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

Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions

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  1. 1
    Sarah Freel says:

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

    Oh how I would love this lens! I have one lens at the moment (35mm L) and would love a zoom. Especially for working with kids. I have found that zoom lens work great with kids on the go. That and vacations. Especially Disney! I would love to have one good lens.

    Thanks for doing this Jodi! What fun!

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    Beth L. says:

    http://www.jeffandbethlofgren.com/?p=349

    I would use this lens for everything. I’m an amateur photographer that is working on getting better and maybe one day leaving the job that I went to school for something that I have a love and passion for… I have a 50mm 1.4G and 35mm 1.8G. I’ve got the kit lens that came with a D40 and just recently upgraded to a D90.

    Oh let me win!!!

    Twittering to at http://www.twitter.com/mslofgren today!

    Thanks!

  3. 3

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  4. 4
    Martha M. says:

    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!

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    Andy Clement says:

    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.

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    tamera clark says:

    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

  7. 7

    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

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  9. 9

    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

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    Tyler Ingram says:

    I’ve retweeted this from the tweet that I followed to get here. Do we also have to blog about it too?

    I’d look at the 18-270mm if its for a cropped sensor! I have yet to use Tamron products!

    Currently I have a 18-55mm, 75-300mm, and the 70-200mm.

    Here is my blog post: http://www.tyleringram.com/blog/win-a-new-tamron-lens

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    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 :)

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    Jen from Oz says:

    http://jenlancaster.blogspot.com/2009/07/one-where-i-try-to-win-new-lens.html

    I would love this lens because I have a small camera bag and I just can’t take my wide angle with me all the time. I would use it on my kids (of course!). I have my Canon kit lens (18-55mm, I think), a 55-250mm zoom, and my 50 mm 1.8.

  13. 13

    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

  14. 14
    Nicole says:

    Oh my what a giveaway!!! I posted on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/nicole.h.lightfoot?ref=name
    I would love a new lens. This summer I am babysitting 6 kids, and never have time to change our lens. This would be so cool. Thanks for the chance!

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    Jenny says:

    http://www.facebook.com/friends/?filter=afp&ref=tn#/profile.php?id=1466930766&ref=nf

    Wow, I would love one of these lenses. I’m just a wannabe photographer, but would love a new lens to play with on my Nikon SLR. I currently have two lenses.

    THANKS JODI!!!!

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    Sonya says:

    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.

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    Bridget says:

    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 =)

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    andrea young says:

    posted on FB as well – http://www.facebook.com/Estir.BunE

    I have a Nikon 70 – 300 but I would LOVE the 18 – 270 so I could change things up a bit and get a bit closer to my subjects!
    I mainly take shots out doors, cause I love natural lighting!

    Here’s wishing!

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    natasha says:

    WOW I hope I win this~ I posted on facebook here is the link
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/nribble?ref=mf

    I would love to win this lens b/c I currently only have primes. I would love to use this Lens on vacation or at a photo shoot w/ my little kiddos. I have 2 lens I have the 85 1.8 and the 50 1.4. Thank you for this great giveaway!

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    Lindsay C says:

    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

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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.

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    Gina says:

    I tweeted! (http://twitter.com/ginaneary/status/2532250389) I would love either of these for the beach or park…anywhere I can let kids run free and still get some great lifestyle shots!

    I currently have 4 lenses (I am in desperate need of a zoom!)

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    Lindsay C says:

    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/

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    KarenJ says:

    I posted to my blog http://kkville.blogspot.com/ to my Facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home and I retweeted your message on Twitter.

    I’m just starting on my DSLR journey and would love to have a new lens in order to start my collection. I have a Canon 50mm f/1.8 and the kit lens 17-85mm. Would really LOVE to have this one! Thanks for giving us this opportunity!

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    bitca says:

    Tweeted! http://twitter.com/bitca/status/2532375693

    I’ve got a Nikon D50 that goes back and forth with me to England (my boyfriend lives there), but only 2 lenses right now–a 50mm and a 28mm. The thought of the things I could do with a zoom lens makes me all shivery. :D

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    Robert McKay says:

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

  27. 27
    Alicia Piper says:

    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!

  28. 28

    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. :)

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    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!

  30. 30

    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.

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    Nicole says:

    I posted on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicole-Long/619013808#/profile.php?id=619013808&ref=name

    I would love the 18-270mm lens. I’m drooling over the range already! This would be perfect for being able to still catch those special moments with my kiddos while at the park without being up in their face. I currently have 2 lens and I have a special spot for this one if I win. :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  32. 32

    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}

  33. 33
    Evie Curley says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1227545370&ref=mf

    I have several primes: 50mm, 85mm, 100mm, but do not have a good all-in-one lens. This is something I could envision using everywhere! We just went to NYC and it would have been awesome to have there. We’re going to Disney in Sept and I’d love to be able to use this and pack a whole lot less!!! I did own one zoom but went full-frame and could no longer use it.

  34. 34

    http://www.facebook.com/JessicaWrightPhoto

    What an amazing give away!!! I would love to win a lens for the summer. I currently have 5 lenses but would love something in these ranges! I have 4 boys and would love to capture more of them doing their thing.

  35. 35
    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! 

  36. 36
    Norine Piet says:

    I posted on http://norinep.blogspot.com/2009/07/tamron-lens-contest.html

    How I would love this lens. I have a Tamron 28-75, Canon 70-200, Canon 200, Canon 70-300. We travel a lot now that we are retired and this would be perfect! What a difference it would mean to not lug around all my lenses and always have the wrong one at the wrong time!!

  37. 37

    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!

  38. 38

    I am just beginning with my photography and would love a lens for my Canon……. it will be great to capture everyday joys with my 4 darlings and all the other large families I have been blessed to capture in photos!

    I posted on facebook as well as on my blog. http://www.michelletgidosh.typepad.com

    good luck to all!

  39. 39
    Amy Lemaniak says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway @LeManiak

  40. 40

    I posted on my facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1754276668&ref=profile

    I’d like to win this lens because the range seems like a perfect walk around/vacation lens! It would be nice to have that range in one lens and not have to keep switching. I’d love it for trips, days at the park, and shooting my toddler at home! Right now, I have 2 lenses (and definitely need more!)

  41. 41
    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.

  42. 42
    Amanda P says:

    http://amandaprattphotography.blogspot.com/2009/07/new-lens.html

    I currently have: the 18-55mm, kit lens; Sigma 28-80mm, and a nifty 50mm. I have been looking into a new lens, that has great rang. One I can use to not only capture children and families, but a possible new gig that’s available. It would be especially great to have a lens that reached further than the 80mm…

    Thanks for this great opportunity, Jodi!

  43. 43
    Amy L. says:

    Yay! I don’t have ANY lenses. :-( I am saving to get my first SLR camera very soon, so this would rock if I won.

    I tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/livinglocurto/status/2532765555

  44. 44

    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!

  45. 45
    Amy L. says:

    I also posted about this on Facebook…. I’d pick the canon:-)

    http://www.facebook.com/amylocurto

  46. 46
    Tracey S says:

    FB’d it: http://www.facebook.com/tracey.southerland

    What an awesome giveaway!! I would love to have a better zoom lens to help document more of my daughter’s life. =) She is always on the move now. So, another zoom would be great to have.

    I currently have two lenses: 18-105mm VR (kit lens) & 50mm 1.8

  47. 47
    abbey says:

    I twittered!! http://twitter.com/DylanBluePhotog

    I have 2 lenses that I use most. The primes are my favorite, but I need a zoom. I have the 50mm 1.8 that I use the most currently.
    I would use this… probably everywhere!! Sporting events would be great with that zoom!!

    Cool contest. Thanks!! :)

  48. 48
    KellyW says:

    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.

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    I posted to my twitter @DeannaSammons and facebook http://www.facebook.com/deanna.sammons?ref=profile
    (both also update my blog) http://www.deesammonsblog.blogspot.com

    Awesome!! I currently have the Tamron 28-75 and it is tack sharp! I would love, Love, LOVE the 28-300 for outdoor portraits and the versatility! I currently have the 5D as my go to body and have several zooms and primes. This would definately lighten my load when traveling!!!

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    Jennifer says:

    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.

  51. 51
    Susie says:

    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!)

  52. 52
    Marcie Howe says:

    I would love to win one of these lenses! I’m taking a trip to North Carolina in the fall and it would be awesome to have such a versatile lens. Thanks!

    Marcie
    posted on my website http://www.keeperofthescrapbook.com/

  53. 53
    Tracy says:

    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

  54. 54
    Amy Dungan 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.

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    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.

  56. 56
    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!)

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    Amy Lemaniak says:

    I posted about the giveaway on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/amylemaniak?ref=name

    I also would love to win this lens because I need a great zoom lens. I have a prime lens and my kit lens, but I need something with a great zoom range like this for photographing my kids and their activities.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    soozi says:

    posted to facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/tookie12?ref=nf

    this would be my all around lens. If you could send it by tomorrow I would appreciate it as I *WILL* be the winner and am headed out on vacation

    in the bag: canon 300 plus 1.5
    canon 75-250
    tamaron 28-50

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    becky says:

    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.

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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. :D Actually a lot of fun and really works out your capture speed. :D 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!!!!! :D

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    Karie says:

    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!

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    Kori says:

    posted to my FB!! http://www.facebook.com/privacy/?ref=mb#/profile.php?id=501873330&ref=profile

    I would love this lens for when I’m shooting those busy little kiddos!! I’d use it most to shoot my own kids though. Right now I have 3 lenses. Two zooms and one prime.

    Good luck everyone!!

