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Removing the lens hood from a Tamron 18-270mm

cookyphil Avatar
cookyphil 13 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2020 11:18PM
i have recently bought a Tamron 18-270 mm f3.5-6.3 zoom lens with Piezo drive and i am struggling to remove the lens hood,any ideas please ?
Tianshi_angie Avatar
6 Aug 2020 1:07PM
Well I have just watched a YouTube video and it is removed by an anti-clockwise turn. If yours isnt responding to an anti clockwise turn then I am guessing that as this is quite an old lens that you bought it second hand which then suggests that the hood has become jammed. You may have to break the hood to remove it - better the hood than the lens - and fairly cheap to buy a replacement.

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altitude50 Avatar
altitude50 19 24.1k United Kingdom
6 Aug 2020 1:47PM
On the Tamron lenses that I have the lenshoods have a quite firm click stop at the end of the rotation when you put them on.
Suggest that you remove the lens from the camera, hold the barrel in one hand just behind the lens hood and give a good firm sudden (not violent) twist with the other hand.
If this doesn't work, then as above, it may well not come off without breaking it. (Or why can it not be left on?)
Jestertheclown Avatar
Jestertheclown 15 8.8k 255 England
6 Aug 2020 4:59PM
The hoods on my, admittedly new, Tamron lenses twist into a bayonet type fixing and clip into place
To remove them, I have to press a button to unfasten the "clip."
WestCamera Avatar
WestCamera 4 121 United States
9 Aug 2020 3:08AM
Note to self: Remind me to never buy a Tamron lens.😂😂😂
Tianshi_angie Avatar
9 Aug 2020 11:10AM

Quote:Note to self: Remind me to never buy a Tamron lens.

Tamron lenses are actually in the main, excellent. I have two and have never had any problem removing the hood. They have both functioned perfectly throughout and have travelled many miles with me. I suspect that this lens has been knocked or dropped to cause this problem. One report like this does not cover a lens' capabilities.
SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.3k 30 England
9 Aug 2020 1:20PM

Quote:Note to self: Remind me to never buy a Tamron lens.😂😂😂

I've had a few Tamron lenses, including the 18-270 and the 90mm macro, and have found them to be excellent and good value.
WestCamera Avatar
WestCamera 4 121 United States
10 Aug 2020 7:47PM
Note to self: Tear up the previous note to self about Tamron lenses. Thanks for the recommendations.👍


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