WIN AN SLR LENS: Brand New Tamron Lens – 18-270mm or 28-300mm

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I am very excited to have my 1st BIG lens give away on the blog.  Tamron USA, Inc. is sponsoring the MCP contest for a brand new lens.  The WINNER chooses from the 18-270mm (for a crop sensor Nikon or Canon) or the 28-300mm (for a full frame Nikon or Canon).

This would be an amazing lens to have for travel when changing prime lenses is inconvenient.  I can just picture this lens on a trip to Disney World.

To enter, you will need to do the following:

– Post to your blog, twitter and/or facebook about this contest (let people know how to enter and provide a link)

– Come back here and leave a comment writing where you posted (with link so that it can be verified if your post is picked from the random drawing)

– In your comment, please write why you want to win this lens, where you would want to most the lens, and for fun tell us how many lenses you currently own.

To qualify, you must:

– Have a US mailing address that the lens can ship to – this can be yours or a friend or relative but make sure you have one prior to entering (Tamron USA is only authorized to sell and distribute in the US)

– Have a Camera that works with Tamron Lenses.  If you do not have a Nikon or Canon SLR, a similar range lens for Pentax or Sony will be substituted.

– Do all the above items explained in the “enter section.”

– Please do not add comments more than once.  I approve all comments to limit spam (unless have commented and been approved on another post in recent days).  I will approve posts at least once every 12 hours – if not sooner.  So be patient and check back.  If you see your comment is on many times, email me and let me know what name was used and what post numbers, so I can delete the duplicates in fairness to all.

Contest ends Sunday evening – winner to be drawn at random – and announced via twitter and facebook.  If you are not a member of my FAN PAGE join here.

Details on the prize lenses:

TAMRON AF18-270mm VC—The World’s First and Only 15X zoom lens
The perfect all-in-one lens, Tamron’s 15X zoom lens features VC, a proprietary anti-shake mechanism that gives you a 4-stop shutter speed advantage for blur-free hand-held shots. Shoot confidently from wide to ultra-tele with Canon and Nikon APS-C DSLRs. Tamron 18-270mm. Zoomed. Not Shaken.

Tamron AF28-300mm F/3.8-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro
Tamron’s AF28-300mm VC zoom lens features an anti-shake mechanism called VC (Vibration Compensation) that lets you take blur-free hand-held pictures at up to four times slower shutter speed than normal. The 28-300mm VC offers the convenience, comfort and versatility of an all-in-one lens that covers everything from standard to super telephoto plus macro.

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  1. 3

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    Posted on twitter! I am @mmoring if you want to check it out!

    I would love either of these lenses, but if I only had to choose one I think I’d go for the 28-300mm. I already have 55-200, so think that going up to 300mm with a wider angle on the bottom end would be nice. I would love this lens for our next family vacation!

    I own 3 lenses (one prime and two zooms).

    Thanks!

  2. 4

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    Links to posts:
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/andyctwit/status/2531877040
    Facebook: http://bit.ly/lUNEe

    I would love to have this lens because I am constantly changing out from my wide angle kit lens to my zoom lens. Having this lens would allow me to keep from changing so much. I don’t own a vibration control lens either and that would be pretty cool to have in a lens. I currently own the 18-55 Kit lens, a 50mm prime lens and a Tamron 70-300 zoom..

    A lens like the Tamron 18-270mm would make for a great everyday lens.

  3. 5

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    Posted here: http://clarkcreations.net/blog/?p=305
    Tweeted by @tameraclark
    Facebook status for Tamera Clark

    why you want to win this lens
    Because it’s a cool lens and I don’t currently have something in this range

    where you would want to most the lens
    I would want to use it mostly in the every day category. I shoot someting almost daily.

    and for fun tell us how many lenses you currently own
    Digital 4
    Old school 6-8

  4. 6

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    Here is my post!
    http://twitter.com/shamrockphoto
    I really would love to win this contest. I have been “in business” for only two years now and it’s been good. Along with bein a photographer, I also work full time and have a soon to be 18 year old son that is very active in travel soccer (of course I manage that too).

    I have 3 lenes already, but basically use my Tamron 28-75 and in February I had saved up enough money to buy the 70-200 Canon lens but for some reason, I just never did it.

    Well lucky I didn’t. In March, my 42 year old husband suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm and almost died. After an operation, 20 days in ICU and 3 months off to work, Terry is back to work. We are soo grateful. With that being said, lucky I didn’t buy that lens. Even though we have insurance the 20% co-pays have drained my account. I am so grateful that money was there.

    There are soo many tragic stories out there and mine will surely pale in comparison. I am grateful that we came out victorious. Unfortunately others don’t have my happy ending.

    Thanks so much!!
    Michele

  5. 7

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    You are so fun Jodi!!! :) I posted on FB… http://www.facebook.com/katieanderson

    I would love the lens just for the fact I need to be able to get more candid shots with being further away…… I am always in the clients face!! :)

    I currently own the 24-70L, 35mm 1.2, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 100mm Macro and looking to add the large zoom and fisheye soon!!!

    YAY!! Thanks Jodi!!
    Katie

  6. 9

    T.J. Freeman says

    http://www.facebook.com/tfreemanjr?ref=name

    I really need a lens like this! I have the subpar kit lens with my Canon Rebel and it has to be one of the worst lenses I’ve used. I had previously purchased a Sigma 18-200 and it was slightly better, but I really need a better lens for general photography. I have a couple prime lenses like the 50mm 1.8 and the 100mm f2, but for taking pictures of my 4 kids I really need something with the kind of range this Tamron will provide. Money is tight and winning one will probably be the only way I get one :)

  7. 11

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    Posted on my FB! http://www.facebook.com/SouthFloridaPhotographer
    I’ve heard great reviews about these 2 specific lenses, but 28-300mm should be my choice :) specially when shooting events, so I don’t have to be changing cameras/lenses.
    I have Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8, Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G, Nikon 50mm f/1.8D & Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G, yes! I’m a Nikon girl :)
    I’ll keep my fingers and toes crossed.
    Thx for the opportunity!
    Best wishes, Rosie

  8. 14

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    I am so excited about this giveaway!! I really need a new lens. I used to shoot film all the time and just recently bought my first digital SLR. I had a Nikon and switched to Canon when I went digital. At first I felt like a trader but I love both of my cameras. I still pull out the old school film camera every once in a while.

  9. 15

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    RT on my twitter & FB pages! http://twitter.com/BridgetBarnlund

    This sounds like an all around, fabulous lens w/ a lot of range options.. For those of us who do not own twin SLR bodies, it would be wonderful to shoot continuously (especially weddings) w/out having to constantly switch lenses on the the body, and risk missing shots. I would LOVE the chance to use this lens, and hopefully get even MORE great shots w/ the flexibility it would allow =)

  10. 18

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    Excellent givaway! I have recently graduated from a point and shoot to my very first Canon DSLR. I still only have the kit lens, but I recently purchased a 50mm 1.8 lens. That’s all I have so far in my arsenal. I would love one of these lenses!!!!! I’m going to be crossing my fingers all day!

    Here is where I’ve posted the contest:

    twitter.com/lulimar
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/linzchav?ref=nf
    http://www.measureinlove.wordpress.com

  11. 19

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    Posted on http://www.LISASMITHPHOTO.blogspot.com

    The 28-300 would be best for my D700 for all day shooting without having to carry along all the other lenses and/or not having the time to change lenses. Good for events, weddings, and shooting my five fast moving young children. And the macro would be the added bonus :-) There are not as many lenses available for full frame Nikon. Currently I have the Tamron 28-75, Nikkor 50 1.8, Nikkor 50 1.4, Nikkor 80-200VR, Nikkor 80-200, Nikkor 18-70.

  12. 21

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    I would love to win one of these lenses. I am new to the world of DSLR, having just graduated from my point and shoot. I was warned that it would be addicting, and it so is!!! I have a Canon Digital Rebel XSi. I have the kit lens :( and have just purchased a 50mm 1.8 lens. That’s all I’ve got so far in my arsenal.

    I use it to shoot my favorite subject…my daughter Lucy.

    Here’s where to find my posts:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/linzchav?ref=nf
    http://www.twitter.com/lulimar
    http://measureinlove.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/i-want-to-win-a-lens/

  13. 24

    Robert McKay says

    Too bad you are not offering this for the Pentax AF mount. It would make a wonderful travel lens.

  14. 25

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    I did a double post so I’m hoping it gives me double the chances of winning here is my blog link
    http://capturedblissphotography.blogspot.com/2009/07/win-free-lens.html and here is my facebook link http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=551557283&ref=nf
    So why do I want to win lens the question should be why not and if someone answers they don’t win LOL no I really need a good lens i have a 24-70 but that doesn’t do much. We have a family Zoo membership and would love to get some good pictures of the animals but most are so far away and with my 24-70 i have no chance! Right now i have the nifty fifty 50mm and 24-70 so my bags pretty light and sure could use that 18-270!

  15. 26

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    Posted on http://adamemilynate.blogspot.com

    I’d love to be able to use this lens in my upcoming weddings! It’s always a pain to have to switch lenses back and forth. But I know that I would love it for family sessions as well! Fall season is starting soon!!

    Currently I own 6 lenses but I’ve never owned a Tamron, I’d LOVE to have one of those! I mainly use my Nikkor 18-55 and my 50mm 1.8 but also have a Sigma 70-300, a Sigma 17-70, a Nikkor 70-200 and an additional 50mm for backup. :)

  16. 27

    Kelley Nelson says

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/KelleyZinkNelson?ref=nf

    How awesome is this?? Wow! Thanks Jodi, for the opportunity to win such an awesome lens! I’d use this lens mostly in the park when shooting my kids or clients, and would probably also take it when we go to the beach. Sounds like a great all-purpose lens, and I’ve been looking to get a new lens for a while now. I currently own 4 lenses, and this could replace 2 of them!

  17. 28

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    I tweeted! http://twitter.com/craysorphoto

    I would LOVE this lense, and would treat it like my own child :-) I only have a 50mm lens, and a 70-300 that I dislike a lot, and would LOVE to have this Tamron to fill my camera bag with awesomeness!!!! I have 2 kids, and I do shoots for kids, and it would be great to have a reliable, great lense to sit back at a distance and capture them as they are, instead of having to get in their faces, and have them give me cheesey smiles.

  18. 30

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    WOW!!! First off I had a tamron lens that i loved! the 17-50 and then i upgraded to a full frame and had no Idea tamron made full frame lenses yay!!!! I facebooked:http://www.facebook.com/marissa.vargason?ref=nf I want to win this lens because i have NOTHING like it! I keep finding myself having to rent a lens when i do weddings or large groups because of the lack of a wide angle, and a zoom. I currently have only two lenses since my upgrade (money is tight :( ) the 50mm and the 85 see not much variety! pick me please!!!! {here is me begging lol}

  19. 33

    Renee harris Sprink says

    What an awesome contest! Thank you! I posted on FB: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/reneeharrissprink?ref=name.

    I currently only have the kit lens (18-55mm zoom lens) and had planned to buy another one since my new husband and I love to travel. However, since he is my NEW husband (of just one month), I have a wedding to pay off. Also, I’m a hobbyist not a professional, so new lenses are on the backburner for now. I’m hoping I will get lucky and be able to have this lens for our honeymoon next month! 

  20. 35

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    I posted about this contest on my blog here:
    http://kellyskidshouston.blogspot.com/2009/07/mcp-actions-giveaway.html

    I want to win this lens because I have been dying to add a nice zoom lens to my camera bag for forever, but just haven’t been able to convince my husband to spend the money!

    I would most use this lens to photograph my family. This would have been so great to have earlier this year when I was in Europe visiting my sister or when we recently took a trip to Sea World San Antonio, and I can’t even tell you how many times I have cursed not having a nice zoom every single time we go to the zoo! My daughter is young now, but it won’t be long before she’s in sports as well, and I know I’ll really be needing that zoom then!

    Currently the only lenses I own are the kit lens that came with my Canon Digital Rebel XT (18-55mm) and my 50mm f/1.8. So see? I NEED this zoom!

    What an amazing giveaway, Jodi!

  21. 39

    Tiffany says

    Posted to FB: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=512357218#/taustin?ref=profile

    I would love this lens because I don’t have a decent lens past 75 mm. I currently have a bunch of primes: 50 1.8, 85 1.8, 100 2.8 macro, a tammy zoom: 28-75 2.8 and an old 80-200 canon that is SLOW.

    I’d love to have a good all around lens for situations when I don’t want to haul a ton of gear (like the fireworks) or just playing outside with the kiddos.

  22. 42

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    Tamron AF28-300mm F/3.8-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro would be the choice for me here. I get frustrated with my current lenses because I don’t have a macro. I have four lenses currently, I love the prime for certain situations, but something like this would be way more fun!
    I have put this on twitter @carrriebassett which updates my blog and my facebook, but on top of that I posted the contest on my business fan page http://tiny.cc/myfbfanpage and then posted it on my personal fb http://www.facebook.com/carrietrudeaubassett and then made a post on my blog http://carriebassettphotography.blogspot.com/
    You have the BEST contests…goal in my life…to win one!

  23. 46

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    Twittered! http://twitter.com/kelly_girl

    I would use the lens on our quick trip to Mexico next month. I have 5 lenses, but several are terrible. I have 2 great primes (50mm 1.8 and 85mm 1.8) but need a lens that could serve as a little more all-purpose one. I have 2 boys that are always doing something that needs to be recorded for posterity, or bribery as they get older.

  24. 48

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    Posted on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/pages/Muscle-Shoals-AL/JW-Photography/24779772605?ref=ts

    I’d LOVE to win one of these lenses. I have a 50mm 1.8 & a Tamron 28-75 lens. While both a great for portraits, neither are great for running around after my kids, and either of these lenses would be perfect for that!!! We plan on taking the kids to Disneyworld in the near future and like you mentioned, this lens would rock at WDW.

  25. 49

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    Posted to Twitter! http://twitter.com/beachphotog
    I would love, love, love to have this lens! My fam has a trip planned to Disney coming up and this would be perfect! Also, I love experimenting with different focal lengths!
    I only have the kit lens that came with my camera! (It’s tough to buy lenses on a budget!)

  26. 51

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    Sure would love a nice robust zoom for my Nikon. I’m in no position to purchase one due to the crappy economy, but I do have the Tamron 28-75 and it’s a nice sharp lens. I have no doubt the 28-300 would be just as good! Perfect for trips to the zoo!
    I tweeted! @besekphoto

  27. 52

    says

    Great contest! Thanks!

    I put the link on twitter: http://twitter.com/AmyDungan and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=870400432&ref=mf

    I would love to win this lens! It has a nice range and VC would be awesome! I’d probably keep this on my camera most of the time for walk around shooting, the zoo, my kids… you name it! I have 4 lenses – 50mm 1.8, 75-300mm (no IS so it’s tough to use sometimes), 18-55mm kit lens, and a 28-135mm IS.

  28. 53

    Benjamin Sixberry says

    It has been tweeted at http://twitter.com/ben6berry. I want to win this lens because I am very new to the photography world. I don’t have a lot of money to buy new lenses and I only own one right now. I splurged and bought my Nikon D60 for a Christmas present for myself and my wife, we have two beautiful children I love to photograph. Thank you for the generous offering, I really hope to win.