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    Jami says:

    I posted it on facebook, http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1514567735&ref=name
    thank you. I currently have 3 lenses, but would love the range on this lens.

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    Candi says:

    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!

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    Brandi says:

    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!

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    WOW, what a very useful zoom range!!! This will be my everyday lens.

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    I posted on my facebook today: http://www.facebook.com/feekner?ref=name
    I own a couple kit lenses 18-55mm and 55-250 and it would be nice to have a lens that I don’t have to keep switching to get the full range! I’ve been looking to get a better lens and I know this would work great! I love sports photography and this would help to get nice and close!

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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!

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    Heidi Smith says:

    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!

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    Jenny Jardine says:

    I posted on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/jenny.jardine?ref=name and on Twitter https://twitter.com/aljen01 I currently have 3 lenses, but now I have start sharing with my husband who just bought his first DSLR, I also would love the range on this, not more changing lenses on holidays!

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    Bran says:

    http://www.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/profile.php?id=689351116&ref=profile

    I would love love love this lens! I have a lovely little 50mm, a 18-55mm and a 55-200mm. There is room in the bag for one more :)

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    Paula says:

    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!

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    Darlene says:

    Awesome Giveaway – posted on my blog today. http://www.catesmeowphotography.com/blog

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    Telling all my ag tweeps about this at http://twitter.com/JPlovesCOTTON/status/2533189784 — I can see me using it during cotton harvest. Imagine those cotton pickers and I can snap the wide shot and then focus down on a single cotton boll. I am making room in my camera bag now!

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    Heather D. says:

    I posted this on my fb page http://www.facebook.com/heatherdenney as my status. I do Photography on the side, so I would LOVE to have one of these lenses! I currently only have 2 lenses (18-55mm and 55-200mm), so these would be a nice change. Thanks for running this contest and it would be amazing if I won! :-)

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    Ashley says:

    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!

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    Jenn says:

    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.

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    Paige Green says:

    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

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    Carrie says:

    Just posted on my blog http://cshphotos.blogspot.com/2009/07/great-giveaway-at-mcp-actions-blog.html about this great giveaway. I would love to have this lens for trying to catch my 19 month old twins in action!! I love my 50mm 1.4 lens for portraits (when they are being semi-still!), but would like this for places like the zoo, etc when they are running around. I also have 2 other lenses, but right now my 50 is my primary lens.

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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. :)

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    mandy says:

    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!

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    Gail says:

    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.

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    Cindy Lee says:

    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!

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    I’d LOVE to have this lens. I need a great walk around lens, and all my friends are bragging about this one!

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    Aprille says:

    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!

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    Catlin says:

    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

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    Oops, Tweeted this “TawnyasTweets”, and Facebooked it too. :)

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    Kendra says:

    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.

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    Katrina says:

    I posted on my blog about the contest here: http://redheadmusings.blogspot.com/2009/07/lens-giveaway-at-mcp-actions.html

    I could really use a nice all-in-one lens. I would love to have this lens for days out and about with my kids–like at the park or on a hike.

    I currently own 2 lenses.

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    erin alfaro says:

    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!!!

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    Shared here:http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/bridgetgrant?ref=profile

    What a great giveaway! TAMRON AF18-270mm VC—The World’s First and Only 15X zoom lens. I’d love this lens as an all round lens. Love how wide it can go! It would defiantly come in handy for sports, just me kind of shots, and weddings. I currently own 5 lens.

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    Andrea K says:

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

    I currently only own a 17-50 and a older very slow Canon zoom. I would love a more versatile lens to bring when I am taking pictures of the kids and dont want to switch the lens out. Also when I am in studio and dont need a small ap like on the 17-50.

    What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Susan Obrien says:

    I posted this contest to facebook.

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    Re-tweeted on Twitter here: http://www.twitter.com/andyschwartz

    Really don’t own my own any lenses. The company I shoot for does, and I do use them for work. I would LOVE a Full range Walk-around lens for ME and my 5D to capture my little one with as he grows, and for everyday life. It would make me Happy!!!

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    Elena says:

    I posted this on twitter, which also send it to FB, see under my profile: http://twitter.com/elenawilkins.

    Would love to get the 18-270 mm to use for weddings. I need to change one of my aging lenses (I don’t have enough lenses now ;))

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    Crystal says:

    I Posted on Twitter and FB! http://www.facebook.com/LightTrailStudios and http://twitter.com/CrystalGA

    I’d love to win this lens so I can give Tamron a try! I’ve been wanting to try a Tamron for a while now, but can’t seem to break away from my prime Canon lenses on my own..lol I currently own 3 lenses (Canon Xti kit lens and 2 primes)

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    Jeri Amrine says:

    What a great giveaway! I posted here http://jeriamrine.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/photo-lens-giveaway/. I currently have 3 lenses, but none of them cover this range. It would be nice to have a good “go-to” lens for my family or senior portrait work! Thanks so much!!

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    Kelly G says:

    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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    Elma says:

    It sent to my tweeps. http://twitter.com/by_Elma I’d love this lens for travel – great versitility! I currently have 4 lenses but one can never have too many!

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    Shanna says:

    tweeted! http://twitter.com/site2shan/status/2533643273

    totally would love either of these. I am constantly changing lenses.. sigh. would love to have one lens to replace a few…

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    Jody Bowie says:

    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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    I would love to have this lens!!! I need a good travel/vacation lens and this sounds perfect.
    I’ve posted at my blog, twitter and facebook.
    http://www.kellyridgell.com/blog/
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/kellyridgell?ref=profile
    http://twitter.com/kellgell

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    Leesa says:

    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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    Leah says:

    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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    Kellie says:

    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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    Tabitha W. says:

    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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    Melisa says:

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/MelisaLynn

    Money is tight and I could really use this lens. I am just starting out my photography business.

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    Heather says:

    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 would love a new lens! I currently own 3 but none of which have such great zoom capabilities! I posted on my facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/sfisherphoto?ref=name

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    Lora says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/profile.php?id=577406724&ref=nf

    I would love this lens! I’m unemployed at the moment and have 2 small children. My goal is to one day be a birth photographer. Having a good lens would really help me achieve my goal. I currently have a 50 mm prime, which I love :)

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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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    Tweeted about it too! http://twitter.com/sfisherphoto Wish I had that lens right now on my beach vacation!

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    Bridget S says:

    I posted on facebook! I would LOVE to win this lens, having kids it would be awesome for their sports and parties. http://www.facebook.com/mbaestark

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    Hilary says:

    I posted this link on my facebook profile – http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home&__a=1#/profile.php?id=1612757014&ref=name

    I would love this lens to take photos of my son and clients! My current lens include: 50mm 1.8, 100mm macro, Tamron 28-75.
    Great giveaway! Thanks!

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    Mariel Reyes says:

    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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    mandy says:

    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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    LeAnne says:

    http://lbfritts.blogspot.com/2009/07/i-would-love-to-win-this.html
    Oh, I would love to travel with just one lens…..how much easier it would be!

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    Carli says:

    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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    Jana says:

    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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    Jackie Beale says:

    I may have missed it, but when is the deadline for entries?

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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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    Jody Bowie says:

    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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    Alicia K says:

    OH I would love to own one of these lenses! I have a 17-55 right now and either of these would be great we have several trips coming up this fall and they would be perfect!! I posted at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Layton-UT/alicia-kinne-photography/76884992218?ref=nf

    thanks for the giveaway!

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    Carli says:

    test comment… because it doesnt seem my last one posted.

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    Marinda says:

    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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    Jenny says:

    I posted it http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1403750290&ref=profile. I have 3 lenses right now and would LOVE to have this one! I would use it to take pictures that aren’t right up on people so that they can relax and enjoy while I snap away without them really knowing.

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    Andy Clement says:

    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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    Sarah Skeen says:

    I would LOVE to win one of these! I have a Canon Rebel DSLR :)

    http://amountainmomma.blogspot.com/

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    Carli says:

    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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    Hi there!

    I posted this on http://www.juliedaniellephotography.com/.

    I would love to win the 18-270mm lens. I would love this lens as I feel like it would be the best one to travel with. We live overseas and get to see a lot of cool things and this lens would be great for that! I own 3 lens I use and 2 I don’t that are kit lenses.

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    Sarah Cook says:

    OH me how I’d love to win this! I’m just starting up my Photography career and could use a great zoom lens!

    http://www.facebook.com/sarah.e.cook

    Thanks so much for offering this!

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

    How cool is this! Yes I have a US mailing address yes this is the best giveaway ever! I have a couple of prime lenses but zoom nope. I would love a zoom lense to walk the beach in BC and capture the whales (which I dream of doing) and I cant even imagine how much I would get at the rodeo! Very exciting!

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    Carli says:

    ok for real. I’ve written out my whole comment twice and it hasn’t posted either time.

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    Heather says:

    http://facebook.com/heather.verde

    I currently have 3 lenses (1 prime and 2 zoom). I would like to have a new lens to take out to my in-laws ranch. It’s such a beautiful place out in the Texas Hill Country, and my current lenses just don’t seem to do it justice.

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    Sarah Skeen says:

    weird…my last comment didn’t post….

    I posted about this on my blog at http://amountainmomma.blogspot.com

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    Alysha says:

    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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    Marci says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=502964938&ref=profile

    Would love this lens. Right now I only have primes.

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    Nicki says:

    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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    Carli says:

    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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    Carli says:

    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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    Carli says:

    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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    Patty says:

    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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    Elyse Ivens says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Austin-TX/Constance-Elyse-Photography/76917502868?ref=ts

    I would LOVE to win this. I have largely been shooting portraits, but I’m starting to get more into events. My current lenses only have a range of 50-135mm, so I would benefit HUGELY from having this greater zoom range from a single lens. I’ve been wanting something like this, but it just isn’t in the budget at the moment.

