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Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD

 
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Sep 13, 2019 06:16 |  #8731

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Nov 11, 2019 17:47 |  #8732

I noticed after about two years of use a lot of dust build up behind the front element. Turns out it's REALLY EASY to remove the front element, as long as you're careful. I would've taken pictures but it was so quick.

There's just a few screws (two sets of four). The second set are star shaped (penta or hex I can't remember but if you have one of the small screwdriver sets you're likely to have the right one). The only thing to watch out for are the little metal spacers that sit on the screw holes under the front element casing, they aren't attached to anything and can fall into the lens or worse on the floor. A magnetic screwdriver is very useful.

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Nov 11, 2019 18:05 |  #8733

Sent my Tamron 150-600 (first gen) in to Tamron for warranty repairs, cleaning, etc. Cost me $4. Gotta love 6 year full service warranty! This is my last year in warranty, so figured I should use it!

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Nov 11, 2019 20:00 |  #8734

MalVeauX wrote in post #18958846 (external link)
Sent my Tamron 150-600 (first gen) in to Tamron for warranty repairs, cleaning, etc. Cost me $4. Gotta love 6 year full service warranty! This is my last year in warranty, so figured I should use it!

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That's amazing, I never even thought about warranty service since I bought it used but, I'm pretty sure the box has the original receipt in it somewhere. They also offer free firmware updates at participating stores if you don't have your own tap-in dock (in Australia anyway, perhaps other parts of the world if you check). I'm not sure if the first (G1) version of the lens gets firmware updates anymore, but the G2 version (and other Tamron lenses) have updates for features on new Canon mirrorless cameras and Nikon Z series cameras.




  
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Nov 17, 2019 20:29 |  #8735

Reporting back. I got my Tamron 150-600 back. It's truly a 3 day turn around process.

My issues were that my lens stopped AF from 150 to 600, it would stall out and stop reporting as a mounted lens. The outer rubber on the zoom ring was starting to get loose. I bought this lens on release, pre-ordered. Next year marks 6 years. So this is at the very end of the warranty period.

They repaired the entire AF mechanism (replaced).
Total disassembly and cleaning of entire lens (it's truly spotless, zero dust specs).
Complete overhaul, adjustment and cleaning.
Replaced USD Assy.

Cost me $4 (which was optional, to do a signature on return for insurance purposes).

The lens is literally like new. It focuses fast and like new from 150 to 600 and back very fast. It's spotless. Looks brand new even. Replaced and tucked the rubber. Everything is tight and feels like it did day one.

Tamron USA service is absolutely outstanding.

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Nov 17, 2019 21:33 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #8736

I don't have a Tamron, but it is good to hear positive comments on service from anyone. I recently had a similar experience with Sigma on my 100-400. Repaired under warranty for focus problems.


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Nov 18, 2019 21:16 |  #8737

Tested my Tamron after receiving it to see how it looks wide open. Tracked good and sharpness wide open was good.


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