  29. 54

    Margaret says

    I posted to my Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/meashton?ref=profile

    I use my Nikon DSLR daily to take photos of my kids and our adventures. I’ve been having a blast this year doing Project 365. I currently have two zoom lenses, they are both “kit” lenses and not the greatest. The lens I use most (the 18-55) has been acting up – the switch between “auto” and “manual” modes keeps getting stuck somewhere and I’ve missed several good photo ops because of it. That’s why I would love this lens! (not to mention the fact that we’re planning to travel to WDW next spring and this would be awesome!)

  30. 57

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    posted on facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/beckyolsonanderson?ref=profile

    I own three lens but would love the versatility of this lens. We are headed home to visit family and I would love to capture the play between my daughters and their cousins! Also we have been visiting quite a few children’s museums this summer with my kids…and the 50mm 1.8 captures my children beautifully but does not capture the fun surroundings in small spaces.

  31. 58

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    You guys rock! I posted this on my FB profile at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/kansascityweddingphotographer?ref=profile

    I could so use this lens for upcoming weddings that I have booked! One is at an 1815 colonial mansion that has been turned into a B&B. Red brick, white columns, and two crescent shaped lakes that surround it just scream for a lense like this! Also I definitely could use it playing our family game of camera tag with my four kiddos. They run, hide behind things, jump down slides and Mom has to try and “catch” them using her camera. 😀 Actually a lot of fun and really works out your capture speed. 😀 I currently have four lenses, but definitely could use another one like this and Tamron makes some pretty nice lenses. So pick me, pick me, pick me!!!!! 😀

  32. 59

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    I posted on my blog, in the orchard . . . and here is the direct thread: http://athousandwordsbyk.blogspot.com/2009/07/free-lens.html

    Currently, I have a 50mm 1.4 and a 135 mm 2.0L. Both are great for portraits, but are both prime lenses. All of our children are involved in sports and I would love to be able to zoom in on them while they are engaged in their sports. Have the capability of such wide range would be so great to have on one lens. Ball field can be pretty dusty, not a good place to be changing out lenses.

    Thank you so much for this opportunity!

  33. 62

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    I blogged about it here:
    http://eyecandiphotography.blogspot.com/2009/07/win-tamron-slr-lens.html

    Tweeted it here:
    http://twitter.com/canDlinZ – @candlinz

    and also added it to Facebook:
    http://facebook.com/candlinz

    I would love to the win this lens because I have 5 kids…6 years and under…this would be great for when we do fieldtrips, homeschool activities, and vacations. I have just started getting interested in photography this year and I have been wanting and looking at a Tamron lens for my Pentax K110D, but can’t afford to buy it right now. So winning this would be totally awesome!

  34. 63

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    I would love to win one of these! I posted about it on my blog: http://www.ethanhead.com/2009/07/i-want-to-win.html

    The Tamron 18-270 is high on my wish list right now. I need a good walkaround lens for an upcoming trip to Puerto Rico. I currently own 8 lenses, but none of them cover the wide range that this lens does. I would love to be able to throw this lens on the camera for a hike and leave all my other gear behind. Thanks for offering the contest!

  35. 66

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    I posted to facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=733077024&ref=profile

    I want to win this lens because it would be a great asset to my photography business. I currently only own two lenses, the Nikon 50 mm F/1.8 and the Tamron 28 – 75 mm F/2.8. I love my prime lens, but wish I had a wider range. My Tamron needs calibration, but is no longer under warranty and I currently don’t have the budget to send it in for repair. I photograph children and would love to be able to capture them from afar, giving them their space to be themselves. I see these lenses also working well when in tight spaces indoors, whereas now, my 50 mm leaves me cramped for space.

    Thanks for doing this contest!

  36. 67

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    Oh I want that 18-270mm! I attended a Tamron workshop when the first VC first came out and saw images taken with it and was amazed! As a photographer trying to grow my portrait business, not much has yet gone to expanding my gear stash. I rely very heavily on my Tamron 28-75mm which as gotten so much use and comes with high recommendations from me. I LOVE that lens! But it falls short in length when photographing my own kids from the soccer field side lines and the swimming pool bleachers – 2 places I cherish as my children grow and compete. I accidentally dropped my old Tamron 70-300mm and it broke. I’ve not yet been able to replace it. While my business is very important to me, my children are even more. I’m one proud mama!

    My only other lens is a Canon 100mm macro – I love it but it’s limiting. I’m definitely a zoom girl!

    I’ve posted to Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home and Twitter: http://twitter.com/HSPhotography

    What a great giveaway – I’m so excited!

  37. 70

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    Here is the twitter post: http://twitter.com/MomentsbyPaula

    I would love to add this lens to my camera. I now have two camera’s Nikon mounts, and only have two lenses. This would give me more ability to capture shots how I see them. Tools to create imagery a must. I have a Tamron lens in my future, the 70-200mm I plan to purchase in September. To have this one would be the perfect addition. I would feel truly set up if I won this lens!

  38. 74

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    I twittered about the contest, @ashleycohn.

    Since I’m just started out I currently only a 50mm and a 35-105mm lens. I would love to have a lens with more variety so the 18-270 would be amazing! I’m just started to shoot weddings this summer, so it would be ideal not to have to carry around multiple lenses and switch mid ceremony!

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  39. 75

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    I posted this giveaway on my blog at http://jenn-walters.blogspot.com/2009/07/mcp-giveaway.html and I tweeted about it at JennLWalters…. I got sooooo excited when I saw that someone was finally giving away a lens. I love your actions and all of your blog posts are so useful for me since I am just learning everything. :-) I would love the 28-300 because I need a little more zoom to go in my bag and to capture my kids. I currently have 18-55mm kit lens, 28-105mm, and a 50mm f/1.8 lens. Good Luck to everyone.

  40. 76

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    I would just like to say: this isn’t very fair to us Sony shooters. we suffer enough prejudice without the stigma of being left out of cool MCP contests.
    :-p

  41. 78

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    Wow – awesome lens! I tweeted it: http://twitter.com/asksophie (Okay, my dog tweeted it…but in the absence of opposable thumbs, I typed it for her.)

    Both of these lenses would be awesome – I currently only have one. (It gets the job done, but come ON.) Now that I’m growing into my SLR, I’m yearning for more! Mostly my pictures are of the “fam”…and gatherings of friends. Mostly laughing – I photograph a lot of laughing. :)

  42. 79

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    Hi! I posted on my blog http://seriously-cute.blogspot.com/

    I have three lenses including my kit lens. My husband and I just booked a trip to Disney World yesterday! If I won I would use this lens EVERYWHERE, including our trips. I am obsessed with taking my camera everywhere with me. Always taking pictures of my two little boys. They grow so fast! Taking pictures is like freezing them in time. If only we could do that in real life!

  43. 80

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    I posted to my profile on facebook – glkenney and NightinGail Photography.

    I have a 17-40, 24-70, 70-200 and 85 & 50 primes. I would like to have a lens – “just for me” for vacationing and that my husband can use without having the be worried aobut getting things focused.

    This is a great giveaway. Thank You.

  44. 81

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    I’m in Australia :(
    I would have loved this lens. It’s been on my wish list forever. I shoot almost exclusively with two primes 50mm & 85mm and while I love them earnestly I do need a zoom (my kit one ain’t good at all) to help this poor old body out running back & forwards to get the shot!

  45. 83

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    Oh wow what a great giveaway!! I just got my Dslr this week and am off and running after much studying up! Fully manual already! I need lenses like crazy as my only lens right now is the kit lens, boo. I would use a lens like this alot I think. It has a great zoom so I could use it for catching kids without being right on them and it looks like it is wide enough to even use for vacations etc. I am currently playing the “What lens first” game and it would be nice to try out a Tamron! Nice and thank you! Fantastic giveaway! http://twitter.com/AprilleCA/status/2533482960 Tweet Tweet!

  46. 84

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    RT @ catlinhumes on (Twitter)

    I would love this lens because I am just getting into the Photography Biz and would like a little variety in my lenses. I could really use the macro for some awesome ring shots! I currently own a 50mm1.8 and a 70-200 2.8

  47. 86

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    I tweeted this:

    http://twitter.com/myinsanity

    I’m just getting into photography (with out using the auto setting) since I took a workshop a few months back, so I would love this lens. It looks really versatile, and since I am always trying to go without flash, I love that you can shoot with low shutter speeds.

    I currently have the kit lens that came with my Rebel, a zoom lens (75-300mm) that was on a killer deal at Walmart (but can’t do anything close), and a prime 50mm, I just got for Mother’s Day. This might fill in the gaps that the other lenses don’t cover for me.

  48. 88

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    Hi Jodi,

    I posted on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/erinalfaro, I haven’t used my twitter much but I will post there too.

    I’d love to own this lens, because the only zoom I have is a 17-55 and I would LOVE one in this range. My kids will be starting sports this fall and this would be a fabulous lens to use to capture the games and practices. It would also be great from the military events I am shooting for my husband, like USMC boot camp competitions & boot camp graduation and the crucible (google it!) Of course, I’d use it for business too.

    In addition to my 17-55, I also have 3 other lenses: a 50mm, 85mm, and a 60mm macro.

    Thank you, Jodi!!!

  49. 96

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    I would LOVE to win this lens!! I have a 50mm 1.8, an 18-75mm 2.8 and a kit lens for my Canon DSLR, but would LOVE something that zooms more. My mom and I each have a horse and it would be so much fun to get better shots of them running around in the pasture. It would also be great to get shots of my kids when they are playing further away. I can think of so many times when it would have been great to have. I posted about it on facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/kelly.gorney?ref=nf

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    http://jobosphotos.blogspot.com/

    What a great opportunity to get a terrific piece of equipment and tell others about the good things I read on your blog. Thanks!

    I would love to win this lense because I am trying to build my inventory of equipment. I got a 70-200mm lense for Christmas, but its so hard to because it starts at 70mm. I found last week on vacation that it was difficult to get “up close and personal” when the kids were in the pool because I had to be on the other side of the yard to get more than one of them in the shot! I knew I would want a lense with a wider range of zoom, but have been drooling over the IS 28-135mm Canon. Wow. No way a physics teacher can afford that thing without saving for years! So, this one would be a fantastic substitute (minus the IS of course).

    Pick me! :-) thanks for a great blog with good info!

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    http://www.expressionsbyjlm.com/blog/?p=55

    We were just discussing this weekend that we need a new lens but wasn’t sure what to get. we were on vacation and had either the 50mm (so nice and sharp but doesn’t work great as a vacation lens to get the full impact of the scenery) or the Canon 40D kit lens. We are planning our first Disney vacation with the kids, sure would be nice to put this lens on the camera and go!! 😉

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    http://goforpro.blogspot.com/2009/07/free-lens-giveaway.html
    Oh man – I’m drooling. I want this lens so bad!! I would first use it for my kiddos… Those contemplative images you can only get by zooming in when they don’t know you’re around – and next a family reunion at the end of the month with 50+. Man on man would that lens help! :) So far I have 2, I’d LOVE to make it 3! Like everyone else I have fingers & toes crossed!!! Thanks for the chance Jodi!

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    Just twittered (which also posts on Facebook) about the contest! http://twitter.com/daisysue62

    I really hope I win this lens because I REALLY need to upgrade from my current 18-55mm kit lens zoom. I use my 50mm 99% of the time because I like it so much better and it gives me a better F stop range. I’ve started to do a few weddings and this lens would REALLY help me out!

    I currently own three lenses for my Canon. The 18-55mm kit lens (ick), the 70-300mm zoom (ok), and the f/1.4 50mm (love!).

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    What an awesome opportunity! I currently have the nifty 50 and the 100mm macro lens. I am in desperate need of a walk around zoom lens to chase my kiddos around with, but being a stay at home mom there just isn’t the cash flow to get what I want. I would be so excited to win this!

    I blogged http://tabithaworthington.blogspot.com/2009/07/amazing-giveaway.html and posted on facebook http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmcpactions.com%2Fblog%2F2009%2F07%2F08%2Fwin-an-slr-lens-brand-new-tamron-lens-%25e2%2580%2593-18-270mm-or-28-300mm%2F&t=WIN%20AN%20SLR%20LENS%3A%20Brand%20New%20Tamron%20Lens%20%E2%80%93%2018-270mm%20or%2028-300mm#/tabitha.worthington?ref=nf

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    I posted on twitter and on FB. I am taking a trip to Hawaii and I think this would be the perfect lens to capture my favorite place in the whole world. I also seem to take a lot of picture of children and this lens would be perfect for that as well.
    I have 3 lens but would love to add to the collection!

    http://twitter.com/heathergill

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    I posted here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1331865627&ref=profile

    MY husband and I just moved this exact lens to the top of our wish list this week – I would love to have a lens that I could actually do a shoot all the way through with – if I have to – this is it!!!!!I would love to use it during weddings when everything changes in an instant!!!!! We have 6 lens as of right now!!! we really need this one though! Here’s to hoping!

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    OOOOOHHH! What an incredible give away! I posted on Facebook– so excited I made it my status :) http://www.facebook.com/mariel.reyes
    I would LOVE to win one of these lenses. My very first lens was a Tamron and ti was grerat. I really want to go full frame but have ZERO lenses for this so this would really give me a jump to do so. I have a 28-70, 18-200 and 50mm. I love zoom lenses – perfect for chasing kids and getting great full scene shots. Really the perfect tool to make sure you are in the action and don’t miss a shot especially will little ones running around! If I had this lens it would rarely leave my camera. Fingers crossed :)

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    I posted on twitter as well: http://twitter.com/seriouslycute

    I have three lenses including my kit lens. I would love to have this lens for our trip to Disney World, we just booked it yesterday! I take my camera with me EVERYWHERE! Having this lens would HELP so much with taking pictures of my two BUSY little boys!
    Thanks!

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    I want to win this lens, so I have something that is bigger and better than my kit lens. I would use it, everywhere and anywhere. At weddings, on vacations, literally. My camera is attached to my hip permanantly. I currently own 4 lenses? But I don’t use 2 of them very much because they’re from my Nikon N75, and don’t work as smoothly on the digital. I posted on FB here https://www.facebook.com/canatanata?ref=profile and also on my blog, here… http://devmemphoto.blogspot.com/

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    http://janaezernack.blogspot.com/2009/07/lens-lust.html

    I started a project last month–entirely on accident. I went to my old hometown to shoot a portrait session, and then I spent the rest of the day driving and walking around shooting scenes of a rapidly decaying, yet still very beloved, little town.

    And now, I want to shoot more. I feel “called” somehow to capture images of that town–I’m not sure why yet, but I do. (The first few can been viewed on my Flickr page:http://www.flickr.com/photos/jezernack/sets/72157619967388412/)

    I think this lens would be the one to take with me. The wide end would help me capture sweeping shots of the still quaint, but declining downtown area. The zoom would allow me to capture street scenes and faces of the people that make the town special. And the middle? Well, that would help me capture all the rest, right?

    I currently own five lenses, if you count the kit lens that came with my Rebel Xti. My favorite? The Tamron 17-50 2.8. I’ve already had a wonderful experience with Tamron, and I’d LOVE to get my hands on the Tamron 18-270!

    Thanks so much for a fantastic contest, and for your always awesome tutorials, actions, and tips!

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    Kara says

    I posted on my facebook: http://www.facebook.com/karaopp

    I would love to win this lens for my upcoming adventure in Maine. I’ll be living there for the next 6 months and I would love to use it on a lighthouse excursion. I currently only own 2 lenses – the kit lens (18-55) and my nifty fifty – this lens would make a nice addition!

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    http://jobosphotos.blogspot.com/2009/07/enter-to-win-free-lense.html

    If my comment shows up twice, I’m sorry. I was worried I wouldn’t be entered and I didn’t see my first show up…

    Anyway, I posted to my blog and tweeted that also. I really would love to have a lense with a medium range zoom like this one. I have been looking at the 28-135 IS Canon, but there is no way my teacher’s salary will stand that without saving for a VERY long time.

