After much deliberation I decided to purchase a Tamron 150-600mm lens. I use a Tamron 100-400mm every day but I wanted to reach a bit further out there. It must be returned, I chose to purchase a used one for 75% the cost of new. I usually don’t buy used stuff, unless it’s something I intend to rebuild. I wrote to the vendor informing them of the issues, not a single photo I took with it over 50 feet away was a keeper. It has a bump in it when auto-focus is engaged, it is especially bad when using the single point focus. It knocks the subject above the focus point causing a need to be redirected.
The Red-Wing Blackbird is what I expected from the longer lens, this was taken using my 100-400mm. I asked the vendor for one of three remedies, I send it to be repaired, I send it back to them (In Japan) for an exchange, or full refund. I didn’t mention it in the note but I am willing to purchase a new product, I will merely add a few bucks to the total.
I don’t know how it works but the listing on Amazon stated it has a 6 year Tamron warranty. It’ a used lens causing one to wonder how that works, I’m guessing the warranty doesn’t stop when the original owner gives up the lens. Either way I’m about to find out, it’s a reputable company. I’m not anticipating the least problem, other than the wait time. It took 10 days to get here, it was delivered 10 days early. The Packaging was perfect, the service was great, and it was early that cannot be beat. So now I’m on this journey of waiting, it’s part of our culture; “Hey buddy the line starts here.”
Jacques Lebec Flutter Shutter