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Old 07-01-2006, 08:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a $300 Tamron lens that mounts to Canon EOS. I dropped it on a job and now it does not want to mount on the camera. Everything seems fine to my eyes, but the connection feels tight when I try to rotate it for mounting. I won't force it, but if I did I feel like it would damage the camara for sure.

What can I do about it? I could purchase a new one, but can should I look into repair instead?

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Re: Lens Repair?
Old 07-01-2006, 11:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would call up tamron service...depending on the repair cost it may be just as cheap to buy a new lens..or a decent used one from Keh.com
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Re: Lens Repair?
Old 07-04-2006, 01:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The repair is likely to cost close to what the lens originally did. The
only way to find out what the repair will cost you is to send it in
to Tamron for a quote. I droped a D100 with a Tamron on it so
I know what I'm talking about. By the way, if the lens is old I'd
simply replace it with the lasest and greatest because there is
no reason to repair an obsolete lens.

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Re: Lens Repair?
Old 07-04-2006, 09:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It sounds like you bent the lens mount. If the lens hit hard enough to bend the mount then, in addition to replacing the mount, the lens elements need to be checked to make sure they're still aligned and the lens meets spec. I don't know what, if anything, Tamron charges for a repair estimate. Consider sending it in for one, but don't be surprised if the cost of repair is very close to the cost of a new lens.

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Old 07-04-2006, 09:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You couldn't be in a better location for camera repair - in Atlanta call up Peachtree Camera Repair (http://www.peachtreecamerarepair.com). I've used them for nearly 15 years for everything from Metz flashes, Nikon and Canon camera and lens - there isn't much they can't do. My last job done by them was to repair one of my Nikon F3 cameras that I crashed with - that sucker works now better than the day I bought it.
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