    Love your blog, Please pick me! :-) thanks for the giveaway! btw, am I the only GUY who reads this blog? they are missing out!

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    You’ve got to love Jodi!!

    I’ve posted the contest on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sheila-Carson-Photography/68733504822?__a=1

    and my blog: http://sheilacarsonphotography.blogspot.com/

    If I won one of these lenses, I would use it all the time!! I would probably choose the 18-270mm lens and use it for my new wedding photography business that I’m trying to launch. It would be a great lens to use for wedding photography because of its great range. I could probably shoot most of the wedding with just that lens!! What a fabulous lens to help me launch my new career!

    Currently I own a Sigma 24-70mm lens (I bought it second hand). I love what it does, but it is really heavy for my little hands! I also own a Tamron 70-300mm Macro Lens and I just bought (haven’t even used it yet) a Canon 50mm 1.4 lens.

    Thank you Jodi for bringing us so many fabulous people to share their great knowledge and for all of your really fun contests!

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    I posted on my FB: http://www.facebook.com/marindafowler?ref=nf and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/mfowlerphotog.

    I would love to win this lens because I only have two lens at the moment (kit lens and 50mm prime). I have read great things about this Tamron lens and would love love love to have it! I would probably use it most with my kids. They see me coming with the camera and RUN! So it would be nice to have a good zoom lens to sneak some shots of them without them knowing. :)

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    Esther J says

    Posted the link on my Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/esther.judd

    I would love to win this lens! The 18-270mm is such a great range and would be perfect for travel. I’m an amateur photographer but travel and landscapes is my passion and this lens would totally fit my line-up. The wide angle would be great for sweeping shots of the landscape. I just visited Yosemite a few weeks ago and up there at Glacier Point this lens would have been amazing. The 270mm would be great to capture sweet moment of my young daughter of 13 months while she is playing with her blocks or with our oh-so-mellow cat.

    I currently have several lenses for my Canon 50D. My most recent purchase is the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8. I love this lens!

    Thanks for the contest and for the great tutorials, actions and tips you provide on this website.

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    Twitter: http://twitter.com/andyctwit/status/2531877040
    Facebook: http://bit.ly/lUNEe

    I would love to have this lens because I am constantly changing out from my wide angle kit lens to my zoom lens. Having this lens would allow me to keep from changing so much. I don’t own a vibration control lens either and that would be pretty cool to have in a lens. I currently own the 18-55 Kit lens, a 50mm prime lens and a Tamron 70-300 zoom..

    A lens like the Tamron 18-270mm would make for a great everyday lens.

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    Sara K says

    I tweeted!! http://twitter.com/SaraKingPhotos

    I would love to win the lens because this one is at the top of my wishlist. I’ve heard rave reviews about it and can’t say enough about Tamron lenses! Love them! I would use it the most when I shoot weddings or just about anything. I think it would be a good all around lens. I own 2 lenses right now. The canon 50mm 1.8 and the Tamron 75-300 4.0.

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    Chelsey says

    Just tweeted! @machC Tamron has a great reputation and either of these lenses would be awesome to add to my arsenal. Nothing like expanding your zoom horizons! :) I’m a minimalist. I have four lenses (one of those doesn’t count since it’s a duplicate & for the mr. to ‘practice’ 😉 ). May the best random draw win!

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    I want this lens, because I only have a kit lens, which is fine, but I think we all know they’re not the best. and 1 prime lens (35mm 1.4) and 2 lenses leftover from my N75, which still work, but they just don’t work as well being as they’re not made for a digital camera. I would use the lens literally everywhere. You think I’m just saying that because I’m not creative enough to come up with something. I’m dead serious. My camera is permanantly attached to my hip and my close friends and family are so over it lol. I think it would be fantastic to get a good lens to use in a flash. Boating, vacations, camping.

    I posted on facebook and my blog..

    http://www.facebook.com/canatanata?ref=profile
    http://www.devmemphoto.blogspot.com

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    I entered this on my twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AlyshaGray which is linked to my facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alyshagray….

    First off I want to thank you for this oppritunity!

    As for why I would love this lens, I have really wanted an all in one lense that would help me in my new love for photography. At this time I have two lenses. one that is a 18-55 and then one that is a 60-300. It is a pain to switch between lenses when you are photographing kids and I think this lens would be perfect!

    Thanks again for this Jodi! :)

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    I posted this on my twitter, which also updates my facebook (http://twitter.com/nickismith).

    I have been looking into adding a zoom lens to my prime collection. I need something to capture the kiddos on the beach. This would be fantastic! I currently have an 85mm 1.8 and 50mm 1.4 for my D700.

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    This is my third try commenting here… don’t know what’s not working.

    http://www.facebook.com/canatanata?ref=profile
    http://www.devmemphoto.blogspot.com

    I want this lens, because it’s better than my current lenses, and it would be great to have one you can hurriedly use in any situation.

    I currently own 4 lenses.

    I would use the lens everywhere! Weddings would be great, for the reception when I us a more photojournalistic style. On vacations would be perfect for this lens as well!

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    Christine M says

    Wow – this lens looks great!!! This lens would be my new go to lens – all the time! I travel a lot with my job and can only fit one lens in my bag – and this would be the perfect one! My kids are active in sports and other community groups – I could use this lens ALL the TIME! I’m excited just to think about it! lol I have 3 lenses right now – and I think this would be my new favorite. Thanks so much for the contest!!

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    Benjamin Sixberry says

    Let me try this again. It has been tweeted at http://twitter.com/ben6berry I want to win this lens because I am very new to the photography world. I don’t have a lot of money to buy new lenses and I only own one right now which is an 18-55. We splurged and bought my Nikon D60 for a Christmas present for myself and my wife. We have two beautiful children I love to photograph. Thank you for the generous offering, I really hope to win.

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    This is my third try commenting here… don’t know what’s not working.
    http://www.facebook.com/canatanata?ref=profile
    http://www.devmemphoto.blogspot.com
    I want this lens, because it’s better than my current lenses, and it would be great to have one you can hurriedly use in any situation.
    I currently own 4 lenses.
    I would use the lens everywhere! Weddings would be great, for the reception when I us a more photojournalistic style. On vacations would be perfect for this lens as well!

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    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pkraikittikun?ref=profile
    I would love to win one of these lenses. I currently own a 50mm macro lens and a 75mm-300mm telephoto zoom lens, which means constantly changing lenses and constantly walking further away from my subjects in order to get everyone in a picture, whether it’s in an outdoor setting or at a table in a restaurant. Any one of these lenses would be perfect for me to take photos in various situations. I imagine that they would be my grab and go lens. I am taking a trip to the East Coast next month and will be visiting three states in 1 week. Taking just one lens would be great! Thank you for the opportunity!

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    I tweeted: You too can be a winner! RT @mcpactions WIN AN SLR LENS: Brand New Tamron Lens – 18-270mm or 28-300mm http://bit.ly/ZSVfv

    I’d love that lens! I currently have a 50mm 1.4 and a 24-70 (my first big girl lenses!)…and some other garbage. Having a zoom will help me get even better distance shots!

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    Cindy says

    Posted on my twitter … @cindyeinwa.

    Why would I love one of these? I have a Tamron portrait lens that I really like, so I know this is a great brand. It would be nice to have the 28-300 so I wouldn’t have to change my lens for shots of the kids and while trying to get a shot of that bird in the tree that I can never get close enough to but of course comes within zoom range when I have my other lens on! I have three lenses: the portrait lens, 18-70mm, and 55-200mm for my Nikon D50.

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    Posted to my FB page! 😀 http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/CassieSullivan?ref=nf I would love a new lens, there’s already a lonely little spot waiting in my camera bag. I currently own two lenses and am working on expanding my collection, I LOVE prime lenses! I think the range on this one would be good for photographing weddings and not having to worry about switching back and forth between lenses!

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    I would love a new lens for my camera! I am always searching for new lenses and have heard that Tamrons are really great. My link is lindsaywphotography.blogspot.com where I posted your contest. Thanks:)

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    I posted about it on my facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/kristenelardo

    I would love the 28-300mm lens. That would be a perfect all purpose lens. Especially when I’m out and about with my 4 girls. At the lake, park or where ever. It would be so nice to just have this lens on the camera and lighten my load in my camera bag. This lens would be so nice because I wouldn’t have to stop what I was doing and change lenses. I currently have 3 lens.

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    Laura M says

    :( I don’t blog, twitter, or facebook… so I guess I can’t enter this awesome giveaway. :( I am a dedicated reader of this blog if that counts for anything.

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    Hi, I posted on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home
    What a super deal for someone! If I win it I would give it to my daughter. I just purchased her a 40D for her college graduation and she’s currently using the kit lens to go with it. She’s really getting into photography and this would give her a great start!
    Personally I have a good collection of lens, although this would be a great versatile lens to have!! But being the unselfish mom I am, she’d end up with it. She has only one lens (the kit) and I have 5 lens.
    She’s off to Africa for two months to do volunteer work and what a wonderful surprise this would be for here when she got home!! Unless of course, if I won, I could ship it to her so she’d have it for her Safari :)
    Thank you Tamron and Jodi!

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    Okay so I put this on my twitter! ReginaWhiteFoto. http://twitter.com/ReginaWhiteFoto

    I would love a new lens because one I can’t afford a new one right now and 2 because I would loveeeeeeeee to have one of these.
    I have two lenses now the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 & the Canon 50mm 1.4.

    This would be great to capture more candids of the children. Thanks for offering this great contest. Yay!

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    Posted to facebook! 😉 http://www.facebook.com/dbeardphotography

    I have two kids, a 2 year old, and a 12 year old, dad is deploying in a little over 60 days for a year to parts unknown. So, to keep him ‘part of the family’ while he’s gone – we are going to do the ‘photo a day’ of both the girls for dad to see constant photos of the two girls. Winning this would keep me from having to change lenses frequently – and keep me more likely to pick up the camera and snap a shot without having to get my bag, change lenses, etc.

    I currently have 6 lenses (Sigma 30/1.4, Nikon 50/1.8, Sigma 105/2.8, Sigma 28-70, Nikon 28-80, and Tamron 55-200.

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    I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/melissapapaj

    I would love the 28-300 mm lens because it would be awesome for traveling and I love wildlife (even though I do weddings! 😉 What an A-W-E-S-O-M-E giveaway!

    I currently have a 50mm 1.8 (Nikon), a 60 mm 2.8macro (Nikon), a 24-70 2.8 (Nikon), a 16mm 2.8 fisheye (Nikon) and an old cheap quantaray 70-300 tele-macro (my first lens four years ago)

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    Nancy Garvey says

    Here is the link to my facebook page:
    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=100752568174#/ngarvey?ref=profile

    I would love this new lens because I am just starting out and I only have a kit lens and one other small prime lens. I would love to have a more professional lens in order to take better pictures. I would love to just go and buy it, but as a teacher, this is one thing that I just can’t afford to buy right now on my salary.

    I have the Canon kit lens and the Canon 50mm 1.8 lens that I bought from Amazon.

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    http://www.facebook.com/jenny.daniels3?ref=name I would really love to have a lens like this!! Right now I have a 50mm and a kit lens(18-55) and kit zoom(55-200) that came with my D40x. I have recently gotten a D300 and would love to upgrade lens as well but don’t have the extra cash. I’m a SAHM and I am starting a part time photography business. Thanks so much for doing this! Jenny

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    Bob Post says

    I put this right on Facebook. I love the lens. I could use it on my DRebel, but I wonder what the comparable lens is that I could use on my Pentax *istD, which right now I only have a 28-200 zoom for. (At least that lens IS a Tamron!) I have a 28-300 for the Canon that I have got some GREAT motor racing shots with… but I prefer the Pentax for daytime stuff, and mostly use the Canons for Astrophotography.

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    Jackie S says

    http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmcpactions.com%2Fblog%2F2009%2F07%2F08%2Fwin-an-slr-lens-brand-new-tamron-lens-%25e2%2580%2593-18-270mm-or-28-300mm%2F&t=WIN%20AN%20SLR%20LENS%3A%20Brand%20New%20Tamron%20Lens%20%E2%80%93%2018-270mm%20or%2028-300mm#/jackie.seeley?ref=profile

    Hopefully that long link works, my profile is private, but just for good measure I’m posting to my blog too!
    http://misspphoto.blogspot.com/2009/07/nobody-needs-this-more-than-me.html

    I currently have just the 50mm 1.4, and although it’s a great lens I’m over the prime lens and really need something new. My mom is taking our entire family on a trip to Disney in Florida in October and this is why I need this lens! My 50 just won’t cut it for all that scenery! Otherwise I’m pretty sure it would live on my camera while taking pictures of my daughter and friends!

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    Allison says

    I might wet my pants if I win this lens!!! I posted on my blog and on my facebooksite! http://allisonwantstobeaphotographer.blogspot.com/ OR http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=641578331&ref=profile !! I so would LOVE to win this lens. I was just looking at prices for a new lens this morning and decided I would HAVE to wait. I currently have the kit lens that came on the Canon 40D and a Canon 50mm 1.8. I am going to be doing homecomings for Navy sailors coming on off deployments and having some versatility would sure help to capture that moment. Of course I would also use it for taking pix of my kiddo!!! Than you for this opportunity and I hope I win!!!

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    Thank you a million times for hosting this contest! I posted this contest on my blog: http://studiobloom.wordpress.com/. I really, really would like to win this lens because I cannot convince my husband to buy me another lens (at the moment)! I would use this lens everyday…kids, families, seniors…you name it, and I would use it. I currently own 2 decent lenses…I have the LensBaby Composer and the 50mm 1.8. See! I neeeeeeeed it! Thanks again, Jodi!

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    Thanks for the give away! What an awesome opportunity!

    I posted to my blog (http://sweetheart-visualart.blogspot.com/) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Omaha-NE/Ashley-Nicole-Photography-Sweetheart-Visual-Art/69111543346?ref=share)!

    So why would I LOVE one of the lenses?
    Well, one main reason – I’ve never won anything before! Seriously, I haven’t! It would be super cool to win and to tell everyone about it on my blog and FB page! But in reality, I hope many of my followers and fans will enter too! I’m rooting for everyone! Rock on!

    Where would I want to most the lens?
    For my four year anniversary! It’s coming up the end of July and my hubby and I will hopefully get to go somewhere special, not sure where yet! The lens would be the perfect tag along to document our four year adventure together!

    How many lenses do I currently own?
    I own two! A Canon 100mm Macro and the 24-70mm L. I love them both!

    Thanks again for the amazing opportunity!
    – Ashley Nicole

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    http://www.facebook.com/abbeybertolone

    AGH! I would love to win this lens, either one! I just moved back to the states from overseas and we bought our very first home in our very first “tour” duty station of Nashville, TN! Oh the awesomeness I could photograph with this lens!!! AND I finally have a US mailing address now! So I’m eligible!!!! Yippee!!!

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    Leah Lowry says

    I posted the link to my FACEBOOK:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=1247313659&ref=profile

    WOW! Would I ever be more than thankful to win this contest. I just recently dropped my 70-200 and miss it badly. I currently have 3 lens, nothing like I want, all entry level…kit lenses and I so long for a beauty like this one so I can move forward in my journey in photography. I personally would use this lens as my everyday lens for the fact that it has a versatile zoom and serve many purposes…Thanks for the opportunity!!!! I so hope I win! 😉

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    I posted this on Facebook (http://foxyurl.com/nOB), and I retweeted it (http://twitter.com/superdewa). I don’t have a relevant blog (yet), so that’s all I could do.

