Need help to fix the damage.

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Ricky85
Ricky85 Regular Member • Posts: 152
Need help to fix the damage.

I broke the front coupler ring of my tamron 17-50 but the glass is safe. Now I've to use UV filter always with this lens which is weird to me.

Any good solutions for this?

Thanks - Ricky

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stephang
stephang Regular Member • Posts: 101
Re: Need help to fix the damage.

You're now using the filter to hold the broken ring in place?

I don't have that lens and don't know how easily it vignettes with filters, and maybe I'm stating the obvious too, but: How about getting the cheapest slim filter you can find and punching out the glas, thus creating a non-filter performing the same task?

Just a thought...

StephanG

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Leonard Migliore
Leonard Migliore Forum Pro • Posts: 13,517
Re: Need help to fix the damage.

Ricky85 wrote:

I broke the front coupler ring of my tamron 17-50 but the glass is safe. Now I've to use UV filter always with this lens which is weird to me.

Any good solutions for this?

Well, for money Tamron would probably fix it. They're pretty quick on turnaround.

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MPrince Senior Member • Posts: 1,421
Re: Need help to fix the damage.
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stephang wrote:

You're now using the filter to hold the broken ring in place?

I don't have that lens and don't know how easily it vignettes with filters, and maybe I'm stating the obvious too, but: How about getting the cheapest slim filter you can find and punching out the glas, thus creating a non-filter performing the same task?

Just a thought...

StephanG

Or just use a step-up ring.

Gary Waugh Senior Member • Posts: 1,625
Re: Need help to fix the damage.

Use a good UV filter. I use one with my Tamron 17-50mm without issues.

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Doug J Veteran Member • Posts: 9,067
Re: Need help to fix the damage.
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Ricky85 wrote:

I broke the front coupler ring of my tamron 17-50 but the glass is safe. Now I've to use UV filter always with this lens which is weird to me.

Any good solutions for this?

Thanks - Ricky

The lasting solution would be from Tamron, either a replacement ring or a repair. It doesn't appear to be a major fix, they might be able to provide a quote without sending the lens to them, or the replacement part number & price.

Cheers,
Doug

Ricky85
Ricky85 OP Regular Member • Posts: 152
Re: Need help to fix the damage.

Doug J wrote:

Ricky85 wrote:

I broke the front coupler ring of my tamron 17-50 but the glass is safe. Now I've to use UV filter always with this lens which is weird to me.

Any good solutions for this?

Thanks - Ricky

The lasting solution would be from Tamron, either a replacement ring or a repair. It doesn't appear to be a major fix, they might be able to provide a quote without sending the lens to them, or the replacement part number & price.

Cheers,
Doug

The nearest Tamron service center is 160-miles away. I tried to contact them by phone today but I was late and the office was about to close. I'll try them tomorrow.

Thanks

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Sony SLT-A65 Sony SLT-A58 Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II
Ricky85
Ricky85 OP Regular Member • Posts: 152
Getting the ring very soon!

I had a talk with tamron, the total cost of new ring is $10 which I paid them through bank-wire. Now they will shipping the ring to my address at no extra charge.

Thanks

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Sony SLT-A65 Sony SLT-A58 Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II
Doug J Veteran Member • Posts: 9,067
Re: Getting the ring very soon!

Ricky85 wrote:

I had a talk with tamron, the total cost of new ring is $10 which I paid them through bank-wire. Now they will shipping the ring to my address at no extra charge.

Thanks

Well done, good luck replacing the ring

Cheers,
Doug

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