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Tamron 17-50 loose ZOOM ring (not Focus ring or Front Element)

I've got a tamron 17-50 XR Di II and the ZOOM ring seems to have worked itself loose and will turn 360 degrees. It sometimes catches and works fine but is unpredictable and annoying. Is this easy to fix ???
(in my original post i mistakenly referred to the Focus Ring as being the problem, which it isn't.)
Thanks in advance for any help or advice on this.
Nick.

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The same thing just happened to me like 3 days ago. The zoom ring was kinda sticky and then all of a sudden it just spins around and doesnt extend the barrel at all.

Posted on Mar 02, 2010

  • radarluv69 Aug 26, 2010

    The same thing has happened to mine as well. Does anyone have the solution? Possibly a schematic of the entire lens? Can I fix it myself or does it require something more. Anything would be helpful. I paid too much to have this break so soon.

  • blanko_70 Sep 22, 2010

    It's happened to me, whilst tring to resolve I came across this page, thought I'd pop back to say; it's not worth trying to fix this yourself. Any number of things could go wrong, and my local repair guy took care of this for £50

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