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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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    Linda says:

    I posted on my Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php . Currently I own 3 lenses but no Tamron so would love to see what they have to offer.

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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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    I’ve posted this on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/colleenvanier
    Would LOVE to win a lens as the only one I have is the one that came with my Nikon D60 when I bought it! We’re taking our boys (2&4) on their first camping trip this summer – gotta record THOSE memories!

    Thanks for the contest!

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    Shae says:

    I tweeted! http://twitter.com/alyfrog
    This would be a great lens for when I am hiking so I don’t have to constantly stop and change lenses. I currently own my kit lens, the nifty fifty, and a lensbaby muse.

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    Cassie says:

    Posted to my FB page! :D 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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    Kim says:

    WOW.. this is an awesome contest!!! I would love this lens because I am just starting out in Photography and having an assortment of lenses is something I dream of..

    I posted it on Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/kim.camillopace?ref=name

    I currently have three lenses .. two prime and one zoom.. crossing my fingers!!

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    Kerr Leland says:

    I posted this on my Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/keleland?ref=nf

    My oldest sons play travel baseball so we are on the go a lot. This lens would be great for all the shots at the ballpark!!

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    Lindsay says:

    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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    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home&__a=1#/amberrhodeslapoint?ref=nf

    I posted on facebook!

    I would so love to own this lens for weddings, shooting kids and portraits and definitely vacations! I own a Nikon D70, and one lens…50mm 1.8, I also have a Canon XT as a backup with it’s kit lens and 70-300 4-5 kit lens….this lens would be a great addition for my nikon though! :)

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    Laura says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/laurajmcpherson?ref=profile

    I would be {over the moon} if I won one of these lenses!! I currently only have two lenses for my Canon Rebel XSi…50mm 1.4 and 18-55. I really want a zoom lens for children’s pictures! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! My fingers are crossed :)

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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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    Jenna Arnold says:

    I posted on my Facebook page.

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/jfullertonarnold?ref=profile

    I would love to win either lens. I’ve been thinking about getting a lens this size and I’m really getting into photography and think this lens would be awesome.

    Thanks.

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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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    Regina says:

    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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    Karen says:

    That would be SO great to have a zoom lens! :) I would use it for getting closer action shots at the county fair/rodeo I am shooting next month. I currently have my kit lens and a 50mm 1.8. AND I helped spread the news on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=649561856&ref=nf)

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    Donna Beard says:

    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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    Christy says:

    I posted on Facebook with this link:
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=1292857524&ref=profile
    I would love to win this lens for many reasons. I am just starting out, and I would love to try a different perspective. We are also Disney fanatics, so I can only imagine how awesome it would be there. I have the 50mmf/1.4 and Tamaron 28-75. thanks!!!!

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    Jeneanne says:

    I’d love to win this lens for exactly what Jodi mentioned…Disney. How awesome to have an all in one lens for vacations! My camera is heavy enough, and I always end up wishing I had brought whatever lens I didn’t bring!
    I currently own…umm…6 lenses.

    I posted on both my blog http://jeneanne.blogspot.com/2009/07/want-free-lens.html and on facebook.

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    http://nicolebakerphotography.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/mama-needs-a-new-lens-and-a-car-but-whatever/

    I have the standard lens that came with my camera (18-55) and a zoom and I CRAVE more!

    I want this for everything, but mostly summer day trips with my kids right now.

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    Ally says:

    Wow!!! I have so had my eye on this lens since it was released!!!! Here is a link to my blog post!!! Thanks Great Giveaway…

    http://3boysandaprincess-ally.blogspot.com/2009/07/mcp-actions-contensts.html

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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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    I posted the link to my facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=661461635&ref=profile#/posted.php?id=661461635&share_id=101689063116#s101689063116

    This is such an amazing contest. I would love to win this lens. I currently have 4 lenses and this lens would make a great addition to my set. I would probably most use this lens as my everyday stay on camera lens as it has such a versatile zoom to it.

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    Misty Davis says:

    Would love to win this! I’m in desperate need of a new lens! I’d love to use this for children or scenery. I only have one lens.

    I posted it here…
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/MistyDavisPhotography?ref=profile

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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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    Moria Zuriel says:

    I posted to facebook (not sure how to ‘verify’ with a link. hope this works!) http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=505483281&ref=nf#

    I would LOVE to win a new lens! Currently I only have the kit that came with my first SLR, the D70, and the one that never leaves my camera, the 50mm 1.8. Because I’m very amateur, I can’t afford a bunch of lenses. This would be SUCH a boost to my photography!

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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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    Adalia says:

    Here is my link: http://adaliaphoto.blogspot.com/2009/07/win-tamron-lens.html
    I currently have 2 lenses and would love the large range of this Tamron lens. I love zooms so I would like to use this all the time especially outdoors this summer. Thanks for this contest.

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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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    AbbeyB says:

    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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    Deirdre says:

    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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    Ashley Larsen says:

    Ashley Buswell Larsen on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30501302&id=1425296841&ref=nf#/profile.php?id=1134976135&ref=name
    I own two. 50mm 1.8 and the kit lens that came with my Cannon. This would be a great addition! I would be most interested in the 28-300 for the wide angle purposes. Thanks Jodi!

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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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    Kalli says:

    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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    Sara says:

    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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    Stephanie says:

    http://sadiewaffles.blogspot.com/
    Like everyone else I would love this lens!! I currently have 3 lens and this would be a great addition. I am moving from TN to CA soon, and I am driving all the way back. It would be very exciting to use this lens to document my looong trip home! Good luck everyone!

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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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    Mickey Branham says:

    Hey I posted this on FB: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/mickey.branham?ref=nf I have a new Canon SLR camera and only have the lense that came with it! Being a college student, I cant afford the good zoom lenses, but this way… who knows?

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    Audra says:

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

    How awesome of you. I’d love this lens. We’re taking our first vacation as a family of 4 in Nov. We’re off to Maui for a week. I’d love to take a new lens with me to get the Maui Sunrise, that beautiful ocean, and even the mountains… did I mention my two cute boys? Thanks!

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    Crystal says:

    How exciting. I’d love this lens because the only zoom lens I have is the EF 70-200mm 2.8 and it’s HEAVY. So I would really to have a walk around zoom for everyday stuff! I posted the info in two places…. http://messageboards.ivillage.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=iv-ppphoto&msg=6162.1&ctx=0 and here http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/mb.asp?cmd=display&thread_id=2841349 Good luck to everyone! :O)

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    Ashlee says:

    On my facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1377882955&ref=profile

    The only lens I currently own is the Tamron 28-75 2.8, which I freakin’ adore. It’d be great to have a longer reach, especially now that my 16 month old is EVERYWHERE and SO not interested in my camera.

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    Adria Peaden says:

    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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    Gosh, i LOVE Tamron lenses! And how I could use this for my outdoor baby & family shoots… it would be AMAZING!!! http://www.twitter.com/tracy_joy to see my post!

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    I posted a link to the giveaway on Facebook…. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/angstewart?ref=profile

    What a GREAT giveaway! I just recently purchased my first SLR and am so pumped to add to my lense collection – it’s an expensive thing when you’re a newbie!

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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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    Stephanie D says:

    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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    Beth Miller says:

    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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    MariaB says:

    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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    Kristie says:

    on my facebook :) http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php? or http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/kpferronato?ref=mf
    I don’t have a lens in that range, I would probably use to to capture my kiddos at the beach, being themselves without a camera in their faces :)

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    Pshorten says:

    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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    Wendy M says:

    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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    jeanette says:

    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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    jeanette says:

    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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    Melissa says:

    I would love to win this lens.. I posted it on my facebook and will be twittering in a min!
    http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=240950635592&h=95eFw&u=75Kqw&ref=nf

    I only have the 50mm now as I am trying to fund my business without credit and without sacrificing my family too much! :) lol.. I would love to have this lens to give me some variety!!

    This is a great contest no matter who wins. (pick me, pick me)

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    Hi! I posted to: http://twitter.com/PattiMustain I would love to own this lens for my photography business! I have five lenses but none this long. Thanks for your great ACTIONS and your wonderful blog advice! I read you all the time! ~Patti

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    Heather says:

    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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    Stephanie says:

    I posted on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/stephanieboutin

    I only have 2 lenses right now. Canon 50 1.4 and 85 1.8. I am definitely a prime girl, but I would love a nice zoom for everyday use and families! :)

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    Ryan M. says:

    I posted on Facebook :) ( http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=552255108&ref=nf )

    I’d love to win the 18-270 because i’m just starting to really learn to use my camera (a D90) and am feeling limited as to what I can capture by my prime. Thanks for the great give away!

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    Jill S. says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/liedersinger?ref=profile

    I would give this to my sister-in-law as a birthday gift who is amazingly talented and has started her own studio.

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    Tasha S says:

    http://schoenshenanigans.blogspot.com/2009/07/win-slr-lens.html
    Oh the things I could capture with this lens! I would take it EVERYWHERE!!
    I currently have an 18-55mm, 50mm 1.4(working on a 1.2) and a 70-300mm. I am not a big fan of the 18-55mm and Oh how nice it would be to not have to change lenses all the time!

    Thank you for doing this giveaway… Who ever the lucky winner is is going to love the lens!!!

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    Melissa says:

    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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    Alicia Piper says:

    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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    Rebecca Mettee-Carter says:

    Posted to my FB http://www.facebook.com/mom2norah?ref=name

    I would love this lens b/c I have two little ones and am learning more about photography. I currently do not have any additional lenses.

