My favorite lens is broken.. UGH! Sending it in for repair...
Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8

While shooting the other day, I switched to my Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and it was working fine for about a minute or two, but when I tried to zoom back from 50mm it was stuck. I took the lens off the camera and tried it again, but the problem persisted. I tried to gently force the focus ring to turn, and with much resistance it would, but the lens would not retract. I could feel that there was something keeping the zoom ring from turning freely, and thought with a little force it would budge. After a few minutes of fooling with it, I decided that I may be doing more harm than good to my favorite lens, and did not want force things anymore than I already had.

I filled out the warranty information, received a confirmation email, and then shipped the lens off to California Precision Services (a Tamron Authorized Repair Station in Sacramento, CA). Although they have yet to evaluate my lens, they said turn around time is usually 3 weeks (depending on circumstances, of course).

Has anyone else had a problem like this? Any input or advice would be appreciated

California Precision Services fixed my lens under warranty. The customer service was amazing, and turn around time was 2 weeks. I highly recommend them as repair shop for Tamron Lenses.

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