I've got a cheap Tamron 70-210 with broken "dog ears." The three protrusions on the lens that locks into your camera body. Some Wolf Camera dude mentioned that's what they were called.
The lens was attached to a Nikon FG that fell and the dog ears cracked off.
Is there a way to fix these? I'm assuming this issue can affect any lens for that matter and not just Tamron specific. It seems like such a waste, the lens is otherwise fine.
#1. "RE: Fixing lens "dog ears"" | In response to Reply # 0sillyconguru Registered since 30th Oct 2005Sat 08-Mar-08 11:35 PM
3 protrusions? I assume you mean the lens mount bayonet lugs.
If the lens is an Adaptall-2 (basically, manual focus with interchangeable mounts) then you can just remove the whole mount/adapter assembly and obtain a replacement.
#2. "RE: Fixing lens "dog ears"" | In response to Reply # 1Sat 08-Mar-08 11:48 PM
bayonet lugs sounds so much more professional than, "Dog Ears," doesn't? Thanks.
Is there a way to find that information about that lens and a resource where I can find those parts? I'm pretty sure it's a Nikon mount, especaially since I was using it with my D80 as well.
#3. "RE: Fixing lens "dog ears"" | In response to Reply # 2sillyconguru Registered since 30th Oct 2005Sun 09-Mar-08 12:39 AM
>I was using it with my D80 as well.
Is the lens AF? I'm not au-fait with Tamron lenses so I don't know if they produced only manual focus 70-210mm lenses or whether they made AF models of this focal range also.
If it is an AF lens then either Tamron will need to replace the mount or you could possibly obtain a non-working lens from ebay or wherever and swap the mounts yourself.
If it is a manual focus lens, is it any one of the following?
These use the Adaptall-2 mounting system and replacement mounts are generally available via ebay etc.
#4. "RE: Fixing lens "dog ears"" | In response to Reply # 3Sun 09-Mar-08 02:47 AM
I am terribly sorry!
My mistake, the lens is an 80-210!
That's a good idea to buy an already broken lens to swap the parts. Thanks for the advice!
It seems (seemingly) easy enough to replace - the mount is attached to the lens via 3 screws. Perhaps it's as easy as that - I could be wrong.
Thank you so much for your replies.