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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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    Melissa says:

    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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    Nikki Hobbs says:

    I posted on my facebook account: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=677309928&ref=nf

    I could really use a lens to take with me to my kiddos sports games, It can be a bit of a pain to switch between my zoom lens and 50mm lens while photographing baseball or soccer. I currently own three Canon lenses. The 18-55mm kit lens, a 75-300mm zoom lens and a 50mm lens.

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    Carrie Vines says:

    http://www.carrievines.com/2009/07/mcp-actions-lens-giveaway/
    I can’t tell you how much I want to win this prize, especially since I *gasp* broke my husband’s 70-300mm, essentially crippling his ability to shoot with me and leaving us with 3 usable lenses. My husband likes to shoot from a distance, where as I am up close and personal, so he would use this lens everywhere! Thanks so much Jodi and Tamron!

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    Ruth Emerson says:

    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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    Loraine says:

    WOW! I could sure use this on my trip to Africa. Way better than carrying my 3 lenses (28-70mm, 70-300mm, 50mm). Here’s the link … http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1611615920&ref=profile

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    jeanette says:

    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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    Kelda says:

    Posted on blog. http://camandkel.blogspot.com/2009/07/mcp-contest.html

    I would LOVE a new lens!! I only have one and want another very badly. I’d use this everywhere, photo shoots, vacations, (headed to Washingtons soon and this lens would be AMAZING there), love that it is also macro! Please let me win!! =)

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    Sonya says:

    http://twitter.com/SonyaRK/status/2535439137

    link to my tweet

    I only have one lens so I need new ones! I take pictures of my daughter on a regular basis and I do side jobs for friends. My goal is to be a professional photographer someday.

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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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    Jessica O. says:

    I posted on my personal blog. http://threeunderatree.blogspot.com/2009/07/lens-giveaway-on-mcp-actions-blog.html. I would love to win this lens because it has great range, better than anything I have now. It gets so annoying changing out lenses all the time. I would probably use it most while traveling. I currently own 3 lenses. Oh, hope I win . . . I’ve never won anything!

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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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    I posted on my blog http://throughgrinsandgiggles.blogspot.com/

    I would love this lens because my daughter is starting soccer season soon and I can’t afford to buy this lens yet. I just bought the Tamron 28-75 and I LOVE it! I currently have the kit lens that came with my XSi and the Tamron. This is very nice of you to do a giveaway like this. Thank you!

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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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    Jeanine says:

    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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    Kristen says:

    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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    Larna S. says:

    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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    Kate says:

    @kmagandy Hey! Win a free lens from Tamron! http://bit.ly/ZSVfv

    Photography is a hobby for my husband and me. We would love a new lens to try some new shots!

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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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    Anthony says:

    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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    Karly says:

    I would probably use this lens for just about everything. I have an 18-55 and a 55-200, but I would LOVE to have just the one lens to carry around with me!

    I posted this on twitter: http://twitter.com/karlyc/status/2535673707

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    jeanette says:

    Booo hooo hooo! Why aren’t my posts being added?? I’ve tried 2x’s now… Waaaaah!

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    Joana says:

    http://ladybugjournal.blogspot.com/2009/07/win-tamron-lens.html

    I have several professional-quality (i.e. BIG, HEAVY) lenses for my business, but would love an all-around wide-range lens for vacations and every day photos. I’d love to use it on a family vacation to Treasure Cay in the Bahamas. I currently own nine lenses.

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    PrescotA says:

    I presently have three different lenses for my Canon and would love to be able to only have one lense to use when travelling. And also who doesn’t love winning something FREE!!!

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=1091655048&ref=name

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    Nydia Kehnle says:

    I would love to win this lens… I am going on vacation at the end of August to The Outer Banks in NC. This would be the perfect lens for me to walk around with.

    http://www.facebook.com/nkehnle

    I currently own 3 lens…

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    This would be the greatest lens. To be able to take stills and not have to use a tri pod. Dream come true.

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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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    sharon says:

    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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    jeanette says:

    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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    PrescotA says:

    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 this fantastic lens…the 18-270mm that is! It would allow me to get different angles and crops of those super fast 2 year olds that I often photograph. It would be a perfect fit for what I need with my on location, natural light photography business. I have 2 lenses right now. Here’s my link http://www.jennygilliamphotography.blogspot.com

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    Heather says:

    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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    Greg says:

    Thanks for doing this! I’ve posted a blurb on my blog about the contest:

    http://greg.wellmanhouse.net/2009/07/tamron-lens-giveaway-on-mcp-actions.html

    I currently own a 17-55/2.8 IS, 85/1.8, and 50/1.8, all Canon. My first lens was a Tamron 28-75/2.8, and gave it up only because I was looking for IS/VR/VC.

    I’d use the lens OUTSIDE! You can see that my current setup has me a little limited in that department… :-)

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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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    Kristal says:

    Posted here http://mamacowx6.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/mcp-actions-win-a-new-lense/
    Why? Because I have nothing in this range and It would be loads of fun!
    Where? Everywhere and anywhere my kids are:)
    I own a 50mm and a 35-70mm

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    Tomboymama says:

    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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    christina says:

    tweeted! http://www.twitter.com/paperzest

    would *love* this lens. my 18-70 just broke. i love my 55-200 but would love the extra range. and i love that it’s VR. i’m heading to nyc late this month and what a great lens to have with me!

    you rock, jodi! thanks!

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    johnna brynn says:

    I facebooked, blogged, tweeted:
    http://www.facebook.com/johnnabrynn?ref=nf
    http://johnnabrynnblog.com/?p=262
    http://twitter.com/johnnabrynn

    I have the following lenses:
    16-33mm 2.8f
    85mm 1.2f
    50mm 1.2f
    70-200mm 2.8f
    100mm 2.8f

    Why I want this lens: I need a non-primer to travel with!
    Where I would want to use the lens: traveling! I have a S. Africa trip coming up and it’d be awesome to take one lens rather than five! :)

    THANKS JODI. uR2cool.

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    Karla says:

    I added it to my facebook!!! Thanks for a great contest!

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    Melanie says:

    I posted here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/melanie.fry?ref=profile
    I have two little kids that I am constantly taking pictures with and I’ve been wanting a lens like this. Right now I have 2 lenses. I’m definitely an amateur and trying to learn more by chasing my kids around with my camera at any picture worthy moment. :)

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    jeanette says:

    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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    I want to win a lens because I could use a better zoom lens. Right now all I have is my kit lens (for zoom) and I don’t like the DOF on it. I would use it at photo shoots especially for families. I have three lenses right now – my kit lens, a 50 1.8, and a 60 2.8 (macro), but I mainly use my 50. Thanks for the opportunity to win something fantastic!!

    http://justice-photography.blogspot.com/2009/07/do-you-want-to-win-lens.html

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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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    Niki Michael says:

    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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    Gina says:

    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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    sheila says:

    I posted about this on my facebook account: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/sheilastover?ref=name

    I would love to win– I am just starting to get good with my Nikon dslr and need plenty more practice! I’d love to try more macro stuff and of course, take many many pictures of my kids with the lens if I win!

    I only have the 18-55mm lens that came on my Nikon, so I need this win!

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    Bree says:

    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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    KarenJ says:

    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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    Carolin says:

    Posted on my blog: http://www.mpcphotographyblog.com/
    I really want a wide angle lens so I can use it for everyday stuff and I currently have 3 lenses!

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    Nekane says:

    I posted on my blog http://throughgrinsandgiggles.blogspot.com/

    I’m really new to the the photography world and I only have the kit lens that came with my XSi and then I bought the Tamron 28-75. I LOVE it! I would love a telephoto lens to shoot some pics of my daughter during her soccer games. Thank you!

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    Staci Brock says:

    I would love this lens! After two years, of learning on my Nikon, and still learning…I am ready to start investing in lenses, and adding additional creativity to my photography.

    Posted to FB. Here is my profile link. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/staci.henardbrock?ref=profile I wasn’t sure, if I posted the home link, if it would show up after a day or so?

    Thank you!

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    Bree Ross says:

    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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    Rebecca says:

    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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    Harmony says:

    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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    Rose says:

    Posted on Facebook;
    http://www.facebook.com/rosenottingham?ref=profile

    I would like to win this lens because I spent all my money on my first d-SLR camera and one prime lens. I would use this lens to broaden my fledgling photography business (since I currently only have a 50mm 1.4).

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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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    Julie says:

    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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    Corrie Hughes says:

    oops…forgot the my facebook link…http:/www.facebook.com/czhughes

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    Catherine says:

    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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    MegganB says:

    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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    Casey Mackie says:

    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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    Nicole says:

    I posted about it on my blog http://nicoleishida.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/more-halter-family-pics-portland-or-family-photographer/.

    I NEED a good zoom to catch photos of my children who are often running away faster than I can move with my two active boys. I currently have two lenses – the Canon kit 18-55mm and my good old 50mm 1.8 that I won’t leave home without.

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    Elli says:

    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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    Rebecca M. says:

    (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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    Teresa Sweet says:

    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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    Lanaia says:

    http://lanaiasbucket.blogspot.com/2009/07/mcps-blog-contest.html – posted on my blog. I already have one lens by Tamron which i LOVE – 28-75mm! I also own nikon’s nifty fifty. I would love to get a good zoom lens like the 18-270 – what a broad range of possibilities for a traveling family. We’re visiting Greece this year and it would be a lifesaver in my camera bag.

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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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    Tessy says:

    “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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    Cindy Neal says:

    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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    Terri Doney says:

    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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    Krista says:

    I posted to my Twitter, which then forwards to my facebook.

    http://twitter.com/KristaHart

    http://www.facebook.com/klhart4

    I am in the process of building my photography business and could use a good zoom lens for outdoor shots. I am in love with my Tamron 17-50 2.8, and would LOVE to add this one to my camera bag.

