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Sep 25, 2009 09:04 |  #1

I am going to replace my 18-55 Non IS Lens , I have these options a 18-55 IS never used at $ 120.00 USD and a Tamron 17-50 2.8 at $ 290.00 USD the catch is that the Tamron's Zoom ring is broken the guy told me that he uses it like a push and pull zoom , he loaned it to me to try for a few days to test it feels smooth when pulling the barrel by the hood to zoom and I really like the IQ .

Shipping it to be repaired will cost loads because of where I live , what do you guys advise me on doing ?

Oh and I have someone taking my 18-55 non IS today .

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Sep 25, 2009 09:07 |  #2

I wouldn't pay $290 for a Tamron that needs repair work. You can get a very good used copy for close to the same money.


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Sep 25, 2009 09:08 |  #3

DaveSt wrote in post #8706902 (external link)
I wouldn't pay $290 for a Tamron that needs repair work. You can get a very good used copy for close to the same money.

As above 290 is rediculous.


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Sep 25, 2009 09:09 |  #4

dpds68 wrote in post #8706890 (external link)
I am going to replace my 18-55 Non IS Lens , I have these options a 18-55 IS never used at $ 120.00 USD and a Tamron 17-50 2.8 at $ 290.00 USD the catch is that the Tamron's Zoom ring is broken the guy told me that he uses it like a push and pull zoom , he loaned it to me to try for a few days to test it feels smooth when pulling the barrel by the hood to zoom and I really like the IQ .

Shipping it to be repaired will cost loads because of where I live , what do you guys advise me on doing ?

Oh and I have someone taking my 18-55 non IS today .

David

I think I would look around for another used Tamron or buy one new, $290 is pretty high for a lens with a broken zoom ring and even if the price was right, I would probably stay away from that deal. I have the 18-55 IS myself and it is a wonderful lens, but if you want a lens with the IQ and constant aperture of the Canon 17-55 2.8, I would suggest going for the Tamron.




  
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Sep 25, 2009 09:13 |  #5

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=757586 Try this! Apparently fine for 300 USD and it is off this forum can't say better than that!


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Sep 25, 2009 09:14 |  #6

You can find the Tamron for around $325-350. Its not worth the risk of using a broken third party lens. This lens' build quality is not its strongest trait in perfect condition, much less broken.


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Sep 25, 2009 09:18 as a reply to  @ zelseman's post |  #7
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The 17-50 Tammies are selling for around $300 used on Ebay.


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Sep 25, 2009 09:33 |  #8

Thank you everyone .


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