Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens
Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens
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From narrow city streets to up-close portraits, the Tamron SP 24–70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens gives you plenty of versatility without the bulk. The optical design incorporates two extra-refractive elements, three low-dispersion elements, three glass-molded aspherical elements, and one hybrid aspherical element to reduce aberrations throughout the zoom range Read More

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elmaker
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Sep 23, 2019
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I asked mass drop for the receipt and haven't got any response! beware!
Sep 23, 2019
CuriousCow
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Jul 23, 2019
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After purchasing the item, i asked for a vendor receipt specifically to register this. Mass was not able to produce one for me...but while we were in discussion regarding warranty, my lens stopped working (AF issues). At the end of it, I was able to return back to vendor...it was just too much to deal with a 3rd party for warranty claims. It was a great price though and I think that mine may have just been an atypical case.
Jul 23, 2019
madd975
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Jul 17, 2019
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Is there any return and exchange policy for this product? I do not see any note in the description.
Jul 17, 2019
Jaysun
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Jul 17, 2019
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Unfortunately we do not take returns or exchanges. When an event is completed, we submit the group's order to the vendor up front. This is how we’re able to deliver the best value to our members and is also why all sales are final.
Jul 17, 2019
JIgz
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Jun 19, 2019
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Is this a brand new lens, and has anyone received their order from this specific drop? If so let me know your thoughts..
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Jun 19, 2019
JIgz
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Jul 5, 2019
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Thanks for your reply. Certainly appreciate the info; will be trying to get mine done this weekend.
Jul 5, 2019
Jaysun
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Jul 17, 2019
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This is 100% a brand new lens.
Jul 17, 2019
rshveyda
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Jun 16, 2019
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Think about it, folks. There is no free lunch. The lens manufacture needs to make money, Drop needs to make money, but the lens is being sold about ~$330 below what the lens currently sells for WITH a USA 6-year warranty. Several online shops are selling the "international version" (grey market) lens with no USA warranty for about what this drop is going for. These grey market lenses were intended for the international market, not to be sold here in the USA. It may be the exact same lens, but it was priced lower for the non-North American market so there is very little chance Tamron will honor the warranty. Drop is not an authorized USA Tamron dealer. Drop may offer to help you facilitate a claim, but I doubt they will be able to convince Tamron to do any warranty work on a lens sold outside of their USA authorized dealer network. The ability to register your purchase does not equal Tamron honoring a warranty your international lens wasn't intended to carry. That said, I've owned several grey market lenses. Tamron SP lenses are built fairly well and it's likely you may never need the warranty. So, it's up to you to choose saving the $330ish dollars or pay more for the USA warranty. You will NOT find a USA warrantied lens at this price.
Jun 16, 2019
rshveyda
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Jul 1, 2019
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I’m happy you are happy. I wasn’t trying to win any game. Lens manufacturers work hard to control prices, but it looks like Drop really came through with a killer deal. Glad you got in on it and happy shooting.
Jul 1, 2019
elmaker
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Oct 1, 2019
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I need it! but you lying for months!
Oct 1, 2019
chrispeden
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Jun 15, 2019
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I'd love to purchase but without any clarity on the warranty im not going to risk it
Jun 15, 2019
Jaysun
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Jun 18, 2019
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Your Tamron lens gets registered by the vendor for you once the drop is complete. Any issues would be handled through Tamron not Drop.com.
Jun 18, 2019
Shsedghi
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Jul 1, 2019
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Go and buy this. I got my warranty registration today with Drop receipt. No need to get vendor involved.
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Jul 1, 2019
sitharrr
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Jun 13, 2019
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Can you plss allow shipping to Australia next time?
Jun 13, 2019
stryker559
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May 21, 2019
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The warranty won't apply, I purchased a Tamron 70-200 F2.8 G2 from here and registered it but got email from Tamron saying that Massdrop is not an authorized dealer so warranty won't apply. Purchase at your own risk!