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    I posted to my blog at http://www.lindseywiattphotography.blogspot.com

    Oh man would this be a great lens to have!

    Well I would love to have this lens and all the other fun stuff!
    1. I don’t have anything that is in that sort of range.
    2. I would LOVE to photograph weddings!

    I only own my 18-55mm 5.6 kit lens and the 50mm 1.8 lens sad camera bag I know…But I rock it LOL

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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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    BettinaAT says:

    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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    BettinaAT says:

    Posted in FB.
    http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=98868874772&h=MhyXx&u=j690g&ref=nf

    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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    Michelle says:

    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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    Athena P says:

    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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    Amanda says:

    I posted it here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/amandaljohnson?ref=profile

    So far I only have a 28-135 lens. It would be awesome to have something new to work with!!

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    Posted on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1440180018&ref=ts&__a=1#/profile.php?id=530972918&ref=name

    Um, I’d use it all the time! Would love the longer range because I don’t have that and it’s next on my list. How awesome would it be if I could mark it off my list cause I win!

    I currently have a Tamron 28-75 and a 50 1.8

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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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    Kim says:

    Oh I hope I’m the winner!!! I have heard nothing but raves about tamron lenses. Right now I have a 50mm 1.8, and it never leaves my camera, but I’m so limited with it at times. I also have the kit lens that came with my xti. I’m going to start pbing and I would love, love, love to have this lens! I wrote about the contest on my blog http://kimberlysayre.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/a-chance-to-win-a-lens/

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    Kristen says:

    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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    Patti says:

    http://pattimargarita.wordpress.com

    I currently have 50 1.4, 60 2.8 and a 18-250 that has seen better days. I would love something for everyday use that could get me wider ranges :) Thanks for doing this!

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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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    Vicki M says:

    http://twitter.com/Vmccullouch

    I am addicted to lenses and I don’t have a good walkabout lens. Thanks for the contest!

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    Sherida says:

    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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    Hayley says:

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=723125713&ref=nf&__a=1

    Right now I just have fixed lenses…well I have my kit lens, but that really doesn’t count since it sucks. I have a 50 and 30. I would love a zoom lens and this is a great lens!!!

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    Vicki says:

    I posted to my FB

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=1593743886&ref=profile

    I’m an amateur with a Canon Rebel XSI. I take pictures almost dailly for my blog. I only have one lens….Canon18-55. Oh, how I would love this one.

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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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    Kat says:

    Thanks for the chance at a new lens! I posted on my blog here: http://thekatstopshere.blogspot.com/2009/07/chance-to-win.html Right now I have a Canon Rebel XT with the kit lens, a 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 and for my birthday last week I received the 50 mm 1.8 I could definitely use a lens like this in all my photography, but right now I am focusing on my kids & landscapes.

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    Becky says:

    What I wouldn’t give for a new lens!! I currently have a 50mm f1.8 and a 70-300mm that I use with my Nikon D80. I’d love a lens with a broad range so I don’t have to carry all my lenses around with me for everyday shooting!
    Posted on facebook =] http://www.facebook.com/becky.potier

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    jeanette says:

    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 have a Nikon XSI and only have the 18-55 lens that came with the bundle, since i can’t afford to buy another one right now, this would be a gret way to get one. I’m not sure where i’d use it, but I promis you I’d find some place!

    posted http://www.facebook.com/allison.coffeywhite

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    Tina R says:

    Posted on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=1091823198&ref=profile

    What fun! I have 4 lenses right now, but really only use 2. I don’t have a good zoom, and this would be great for family vacations and larger group shoots!

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    Christina says:

    Posted about the contest on My facebook. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=814994926&ref=profile

    I currently own two lenses and could definitely use this one! What a great giveaway!

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    Jessica says:

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pittsburgh-PA/JESPhotography/82386937591?ref=mf

    I would love to have one of these lenses for my business! It would be great to use them for weddings!! I love toys for my camera!

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    Kelly Goree says:

    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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    Angela says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/AngelaTanis?ref=name
    http://twitter.com/A_TanisImage

    What a great contest. I currently have a Tamron lens and it’s been a great investment. To have another one would be wonderful. Working with kids and getting action shots would be so amazing with a bigger lens!

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    Tonya says:

    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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    Melissa says:

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=773708982&ref=name

    This is where I posted for the contest. I have really wanted a new lens for my Canon camera. I love taking pictures and am excited about the possibility of winning. Thanks so much for doing this!!

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    Raven says:

    I recently started a child/family photography business & only have two (very basic!) lenses so far… these would be an amazing addition to my bag!!
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/ravenedwards?ref=mf

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    Kati says:

    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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    EricaB says:

    I tweeted about it (username senrable – should be in your @replies!).

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    willowdawn says:

    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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    Britney says:

    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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    Christina says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/christinawan?ref=nf Oooohhh I would love this lens. I only have one lens right now (50 1.4 for my D60) and have been dreaming about getting a more versatile lens. I’ve been using my grandpa’s film lenses and can’t get great focus with manual focus and camera shake, lol. Thanks for doing this!!

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    Marlie says:

    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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    Heather in Charlotte, NC says:

    I posted the contest info on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=1466350734). I would love to win a full frame lens so that I would have the excuse to go ahead and buy a full frame camera :) I would love to use my new lens for portraiture. I currently have 5 different lens but I mostly use my 17-85mm, my 50mm fixed and my 70-200mm.

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    falwyn says:

    Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/falwyn/status/2537612498

    I have my Nikon kit 18-55mm, and a 50mm 1.8. I would definitely like some longer range, particularly to get some sneaky closeups of people at gatherings, photojournalistic style (and less intrusive).

    Thanks for the contest.

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    AmandaG says:

    http://www.facebook.com/AGarcia9903

    I currently have two lenses. I just got my DSLR last year and had a baby this year! This lens would be helpful with taking pics of my new babe. What a great giveaway!

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    Leandrea says:

    I blogged about this awesome giveaway here – http://couponsaregreat.blogspot.com/2009/07/head-over-and-enter-for-you-chance-to.html

    My current lens is a Tamron 28:300. I would loooove a lens that has anti-shake. My choice for the giveaway is the TAMRON AF18-270mm.

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    Jaycee says:

    Posted on FB: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/jaycee.mills?ref=profile
    And twitter: @cjay281

    I need this! I have three year old triplets I just love, love, LOVE to take pictures of. And ALL the time. Only lens I have is the kit lens to a Nikon D90. And a 55-200. Boooring…

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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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    Sharma says:

    Hi!
    Here is were I posted it!
    http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=115748228256&h=bBzbn&u=epPRJ&ref=mf

    I want to win this lens because I’m a almost graduate from MFA in photography and I want to start getting my equipment ready to the work world. I have a Nikon D40 but I’m looking for an upgrade! I only have one lens but I rented a lot of them…most of them Tamron! They work great!

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    Angela King says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1352113375&ref=name

    I would so love this lens! I currently own two lenses. The kit lens that came with my camera and my 50mm. I would love this lens to capture portraits of children…a great zoom lens always comes in handy. And I’m bringing my children to Disney for the first time this summer! :)

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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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    Michelle O 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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    http://twitter.com/magickal/status/2538050126 for the proof, and for the reason; I am an amateur photog that doesn’t have enough money to buy all the Canon L glass I want and need a single lens that I can take on vacation and get some telephoto shots.

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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 :)

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    Amy says:

    I currently own 2 lenses. The crappy kit lens and a 50mm/1.8 that I LOVE. I really want to start dabbling into professional photography this would get me started. Kids and pets are my passion. Thank you for being so generous!

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=636775821&ref=profile – a link to my facebook, where I posted the give away.

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    Heather says:

    Posted on my FB http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=104629&id=76462206253&ref=nf#/profile.php?id=500698513&ref=nf

    Im new to the whole DSLR cameras so this would be the perfect chance to get a better lens,
    I am currently using the kit lens, and I would LOVE to get a new lens so that I could start taking better pictures of my daughter. Thank you for the chance for me to be able to get a better lens.

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    Wendy says:

    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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    Lesley says:

    I posted about your awesome contest on my blog – http://lesleybarrphotography.com/blog/photography/lens-giveaway/

    My Mom, 3 sisters, and I are headed to New York this fall for a girls trip. This lens would be PERFECT for the trip.

    My current lens lineup: Canon 50mm f1.4, Canon 100mm Macro f2.8, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, Tokina 50-135mm f2.8.

    Thanks for this great contest!

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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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    JaimeL says:

    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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    Christina says:

    Posted on FB: http://www.facebook.com/Dolfindancer
    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Dolfindancer

    Right now I currently only have 2 lenses, the 18-135 that came with my camera and the 50mm 1.8. This would be a GREAT lens to add to my collection! I have 3 children that are still very young, and this would be terrific for capturing special moments as they grow. Thank you so much for this AWESOME opportunity!

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

    I posted this to my blog because well I WANT TO WIN!!! I don’t own a Tamron and would love to give one a try and what better way than to win one!!!! Thanks for the great contest!!!

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    I posted it on my Twitter here:http://twitter.com/MichelleDavies Which links to my Facebook here:http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=586222429&ref=name I would love to win the lens for a walk around lens. I’d love to not have to lug two or three lenses to get the same amount of reach as this one lens.

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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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    Maria Black says:

    I posted this on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1048879991&ref=name

    I would love to have this lens for an everday/everything lens! I already have two Tamrons (17-50 and 28-75) and LOVE them! We are planning a trip to Disney World next year so this would really be awesome!! Fingers crossed!!

