« on: January 20, 2014, 12:02:52 PM »
My question is about the long-term reliability of this lens. Yes, it's got a 6-year warranty, but does Tamron have a reputation for honoring their warranties? Will it be unrepairable after the warranty expires? I.e., is this a 6-year consumable, or can I re-sell it with a clear conscience after 4 years if I choose to upgrade? Yes, I know all equipment eventually dies outright, but how long does Canon continue to provide repair service for their L lenses?
I'd consider getting this lens, but not if it's going to "wear out" after 6 years. Does anyone out there have experience with Tamron service, especially on older lenses?
Thanks again for the great review.
I'm sure you can understand that I have no way of answering that question. The lens has just come to the market, and I don't know how well it will hold its value or hold up after years of field work. I do know that I have both sold and bought used Tamrons, and I haven't had one fail on me yet. My Tamron 24-70 VC has been my most used lens over the past year and I have taken it into multiple countries and all kinds of different environments without a moment's hesitation from it. I'm feeling pretty good about that!
Still - how is having having a six year warranty a bad thing?