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  1. #21
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    Re: Tamron 150-600mm G2 Problems

    hope you pair get this resolved sooner rather than later. Sucks having no big lens.


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  2. #22
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    Re: Tamron 150-600mm G2 Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by wev View Post
    I am also having the same issue all of a sudden. On the last two outings, I had to dismount and remount the lens to get AF to return. On the last, I also got a very loud metallic click a few times, when pressing the shutter. I was using burst mode and when it happens, everything freezes until I release the shutter button. This is the same sequence had with my G1, which was finally replaced after 3 attempted fixes. I haven't had time to do much shooting lately so am muddling through, but when I finally get home it is going back to Tamron.
    Ah, yes, the metallic click. I have that, too, and it's when the aperture goes wonkers. Sometimes I can just turn the camera off and back on, some times I have to dismount the lens. It's a freaking pain. Sometimes it clicks, and it manages to take a picture, but at 12800 ISO wide open.
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  3. #23
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    Re: Tamron 150-600mm G2 Problems

    I mailed it off to Tamron repair today. The local rep offered to let me use his copy of the lens while mine was out for repair. A very nice offer, but I didn't want to be worried about damaging someone else's lens if I fell or dropped it or something. I've never damaged a lens or camera in an accident in 50+ years, but it would be my luck that this would happen when using someone else's lens.

    Anyway, Tamron support continues to be excellent. I just wish the lens would work for more than a couple of weeks after repair.
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  4. #24
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    Re: Tamron 150-600mm G2 Problems

    All I can say after all your troubles, is I am sure glad I went with the Sigma 150-600mm rather than the Tamron. It was a tough decision between the two.
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  5. #25
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    Re: Tamron 150-600mm G2 Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodyg3 View Post
    I mailed it off to Tamron repair today. The local rep offered to let me use his copy of the lens while mine was out for repair. A very nice offer, but I didn't want to be worried about damaging someone else's lens if I fell or dropped it or something. I've never damaged a lens or camera in an accident in 50+ years, but it would be my luck that this would happen when using someone else's lens.

    Anyway, Tamron support continues to be excellent. I just wish the lens would work for more than a couple of weeks after repair.
    That is really disapointing. You have been put through a mess. Seems there is a point when the vendor just replaces the lens. Hope this time they get it right this tkme.
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  6. #26
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    Re: Tamron 150-600mm G2 Problems

    Woody,
    To me it seems to be an intermittent problem that maybe when they "bench test it" does not show up. Back in the 70's I had a Zenith Color TV bought new shortly there after during a few month it would periodically cast a blue haze on the screen then disappear. Oh this was the time the tech would come to the home but we could never replicate it finally after two "house calls" I told them to take the TV (it was one in a real wood cabinet) leave it running at the shop (this was before the big box stores). A couple of days later they called saying they saw the blue haze and were able to locate what was wrong and replaced the defective part.
    Probably when the fellow said he let you use his lens it might have been better to have the tech use your lens in a real world environment so that he/she would see it act up.
    Hope it turns out okay.

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  7. #27
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    Re: Tamron 150-600mm G2 Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by LouCioccio View Post
    Woody,
    To me it seems to be an intermittent problem that maybe when they "bench test it" does not show up. Back in the 70's I had a Zenith Color TV bought new shortly there after during a few month it would periodically cast a blue haze on the screen then disappear. Oh this was the time the tech would come to the home but we could never replicate it finally after two "house calls" I told them to take the TV (it was one in a real wood cabinet) leave it running at the shop (this was before the big box stores). A couple of days later they called saying they saw the blue haze and were able to locate what was wrong and replaced the defective part.
    Probably when the fellow said he let you use his lens it might have been better to have the tech use your lens in a real world environment so that he/she would see it act up.
    Hope it turns out okay.

    Lou Cioccio
    That's a great story about the Zenith TV. Repair guys would do that kind of thing back in the day. I don't think there is even such a thing as a TV repair shop any more. I used to enjoy watching the TV repair man working on our Zenith.

    Intermittent problems are hell to track down. This is why I am sympathetic to Tamron's efforts to fix the lens. I can go three hours shooting with no problems, or I can have three problems in 5 minutes.
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  8. #28
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    Re: Tamron 150-600mm G2 Problems

    Well, when I got the Tammy 150-600 back, I had the same issues. Still refusing to focus, locking up at infinity or minimum, and the aperture sometimes staying wide open when set for smaller. I threw in the towel, and bought the Nikon 200-500. After three outings with the Nikon I can tell you it's sharper, the VR is better, and I'm getting a higher hit rate on difficult shots like birds in flight. And, NO problems with refusal to focus.

    Now what to do with and about the Tamron 150-600? I'd like to sell and make back a chunk of the money I spent on the Nikon, but I will not sell a lens that is not functioning correctly. I suppose a call to Tamron is in order to talk to someone high on the food chain.

    It is really disappointing to me since every other Tamron lens that I've ever had has been great.
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  9. #29
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    Re: Tamron 150-600mm G2 Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodyg3 View Post
    Well, when I got the Tammy 150-600 back, I had the same issues. Still refusing to focus, locking up at infinity or minimum, and the aperture sometimes staying wide open when set for smaller. I threw in the towel, and bought the Nikon 200-500. After three outings with the Nikon I can tell you it's sharper, the VR is better, and I'm getting a higher hit rate on difficult shots like birds in flight. And, NO problems with refusal to focus.

    Now what to do with and about the Tamron 150-600? I'd like to sell and make back a chunk of the money I spent on the Nikon, but I will not sell a lens that is not functioning correctly. I suppose a call to Tamron is in order to talk to someone high on the food chain.

    It is really disappointing to me since every other Tamron lens that I've ever had has been great.
    That's a shame, Woody. I hope you can get the Tamron repaired properly. It's been such a problem for you.

    At least the Nikon is working very well for you.
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  10. #30
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    Re: Tamron 150-600mm G2 Problems

    Refreshing to hear about your refusal to sell the lens with known issues. Usually its let the buyer beware.
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