arentol wrote in post #14479701
We get 6 years in the US on Tamron products so..... Yeah.
There's a major difference between legal warranty in Germany (2 years, the manufacturer has to prove it's your fault) vs. extended warranty freely given (Tamron 6 years, you have to prove the lens broke down w/o you doing anything wrong). In Germany, there are even two words for it, "Gewährleistung" vs. "Garantie".
But to rely on a lens' warranty at all seems dicy to me anyway: If a lens breaks, it's very probably the user broke it (impact, water = corrosion, sand/dust), none of which is covered. So I'd really like to know how many lenses are repaired on warranty at all, I guess it's a small number.
edit: I in fact just had this situation with a lens - I got the aperture repaired, had 1 year warranty on the repair, it broke again even after I treated it like a raw egg. They say it was an impact, and I can hardly disprove that, can I? And getting an expertise and sue them on a 250€ (used price) lens won't happen, and of course the repair shop knows that. That's what I think of when I hear "Tamron 6 year warranty" and what it might be good for.