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.