    I carry my camera (Nikon D40) around with me everywhere and find myself constantly changing between my 18-55 and 55-200 and often missing shots in the meantime. I haven’t figured out my personal style yet, but it is definitely out there in the world (landscape, street, event, etc.) more than studio, and I’ve been lusting after one lens that I could just keep on my camera while out there. I would use it constantly! I own the two lenses I mentioned as well as a 50mm 1.8 that doesn’t autofocus on my camera.

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    You’ve got to love Jodi!! I know I do!

    I posted a link to my blog: http://www.sheilacarsonphotography.blogspot.com/

    and my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/pages/Sheila-Carson-Photography/68733504822?ref=ts

    I would so love to win one of these lenses! If I won, I would choose the 18-270mm lens for its versatility! I would use this lens for my new wedding photography business that I am currently trying to launch. It would be the perfect lens for wedding photography because of its range and versatility. I would love to have in my bag for sure.

    Currently I own a Sigma 24-70mm lens. I bought it second hand and it’s been a good lens. It’s a bit heavy for my little hands though! I also have a Tamron 70-300mm macro lens and my new Canon 50mm 1.4 lens that I just bought which is still in the box.

    Thank you Jodi for bringing us such great guest bloggers to share their great knowledge with us and for bringing us these super fun give-aways!!! You Rock!

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    I just posted the contest and blog info to my facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/tracey.emmett1). I am in the beginning stages of getting my photography business to the next level. I really could use a lens for wide angle, full length photography so to win one vs. purchasing would obviously be ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! I have a 50mm f/1.4 and a 17-55 f/2.8. Thanks for the chance to win this great product Jodi!

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    I twittered! My twitter name is @mamakalli.

    I currently own only one lens and am still getting to know my Nikon. My lens is woefully inadequate and I need a good all around lens since that’s mostly what I use my camera for anyway.

    Thanks!!

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    I posted the link to my twitter.
    http://twitter.com/Bafney

    I am so excited about this contest! I have a cannon rebel camera with only the lens that came with it. We have 7 children and this would help me out so much with taking all of their pictures! All of our family lives far away so I take lots of pictures to keep everyone updated with everything they are doing! And trust me, that is a LOT! This lens would get lots of use around here for sure!

    Bethany

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    tweet tweet! http://twitter.com/srsphotography

    I currently have a Canon 50mm 1.2 that I love, a great macro and a 18-55mm that came as part of a kit and sorely needs replacing. I am heading out to Acadia National Park this Fall and have been lusting after a new lens for the trip and this would be perfect! I could capture both my daughter and the scenery without dragging more than one lens on a hike. Thank you so much for another wonderful contest Jodi!

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    http://www.facebook.com/jenny.daniels3?ref=name Hi! What a great give away! I would really love to get this lens!!! Right now I have a 50mm and 18-55 kit lens and 55-200 kit zoom that came with my D40x. I have recently gotten a D300 and would love to upgrade my zoom lens too, but don’t have the extra money right now. I’m a SAHM and I’m starting a part time photography business. Thanks so much Jenny

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    I just posted the contest info to my facebook page. I do not own any additional lens. I purchased my Nikon last year…and JUST emailed my sister asking advice on purchasing another lens so i can take pics of my two cutie pie kids! I am very amateur…but do realize that i need a another lens to catch action shots and those from afar! I’m missing out on those cute pics because with my current lens, i have to be CLOSE up to get a good shot! I could so use and enjoy this lens!

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    Posted to facebook fan page http://facebook.com/adriapeadenphotography , twitter and my blog http://adriapeaden.com/wordpress/?p=1106

    I would love this lens for exactly what you suggested…travel. We are headed to Disney World in September for my birthday. Those who don’t know, right now Disney World is giving you a free ticket on your birthday. I will take advantage since it will be my 30th birthday. Celebrate in style. Last time we went, I brought my kit lens which is a zoom but I would love the longer range. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    Carolyn says

    Hi Jodi — Wow, you are amazing. I posted this to my FB page and you and I are FB friends, so you can verify. I would LOVE to have the 18-270mm because I don’t have anything like that — certainly not anything past 200mm. I love to photograph children and this sounds like the perfect, walkabout range lens for that since they are always on the move! I currently have 5 lenses.

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    I facebooked it.. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/stephanied1?ref=nf I like that I used facebooked as an activity. anyways….

    I currently own 3 canon lens, and 1 cheapo fisheye lens that i need to learn how to use still. I would love to use one of these lenses with my portrait session, but more specifically with my musicians that I work with. It would give me the ability to not have to move around so much, even though I do love my prime lenses.

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    Oh how perfect would this be, I Have been agonizing over how to afford a good walk around lens for our trip to disney world in Sept, that we are suprising the kids with. I currently have 5 lens but all are primes or not walk around friendly and this would be perfect! I posted on facebook, here http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmcpactions.com%2Fblog%2F2009%2F07%2F08%2Fwin-an-slr-lens-brand-new-tamron-lens-%25e2%2580%2593-18-270mm-or-28-300mm%2F&t=WIN%20AN%20SLR%20LENS%3A%20Brand%20New%20Tamron%20Lens%20%E2%80%93%2018-270mm%20or%2028-300mm#/profile.php?id=1368654871&ref=name

    thanks Jodi for offering this

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    I posted thid on a facebook : http://www.facebook.com/burnhamaria?ref=name
    I have only one lens 50mm 1.4 Canon… and it would be so awesome to have another one … zoom lens… that would help me not to rent lens for taking pictures of a weddings … but i never won any of the contest so far… i guess my chanses are small … but i hope this time i win =)

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    Wow, I posted it and I’m hoping you pick me!!!! Here’s the link:
    http://pshorten.aminus3.com/image/2009-07-02.html

    Now, I own 3 lenses – a lense baby, a 50mm prime and an 18-200…I’d love that longer lens – love, love, love the fact that on my D90 that would be a 450mm lens, yeah, baby! Where I’d use it…everywhere I get to go!! I photograph my kids, my dog, my husband, his students…you name it!

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    http://wendymayophotographer.com/2009/07/08/hey-wanna-new-lens/
    My name is Wendy Mayo and I’m a lens addict. That’s why I need this lens. Please support my habit! I would use this lens anywhere, but it would be really sweet at weddings. Oh yeah! With that kind of zoom, I could catch all the action an no one would be the wiser – until the photos came back! I currently have about 8 lenses – two are older Tamrons that I can’t bear to part with.

    Thanks, Jodi! This is fun!

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    Timothy Romo says

    posted it on my facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Fausttt?ref=profile

    i havea canon 50d and currently still use the stock 18-55 lens :) I also have a 70-200 cheapo lens and a 50mm 1.8.

    I think a nicer lens with a wide range would be great for general everyday use to replace my stock kit lens. I would use it on everything from local flora/fauna as well as familial fauna (the family!).

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    http://jeanettekrzyzek.blogspot.com and on my Facebook acct. (it’s a private facebook acct. at this time though.. is that still ok??)

    Oooh my gosh! Here’s the deal…. I have been trying to save my pennies (quite literally) for new “glass”. It’s been very hard to save for my lenses with being a stay at home mom (who is also trying to build up her photog biz)and not to mention, saving up for our ANNUAL trip to Disneyland with the kiddos AND a trip to the beach this summer. O M G! My head is spinning trying to figure out how to save my photography income for a new lens and our promised trips for the kids! How much would I love this lens? Oooh girl… It would be incredible! I would LOVE to use this lens at both of our summer trip destinations. I’m all giddy inside right now hoping and dreaming that I win! How truly exciting. Thanks Jodi! You are Amazing!!!!!!!!

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    http://jeanettekrzyzek.blogspot.com and on my Facebook acct. (it’s a private facebook acct. at this time though.. is that still ok??)

    Oooh my gosh! Here’s the deal…. I have been trying to save my pennies (quite literally) for new “glass”. It’s been very hard to save for my lenses with being a stay at home mom (who is also trying to build up her photog biz)and not to mention, saving up for our ANNUAL trip to Disneyland with the kiddos AND a trip to the beach this summer. O M G! My head is spinning trying to figure out how to save my photography income for a new lens and our promised trips for the kids! How much would I love this lens? Oooh girl… It would be incredible! I would LOVE to use this lens at both of our summer trip destinations. I’m all giddy inside right now hoping and dreaming that I win! How truly exciting. Thanks Jodi! You are Amazing!!!!!!!! I currently own 3 lenses… This one would take me to a new level!

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    I posted on my blog about the contest here: http://saurabh.mp/blog/win-an-slr-superzoom-lens

    I have just picked up a used D300 along with a Nikon 18-70 and Sigma 30mm f1.4- these are the only two lenses I have right now. Really feel the need for a superzoom to learn composition at different focal lengths, but cannot afford one right now. Have been following this lens right from its launch and its review on dpreview.com

    Thank you for offering this opportunity.

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    Great contest!!! I posted on FB: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=524736458&ref=profile

    I really, REALLY want to win this lens for my military homecoming shoots and event coverage. Its the perfect range for that type of shooting and I would never miss a shot because I was changing lenses/switching cameras!! I would probably use it a lot on personal outings too, the zoo, or the park with the kids. It would be lovely to just take one camera and lens on those trips instead of my big bag!! AND, I’ll be heading to some Packer games this year and this would be perfect for that! Right now I only use a 50mm 1.4 and a Tokina 100mm 2.8 Macro, and I adore them both, but a zoom of this range would be lovely! Pick me, pick me! LOL

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    Jacki Young says

    http://twitter.com/LtBorn2kill Getting into Photography is the first thing I have ever been truely passionate about. My husband to be has a million hobbies and always jokes that I never had any. I got my baby (Nikon) this past December and just fell in love, and it is soooo amazing to finally have a hobby!!! I only have one lens right now, and its my kit lens. I do love that lens but I really need something else. Right now, there is no way I could afford anything else, especially with our wedding coming up next month and our hours being cut at work. I would LOVE this lens, I would cherish this lens!!!! :)

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    What a great contest!! I would love to win this lens to give me some variety and help in my trying to shoot husband and sons surfing at the beach! I currently shoot with a 5d, but only have the 50mm lens. I am trying to fund my business without borrowing and not taking too much money from my too many kids! lol

    Thanks for doing this!

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    I posted earlier but its not showing up so here i go again… I posted this twice on my blog and my facebook so maybe it will give me twice the chances to win! http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=551557283 -FB link
    http://capturedblissphotography.blogspot.com/2009/07/win-free-lens.html -BLOG link

    So why would i want this lens- i mean come on why not!!! But seriously we have a family ZOO membership and i’d love to get better shots of the not so close animals right now i only have a 24-70 zoom and nifty fifty 50mm so a good zoom would fit wonderfully in my ol’ camera bag!

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    I posted about the contest on my blog, here http://heatherbauersphotography.com/blog/ I would love the FF lens for my camera, but I would love the one meant for the cropped body as a gift for my SIL and brother, who have recently been bit by the photography bug. I have several prime lenses and 1 zoom and use Canon. My brother and SIL are just starting, so they have the kit lens and kenko tubes. This would be such a wonderful surprise!

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    I own a 2.5 mpix camera that does nothing. . . yet I have a love for photography. I am pinching and scraping to save for a D300 and lens. Winning this would cut the lens expense, and maybe I could upgrade to a D700 instead!

    I own no lenses.
    I would use this with my family, especially the forever children we have yet, waiting to join us. I just long to create beauty with photography for my family. We dream of having a home of abused, neglected, and terminally ill children and I want to capture their lives with my dream camera and lens!

    I posted on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=99905833700&h=aosHS&u=z0fBO&ref=mf

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    How many times have you read….I want to win? Okay, don’t answer that….I just tried to go back to read them all and there are TOO many posts!!!! I WANT to win because I NEED another lens!!!

    PLEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZEEEEEE pick me!!!!! I know it’s a random drawing but hopefully someone will pick my lucky post!!!!

    I have posted the link on my facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=563646440&ref=profile

    My twin sis and I have just started a side photography business…one in which we dream of doing full time! Currently I only have 2 lenses….Canon 50mm 1.8 and my faithful TAMRON 17-50mm 2.8 which seems to be glued to the camera at all times! I would LOVE to have a zoom so I could get those close up shots at weddings and any where else I might find the need!

    I’m BEEEEGGGGGGGGGGGGIINNNNNG you to pick me!!!!! *Ü*

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    Hi! Ok.. first of all.. I sent in a comment.. but I don’t think it went through the first time.. so if I have a double post… I’m SO SO SO sorry. I hope this one goes through!!!

    Ok… I posted to my blog at http://jeanettekrzyzek.blogspot.com and to my Facebook Acct. which at this time is private.. but hope that is still ok.

    WHEW! This contest has my belly flip flopping and my hands sweaty! Yep! I’m excited. I would love love love to own this lens. Currently I own 3 lenses. I think this lens would be a fine addition to my camera bag and allow me a “new view” for more creative images! How much would I love this lens? Oooh girl… let me tell ya. Being an at home mom who is trying to build up a photog. biz AND save up for our ANNUAL Disneyland vacation & a trip to the beach as well as tuck away money for new “glass” is DIFFICULT! Oh how I would LOVE to photograph at these 2 vacation destinations with this lens! It’s been very very hard to save my pennies (quite literally) for a new lens AND 2 big trips this summer. We are on just my hubby’s income and I supplement when I can with my photography. It’s been HARD. Very hard. I’m sure I’m no different than anyone else here who’s entering this contest… but there ya have it. Those are my reasons for wanting this new lens!!! Good luck to everyone who’s entering!!! How truly exciting this is for the winner!!

    Thanks for having such a fantastic resourceful blog Jodi. I always enjoy clicking on your bookmarked page to learn new and exciting stuff! You ROCK!!!

    J

    p.s sorry if this is a double post!

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    Posted at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/julieanneskelton?ref=profile

    This looks so great! I’m definitely a prime lens gal – at the moment I have one zoom and I don’t use it, but if there was a ‘one size fits all occasions’ lens that meant I could stick with my DSLR when I’m just going out for fun, instead of having to compromise with a point-and-shoot that gave disappointing results, I’d take it! So, it’s either the shoulder-killing bagful of Nikkor 35mm, 50mm, 105mm and redundant zoom, or……This Tamron that might just be the one to convert me! 😉

    Good luck everybody!

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    Tisa says

    What an awesome giveaway! I would LOVE to win the 18-270mm lens for my Canon 40D! I currently have 4 lenses (50mm, 70-200mm, 100mm, & a 28-135mm). I actually just won a 3 week trip to Thailand, Cambodia, & Vietnam (1 week in each country) and would LOVE to have this lens to take with me so that I only have to pack one lens. ~ :)

    I posted about this contest on my facebook page –
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1523503384&ref=profile

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    Posted the info to my Blog. http://pressingon-miranda.blogspot.com/ I only have 1 lens right now, it’s a Nikkor 28-80mm. I would LOVE to have this lens. I have 4 kids and I use it to take pics of them, candid and professional style. I also take pics of my nieces and nephews for their Moms. This lens would be a fantastic blessing for me. Thanks for the opportunity to apply.

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    I posted the info to my Blog. http://pressingon-miranda.blogspot.com/ I only have 1 lens right now, it’s a Nikkor 28-80mm. I would LOVE to have this lens. I have 4 kids and I use it to take pics of them, candid and professional style. I also take pics of my nieces and nephews for their Moms. This lens would be a fantastic blessing for me. Thanks for the opportunity to apply.