May 21, 2019
Sitwon
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Jun 17, 2019
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I reached out to Tamron to see whether or not this was legit. Their answer seems to be "maybe". "Thank you for contacting Tamron. Drop, unfortunately, is a selling platform like eBay or Amazon. I would check to see who the seller is on there and then reference them to our “find a dealer” tab on our website to see if they are Authorized." Drop doesn't list who their supply partner is on any given drop, so it's impossible to independently verify if a given drop is legit or not. I really wish Drop was more transparent about this stuff.
Jun 17, 2019
Jaysun
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Jun 18, 2019
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Thanks for sharing your experience in full!
Jun 18, 2019
mazyland
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May 19, 2019
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There doesn't seem to be a clear answer neither from the seller/Drop, nor from the community about the warranty. Not sure who this taysun guy is, maybe a company rep, throwing around some "warranty will be expedited" or "full warranty" claims, which really means nothing. Can anyone, who bought this lens from Mass drop, chime in if you were able to register the 6year warranty with Tamron?
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May 19, 2019
rshveyda
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May 18, 2019
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It's standard practice for lens manufacturers to market their lenses at full retail price in the U.S., and then offer the exact same lens at a discount on the less affluent international market. Known as "gray market," those lenses are sometimes purchased and imported for resale on the U.S. market by unauthorized dealers. You can get a great deal on a gray market lens, but most manufacturers will not perform ANY warranty or even paid repair work on gray market lenses to discourage the practice. Drop details say "Tamron's 6-year warranty" and "U.S. Spec." A category leader has said in the comments that it's "the full U.S. warranty" and that they will "facilitate a warranty claim" if necessary. Is a category leader a member or a Drop employee? I personally don't think info from the comments section is the same as Drop guaranteeing we are buying from a U.S. authorized dealer so that Tamron will have to honor the warranty. Do we get a receipt from the authorized dealer or just from Drop? Drop is not an authorized dealer as far as I can tell. And if the serial number of the lens you get indicates it was intended for the international market then you are likely out of luck regardless.
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May 18, 2019
rshveyda
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Jun 16, 2019
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I've said several times there is no difference in the actual build quality or specifications of the lens. It's the same lens. In the past I've seen two versions of a some lens being manufactured in two different countries, with a lesser quality version intended for the international market, but I have never seen Tamron do this with their SP lenses. Their lenses are pretty well built, especially the SP line, and I am fairly confidant they are all coming out of the same factories at the same specs. To track lenses, manufacturers keep track of the serial number and which market and which pricing structure the lens was intended for. Authorized USA dealers agree to sell the lens for the authorized price and this is how the manufacturer controls the price of their product. But sometimes a dealer will buy a bunch of lenses at a substantial savings on the international market, ship them to the USA and sell them here at a discount. And occasionally those who do might not be so upfront that the lens warranty won't be honored. Usually you will see them marketed as "international version." Buyers simply need to understand this and decide if the savings is worth sacrificing the warranty. Manufacturers hate the grey market practice and won't repair those lenses or do any kind of warranty work on them. There are no manufactured sanctioned, grey market, back channel, reduced price sales in the USA for which USA warranties will be honored. These kinds of sales operate outside of the manufacturers authorized dealer network, so it's in their best interests to refuse service on them.
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Jun 16, 2019
Jaysun
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Jun 18, 2019
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While what you saying is mostly true in regards to International spec lenses let me reiterate that in this particular run we are not offering an International spec lens. This lens is being purchased from an authorized dealer who received them from Tamron USA. Typically if it were an International Spec lens, the warranty is only good in the country it was originally purchased in/intended for and would involve shipping it back,Internationally, to its origin and then back again to you. None of the serial numbers from this particular run will indicate that this lens was intended for any market outside of the USA because it is a USA lens. It is true that our process is not a standard one but neither is our price.
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Jun 18, 2019
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