17-50 Tamron lenses Barrel Cracked


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hihi..anyone whose tamron lenses were sent for servicing recently for cracked lens barrel? I dropped my lens on to the ground...whilst it is still functionable, i can only zoom until 30mm. :(

The glass didnt crack though...everything is fine except for the zooming part..I heard from my fren it costs $90 to repair..anyone with same prob and was it $90? I'm just afraid they charge differently...
 

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Best thing to do is call JEL corp and tell them the condition of your lens and give you a quote for the repair!
 

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Just tell them that the barrel cracked after it fell down then ask them how much to replace it!
 

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If the barrel is cracked then just tell them what you see. If they found out that something is faulty inside as well they will contact you again with a new quote.
$90?

really depends on what is really broken. Lens barrel is the the internal barrel that zooms in and out. I am pretty sure it will cost a lot more to fix than $90. nowadays $90 will only pay for technicians to open up the lens and put it back together again. I doubt your problem is going to cost only $90.

Don't tell them anything. Just bring it down to JEL. let them look at it.
 

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$90?

really depends on what is really broken. Lens barrel is the the internal barrel that zooms in and out. I am pretty sure it will cost a lot more to fix than $90. nowadays $90 will only pay for technicians to open up the lens and put it back together again. I doubt your problem is going to cost only $90.

Don't tell them anything. Just bring it down to JEL. let them look at it.
Haha I am not the TS, just have the same avatar as him and yes i also don't think it will cost just $90
 

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Yup I agree with daredevil...I went to JEL last month for a replacement of the faulty aperture cable of my 17-50mm F 2,8 lens and it cost me $120!
 

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hihi..anyone whose tamron lenses were sent for servicing recently for cracked lens barrel? I dropped my lens on to the ground...whilst it is still functionable, i can only zoom until 30mm. :(
The glass didnt crack though...everything is fine except for the zooming part..I heard from my fren it costs $90 to repair..anyone with same prob and was it $90? I'm just afraid they charge differently...
Possibly something came lose inside that blocks the zoom. I had the same issue, just after fatigue posted a warning: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=694767&highlight=Tamron
In my case, a sensor for focal length came lose and blocks the zoom mechanism. Got it fixed by setting the sensor to a fixed position instead (I don't need exact focal length in my EXIF data).
Regarding charging: different problems with different damages will incur different costs. Would you charge the same amount for different types of work involving different components to be changed? :dunno:
 

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