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    Default Tamron 17-50mm f2.8...stiff

    Hi all,

    Just want to find out something from you who has the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 lens, is it normal that when you turn the zoom ring, it feels stiffer compared to Nikon lens?

    My kit lens feel much smoother than the Tamron lens. Just wondering if it's normal.

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    Default Re: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8...stiff

    Shouldn't. Tried a 1-week-old Tamron lens before. The zoom ring was pretty smooth.

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    Default Re: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8...stiff

    Quote Originally Posted by kevyan View Post
    Hi all,

    Just want to find out something from you who has the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 lens, is it normal that when you turn the zoom ring, it feels stiffer compared to Nikon lens?

    My kit lens feel much smoother than the Tamron lens. Just wondering if it's normal.
    smooth and loose is two different thing..
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    Default Re: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8...stiff

    Oh no... does that means my lens is faulty?

    Quote Originally Posted by huggable View Post
    Shouldn't. Tried a 1-week-old Tamron lens before. The zoom ring was pretty smooth.

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    Default Re: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8...stiff

    Eh.... it's for sure not loose lah.... can turn, but just require a bit more strength compared to the kit lens...

    Quote Originally Posted by blazer_workz View Post
    smooth and loose is two different thing..

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    Default Re: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8...stiff

    Quote Originally Posted by kevyan View Post
    Oh no... does that means my lens is faulty?
    Its normal.. my tamron 17-50mm is "stiffer" than my kit lens. I prefer the "stiffness" actually, prevents lens creep and gives more confidence when handling.

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    Default Re: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8...stiff

    Don't worry.
    Definitely not faulty, my Tamron 17-50mm was kinda stiff initially when new. After using for 3 weeks, very smooth now.

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    Default Re: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8...stiff

    yeah yeah its stiffer than new nikon lens. I think its normal don't worry

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    Default Re: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8...stiff

    put some grease .

    WD40???

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    Default Re: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8...stiff

    Quote Originally Posted by attap seed View Post
    put some grease .

    WD40???
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    Default Re: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8...stiff

    strange. mine is quite fluid. maybe cuz it's been with me for quite long. lol...

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    Default Re: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8...stiff

    Use it more and it will get smoother by the day. If you buy lens and keep in your bag only, sure lah will be 'tight' forever Trust me, u want your lens to feel a little 'stiff'
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    Default Re: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8...stiff

    Stiff will become loose.

    Loose cannot become stiff!


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    Default Re: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8...stiff

    Quote Originally Posted by sugary88 View Post
    Stiff will become loose.

    Loose cannot become stiff!

    U haven met Mr Rusty yet... thats when loose become rock hard...
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    Default Re: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8...stiff

    been to the tamron booth and heard, when they made the ring smooth, others tot it was loose and lousy so now they made it stiff but will soften up gradually after use.
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