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    I shared this on Facebook and posted on my blog…
    http://www.facebook.com/jeanineofferkrupp
    http://partoflifephoto.wordpress.com

    I would love to win the 18-270 to use on my Canon 40D. It’s hard keeping up with kids as they run from here to there, as well as shooting wildflowers to waterfalls so I would LOOOOOVE this lens. I have two prime lens and two low-end zooms. I would love to have one lens to answer all my needs without the expense or hassle of primes and zooms that don’t have enough range. Pick me and save my subjects from painful limb chops due to not enough range! Thanks mcp – you rock!

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    I posted to my Twitter ( http://twitter.com/cmesker ) which feeds my facebook and my tweet updates on my blog ( http://christy.mesker.us ).

    I’m always looking for new lenses to mess with and would love either of these lenses. I have a 80 – 400 but it’s too heavy and slow to use as an everyday lens. Plus it would be perfect for my upcoming trip to California! I currently have 3 lenses for my Nikon D80 and this would be a great addition!

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    I posted it on my facebook page:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=698038472&ref=profile

    I need a new lens so badly! I used to live in a northern michigan “resort town” that is absolutely gorgeous. When I lived there, I could not afford the camera I have now….and now that I can go back to visit, I am dying to capture the beauty of my hometown, and my pride in watching my kids enjoy its many charms! To be able to see the image in front of me, all the places I hold dear in their true color and state, when I am at home in Detroit feeling homesick, is priceless. I also know that along with good glass, goes good images….so please let me win!!!
    Thanks!
    Heather Brown

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    Link to Blog Post! http://lillybellaphotography.com/blog/?p=119

    I would ♥ this lens. Either of them. I currently have the 50 1.4 and that is it. I would use this lens every where and every day! Photos of my children, photos of random nothings . . . Plus my husband is the president of the Cheap-O Husbands of America club so the 50 1.4 is probably the only lens I’ll own for a long time =)

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    WOW! This is so exciting! I currently own 3 lenses for my Nikon D80. This would a great lens to use taking picures of my family when we take trips up to Maine! I feel limited my my current zoom lens b/c of the higher zoom lens!
    I would feel so grateful to win this contest!
    I posted about the contest on my blog!
    http://www.scribfamily.blogspot.com THANKS!!!

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    Sumer says

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1113845342&ref=nf

    I’m an armature that really loves to take pictures of my kids. I was tired of paying for the JCPenney shoots and decided that I wanted to learn for myself. I’m a prime girl, but I really need a zoom for occasions where switching out a prime just won’t work. I sold my kit lens so that I could afford to upgrade my camera, but now I really miss having the zoom capabilities. Thank you!

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    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=127841021205&id=13350556620#/note.php?note_id=127841021205

    I would love to win this lens! I could use it for so many things- but especially kids! And since I have a couple of my own, it would stay on my camera most of the time, wherever we are! :)

    Currently, I own 3 lenses between 2 cameras (one can only be used on one of the cameras).

    What a great giveaway- thanks for doing this! :)

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    Deborah says

    I posted a link to here on my facebook profile! I have 2 lenses (including the standard my camera came with) and would LOVE to add another one. I am always taking pictures of my girls and we always take it with us to family functions and on vacations! Will be going out of town in August and bringing it with us then too!!

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    Well I would like this lens seeing that I have been unable to acquire any additional equipment as of late. I was laid off from my job a couple of months ago and I would like to be able to upgrade my glass even in the midst of my situation…plain and simple. The lens is a great all around one and will make my shooting easier than having to carry around my 18-55 and 70-300 at the same time.

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    Julie Gerstein says

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/sattergerstein?ref=name

    How exciting ! I love contests !
    My husband just bought himself a new guitar and I have been asking for a new lens for one year now. So, I am feeling a little sad that he bought himself a new toy and completely ignored my wishes for a new lens. (yes, I’m feeling sorry for myself, lol)
    I own a 50 1.4, and 85mm, and my 70-300 lens that’s only one year old just stopped working and I don’t know what to do ?? :-(

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    I would ABSOLUTELY love this lens. I currently have a Canon 50 1.4 and the kit 28-300 oh and my Sigma 17-70. I hate the kit one — never use it. I guess I will eventually sell it (if anyone wants it). So I guess I currently have 3 lenses and am hoping to make it 4. Thanks.

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    I would love to win this! WOW!! I would use it all over. I have two lenses right now… the wonderful kit lens that came with my Nikon and a 55-200 that I use 90% of the time. Winning this lens would be awesome… no more lens changing!

    I posted on my blog: http://flipncrazy.blogspot.com/2009/07/amazing-give-away-from-mcp-actions.html

    And I facebooked it too: http://www.new.facebook.com/friends/?id=1675615714#/sharon.thornhill.killingsworth?ref=profile

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    Emily says

    I just retweeted @beastiedimples. This is an amazing lens, and I would love being able to use this as my everyday general lens! Wow!

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    Ok, I’m attempting another entry. This is my 3rd try as the other posts are not showing up here. :.(
    Posted to http://jeanettekrzyzek.blogspot.com & to my facebook acct. (which at this time is a private acct.)

    Jodi! Thanks sooo much for this contest! Amazing! I currently own 3 lenses and adding this one would certainly bridge the gap between! How awesome!

    Being an at home mom, trying to start a photog biz, trying to save up for a new lens AND our ANNUAL Disneyland vacation AND a trip to the beach this summer is ROUGH! I’ve been banging my head against the wall trying to figure out how to make it all work out, and then BAM! Jodi to the rescue has a kick butt contest!!! Wow. How much would I love to win? CRAZY MUCH! LOL I would love to use this lens on BOTH of our promised vacations this summer with the kids. It’d sure be incredible to be able to win this lens so more money can go to making the D-land vacation even more magical for my kids! HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE!?? Oh man! I’m nervous and excited! LOL Good luck to those that entered! Truly a fantastic contest!!!
    Ciao!
    J

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    Who doesn’t like FREE would be the first reason I’d want it but more importantly I’d like this lense for the convienence of not having to take all three of my lenses when travelling.

    I posted link on my blog site which is http:prescota.blogspot.com

    Thanks for the chance!

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    Jodi!! How generous!!!!! This is awesome. I tweeted @FenceMama http://twitter.com/FenceMama, blogged at http://www.ourfencepost.blogspot.com, and posted to Facebook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=29300798&v=feed&story_fbid=113078889877&__a=1#/mamafence?ref=profile

    Since falling in love with my 50mm 1.4, I’ve also found that a great lens with lots of range and zoom capabilities would be awesome when I’m taking photos of my children, and photos of the places we visit. I always want to take great tree shots, but the 50, and even my 18-55mm, just don’t cut it! I could use the extra focal lengths for shots my feet can’t get me to, and shots I can’t back far enough away from with my 50mm! :)

    Right now I have only the kit lens for my Canon and the 50mm 1.4.

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    Tina-Louise says

    Thanks for this fun contest Jodi! :) Yay! I blogged about it here:

    http://tina-louisephotography.blogspot.com/2009/07/win-slr-lens.html

    I would LOVE to own the Tamron 28-300mm lens!!! I have a Canon 5D full frame SLR and need a telephoto lens so I can zoom in and get shots of wild animals when I take my little boy to the Wild Animal Park, and to use for wedding ceremonies. I’ve been renting a telephoto lens when I have needed one, so it would be a major blessing to win one. I’ve got a 24-70mm f/2.8, and a 50mm f/1.4 and definitely could use this new Tamron lens. Thanks again! :)

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    I would LOVE to have a lens this range as the longest I currently have is my 60mm. It really would have come in handy when I took pics of my little sis graduating! So I would love to have it for times like that- when a longer range is needed or it’s just not practical to carry around more than one lens:-) I currently have 3 lenses- Tamron 17-50 2.8, Nikon 50mm 1.4 and 60mm 2.8 :-) I’ve posted this on my twitter https://twitter.com/heathersons

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    Suzi says

    Posted to Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/suzi.makowski

    I would LOVE to win this lens. I’d love to have a better lens to use everyday and everywhere than my kit lens, and would especially love to try a Tamron lens!! :) The zoom would be great at the zoo, taking pics of my 2-year-old daughter, and I would LOVE to take this lens when I go lighthousing too!

    I currently own just one lens, my 18-55 kit lens.

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    Nicole Anderson says

    Ok- how much do I want this lense???? SOOOOOOOOO much! My husband and I are both school teachers with more student loans that I would like to admit. We practically went in bankrupt one month after paying for an AMAZING photographer to take pictures of my son when he turned one.

    We saved our money and for Christmas the next year we gave each other a Nikon d40 and started to shoot our own amazing photos. I just have the basic lens (18-55) and a 55-200.

    Thanks for considering me and good luck to everyone!!!!

    Here’s my page on facebook!

    http://www.facebook.com/andersonjnj?ref=nf

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    Wow, what a great contest. I am not lucky with contests, but what the heck, I am entering. I have been eyeballing the 18-270mm lens since I first saw it advertised as it would be great for traveling. I would use it most on vacation as it would sure save carrying around several lens. I currently have 4 lenses, 2 kit lenses, a macro lens, and a 70-300mm. Thank you for having a contest!

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    Ok, I’m attempting another entry. This is my 3rd try as the other posts are not showing up here. :.(
    Posted to http://jeanettekrzyzek.blogspot.com & to my facebook acct. (which at this time is a private acct.)
    Jodi! Thanks sooo much for this contest! Amazing! I currently own 3 lenses and adding this one would certainly bridge the gap between! How awesome!
    Being an at home mom, trying to start a photog biz, trying to save up for a new lens AND our ANNUAL Disneyland vacation AND a trip to the beach this summer is ROUGH! I’ve been banging my head against the wall trying to figure out how to make it all work out, and then BAM! Jodi to the rescue has a kick butt contest!!! Wow. How much would I love to win? CRAZY MUCH! LOL I would love to use this lens on BOTH of our promised vacations this summer with the kids. It’d sure be incredible to be able to win this lens so more money can go to making the D-land vacation even more magical for my kids! HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE!?? Oh man! I’m nervous and excited! LOL Good luck to those that entered! Truly a fantastic contest!!!
    Ciao!
    J

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    Emily Semans says

    I posted it to:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1405342452&ref=ts#/profile.php?id=1371723895&ref=profile

    Why do I want this lens? Well I am a amature photographer in the Sonoma Country area and I have been saving my money to buy a lens like this (because I have no other lens in this range).
    Where would I use this lens? Everywhere! We travel a lot to diffrent places and I would love to have the oppertunity to capture these memories with this lens.

    I own a Canon 18-55mm lens.

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    NixPixPhotography.blogspot.com- I would absolutely LOVE to win this lens! I often photograph little children that have a hard time holding still so this lens would be awesome to get them from afar!! I am also really loving the macro effects of photography and this would help me out with that as well. I currently have the two lenses that came with my nikon which work ok but I would really enjoy a much better one! Thanks for the oppurtunity!!!

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    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this lens!! I’m a wedding and portrait photographer in Middle TN and I can only imagine how wonderful it would be to have a lens like when shooting weddings! I don’t currently have a lens with that kind of range although I’ve got a huge wish list that includes a very similar one by Canon. I just bought a new Canon 5D Mark II a couple of months ago with the 24-105 lens and I’m constantly renting lenses when I need them for weddings. Having a lens like this would certainly help me financially as well as make my brides very happy. Thanks Jodi!!
    http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=1459808246&share_id=103112318957&post_id=103112318957&fragment=share_footer103112318957&comments=&share_footer103112318957=#share_footer103112318957
    Forgot the link in the first comment!

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    I twittered under the name buhtafly and I blogged it! http://buhtafly.blogs.com/buhtaflywings/2009/07/win-an-slr-lens-from-mcp-actions.html

    I would love to have a zoom lens! With my children playing baseball and soccer this would be perfect! Not to mention just to have an awesome walk around lens that I could rely to just keep on my camera for any occasion or for my photoshoots! I have a 50 mm 1.4, a 28-135mm and the kit 18-55mm. So this lens would fit in perfectly!! Thanks for a chance to win!

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    Alysha says

    First of all, thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!! I posted on my blog http://www.alyshasphotography.blogspot.com Right now I have my handy Canon Rebel XS with a 50mm 1.8 & an 18-55mm lens and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to add to it! I would use this lens for everything!! As for why I want this lens… Who wouldn’t want it? But as for me – I’ve been doing a lot of photos for people lately and my 50mm is great, but I miss a lot of shots. I’d LOVE to buy a new lens but can’t afford any extra accessories/tools (hubby just finished 9 years of school, 4 kids, just moved cities, so finances are beyond tight). Winning this lens would help me immensely! THANK YOU!

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    This might be a second comment from me … I don’t see the one I posted this morning. Anyway, I have this on my blog at http://kkville.blogspot.com/, I also posted it on FB http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=homem and retweeted your post on Twitter @KKville.

    I am just starting out on my DSLR journey and this would make a nice addition to my very limited gear. Right now I just have the lens that came with the camera kit (17-85mm) and I just purchased a 50 mm f 1/8. I would use this to just continue shooting and trying to make a go at photography.

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    Hi there! WOW! Thanks for the giveaway! I posted on my facebook…

    http://www.facebook.com/breeross

    I would love the macro lens since I don’t have one, and have been wanting one for awhile now! I have a 85mm and the 24-70, love both of them, but would also looove to do some macro!

    Thanks so much & love your actions.

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    Wow…awesome give-away! I want to win this lens because I have serious lens envy and this will be the only way to alleviate it! I would use this lens on all the day trips my family takes during the summer and fall. It would be awesome for the zoo! I currently own only two lenses: an 18-55mm kit lens and a 55-200mm zoom lens. I’ve posted on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=539682582&ref=profile and on my blog.
    http://littlebiteverything-becca.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    Staci Brock says

    Oh snap! I forgot to answer…I currently have 3 lenses. And I would take this one everywhere. Especially Disneyland, our home away from home.

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    I’d love to get a zoom lens! All mine are prime (50mm, 85mm) and I want the lens to do the moving around for a change!

    Posted on Twitter–http://twitter.com/HarmonyJacobson

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    Corrie Hughes says

    I have posted this to my facebook page for all to see.

    I am newbie to the professional photography scene. In the past 9 months so much has happened in our lives that has made purchasing new equipment impossible. I could go into the story and it would come out sounding like a country song {my husband lost his job…my kid got sick..my truck was taken to Mexico (banjo strumin’) }, but all I will say is that there would be no one out there more appreciative than me to win this lens! As I said before, I am starting my business up so I would use this lens when ever and where ever possible..it would be my new BFF..I would call it Silver. Its siblings would be a Nikkor 28-80mm, Nikkor 70-300mm, and a Sigma 18-50mm with its parents being a Nikon D50 and a Nikon D300{ which my husband sold his gun..his baby..just to buy this for me in order to further my business}. Winning this lens would mean taking better photos and inturn making more money to feed the youngens {all four of them}. Thank you sooo very much for this opportunity!!! Please allow the ending of my country song to have a positive twist! :)

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    I would LOVE this lens…I currently only have one lens and have been itching to get a new one. This lens would be great since I tend to use a lot of zoom when I shoot pics of my kids. Its the only way I can get a picture with out them looking silly and would love a good zoom lens to be my next one. I just got my D90 a few months ago so this would be the perfect next lens.

