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06-24-2008, 01:41 AM   #1
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Tammy zoom is dead!

What do you guys think?

I bought a tameron 70-300mm for my K100D a month ago now.
While using it on sunday the zoom got stiff then all of a sudden its very loose,
and the zoom no longer functions!
plus it now has a rattle

I took it back but it will take a week for them to assess it for repair/exchange.

Am I alone in this problem?

06-24-2008, 02:01 AM   #2
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It seems as if your zoom ring broke. That's never happened to any of my lenses. Hope it never will!
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Thanks ftpaddict....

I really wanted it this weekend as its the Golowan festival in my local town of Penzance!
its so anoying!

Will have to use my old ME instead then..... best buy some films....
06-24-2008, 05:19 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by PentaxPZ Quote
Thanks ftpaddict....

I really wanted it this weekend as its the Golowan festival in my local town of Penzance!
its so anoying!

Will have to use my old ME instead then..... best buy some films....
So your lens is broken. Why would that make you use a different camera?

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Macro lock

That lens has a locking mechanism for the macro function - I think between 180 and 300. When locked it behaves just as you described.
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First of all, I'd use a different camera as I want a bigger lens as I will be high up (hopefully) and want to take pictures down the street of the parade....

Its not the macro lock, that is turned off...

But I have just recieved a 2X tele converter....
But its making my auto focus go nuts!
07-09-2008, 03:59 PM   #7
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got the lense back yesterday...
repaired under warrenty...woo hoo
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