betopdx's reviews

  • Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF Macro SP AF

    2 out of 10 points and not recommended
    Poor construction, lame material

    I bought this lens at B&H on 10/15/10. I thought it would last at least 10-15 years of use. Last new year's day (12/31/12) I tried to take some pictures and I realize that there was NO focus, automatic or manual. The manual focus was extremely hard to turn, so I decided to send it to Tamron to repair, since I did take the 6 years guarantee that they offer. Last week I receive the veredict: my lens were broken inside! They say that were sign of shock... It never has been subdued to shocks... I wonder where, 'cause it was in two possible places: at my hands or inside a LowePro SlingShot 302 AW. Weird... I do care for all my electronics (video, audio, computers) and I do have a Minolta X-300 with lens that I bought in Germany in 1991, it still works today...

    reviewed February 1st, 2013