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    Crystal says:

    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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    Laura Laing says:

    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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    Blogged it- http://maddieandmaison.blogspot.com/2009/07/lens-giveaway.html

    I’d love to have the lens for our summer vacations- Colorado and San Diego. I own 4 lenses now, 2 prime and 2 zoom.

    Thanks!

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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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    Sarah says:

    I have one lens, I am a cannon girl. It’s my dream to be a portrait photographer. Unfortunately, I can’t really afford to update my equipment so it would be amazing to win a new lens. I posted a blurb on facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/sarah.kolacinski?ref=name

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    JackieJanelle Escobar says:

    http://www.facebook.com/s.php?q=jorden+white&n=16777389&k=100000020&sf=r&init=q&sid=7137d4084e8b5b7e282c4495b70d5090#/home.php?ref=home

    I would love this lense because I currently do not own one! My lens cracked and I have not been able to afford a new one, this would be such a blessing! Thanks, I absolutly loveeee MCP!!!

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    Brittney says:

    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! :)

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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!!

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    Jami says:

    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? :)

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    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!) :)

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    I just tweeted about this! WOW!!
    http://twitter.com/1momof5/status/2538993224

    I really NEED this lens! My Sigma 18-50mm has died and I desperately need a new wide angle. I got a cheap kit lens to hold me over, but it kills me when I’m used to better. I also have a 50mm and a 70-200m (I use Canon).

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed! Thanks!

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    gail 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!

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    Kelly says:

    Okay – I SO posted this info on my blog & twitter & facebook…
    http://kellyferreiraphotography.blogspot.com/2009/07/free-lens-whoo-hoo.html

    I have 2 lenses for my Canon…. the 18-55mm kit lens and the 50mm 1.8

    I would LOVE to have this lens to use for anything and everything – taking the kids to the zoo, the park, the beach, my sister’s house, baseball games. Just for whatever :) I would LOVE to win!

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    katie says:

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

    I’ve been wanting a lens that allows for up close and far away shots–for the beach, park, zoo, my children! Friends, family…I’m just beginning to take photos for others and hope to one day turn it into a business.

    I currently have 3 lenses…1 borrowed:)

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    Paula says:

    Oh my gosh, i would LOVE to win either lens! I currently don’t have a good zoom lens. I have a nikon d80, 50 mm 1.8, 28-70, and 18-50. Not much of a variety!! I do portrait and wedding photography, but have to limit it because of my pregnancy (only 2 more months!). I cannot wait to get back into the swing of things!

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509662112&ref=name#

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    Sabrina Shaw 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 :)

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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! :)

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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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    Melissa C says:

    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!

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    Jason Mesker says:

    Great lens! I have a Tamron 200-500 lens and it’s very nice. Currently I have 2 lenses. My wife and I love nature photography so this lens would be an awesome addition for the closer end stuff. Linked from my facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/jasonm0928.

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    posted it on my blog. http://kimikreations.blogspot.com/

    I have 3 lens for my D80. Would love, love, love a new one!
    Thanks for all the great info Jodi. I also added a link to your tutorials.

    ~kimi~

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    MamáChanga says:

    Okay, I’d love to win one of these lenses! I have the 2 kit lenses that came with my Canon Xti and then purchased the 50mm f/1.8 this past Christmas. I’d love to have the freedom of not having to change lenses when we’re on an outing somewhere like Sea World or Disneyland! I posted about this on http://dagorgeouses.blogspot.com/2009/07/mcp-actions-lens-giveaway.html

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Hugs & Blessings!

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    Amanda Benton says:

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509662112&ref=name#/amanda.s.benton?ref=nf
    I would LOVE to have this lens to use for anything and everything – taking the little one to the zoo, the park, etc. Just for whatever, and everything. I would SO LOVE to win!

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    Shannon says:

    I posted the link on my Facebook profile/status: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2619699&op=1&view=all&subj=1206515693&id=571905842#/PicsGirl?ref=nf

    Currently I own two lenses and am hoping to increase that number with a few more prime lenses very soon! I’d love to win this lens to use it for exactly the situation you were talking about. We travel all the time with twins so have little ‘extra’ room for lots of camera equipment.

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    Kenda Cecil says:

    SWEET contest! I would LOVE this lens to get great sports shots of my children. I currently have 2 lenses a kit lens and a portrait lens and NEED a zoom.
    Thanks!
    I posted on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=1037254933&ref=profile

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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

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    Dana J says:

    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!!

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    Kay Rogers says:

    I posted a link on my Facebook account. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1368622849#/home.php?ref=home and I am in love with Tamron lenses. I would love the 18-270 lens. I currently have a 24-70, and a 50 and 85 mm fixed focal length lens on my Canon 40D. I need to get a little closer to the action if you will, and either of these lenses would be perfection. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Amber says:

    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.

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    debra says:

    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

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    Danielle says:

    http://danielle2008.blogspot.com/2009/07/contest.html I love my tamron lens. I currently use the 17-50 and I want alonger focal length to use with portraits and when I take my kids out to activities like the zoo or the pool. I have the tamron 17-50 2.8 the canon 50mm 1.8 and the sigma 28-105 which drives me crazy (I want a much better lense).

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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!!!

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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 :)

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    Cindy says:

    I would love to have this lens. I shared it on facebook and on my blog :)

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    Christy says:

    I shared this on my facebook! I want this lens because it would be a great addition to my growing collection I only have a 50 mm and I’m in the process of getting better so I can start my portfolio building. http://www.facebook.com/mcpfans#/christy.koeberle?ref=nf

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    Mary Rogers says:

    here is my post on my facebook page….

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=1048787797&ref=nf

    thanks for the chance to win! I need this lense to go with my 40D so I can take better hockey photos of my son.

    Mary Rogers

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    REALLY WANTING THIS LENS!!!

    I posted it on my facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/home.php?ref=home

    I NEED this lens because I have a new photography business where I only use 2 lens… both of which are not tamrons and I wish they would magically turn into one. =)

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    Melody says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=1527342194&ref=profile

    I posted this link on my facebook, I would be so excited to win this lens! I recently began shooting cage fighting events and figured out that I was going to have to buy a new lens. At the moment I own only two. For these events my 18-75 kit lens is not close enough plus it is just way to slow and my 75-300 is to close.

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    Meghan B says:

    Oh, I would love this. Thanks for the chance!!! I shared it on facebook.

    http://www.facebook.com/Byrddogg#/NavyChiefswife?ref=name

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    Catherine says:

    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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    I posted this to facebook. http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/beth.schwartz?ref=mf
    I would LOVE this lens. I shoot a variety of things, but mostly would love a lens with this range for my family/sports shots. I currently have a 200, 18-75, 50, and 85.

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    Carolyn Lontin says:

    http://carolynlontin.blogspot.com/2009/07/tamron-lens-give-away.html

    I would love either one of these lens because then I could get a multiple distances at my son’s sporting events!!

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    Ron Girard says:

    Hi Jodi. Great blog by the way! I posted it on my Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1550392405&ref=nf (July 8th 7:00pm). I’d love to win this lens! Why … it would be the perfect walk around lens, great span in one lens.
    Today I use several lens, eFS 17-85 IS, 70-200 IS 2.8L, 100 2.8 macro, 50 1.2L …. what a nice addition the Tamron would be.
    Thanks!!

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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.

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    Nina H says:

    Tweeted about it here. http://twitter.com/MrsNCH

    I live in Orlando so this lens would be great to talk pictures at Disney! I would be so excited to win this lens thanks for the chance to!

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    Wendy says:

    This is the greatest. Thanks for doing this! I could really use this.

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    Serenity says:

    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!

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    Lainee Frei says:

    I posted the info on my facebook acct…. http://www.facebook.com/lainee.bowlerfrei?ref=name. I currently only have one kit lens, and have been dying to buy a good zoom lens. This would be perfect for my boys flag football games coming up in the fall. Thanks so much for doing this!

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    Ron Girard says:

    Hi Jodi. Great blog by the way! I posted it on my Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1550392405&ref=nf (July 8th 7:00pm). I’d love to win this lens! Why … it would be the perfect walk around lens, great span in one lens.
    Today I use several lens, eFS 17-85 IS, 70-200 IS 2.8L, 100 2.8 macro, 50 1.2L …. what a nice addition the Tamron would be.
    Thanks!!

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    Katie L. says:

    I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/mom21boy1girl/status/2541141566

    I’d like to win this because it’s a cool lens! I currently own no lenses, so any lens would be cool right now! And I’d use it for everyday shots of my kids, vacations and just the general hobby-kinds of shots!

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    Brad says:

    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.

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    Kim says:

    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.

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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

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    Michelle says:

    I posted it on my facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/notifications.php#/profile.php?id=1599658152&ref=profile
    I would love to win any of these lenses. I only take pictures of my kids and would definitely bring it to Disney!

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    Amanda says:

    http://aboysmommy.livejournal.com/30704.html

    I would love to win this lens. I am a MWAC, so I mainly just shoot pictures of my son and my niece and nephews. I hate changing lenses. (I’m always afraid I’m going to drop it) This would be perfect for me! Thanks!

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    jenica says:

    i posted it on my business fan page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Jenica-McKenzie/81790486237?ref=ts

    i’m totally drooling over these bad boys.

    currently i have a nikor 18-135 and a 50 mm 1.8
    thank YOU!

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    Georgia 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 :)

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    Anke Turco says:

    Oh my gosh, to win a Tamron would be such a dream. I have the Nikon kit lens and a 50mm, but the cheapy version :) I could certainly use a nice lens. I posted your link on FB and will also put it on my blog. Here is the link to FB
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1402357880&ref=nf
    thanks for the chance!