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    http://julielawsonphotography.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/mcp-actions-blogwin-an-slr-lens/

    I really would like to win this lens because I’m currently saving for an 18-250 lens. When I bought my first SLR Nikon camera, it came with the 18-55 and 55-200 lens. I didn’t realize how big of a pain it would be to have to change them when I am doing a session. If I won this lens, it would allow me to use the money that I have saved up for another lens I would like to get. I currently have the above mentioned lenses and the 50mm 1.4 lens…..I love that lens and it hardly ever comes off my camera.

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    Jennifer B says

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=623715321&ref=profile I hope I’m doing this right. I posted to Facebook. I would LOVE to win this lens as I start to build my collection and build my experience. This would be wonderful to take with me on vacations, to parks, and maybe even some fun photo sessions where the kids are just running ALL OVER! I currently own four lenses, but two of them are hand-me-down manual focus (my only zoom is manual), and they drive me slightly bonkers. So, I’m really starting to need a better variety of AF, and the shake reduction is definitely an added bonus!

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    I tweeted…:) http://twitter.com/chrissymae2007

    I would love this lens…. I am just getting into weddings…and I think it would be a great lens to have… very versitle… also…. I would love being able to be far away from my kids to capture them how they “really are” lol… instead of in their face.. telling them to “ignore the camera” in your face lol…:)

    I have 3 lenses right now…. my 85mm… my 50mm.. and my kit lens…:)

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    I tweeted it here… http://twitter.com/cmhalsey74

    I would love to have this lens because it’s all I would need! It’s like getting a multicolored crayon, marker, colored pencil, sharpie and sidewalk chalk all in one! I would use it for anything on the beach with kids. I could use it for the giant panoramic view to get the ocean and sunsets and family shots, as well as zooming in on the kids to see the sand running through their little fingers. I currently own 3 lenses that I use… 50mm f/1.4, 24-105mm f/4 & 135mm f/2. I need more zoom capability and an all in one would be wonderful!

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    http://sweetcaptures.com/blog/?p=237

    I would LOVE to win one of these lens (who wouldn’t!?!?) I’d definitely use it for an all purpose lens. Right now I have nothing comparable to the focal length and ease of a lens like this. We are going on a trip soon to visit family and I’m taking my sisters’ engagement pictures and I’d love to so some outdoors fun pics with different focal lengths. SO FUN! What a great contest Jodi!
    Lens I have (boring but true): kit 18-35, 55mm 1.8, 70-200 3.5-5.6

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    I posted on my facebook:http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=622787785&ref=name

    I posted this on my facebook page!

    Thanks so much this was a great idea! Man I really would love to add this lense to my collection!! I love more than anything to get those get shots at the beach, there is nothing more relaxing or rewarding than to be able to sit on shore and grab those great shots of the kids and their dad enjoying each wave that pushes them closer to shore. I absolutely love the determination and expression on thier little faces as they try to jump and surf the waves. My kids are starting to venture into sports so this would be idea! I have a cheap zoom lense I use that I bought a few years ago but oh how I would love to have good lense!! I have two primes so this could really come in handy! Thanks Jodi for this opporunity you always keep us on our toes!!

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    What an awesome giveaway! I’m thinking I’d like the 18-270mm lens. I really need to update my zoom arsenal. Since I do a lot of photography involving toddlers, including my own I’d really like to have something with a nice anti-shake mechanism…totally invaluable!!

    I currently own 4 lenses.

    I commented on my Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/AngelaCarolPhotography?ref=profile
    as well as on my twitter: http://twitter.com/AngelaCarol

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    I would love to have such a versatile lens! I have one Tamron lens that I use often, and my 50mm 1.8 that is my most commonly used lens. It would be great to have a new zoom lens with more stability and greater options.

    I posted this on Facebook.com/elliscrivner, and on my 365 blog – http://scrivnerburg365.blogspot.com.

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    (I apologize if this is a double entry…I don’t see my first comment.)

    Wow…awesome giveaway! I want this lens because I have serious lens envy and winning this lens is the only way to alleviate it! lol! I would use this lens on all the day trips my family and I take during the summer and fall. It would be perfect for the zoo! I currently shoot with only two lenses: a 18-55mm kit lens and a 55-200 zoom lens. I’ve been shooting with a dslr for a year and a half. I’ve posted on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=539682582&ref=profile and my blog. http://littlebiteverything-becca.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=32238924437#/teresasweet?ref=profile and it will be posted on my blog in just a minute as well (http://www.teresasweetphotography.wordpress.com) What a great contest and prize! Thank you for even just the opportunity to enter!

    To be honest, I’ve never owned a Tamron lens but have heard great things about them, including from a nearby photographer, Dan Doke (he does a lot of the videos promoting Tamron). To have this zoom capability would be AWESOME! Thank you and good luck to everyone!

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    This is great, guys! Can’t wait to see who wins these lenses (hopefully I’ll get one, woot!)

    Retweeted in my three Tweeter accounts: valenvitols / myforeigneyes / vvitolsstudio

    And posted in my personal Facebook (won’t be able to see it, have bulletproof privacy settings, sorry) and my Studio’s Facebook Page (http://bit.ly/valentina)

    I’m a 50mm and 24-70mm kinda girl (work with a Nikon D700) so having a lens with the Tamron range will be awesome!

    Thanks guys! And good luck to everyone 😉

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    JenW says

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1270387908&ref=nf

    Posted to my FB account since I don’t yet have a blog. I have been trying to figure out which lens to take with me to Disneyland for Christmas. This one looks great! It would be perfect for outings when my other lenses aren’t quite enough or need to be switched out. I have 3 lenses, 50mm 1.8, 28-105L and 70-200 3.5-5.6. This is a great contest!

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    Would love to win this lens – have some awesome wildlife out here and the lens would take the unbelievable pics – then I could scrapbook all the pics for the next generation! whoo hoo… Zoom lenses are awesome and that would be the icing on the cake to purchase the new camera i need.. since I currently only own a sony and am so wanting a new one…

    I have posted on my facebook

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    “Tamron’s Vibration Compensation—Blur-Stopping Power With No Annoying Motion Delay In Your Viewfinder!” That is why I need this lens. I have wiggly kids and it would be awesome to get better shots of them. I have twins that are two – and that equals doubly wiggly.

    I have three lenses right now but nothing as versatile as this one.

    I posted this on facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=611794240&ref=profile

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    Jaime says

    Ohh- I have the Tamron 28-75 and I love it, but I would LOVE a lens with the zoom power AND wide angle the 18-270 provides. I have a Nikon D200, which usually has the 28-75 on it. I also own a 50mm 1.8 which doesn’t see much use at all.

    I posted on my facebook : http://www.facebook.com/jaimedix

    Thanks for doing this! So much fun!

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    Oh.. I would love to win this lens!! I have a very small collection of lens (mostly primes like the 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, and 100mm macro) and I would love to have a nice zoom. Plus, in August I am headed to Las Vegas for the first time! I plan to go picture crazy. lol This lens would be perfect for my trip! Thanks! I posted the link on my blog at http://cindyneal.blogspot.com/

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    I am a new Canon EOS owner (I switched from Olympus to Canon) and can’t afford a long zoom but I’d love one. Our house was struck by lightening and we lost 3 televisions, dvd recorder, my husband’s desktop, etc. So unfortunately, the lens I was going to purchase was indefinitely put on hold. Uggh! I love to win. I love nature and wildlife photography. It would be a perfect lens for that. I currently own the 18-55IS kit lens and the Canon 50mm 1.8. I can’t afford more until we replace everything. My husband is mean, lol.

    I posted the contest at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/TerriLFink?ref=name

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    Shonda Clements says

    Posted on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/shondaclements) as well as twitter @shondakay.

    I would love to see my 6 month old daughter through this lens. I can’t imagine the beautiful memories I would be able to capture and preserve for many years to come. It would truly be an amazing gift that would change my photobooks forever. <3 I currently only own the stock lens that came with my camera- not because I don’t have an interest in furthering my skill; but because our budget won’t allow for an upgrade. It’s awesome that you are giving away such an exciting gift. Best wishes!

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    Posted in FB.

    I want it to keep shooting marvelous photos of Rio the Janeiro while I’m still living here. Additionally, to take pics to my gorgeous bully, I plan to make a book someday with them. I would love to have a 17-300!! I would not need to change the lens.

    Currently I have 3 lenses.

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    Jason W says

    I posted this on twitter tweeded by @jasonwal #mcpactions is GIVING away a tamron lens! Go check it out http://mcpactions.com/blog/ I would use this lens for kids and babies, it would be really useful when I do NILMDTS session as well, with having the longer zoom I would be able to stay out of the way but still be able to get some of the great baby shots. I have always wanted to start taking some nature photos as well this would be a great lens to have. I currently have three other canon lenses. What a great first give away mcpactions!

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    I would use this lens for everything! OMG! How fantastic! I’ve always wanted to work one! I’ll bet it would be a great rodeo lens! OH YES! I’m posting this on my facebook page and my blog at http://www.aboutyoudesigns.com! I currently use Canon with a 70-200 lens and these lens would be a fantastic option for me!
    Michelle

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    http://athenaplichta.blogspot.com/2009/07/mcp-tamron-lens-giveaway.html

    I posted on my blog. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

    I recently made the switch from Canon to Nikon and in the process sold 3 lenses to finance a full-frame body and one lens (the 50 1.4 of course!). Adding a zoom to my bag would have me set for a while (and keep me off Amazon and B&H websites)! In the next several years, my husband’s job will take our family overseas and I want to be able to capture the faces and places we see and experience. In the immediate future, I think this would an awesome lens for some street photography in Waikiki as well as shooting landscapes here in Hawaii.

    Thanks again, Jodi!

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    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=756515416&ref=nf

    I posted this on my facebook.

    I would love to win this lens because it’s an awesome lens, that would make taking pictures sooo much easier for me. My 5 year old is always on the go, and carrying around two lenses is too bulky. Then you have the time it takes to change the lenses, I always feel like I am missing out on “the” shot! My family went to Disney World in April and I found that there are enough things you want to take to the parks with you, without having to bring a overly bulky camera bag with lenses as well.

    I would love to use this lens around my home, as I live on an island, I love taking pictures of the life around here, fishing boats, lighthouses, and plenty of whales and birds!! I also love following my son around, I scrapbook and documenting his life is a passion of mine, so the vibration sensor would certainly be a wonderful asset!!

    I currently have two lenses for my camera, a 28-200 and a 210-300, and I am all the time having to change out as I take pictures from real life, and never know when things are moving LOL

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    http://harwickfamily.typepad.com/the_harwick_family_happen/

    Oh my! Those are a pretty site! I have been searching for a new lens and these caught my eye a while back; so not in my budget right now! I am a total amateur; found my love of photography through my Dad – we used to take classes together when I was a teenager, I dropped it for a while and then became interested again shortly after his death a couple years ago.. I currently have a 50mm and a 75-300mm, plus the kit lens that came with my Canon.. I think one of these would be a great “everyday” lens and I would LOVE to have it to capture my husband’s homecoming from Afghanistan for midtour in December!
    xoxo
    Trish

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    What a YUMMY lens! I would LOVE to have it! It would be great for vacations, and just everyday walkin around! Thanks so much for the opportunity! I have a kit lens 18-55, a nifty 50 1.8, and a 70-300.

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    I would love the 18-270 for my Canon 5D – I only have one zoom lens right now (Tamron 28-75 2.8) and have to rent a longer one when I shoot weddings. I also shoot with the Canon 50 1.4 and 85 1.8. Thanks for the chance to win – I recommend your actions to all of my photog friends!

    Posted about the contest on my facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=10808240&ref=nf and about to post on my blog http://kapturedbykristen.blogspot.com!

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    I Happily posted this to my facebook:

    http://www.facebook.com/doelicious

    Oh, I ***need**** this lens – I need it for vacations, I need it for every day, I need it to lessen the load in my big ol’ camera bag… Just think – ONE lens that covers the entire range of all the other lenses I own and then some… whoa.

    I currently own 6 lenses:
    18-200
    18-50 2.8
    50 1.8
    35 2.0
    80-200 2.8
    24-135mm

    Oh, and I use a Nikon D200.

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    Jodi, I just love your blog. Contests or not, I enjoy every post! Looks like a lot of people are going to be doing the Disney thing this year! Well, it’s quite a miracle, but I too have managed to secure some vacation time for my family and myself and we are going to be visiting the beautiful beaches of South Walton, FL where I could really use this lens! I have 3 lenses to my name. I use two zooms and one 85mm 1.8 prime. My combined zoom lenses still don’t cover this range! Right now I use the 18-70 (without VR) and the 70-200 (with VR), Nikon lenses. I am constantly having to switch out when going from wide to telephoto. Having VR at every focal length would be a big plus too. An all purpose lens would really help lighten my load and keep debris out of my camera body while I’m chasing after my three kids on the beach, but Good Luck to everyone!!!

    I posted the contest info. via twitter, which also updates my fb status. Two posts for the price of one!!! Thanks Jodi!!! : )

    http://twitter.com/eleventhstreet
    http://www.facebook.com/sheridaleigh

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    Melissa A says

    I just moved up to the dSLR world 2 weeks ago with a used Nikon d80. I just have the kit 18-55mm lens. A lens like this would rock my world and especially rock our upcoming DIsney vacation! Twittered about the contest at http://www.twitter.com/melissagma

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    Ooook. 6th time trying to leave a comment to enter… let’s see if it works. (fingers crossed, prayer sent)
    I posted a link to http://jeanettekrzyzek.blogspot.com and to my Facebook acct (which is currently a private acct. for now)
    I have 3 lenses currently and feel this one being added to my bag would help bridge the gap. I would love a chance to win this lens! Being an at home mom of 2 little ones, trying to start a photog biz, trying to save for new “glass”, and save up for 2 fun trips this summer (one being our annual trip to Disneyland, the other to the beach) has been SUPER difficult. I would love to win and use this lens on these 2 vacations this summer. Winning would also help me be able to put more money towards making the D-land trip that much more magical for my kiddos.
    Thanks so much for the chance Jodi! You rock….
    xo!
    J

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    Sarah says

    http://twitter.com/fivemorins

    I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the 18-270mm for my 50D. I saw an ad for it in a magazine this month and fell in love. It’s the next lens on my wish list! I currently have a 17-85mm f/3.5, a 50mm f/1.8, a 100mm f/2.8 macro, and a 17-55mm f/2.8 (all Canon). Can you tell I’m adicted to cameras and camera accessories? I would love to use it to take pictures of the wildlife in my back yard and to take pictures of my daughter at the beach.

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    Jaclyn says

    I posted to Twitter: http://twitter.com/GavinsMama

    I would LOVE to win this lens. I have a Nikon and own 3 lens’ (kit lenses, and a 50mm),not the best so a good lens would be amazing to add to my collection. I’ve heard wonderful things about Tamron. I am JSO and am starting to portfolio build. I’m a single mom and have a disabled 19 month old son, so working is not an option to me right now. So I thought I would learn photography and try to make a living out of that one day. I hope I can luster up some luck and win this. And I thank you for the opportunity to win this lens! :)

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    I posted this to my facebook acct.
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=589947038&ref=name

    I have been coveting this lens for FOREVER and even have a picture of it up on my fridge. I have three lenses…the kit 18-55m, the Canon 75-300mm and my newest – the 50mm f1.8. I love them all for different reasons but it sure is a pain to have to change lenses when circumstances change, esp at an event like the zoo, sports, etc. This lens will take care of that issue AND give me nice clear images because of the IS!

    Thanks for the chance!

