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23 April 2010 @ 12:35 pm
ask lj: ask for a replacement just incase?  
I bought a tamron lens knowing that the reviews talked about the autofocus being "slow." The lens I got isn't "slow" pre se. it more confused. it will sometimes completely miss what focused is even on a few passes and on regular things, like blinds and slats, it sometimes thinks focused is no where near focused.

Should I ask for a replacement in case I got a bad one? Or just assume this is what the reviewers were talking about?

I'm not sure if I can get used to it or not. On one hand the price is much better than the competitor's (such that if I can't live with this lens, I do without), on the other hand, this was supposed to be the lens that lived on my camera most of the time, so the irritation might drive me batty.
Nathannathanw on April 23rd, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
Is this the superzoom (18-270)? That sounds like the descriptions I read about it, including on dpreview, so replacing it isn't likely to help.
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on April 23rd, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
It's the 18-250, but which dpreview does not have a review for, but likely the same logic and issues.
Jeredjered on April 23rd, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
I would, at the very least, call tech support and see if they suggest replacement.
A Sage With a Slight Flaw in Her Charactereccentrific on April 23rd, 2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
I'd be inclined to just return it myself. But the calling tech support first idea sounds good.
Podpeople. Benevolent podpeople. That's my theory.vibrantabyss on April 23rd, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
agree with talking to tech support. my tamron gave me many years of good service until i dropped it for the 40th time...
Binkbinkbink on April 23rd, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
It will keep annoying you and unless you find a workaround it will get more annoying over time, so call tech support or return it.