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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!!

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    michelle says:

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

    Would love this lens! I have three but none of them as nice as this one!!

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    Jennifer says:

    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.

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    Crissy says:

    I shared on FB here http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/crissy.hunt?ref=nf. I love my Canon DSLR and I have two lenses. I am constantly changing in between the 2. It would be so nice to have the one that fits both my needs up far and up close! Very sweet lense!! :)

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    Laurie McClure says:

    http://twitter.com/laurie5013

    I would love to win a new lens! I only have one now…the kit lens that came w/ my Canon Rebel. It would be great to take pictures of my 2 year old.

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    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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    Raechel says:

    I really need a longer lens! I have several lenses, but eiter of these would be a great addition to the family! I love to shoot my son and nature detail shots:) i posted on my blog: http://drunkcypress.blogspot.com/2009/07/tamron-lens-giveaway-at-mcp-actions.html

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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

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    Leah says:

    Wow, I feel so lucky to of stumbled upon this! http://www.facebook.com/leahhirschferguson I have 4 lenses but two are kit lenses! I would love to have this to help start my photography business and I would use this price the most when I do my outdoor shoots!

    Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!!

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    Dawn says:

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=96475998430#/note.php?note_id=96475998430

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/mamarice4

    I want to win this lens because I have four wonderful kids that I would like to take more pictures of and this lens would help me do just that! Also, more pictures means my favorite thing ever: MORE SCRAPBOOKING!!! :)

    I currently have 1 SLR lens.

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    Jennifer says:

    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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    Karen Baetz says:

    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!

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    Jen Savage says:

    I LOVE my Tamron 28-75 and would love to add one of these lenses to my collection! I really want a great zoom like this.

    Posted on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/dfwjenm?ref=profile

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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.

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    Kevin West says:

    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.

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    Kim Peck says:

    http://www.facebook.com/kimberly.peck?ref=mf

    Lots of my facebook friends and I have been posting about this contest! If I won I’d have a hard choice love to win the macro lens and learn how to use that. I have a 50 mm 1.8 and the Tamron 28-75mm 2.8. Thanks for the chance!

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    Sadly I don’t have any lenses yet. I would use this for my kids photos, they do so many sports and I have a hard time getting great shots of them.
    I posted on my FB profile and my blog.
    Thanks for the contest!
    http://janiceandcompany.blogspot.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/mcpfans#/janiceandcompany?ref=profile

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    melissa says:

    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 ;)

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    Mandy says:

    http://www.facebook.com/feekner2

    Camera, oh my camera, how do I love thee
    Great pictures you always bring to me
    But how much better they could be
    If I got an awesome new lense for FREE!!

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    Vera Matson says:

    Oh my, what a great giveaway! I would love that 18-270 lens!!! Awesome and so versatile!!!

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    Vera Matson says:

    Oh my, what a great giveaway! I would love that 18-270 lens!!! Awesome and so versatile!!! http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=624673099#/profile.php?id=1401263781&ref=profile I would use it mostly for vacations. I hate switching back and forth between lenses. It totally slows down the spontaneity! We’re going to the Grand Canyon later this month. I’m crossing my fingers!!!!

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    Robert says:

    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.

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    Becky says:

    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

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    WOW! Both of these are awesome! It would be a such an honor to own one! I would love to own a macro. I’m pretty new to the world of photography and I’m learning new things everyday! As of right now I only have two lenses. Both Canon.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Candace

    http://candidsbycandace.blogspot.com/2009/07/enter-to-win.html

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    Melissa Davis says:

    I posted http://luvtknpicsphotography.blogspot.com/! I would love to add another lens to my collection. I currently have a 50mm 1.4, 85mm, 80-200mm, sigma 24-70mm. I feel like the 18mm would complete my collection. I love visiting you site!

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    Sunny says:

    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!

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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!

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    http://www.facebook.com/gacharna

    shouted it out to all my friends on facebook!

    I shoot full-frame Nikon but do not have any zooms with this kind of range; moving to one lens might just get my Nikon un-banned from family vacations! :)

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    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!

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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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    Sarah Wise says:

    I would love to have this lens! I would probably use it a lot with my children :) I’ve got two lens, the kit lens that came with my Canon and the 50mm/1.8 lens. I posted this giveaway on Twitter! (http://twitter.com/wisesc)

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    Leslie Corley says:

    I would love this new lens!!!!
    I have the kit lens, to my Rebel XSI, and the 70-300 zoom lens, and I borrow my fathers 50mm. He really wants his lens back, so this would be a wonderful lens to have and so versital to our daily life.
    I so hope I win. Thank you for doing this giveaway.
    I facebooked all about it.
    http://www.facebook.com/mcpfans#/profile.php?id=1027404515&ref=profile

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    valerie says:

    posted on: http://valerieperada.tumblr.com i would have so much fun with this lens. I have the kit lens that came with my nikon d60 and a prime AF-S 35mm. I would love to win this lens to have a zoom lens. It would be awesome to travel with.

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    Joanie says:

    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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    Larna S. says:

    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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    Michelle G says:

    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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    amy says:

    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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    Melanie says:

    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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    Melanie says:

    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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    Cameron says:

    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!!!

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    Alisa Greig says:

    I posted here: http://www.algreigphotography.blogspot.com

    I would LOVE to own a good zoom lens as I currently don’t, I have several other lenses I’ve collected over the last several years, but none like this! I would play around with it a lot at first and see what situations are ideal to use it in–ALL, and keep it on me at all times, with such a great range, you can’t go wrong! Thank you for the chance!!

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    Luann McElduff says:

    I posted on my FB: http://www.facebook.com/sarahfreel?ref=nf#/luann.mcelduff?ref=nf

    Ok, I just have to tell you that I am totally and completely addicted to lenses. I recently purchased the 18-200mm and it is a gem….now I need me that 28-300mm! I love to take these fabulous lenses with me when I travel. Just returned from a wonderful photo walk down in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Talk about some lovely old buildings with lots of character. A photographers paradise!

    Here are the lenses I own:
    18-55mm
    55-200mm
    12-24mm wide angle
    18-200mm
    50mm1:1.8D prime

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    Tiffany says:

    http://www.tiffanyyoungphotography.com/apps/blog/. I first have to say thank you! What a great contest!! I would love to have this lens because i’d like to have a great lens I can depend on. I’m a new photographer and having somthing to put me a little ahead of the game would be fabulous!! Right now I currently have 3 lens.

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    Tonya Holsey says:

    I posted to my blog::: http://mommie2two.blogspot.com/

    I would absolutely LOVE to have this lens!! I currently have a Canon XSi and kit lens along with a 70-210 that was given to me by my grandpa. My husband Drag Races and a lens like this would be sooo PERFECT for me. It is sooo hard for me to change out my lens in such a smokey and dusty area. I cringe having to … Read Morechange my lens. But getting good candid pics of my kids at the track with a 70-210 just doesn’t work. I’m chopping off limbs and heads.. and its horrible. Oh, I hope I’m picked!! :) Thanks!

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    Posted here! http://www.facebook.com/julieanneskelton?ref=profile&__a=1

    I’m currently a prime lens kinda gal – I have 35mm, 50mm, 105mm and…backache! Would love an all-round, go-anywhere lens! Crossing my fingers and toes!!!

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    Katrinna E. Jovillar says:

    I had been wanting one since I got my Nikon 3 1/2 years ago. I tried to save some money, but unfortunately I was laid-off from my job, since last October.
    I would love to win a Tamron! I love taking pictures of family gatherings and portraits. I take pictures of our church activities. This is going to be my first
    lens, aside from what I have on my camera. Thank you for putting this contest and giving a lucky winner a chance. Hope you pick me!

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    Jess says:

    http://www.facebook.com/jessrichardson

    I want this lens so badly! I am in desperate need of a good telephoto lens, because I’m constantly chasing two very exuberant young boys around, and my 75mm just doesn’t cut it most of the time unless I’m in-studio. I would use this lens mostly for outdoor shoots so I wouldn’t have to be right up on top of my subjects :) The VC would be so nice to have too, because I’m notorious for motion blur due to shaky hands unless I jack up the shutter speed.

    Right now, the only lens I have is the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Macro (which I love)

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

    Wow what a great lens I have always wanted to try out Tamron. I always see the ads in my scrapbook magazines. I would love the telephoto aspect especially for when I go camping which is often in the summer and winter since we have an rv. lol. If that’s still camping lol.
    I only have the 28-135 mm IS and 50 1.4 canon so far. I will cross my fingers.

    Thanks for so many fun contests!

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    Amanda Samulski says:

    I posted on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/amanda.samulski

    I’d love to win this lens as I don’t have many lenses and would love to have more without having to fork over the money myself! :) I only have 1 lens currently and its a 50mm f/1.8. I love this lens but would to have a little more flexibility in taking pictures. A zoom lens is just what the doctor ordered! It would be much easier to capture my boys doing what they do with a zoom lens…right now, when I get up and move around w/ the 50mm, they stop what they’re doing and move onto something else.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

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    Meghan says:

    I NEED this lens!!! I’m going to Ireland in November and I am desperate to upgrade from just my eensy weensy 18-55 and my nifty fifty. This would be fabulous for me.
    Thanks! I posted to my blog http://jeunegirlcrafts.blogspot.com

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    MariaV says:

    I would love to win the lens with the anti-shake. My hands aren’t very steady. Thank you for the great contest. I posted at http://twitter.com/mdvshutterbug.

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    Lisa Praul says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1348424370&ref=name
    With my oldest getting ready for college I feel guilty about buying a lens.

    Also, I love getting candid close ups of children. With this lens that would be possible without being in the childs face.