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    I posted on my blog, http://www.tonyaworleyphotography.com/blog/! I haven’t decided which lense would be right for me, but both lenses are awesome and have incredible features. I am a JSO photographer with just two lenses. I have my kit lense and invested in a 50mm 1.4 for portaits. I would love the versatility both these lenses offer. I prefer natural light and do a lot of outdoor portaits of children and have been dabbling in landscape photography (I love old barns and wheat fields). Having a lense like this will really allow me expand my creativity and capture that perfect image for me, my family and my clients.

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    Shannon says

    I tweeted. You can check it here…http://twitter.com/slp12

    I would love either lens! What a great give-away! If I had to choose, I would say the 18-270. I would love this lens, because the one zoom I have is a kit lens, and not the greatest. I have 2 kit lenses, the nifty fifty and a tamron 28-75 which I love. I would love to expand my line up and be able to take more zoom photos with a great quality lens. I’m just trying to start out, and money is tight so this would be a fantastic gift.

    Thank you!!

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    http://pricelessimpressions.blogspot.com/

    I think this lens would be perfect to add to my collection. My two top lenses right now are 50mm 1.4 and 24-70mm 2.8. I would love that extra zoom! Perfect for trips to the park, our upcoming trip to Disney…really just anything involving kids. I love taking pictures without them knowing I am there!

    Fantastic Giveaway!

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    added to my facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/willowdawn?ref=profile

    How to chose… since I have a half crop sensor. Probably the 18-270 for the extra width. This would rock for travel, but I highly doubt the contest will end and you will have the lens to me before I head to the UK in a month. Bummer… so on all future travel… and weddings… and portraits… and and and.

    I currently own six lenses, but two don’t work… so do they count? :o)

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    This is such an awesome contest!
    I just posted about it on my blog at http://www.homegrown-photo.blogspot.com
    Currently I have a Canon Rebel XT and have the zoom kit lens, but I don’t use it very much because it’s not that great. However, I’ve added the 50 1.8 and Tamron 28-75 to my inventory and currently love those 2 lenses. I would love to add either of the lenses you’re giving away. I’m just getting started in the photography business and I think added one of these lenses would be a great asset. Thanks again!

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    Hi Jodi
    Here is my blog link with the post. I am also going to write about it on my Facebook acct.
    http://nvscrapper.blogspot.com/2009/07/sweet-contest-at-mcp.html

    Searching through my Google Reader this morning, I came across this contest at MCP Actions for a fantastic lens.
    At first I was bummed as it was for Nikon and Canon, neither camera do I have. I kept reading though….and was pleasantly surprised see they will substitute with a Pentax *yes* if I didn’t have either of the previous 2 mentioned. I was pretty happy about that. I have a 70-300mm Tamron lens which i love. I would love one where I didn’t have to keep switching. I have had to have my sensor cleaned on my camera a couple of times and I am convinced it is because I am changing my lens all the time. I also love to use my newest lens a 50mm 1.4 which takes very nice portraits. I know I would take it everywhere with me and use it in all kinds of photo ops!
    I have 3 lens currently – 18 – 55mm kit lens, 70 – 300mm Tamron Zoom Lens, and 50mm 1.4 Pentax lens.

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    Traci Todd says

    i posted on FB
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?
    i would LOVE to have a decent zoom lens. i currently have two lenses, 50mm 1.8 and a tamron 28-75 2.8 i have been saving up for a zoom to use for weddings, eventually, and for outdoor sessions w/kids and also to shoot my kids playing sports.

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    Yuliana Reyes says

    I posted it on twitter,facebook and myspace:https://twitter.com/YulianaReyes
    http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=65877933&blogId=499196875
    http://yreyesphotography.blogspot.com/

    I would be the happiest person on earth if I won this lens. I’ve been wanting to buy a lens but st the time I haven’t been able to save for it. Right now I have the kit lens and the 55-200mm.

    With this lens could use it for weddings, portraits, photo-journalism, wildlife/nature, products, sports, and macro. But mainly to help Cheryl Hall when she shoots weddings:) How fun if I win this!!!

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    Amy Z says

    http://twitter.com/Mamarazzi25 and this posts on my Facebook also.
    I would love to win one of these lenses because I only own a 30mm 1.4. My 18-55mm kit lens broke when I dropped it and money is so tight that I have no idea when I could afford a new lens. The 30mm is terrific for indoor portraits but outside actions shots…not so good. I would love this lens like a baby!

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    Kitty Whitlow says

    i posted about this contest on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=1358859383&ref=profile This would be my 2nd tamron lens. I simply adore the one i have and would totally love to have this lense as it has such a full range…I hate changing lens while shooting (does everyone hate that or is it just me??) anyways i currently have 4 lens and I just know this would be my mostess fav for sure. Thanks for the chance
    kitty

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    says

    http://www.facebook.com/michelle.l.olson?v=feed&story_fbid=120941821360&__a=1#/michelle.l.olson?ref=nf

    and here

    http://thistlecreekphotography.blogspot.com/2009/07/win-new-lens.htm

    What an awesome lens, this would be the best of both worlds and them some I think! I have the kit lens(3.5-5.6/18-55mm) and the 4-5.6/50-200mm zoom, those the the only lenses I have. This lens would give me a little more zoom, Plus relieve me of lens changing, I always worry about the dust I’m letting into my camera when I change lens! less changing would be less worry!

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    Becky says

    I tweeted which then also updated my FB account. http://www.facebook.com/bathje?ref=name and http://twitter.com/bbathje.

    i would love either of these zooms as i’ve been dying to get my hands on a zoom for quite a while. i currently own canon 28mm 1.8, 50mm 1.4, and the 85mm 1.8. while i love all of these lenses, i find at times (especially shooting young ones) that i miss the shot because my prime lens doesn’t afford me the room i need for the shot and by the time i switch lenses the moment has passed. i’m an avid amateur and i plan on going back to school soon to get my degree in fine art or design and then maybe one day open my own business.

    thanks for the great contest!

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    Pati :) says

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/patigete?ref=nf

    We just got our Canon a couple of months ago and love the results we are getting even though we are clearly newbies. We currently own two lenses which get used a lot! The lenses that you are giving away would mostly be used on trips since like you said they would make things easier. We love taking pictures of our two kids… and since we live in Florida the lens would definitely get to go to Disney :)

  207. 375

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    I posted on my blog http://wendyandersonphotography.blogspot.com/2009/07/enter-to-win-slr-lens.html and I only have one lens right now the nikon 50mm 1.8, and I NEED this zoom lens so bad!!! I am starting to shoot weddings………this would be PERFECT for that instead of having to rent one all the time…boo :( Also It might make taking pictures of my one year old easier since he doesn’t really like the camera in his face :) I need this I want this please let me win!!!!! I know this is a random drawing but I will still beg and plead :)

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    Julie says

    http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=97822328269&h=pjvUY&u=lN3pe&ref=mf

    Posted to facebook and hoping lots of people will enter and read the blog! I have recently switched to digital from film and am updating all my equipment since it’s all pretty old– this lens looks awesome! Wide zoom– I love wide angles– they are terrific for shooting so many different things. I mostly shoot kids (LOL) and my family/friends right now but am planning on going back to photographing professionally really soon. This would be a blessing– a wonderful kick-start to my new endeavor. I love shooting– I am about to complete a Project 365 and this would be AWESOME!!! I’ve shot at least one picture a day for the last YEAR!!! Thanks for the opportunity! Pick me!

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    We have a SLR camera with the lens it came with. I normally use the auto mode. My husband is the reason I am entering this contest! He would love a new lens! I thought this would be a nice surprise for him. He loves taking pictures of our girls in all the different settings.

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    So far, I’ve put this up on my facebook page – Julia Elliott Spencer; on my twitter account @juliaspencer14 and on my website/blog – http://www.catchingmemories.com

    I’d really love to have one of these lenses so that I can take some great shots of my son playing soccer. Right now I have a prime lens which is great for portraits, but the zoom lens would help with some action and far away shots. :)

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    Spreading the word on my blog (http://cheisphotography.blogspot.com/) and Facebook.
    I have a Nikon 18mm – 200mm that I LOVE, but I do not have an equivalent for my Canon. It sure would come in handy. I’m making due with the 18mmm – 85mm kit lens and am still getting used to my 85mm 1.8 In a perfect world I’d have about 5 more lenses to fill in all the gaps, however, this would help.

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    I would love to win this! I just got my first Digital SLR & have two lenses (I got it as a package). I absolutely love photography & although I’m still learning about my new camera, I feel like having fabulous lenses is the biggest plus! I would love to use the lens to mainly take photographs of my family… my 22-month old daughter & fun-loving puppy make excellent subjects to photograph! In addition, I love taking photos of nature!

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    Beth Kraenzlein says

    http://creativekapture.blogspot.com/
    OK I follow a blog of a great girl here in Michigan. Jodi from MCP Actions Blog is GREAT. Her actions for photoshop are OUT of this world. OK back to why Im posting this. Jodi is having a great lens give away on her blog right now. I would so LOVE to win a new lens for taking all my action shots. Yes I already have the Tamron AF 28-80 3.5-5.6, Tamron AF 75-300 4-5.6LD but its always nice to have another one. I was going to say If you have time to go to Jodi’s site go…but its not an “IF” you have to check out Jodi’s site.
    Beth

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    Thanks for this opportunity! I have just purchased a 50mm f1.4 lens and can’t wait for it to arrive…. I would love to use one of these great lens to capture my 4 little beans on their everyday adventures…. as well as the large families I have the opportunity to photograph!

    We are off to Disneyland in Feb , so it would be great to use there as well….

    PS I try to post a comment earlier but I do not see it above…. so I am trying again. mtg

    I posted my links here

    http://www.michelletgidosh.typepad.com

    and on facebook….

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    This is AWESOME. I posted to my twitter: @meltonbritt

    to my facebook: http://www.facebook.com/brittneymelton

    and also to my blog: http://designs-by-brittney.blogspot.com/2009/07/lens-giveaway.html

    I want this lens because I’ve been working on trying to build my business. As much as I’d love to do it full time, financially I cannot. I have a FT job and also shoot on the side. This would help me grow in my business so much! I would hope to use this in a portrait shoot – or hopefully more wedding shoots… I have my FIRST wedding shoot coming up in 1 1/2 weeks… July 18th to be exact :)

    I currently own 3 lenses. The default kit lens a 70-300 telephoto lens that I bought from my Aunt – and I JUST purchased a 50mm 1.4 that I’ve fallen in love with :)

    Thanks for this opportunity! :)

  216. 393

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    http://ourshoe.blogspot.com/2009/07/blog-giveaway.html. I would love to have this lens because I live in the beautiful state of Vermont and would love to capture the beautiful landscape! When the fall comes around I’ll be using it to take photos of the beautiful fall colors. Oh, I also have 6 children….love love love to photograph them, as well. *smile* I just received a Nikon D90 on Monday as a gift from my wonderful husband and children and I have only 1 lens (50mm). Either of these lenses would be a wonderful addition to my new hobby!!

  217. 394

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    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1001392536&ref=nf – I would LOVE to win this!!! I have 2 lenses right now: my kit lens (18-55) and my “nifty-fifty” (50mm 1.8) I have been wanting a good zoom lens to shoot with but haven’t been able to afford one. It would be so nice to use to get fun candid shots of the kids because with the lenses I have, as soon as I get close enough to get a good shot of them, they see me and run off or else they pose. Didn’t anyone ever teach them what “candid” means? :)

  218. 395

    Jenny says

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=835493959&ref=profile

    I would love, Love, LOVE to get this lens! I love taking awesome pictures of children and pets and want to keep getting better and better at it. I currently have a prime lens (50mm 1.8) and have been saving my pennies for a general all purpose lens. (my pennies keep getting raided for things like, oh, car repairs-no fun in that!)

    Thank you so much for offering this! I am so excited that this is even out there to participate in!

    Best of Luck to everyone! (but maybe a little more luck for me!) :)

  219. 397

    says

    FB- http://www.facebook.com/phatsheep
    Twitter- http://twitter.com/gailannephoto

    I would ADORE the 18-270. I current leave my Tamron 28-75 on my 40D most of the time but I also have a 50 1.4. I shoot a lot of events for my church and I really think the 18-270 would be AWESOME for it! I think it would be a fabulous all around lens for not only the work I do at church but in my professional life too!

    Who ever wins them will be lucky! WHat a great give away!

  220. 401

    says

    http://www.facebook.com/livelaughlovep?ref=profile

    I would love to win this lens as juggling my 50mm prime to my 300mm zoom is somewhat obnoxious on the go! I would love to win a lens such as this so I could actually have a wide-enough angle to take pictures of common things instead of backing up into people and tripping on things with the 50mm :)

    I have three lenses at the moment, and mostly seem to use my 50 because of its sharpness. You know, Canon’s Nifty 50 and all that :)

  221. 402

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    (I posted a link at http://www.facebook.com/susan.fairchild) This contest couldn’t come at a better time! I was just talking to my husband about how I need a telephoto lens! He came to get me last night to share with me the beautiful moon outside. He suggested I try to photograph it, but I didn’t have a long enough lens. :( I only have the kit lens (18-55mm), a 50mm f/1.8, and a Tamron 28-75 f/2.8. I really need a lens with a longer reach! My Tamron is on my camera most of the time, since it is my most versatile lens. I also have four young children that I’m constantly chasing after to get their pictures. The longer reach of this lens would let me step back and shoot without them necessarily knowing I’m taking photos, and allow me to get more natural interaction photos. Thank you to you and Tamron for sponsoring this contest! :)

  222. 403

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    http://twitter.com/BelovedAimee

    I would LOVE to win this lens giveaway. Why? I have a Canon Rebel XT with the kit lens and we all know how limited that is. I have been wanting a better lens for quite some time. I would love to use this for taking pics of the kiddos which is what I do mostly. And my floral close ups would turn out much better I’m sure. Amazing giveaway. <3

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    Hey Jody, I just posted a thing on my wall on facebook but since my page is private you will have to go there to view it yourself since we are friends! I would so LOVE one of these lenses and would LOVE to take it with us on our beach trip next month!

  224. 411

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    I CANNOT believe I just found this website! I just bought a new camera LAST NIGHT! For years I have used various Canon cameras and gotten really good results. I finally decided to buy a “big girl” camera and invested in the Canon EOS Rebel XSi. I have 3 children and attend LOTS of activities that I am the appointed photographer (weddings and family portraits included). I have never won anything in my life, and I have no other lenses…so this would be a first for me ALL THE WAY AROUND! I also breed English Bulldogs and I would love to use this lens to take pictures of my CANINE BABIES to put on my website…www.LouieBullBabies.com

  225. 412

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    So excited!!! Posted it on twitter here :http://twitter.com/iu97alum I would LOVE the 18-270!! My oldest daughter is playing Tball and this would be great to capture her games! Since my daughter (almost 6 now!!) is now cancer free, I tend to take more pictures than your average mom! Each moment is PRECIOUS!I dont have any lenses yet b/c I’ve just finished saving up for the Canon T1i!!! (Counted the cash today!) So this would be my one and only starter lens! :) Thanks for all you share here! I’ve learned so much from being a blog follower!!

  226. 414

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    I posted on Twitter: http://twitter.com/amberkatrina

    I currently have 4 Canon prime lenses, which I love. But I have noticed many times, especially at family events, where carrying and switching my primes is just not practical. I really need a good all-purpose zoom for these situations and for capturing my on-the-go toddler.

