WTB: Tamron 17-50mm DiII Nikon mount
  • User avatar
    rogklee
    Member
    Member
    Posts: 37
    Joined: Sun May 17, 2009 8:20 pm
    Location: Melbourne
    Contact:

    WTB: Tamron 17-50mm DiII Nikon mount

    by rogklee » Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:40 am

    Heya guys,

    Just seeing if anyone has a Tamron 17-50mm DiII Nikon mount lens that they aren't using and willing to give up!!

    Preferences to guys in Melbourne as I'll like to see and test the lens before sale.

    Roger
  • User avatar
    DJT
    Reporter
    Reporter
    Posts: 1412
    Joined: Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:07 pm
    Location: Werrington
    Contact:

    by DJT » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:26 am

    Good luck with your search Roger, it is a ripper lens if you can't afford the Nikon version.
    David
  • rbmorley
    Member
    Member
    Posts: 64
    Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:13 am
    Location: Melbourne
    Contact:

    by rbmorley » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:54 pm

    I have also been looking around for this lens. The cheapest i have found is Ebay for $500 delivered. Vanbar did have the previous version (apparently the only difference is the new model has the built in motor) on special for $440, but they are out of stock.
  • User avatar
    rogklee
    Member
    Member
    Posts: 37
    Joined: Sun May 17, 2009 8:20 pm
    Location: Melbourne
    Contact:

    by rogklee » Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:35 pm

    Yah I saw the ones on ebay.

    I was looking to get one, but they are all grey imports. Not 100% sure bout that. Would you buy a grey?

    I also need the Di II with the nikon motor. Got a D60... For now..


    Rog
  • rbmorley
    Member
    Member
    Posts: 64
    Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:13 am
    Location: Melbourne
    Contact:

    by rbmorley » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:06 pm

    Would you buy a grey?


    I was thinking about it. To save $200-250 on the lens it makes it a pretty good offer. I have purchased several other photo items (some grey imports and other items that you cant buy in Australia) through Ebay and have been very happy with my purchases. The Di II is the version they have on Ebay.
  • User avatar
    rogklee
    Member
    Member
    Posts: 37
    Joined: Sun May 17, 2009 8:20 pm
    Location: Melbourne
    Contact:

    by rogklee » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:18 pm

    My only prob with grey is the optical quality.

    If the lens isn't a a good copy, by the time it gets sent back, changed bla bla. Delivery prices are gonna go up


    Roger
  • User avatar
    DJT
    Reporter
    Reporter
    Posts: 1412
    Joined: Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:07 pm
    Location: Werrington
    Contact:

    by DJT » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:39 pm

    :shock: :shock: :shock: Crikey just saw what they are going for "new" now I got mine for $450 from DD in Sydney (so it would be a grey), but they don't seem to do Tamron anymore & it is the new model with the built in motor :D . But haveing a quick look now they seem to go from $650 to near enough to $800 :shock:

    Have you considered the Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 @ around $500 from digital camera warehouse

    If you are worried about a bad copy, try looking for sellers with a shop that you can pick up from (and take back too if their is a problem)
    David
  • User avatar
    rogklee
    Member
    Member
    Posts: 37
    Joined: Sun May 17, 2009 8:20 pm
    Location: Melbourne
    Contact:

    by rogklee » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:14 pm

    yah looked at the sigma.

    Apparently the tamron's a better lens optically. Also, constant f stop.

    I'm really looking for a f 2.8 lens!

    Stupid GFC has causes crazy price hikes!! sigh!!
  • rbmorley
    Member
    Member
    Posts: 64
    Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:13 am
    Location: Melbourne
    Contact:

    by rbmorley » Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:08 pm

    Roger, FYI, I got this response from Tamron re International warranty's:

    "Tamron warranty before January 08 was 1 year international warranty,
    any Tamron lenses purchased after this time are now Local warranty only.
    Which means the country of purchase will be the warranty provider and repairer. Tamron in Australia since 01/01/08 now holds a local warranty of 2 years. Each country will have a different warranty period and conditions."

    Another option could be the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 constant.
  • User avatar
    rogklee
    Member
    Member
    Posts: 37
    Joined: Sun May 17, 2009 8:20 pm
    Location: Melbourne
    Contact:

    by rogklee » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:53 pm

    Really, that sucks!!

    Still I've seen it nearly $300 cheaper grey. Seen it for 480 or so on grey import stores.

    If I can't find a second hand copy, might just do that.

    Roger
  • rbmorley
    Member
    Member
    Posts: 64
    Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:13 am
    Location: Melbourne
    Contact:

    by rbmorley » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:21 pm

    Roger,

    I have just received my Tamron 17-50mm lens from Hong Kong. I purchased it off ebay (seller cyberbeeshop - http://stores.shop.ebay.com.au/CyberBeeShop__W0QQ_armrsZ1) for $498AU delivered. The communication was simply outstanding. Shipping was extremely quick, it took 5 working days (I ordered it early Monday morning and got it Monday arvo the following week). Im very happy with my purchase, and would recommend these guys for any purchase. As for warranty, if there is an issue with the lens you can send it back to their Australian warehouse and they will take care of the rest.
  • User avatar
    rogklee
    Member
    Member
    Posts: 37
    Joined: Sun May 17, 2009 8:20 pm
    Location: Melbourne
    Contact:

    by rogklee » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:54 am

    hey thanks for the reply

    Thats great, good to know people actually use that kinda service. Was looking at it but wasn't 100% sure.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest