesn't bode well for Tamron QC does it? I hope my 28-75 will last me longer... Is your lens under warranty by the way?
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My Tamron 17-50 still going strong - 9 months old. Very nice lens indeed.
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Unfortunately this lens is notorious for having a loose front barrel.
Beats me why so many still want one. :ugh:

YouTube - Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 Loose Front End
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Possible fix if anyone gets the loose front-end syndrome.

YouTube - Re: Tamron 17-50/2.8

You didnt have the zoom lock on did ya!?
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QuoteOriginally posted by creampuff Quote
Unfortunately this lens is notorious for having a loose front barrel.
Beats me why so many still want one. :ugh:

YouTube - Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 Loose Front End
YouTube - Problema Tamron 17-50
It's a cheaper alternative to 16-50 that doesn't have as much QC problems?
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Mine is under warrenty, and at the time I bought it the 16-50 was nothing but trouble.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
It's a cheaper alternative to 16-50 that doesn't have as much QC problems?
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Still deciding whether to get the Tamron or Pentax 16-45mm... Both offer great IQ.... Don't know if I really need the f/2.8 though. I really like the 50-135mm range.

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QuoteOriginally posted by GLXLR Quote
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Still deciding whether to get the Tamron or Pentax 16-45mm... Both offer great IQ.... Don't know if I really need the f/2.8 though. I really like the 50-135mm range.
I sold the Pentax to buy the Tamron and it was the best decision. I found the Pentax under exposed a lot of shots.

I haven't had any problems with my 17-50, but my 28-75 barrel lock is having a hard time locking, which gets annoying.
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I just noticed that Tamron also has six years warranty if purchased in Canada (and sigma has ten). I thought that was a US thing only. If I do get a 70-200, be it siggy or tammy I'll probably try to save up so it can be from an authorized dealer
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I got my Baby back today and they said they couldn't find anything wrong with it. I guess they are blind.
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Sorry to hear that.
Did you show them your concern about the tough zoom ring?
Sure, the Tamron's may not be the best built lenses in the world, but they sure do come through in IQ. Hope it works out for you.
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Knock on wood: My copy is very smooth, no lens creep, no loose focus ring and not stiff. I love this lens and it stays on my K10D about 75% of the time.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Fl_Gulfer Quote
I got my Baby back today and they said they couldn't find anything wrong with it. I guess they are blind.
I guess that answers your question regarding turn-around time.

Jason
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