anthonyl wrote in post #3831897
Good to hear. Did you have a filter on the front from day one..I hear that helps keep the dust out?
It's Fathers Day here on Sunday and my wife said she will give me some cash next week so I can buy one.
There is no alternative !!!
This lens is a must for the 1.6 crops.
My lens did get a little dust behind the front element which had no effect on IQ. I cleaned the dust out, which was real easy, and I have used a UV filter since then and no dust.
Looking at the construction of the front end, you'll see why the UV filter is a must for keeping the dust out.
This lens lives on my 30D, and will do the same on my 40D when I eventually save enough for it, or I find a wife like yours !!!
EOS 350D + Kit 18-55 lens (looking to donate) , EOS 30D 18-270 Tamron (wife's), 7D MkII
EF-S 17-55 f2.8 IS USM, EF 70-200 f2.8 L IS USM, EF 28 f1.8 USM, EF-s 10-22,
Kenko 2X TC, Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD VC AF, 580EX