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Tamron 28-300 loose lens parts

Can I take this apart and attempt to fix it myself? Tamron wants $100 to send it in and fix it, thus its cheaper to buy a new one whihc I have done. Figured I could try to take apart the old one and try to fix it, if I fail I'm not really out anything. Thanks

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  • fishsqueezr Jan 19, 2008

    there is small, dime sized lens that came out, and inside i can see a larger lens set in a small platform that moves from side to side. I can't figure out how to get inside the canister to get at the latter lens.

  • fishsqueezr Jan 21, 2008

    Somewhat helpful. I took the whole thing apart from the rear and at the end realized I could get to 1 of the 2 pieces I needed to fix from the front of the lens by removing 3 small screws hidden under the rubber gasket around the front lens. Would have saved me quite a bit of time. I did need to go through the rear and disconnect the motor electonics (very easy) to remount the dime-sized lens mentioned above however. I continued dismantling past this though thinking I could not get to anything from the front.

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    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    What needs repaired with the lens?

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The way in to this lens is from the rear. You'll need to remove the trim ring inside the mount and free the electronic connector from the mount ring before you remove the mount ring itself.

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