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    Kim Hackworth says

    What an awesome giveaway!! I’d love to win one of these! I posted it on my blog (http://croppycatterscorner.blogspot.com/2009/07/tamron-lens-giveaway.html) and at http://www.cropaddict.com (a scrapbook message board). I already have two lenses…the one that came with my camera and the 75-300 one. It’d really be nice to not have to change lenses all the time. I take a lot of pictures of my kids and am always switching them out. I love taking pics of my daughter playing softball too.

  228. 416

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    oh, i would love to win this lens… reason why, well because i can’t afford to buy one right now. i would so love to have a lens that has a wide range of focal lens. i’m just hoping that some day my karma can start changing for the better….. i would use it for a lot of things. like following my little man around and have it when he starts sports. but also to do portrait work…. right now i currently own a canon 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8, and a 35-80mm kit lens….. i posted on my twitter @debraar

  229. 418

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    I posted on FB – http://www.facebook.com/livingcanvas

    The 18-270mm lens would be a wonderful addition to my arsenal. I’m aspiring to be a professional photographer and since I don’t really have the income to purchase new equipment right now it’s been tough.

    I currently have a Rebel XSi, but my only wide angle lens is the kit 18-55mm lens. I hate that its the only wide angle I have, because I need to use a wide angle lens to shoot close up angles of my subjects. And with the 1.6 crop factor my 28-135mm lens just doesn’t let me get in close enough. It makes trying to do creative portrait work very frustrating when you have limited space to work with (ie: a small room, where you can only move around so much to get the entire person in the shot)

    I am looking to get into fashion/fine art/glamor photography and this lens would be a valuable tool. It would probably become my main “walk around” lens, so I’d use it for just about every type of photography I do!

    I currently own (I’ve invested a alot over the past year) the 18-55mm kit lens – 50mm f/1.4 – 28-135mm – and the 70-300mm Canon lenses.

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    Trisha R. says

    I posted a link on facebook (http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php#/trisharobertson)

    I currently have the kit lens that came with my Canon Rebel as well as the Canon 50mm f/2.5. I’m a stay-at-home mom with my own graphic design business, but I have a passion for photography. I started doing photography as a business about 5 years ago, but stopped when I had my second child because I didn’t have the time. Both girls will be in school this year (at least half a day), allowing me more time to ease back into photography. I would love to be able to add a lens that would be better for using in multiple settings. Thanks so much for this opportunity and thanks Tamron for the prize!!!

  231. 420

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    I would love to win this contest. I am still fairly new to photography and have the 50mm 1.8. I do love my 1.8 though, but would love to have the zoom lens to take pictures of my kids. I would use my lens to take pictures of my kids at the pool, our favorite place and just around the house. I posted this contest information on my blog, here’s hoping.

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    Maggie says

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/laydybug11

    I have a 50mm 1.8 and my kit lens for my Canon – would be so nice to have this lens! I’m just another mom who snaps photos of her kids (two boys and a third due any day!). And I have to say that I’ve never won anything in my LIFE, literally! Sure hope this breaks that streak :)

  233. 428

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    I posted on my twitter page:http://twitter.com/catspics and will post to my facebook once I figure it out.

    I SOOO want this lens as I only have the kit lens that goes with my Canon XTI. My 50mm 1.8 fell and broke..so this would be perfect.

    PLUS, we ARE going to Disney World next month and would be great for pictures!

    I am just starting out with my photog biz and would love to use another lense to play with as I PB the next several months!

    Thanks for doing this….and I am crossing my fingers and toes.

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    Bambi Caldwell says

    I posted it to FB http://www.facebook.com/bambirich01?ref=profile. I am so excited if I can win this lens, but it appears there is a lot of competition. We will see!! I only have 3 lenses (the standard lens, a 50m, and a 28-200). I have been looking into buying this lens and was actually going to invest in it on the first so my hubby (Who also takes photos) can have my lens and he wouldn’t need 2 separate lenses depending on distance. My shots are all done outside in the natural light so having this lens on the beach would be perfect for those pictures that the family doesn’t know are being taken.

  235. 435

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    I would love to have this lens to travel with and go out on family adventures with. I only have one lens, a 30mm/1.4 and would be so happy to have another lens to enjoy!

  236. 439

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    Wrote to twitter (http://twitter.com/ajollylife). I would like to have the Tamron 18-270 zoom for my Nikon DX format camera. It would be a perfect lens to take on our family vacations since it would cover the entire focal length range that you would typically shoot with without having to swap lenses. Currently, I only have the Nikon 50mm 1.4 lens; so having a good zoom would give me a lot more versatility. I would mostly use this zoom when taking our kids to the park or to the zoom.

  237. 440

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    My blog… http://kimlacroix.blogspot.com/
    Facebook… http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/home.php?ref=home
    Twitter… http://twitter.com/AngelicKim

    I would love either one of these lens. I have 4 lens now and it isn’t always convenient to change lens. They would be great for vacations and so many other things that I like to photograph and not having to carry so many lenses all the time would be awesome. A lot of the time I miss great shots because I leave lenses at home because carrying so much weigh hurts my already bad neck and back. Thanks to the opportunity to enter your contest.

  238. 441

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    OMG…. I would so so so love to win a new lens.. I have 3 at the moment.. but one gets used way too much! Im in so much need of a new lens.. I have a canon 30D oh the things that I could do with the new Tamron 18-270mm.. I dont think I would ever need to take it off which would be so nice…
    This would be perfect for the family sessions as well as for my personal use, which lately Im getting more use out of my camera for my own family.

    I posted a update on my business fan page.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brunswick-GA/Jeannie-Reeves-Photography/98191081066?ref=nf

  239. 445

    says

    I love this!

    I tweeted this @gypsy_wings

    I would love this lens for everyday use and family sessions. I currently have 2 lenses. a 50mm and the 18-55mm kit lens that came with my camera.

    i would love to win the 18-270 :)

  240. 447

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    I just posted to my Facebook page!
    http://www.facebook.com/mcpfans#/profile.php?id=541270493&ref=name

    I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this lens! I have just started getting into photography and am officially obsessed. Every time I look at something, I think about what the coolest angle would be for a photograph.

    Right now I have 2 lens and am constantly changing them back and forth. This lens would be the PERFECT addition to help!

    I love taking pics of my two kids as they grow up. It’s truly something I love.

    Thanks so much!

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    Diane Stewart says

    Love this contest! posted on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/DianeHazelwoodStewart. I would love this lens because my son is playing in his school band at the Cottonbowl in the new Stadium in Texas in Jan 2010. I would love to go and have an all around lens to use. I only have one good lens and that is the 50mm 1.4. Oh and just love this site, I have learned lots!!

  242. 450

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    I have posted to facebook, http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/jennszarek?ref=profile, Also to twitter : twitter.com/jennana1120 and my blog http://shrekbaby.blogspot.com/2009/07/who-wants-to-win-new-slr-lens.html. I would love to win one of these lenses to capture special moments with my children. As a military family we always live far away from family and ‘home’ so the grandparents, aunt, uncles and cousins all watch our babies grow through pictures! Right now I only have 1 lens for my camera (the kit lens that came with my Nikon), trying to decide on another one, but with the military pay and being a SAHM the budget is tight.

  243. 453

    Mendy Escamilla says

    Hello! I currently have a Sony A700 and I have one lens for it, a Sony 18-250mm lens. This is the only DSLR lens I have used. I have been wanting a macro lens for such a long time and it would be so wonderful to win one in this contest! It would be nice to add a second lens.

    Thanks for this awesome contest and I hope I’m the lucky winner!

    Facebook profile link: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/mendyescamilla?ref=mf

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    Linda R says

    Would love the opportunity to win. I’m thinking the 18-270 for my Nikon D70 would be a perfect lense for mobility…..I have the 2 pkg lenses that came with my camera that a good lenses, but necessitate switching back and forth which always make me nervous when I’m in situation where I need to utilize both lenses. I also combined all of my resourses from family Christmas a year ago and invested in a Sigma 50-500 that I use for wildlife & deer photography (hubby raises deer and needs those antler head shots :) ) Amazing!!

    I posted:
    http://twitter.com/LodiRealtor
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1415130541&ref=name#/profile.php?id=1415130541&v=wall
    http://rainydaysandsunday.blogspot.com/2009/07/win-camera-lense.html

  245. 458

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    I posted on facebook!! I would absolutely love to win the 18-270mm lens! Right now I only have the 50mm 1.8 and am really happy with it, but have been looking for a good zoom lens to purchase. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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    This lens would be for close-ups of my babies, ages 8, 6 and 4. Their beautiful freckley faces and blue eyes. It would be great for zooming in and out when chasing children around during sessions – I don’t have a lens that will work for this yet. I have a 50mm 1.8 and a 70-200 2.8. You can find my post about MCP Actions on http://www.facebook.com/karen.baetz#/karen.baetz?ref=mf
    PS. I’ve learned so much from your site. Thank you!

  247. 461

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    A dream is a wish your heart makes. Thank you Jodi and Tamron USA for sponsoring this give away. Since I am currently employed in the automotive industry and my future is uncertain at this time I have been planning for my future; it is my dream to become a full time photographer. I have been developing my skills, website and investing in my equipment. I currently own the following lens {28-90mm, EFS 18-55mm, 50mm, 75-300mm Canon} and would love to add either one of these lens to my equipment. I posted a link to this giveaway on http://www.ittydesigns.blogspot.com.

  248. 462

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    I have a few lenses – I miss my Tamron. I had an 18-200 and loved it. Got STOLEN. I need it back bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was as good as they come…was is the operative word because it is gone. I hope the thief enjoys the quality he has.

  249. 465

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    I facebooked it!
    Link is
    http://www.facebook.com/melissabradfield?ref=nf

    I would love this lens, we are planning so many family outings now that hubby is home from deployment and I only take one lens with me (gotta make run for diapers and cups and kid gear lol) so I would love to have such a versatile lens! I think it would be GREAT at the science center here in Nashville, with the short end for up close and personal shots and zoom to capture the kids really being themselves! I currently own two lens and lusting after many more 😉

  250. 469

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    Just got back into photography after a long spell. Purchased a NIKON D700 and a 50mm and I am now saving for an additional lens. Taking face shots at the moment. I sure could use this lens. I’m trying to do the strobist thing.

  251. 470

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    I blogged about this wonderful contest: http://historygeeksinlove.blogspot.com/

    I would love to win this lens because, well – I only have one other lens! I love photography, especially landscapes, but my budget can’t contain all the equipment I want to buy. I am a currently unemployed former graduate student. No fun purchases for me! I lens as versitle as this one would be perfect. I would take it with me everywhere. I live in Hawaii, and there is always something beautiful or intersting to photograph.

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    Stacy Beard says

    1) who wouldnt want a fabulous all in one lens!!? :) would absolutely love the versatility!
    2) i would use the new lens on a daily basis, i’m quite sure – most often in natural light. i have 3 children and an active lifestyle and take photos of everything! i also dabble in photographing people outside the family! :)
    3) i use a canon 40D – and currently have an EF 50mm f/1.4 USM and a 70-300mm f/4-4.6 IS USM, as well as a kit lens. I SWITCH ALL OF THE TIME and would love having a ‘go-to lens’ that could be on the camera at all times ready to do the job!
    4) i facebooked it!!! http://www.facebook.com/stacyann818#/stacy.beard?ref=name

  253. 474

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    Because I want this lens so badly, I posted to all 3 places:

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/brightfish

    My Blog: http://brightfishfamily.blogspot.com/2009/07/mcp-actions-contest.html

    And Facebook. However, I have no idea how to provide a link for Facebook. So, here’s a link to the screenshot: http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo49/brightfish6/to%20Share/Facebook-SunnyWatersHerring_1247109.png

    When I bought my Nikon D90 in December, I didn’t get the lens I really wanted (18-200mm) opting for the 18-135mm instead. I have regretted it with every photo! I can’t help but compose in the moment and most of the time I just can’t quite get close enough. It will be a long time before I can afford a second lens…considering I’m not a professional…I’m just a mother, wife, teacher, and wannabe photographer! I take hundreds of photos each week in my backyard alone and would love to add this lens to my “collection” (of one!) Besides, a second lens would give me the perfect excuse to buy the Shootsac I’ve drooled over for months now!

  254. 475

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    I facebooked it!! Please oh please pick me! I would use this for everything! I would love to use it for family vacations and capturing images of my beautiful child!! I have a d90 with the kit lenses and a 50 1.8. This is awesome!

  255. 477

    Kim says

    I posted this on my facebook account: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=666875808&ref=nf. I would love this lens because I have 5 beautiful children that I love to take pictures of, but I can’t always get the pics I want when I have to be up so close to them. We are also going to Disneyworld this fall, and it would be fun to have a great lens to take…I currently have the “nifty fifty” from Canon and the kit lens. Thanks for this opportunity!

  256. 478

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    I just posted this fantastic contest on my blog. I have four boys, so this lens would be used CONSTANTLY at their sporting events(baseball just ended, but football and soccer are coming up fast!) Plus, I have a class reunion coming up so this would be perfect to take to the family day. It may very well never leave my camera. I currently have a 50mm 1.8, an 18-55 and a 28-80.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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    I posted your link to my Facebook account AND blog! (No extra points, I know, but there you are!)

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=101777264821
    http://joaniesbalonie.blogspot.com/2009/07/want-to-win-free-lens-for-your-camera.html

    I would love to have the macro lens (see me drooling?) I love to take those wonderful close-ups of flowers, textures, my family and insects (not in the same group).

    I have three (3) lenses for my Canon Rebel EOS XS: 50mm, EFS 18-55mm & 75-300mm.

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    This is great!! I would love this zoom lens! I posted a shout on my blog http://www.scribfamily.blogspot.com
    I have a Nikon D80 and thinks this lens would be great for using on our trips to Maine. The kids are super active and I need a faster lens!
    I have 3 lenses right now but I think this would be my go-to lens!
    I also posted on my Facebook too!

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    I posted it to my facebook. http://www.facebook.com/guthrie.ml I am new to the SLR world and have a lot to learn. I just got my first camera to capture those special moments in my life. I have 2 kids and I love to take pictures of them. My husband is competing in the Ironman Hawaii race and would love the new lens to go with my camera! I would love the opportunity to capture his race and day with the new lens! Thanks!

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    http://twitter.com/aimlyss

    I would love the Tamron lens (18-270), it’d be fabulous as a vacation lens. With the range, I could go lighter and not bring multiple lenses. I currently own four lenses, none with the range of the Tamron.

    Thanks! Amy :)

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    This lens would be perfect to take on my world travels…..I leave for Scandinavia in less than two days and I sure wish I had a new lens to take with me. Perhaps I will be the lucky winner and have this new lens for my next trip! Pick me, pick me!

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    This lens would be perfect for my world travels! I leave for Scandinavia in less than two days and sure wish I had a new lens to take with me on my adventures. Perhaps I will be the lucky winner and this lens can accompany me on my next trip! Pick me, pick me!

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    Posted the contest on my blog at http://www.cnvstudios.com/blog/?p=240 .

    This lens would be the perfect addition to my equipment. I have three other lenses but I do not have a good wide angle lens with stabilization. This would be a great lens for some new landscapes to add to my portfolio as well as a great all purpose walk around lens!

    Good luck everyone!

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    Winning this free lens would be absolutely amazing. Photography has been a passion of my life… and I would love to expand my equipment and gain more experience in the variety of photos I shoot. As a new Mother of a gorgeous daughter (11 weeks today!), I would definitely put this lense to use as she starts crawling and walking and running! I also love to shoot action shots and many times I want to zoom in for a shot, but my current stock lens don’t reach the distance. This would be an immense blessing from the Lord!!!