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    Jennifer says:

    Ooooh! I want! Image stabilization would be soooo helpful!
    I wrote on my blog here:
    http://tinyurl.com/nxdg76

    On twitter
    http://twitter.com/jkdotter

    And on facebook, though not sure if you can get to it:
    http://www.facebook.com/mcpfans#/profile.php?id=1458873195&ref=mf

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    Hello MCP ACtions!!!!

    I have posted the contest to the following links –
    http://www.marybrooksbrown.blogspot.com and to my facebook page (I am a fan of MCP Actions and a group member)

    My current camera is a Pentax ist DL, Looking to upgrade to the K-7 within the net 6 months!
    I have a Tamron 18 to 200mm that I use most of the time, it’s a little slow and has bad lens creep, and I hear that the 18 to 270 is a wonderful lens, and I would like to add that to my 50mm and Lensbaby Original lenses.

    Awesome contest by the way!!! Nice to see these things happening in economic hard times!

    Take care,
    Mary

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    Ange Caspar says:

    I twittered it: http://twitter.com/acaspar. I would love to have this lens just so I wouldn’t have to switch out my other lenses as often. Every time I do, it makes me a little nervous, especially if I’m somewhere like the beach, or it’s windy, etc. I think this lens would come in handy on vacations – this year we are going to Washington DC, and Jamaica! I have a 40d and my lenses consist of a 50mm f1.4, 18-55mm, and 75-300mm. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Samara Hutcheson says:

    On my facebook wall! http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1041238837&ref=profile I would use the lens to be sneaky and get portraits of my kids from a distance using the zoon. If I’m up in their face they ignore me or make silly faces ;)

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    Kathy says:

    Hi Jodi! Thank you for this fabulous giveaway! OH, I would love to win (: I am currently saving for such lense. I am constantly switching between my 35mm 1.8 and my zoom. And I mean constantly (:
    Here’s my link to my blog entry –
    http://nchowards.blogspot.com/2009/07/awesome-lense-giveaway-at-mcp-actions.html

    THANKS!

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    I posted this on my facebook!!! I would LOVE such a great range on a lens!!! I currently own a nifty 50, a 28-80mm tamron, a 75-300 mm tamron, a sigma 19-35mm. But desperately want a wide range one to keep on my camera all the time!!

    Here’s the link to where I shared: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=612771499&ref=profile

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    Theresa M says:

    I posted on facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1268052115&ref=nf

    I reallllly want to win this lens! I’m so tired of switching from primes to my zoom. I would LOVE to have an all in one lens. It would be perfect for our fall vacation to Disney this year :)
    I currently have one zoom and 3 primes at the moment.

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    Mary Rogers says:

    I posted the link on my facebook page……

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=1048787797&ref=nf

    I need to win this lense so I can take better photos of my son playing hockey.

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    Cat Dillberg says:

    I posted on my twitter http://www.twitter.com/dillberg and my blog, http://www.dillberg.blogspot.com
    On my facebook, I also posted. I’ve been saying how much I would love a new lens. I’ve been using my Tamron lens because it’s sharper than my Canon lens. lol
    I own the kit lens that came with the 30d and the ‘nifty fifty’. I would love this lens because of the extra zoom. I would use it EVERYWHERE and all the time.

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    Melissa Parsons says:

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=534010058&ref=profile

    This lens would be so helpful for times when carrying all my gear is not convenient! I always worry about getting the sensor dirty when I have to change the lens. I would love taking this to the baseball games so I no longer have to change lenses! I currently have the kit lens and telephoto… would love to have those wrapped up into one!

    Thanks!

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    MGF says:

    You are so awesome to have a give away.
    The lens would be an awesome addition to my camera.
    It’s sports season and the kids are so far away. This lens would really help.

    http://weaponsgrademoosedrool.blogspot.com/

    Thank You

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    Posted your fabulous contest on my FB page http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/home.php?ref=home

    I would so love to win this lens due to the fact that I capture little ones who are super quick and like to run around a lot! I have 2 kit lenses and 2 prime lens (50 & 85) and it is so hard to switch them out mid-session. Having a nice zoom would enable me to get close – with out being close! Thanks for this fab contest!!

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    I was recently looking at one of these lenses…well, looking & dreaming since there is no way I can afford one anytime in the near future! They are amazing! Right now I am using the lens that came with my camera (it is the only lens I own) & am very limited in what I can do with it. It has next to no zoom on it. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I would love this lens & how much use it would get. I would use it as my primary lens taking pictures of my kids, when we go on vacations (to state parks etc to hike in gorges & go on any other adventures we can handle with little kids!), to finally get a picture of my favorite lighthouse across the lake without it apprearing as nothing more than a little speck on the picture! You name it I would use this lens for it!
    Fingers crossed over here! Thank you for doing this contest…you will make some lucky person very happy! I hope it’s me ;)

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    Thanks for the tips! I so want a 50MM lense!! This is a great contest!

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    doreen says:

    http://doreen3boys.wordpress.com/2009/07/09/contest-for-tamron-lens/
    I am a mom of 3 boys and spend ALOT of time on athletic fields………….either one of these lens’ is the perfect range for taking sport shots, my fave kind of pic!
    I have the tamron 28-75, 2.8………LOVE that lens. I have also have 70-200 L 4.0, probably my fav lens right now and the 50mm 1.8. Thanks for doing this!

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    christiane says:

    http://branstromphotography.blogspot.com/ This would be so awesome! I am taking my kiddos to Disneyland- so that would be perfect! :) I have the 50mm and 28-70 but would love a big zoom for catching my kiddos at a good distance!! Thank you!! This is fun!

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    dalia says:

    http://www.facebook.com/mcpfans#/profile.php?id=581101510&ref=profile
    I was just looking at this lens at B&h last week, wishing I could buy it. I was lugging my 24-70 all over the city wishing for a smaller more compact lens with a bigger zoom. I would take this lens with me everywhere. My family likes to walk and hike and and a smaller lighter lens would be perfect for me.
    I own 5 lens.
    Thanks Jodi!! and Tamron. Great contest!

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    April says:

    http://nelsonspace.blogspot.com/

    The 15x lens would be awesome! Most of my shots are action shots that I have to be far away and that lens would be perfect. I currently have the 28-300 lens and love it, I use it as my every day lens. The poor lens that came with my camera never gets taken out of the bag.

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    amy says:

    I posted on my blog: http://www.anestforallseasons.blogspot.com

    I would LOVE to have a 300 to paparazzi my kiddos from far away…they’ll have no clue I’m shooting them!

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    Jessica says:

    This contest is so great! Thanks Jodi! We are going to Montana July 21st. This would be a perfect lens to take along on our trip! I would love to have it by then! It’s wishful thinking, I know, but who says you can’t dream, right? :) I posted the constest on my blog at: http://jessicaswatts.blogspot.com/2009/07/mcp-actions-contest-tamron-lens.html Right now I’m just using the kit lens that came with my Rebel. Oh, how bad I want another lens! Good luck to everyone!

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    Jill Ellison says:

    http://twitter.com/jellis711/status/2551438809

    I would LOVE this lens. The only lenses I have are my 50mm and my kit lens for my D90. I really need some variety and 105 is not very far so 270 would be great! I love taking pictures of kids playing but right now can’t really be far enough to let them do their thing without them knowing I’m there taking their picture!

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    Cathy A says:

    I would love to win this lense. I have 4 lenses but 2 are canon kit lenses and so they just sit in my bag seldom used. I use a 50mm for low light or close-ups and use a tamron lense as my daily walkaround lense. The lenses offered would be a great help for me to use during the nature walks in the woods etc. Those walks require a lense that does it all.. moving animals and stationary floral both near and far. Refernce post here ……
    http://www.facebook.com/friends/?added&ref=tn#/home.php?filter=nf
    and here ( not sure if the above link will work below will work though)
    http://catasmith.blogspot.com/

    Cathy

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    Stacy says:

    I really only one good lens for my Canon 5D and that’s my 85mm 1.8, I have an old kit lens that I can use if I’m in really tight spaces. I’m really in need for another good lens. I posted a link on my blog http://www.stacdjen.blogspot.com. Thanks for this opportunity!!

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    I soooo desperately need this lens! I’m still using my kit lens and it’s shot. I also have a 50mm 1.8 cheapo lens, but it’s prime and not nearly as versatile as I need. We’re in the process of updating our adoption profile, but my camera is not helping. This would be so awesome!

    I blogged about it at http://www.suzmatooz.blogspot.com

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    http://tracishupertphotography.blogspot.com/2009/07/who-doesnt-love-contest.html

    Why do I need this lens? Because I currently only have 1 good lens. Mind you, it is the nifty fifty, but the nifty fifty doesn’t work in every situation. I own 3 lenses, but I’m in the middle of selling two of them (one of which was a kit lens – yuck!) So, I need a good wide angle lens, and a lens where I can be a fly on the wall and zoom in from far off. Thanks for the contest!

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    Erica Ellis says:

    I twittered about it.

    http://twitter.com/ericaellis

    I’d love to win this for my upcoming trip to Walt Disney World. Like you said, it would be perfect so I don’t have to switch out lenses all day long! I have a Nikon D200, and am very amateur, but enjoy taking photos, which is all that really matters!

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    Amy says:

    I posted about it on twitter and facebook. http://twitter.com/aimichka and http://www.facebook.com/aimichka

    I would love this lens and would use it to photograph my little gymnast daughter. I just got my first Tamron lens (the 28-75/2.0) and love it. I also have an 18-200/3.5-5.6 and a 50/1.8.

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    Michelle says:

    I posted on my blog. http://johnfam-michelle.blogspot.com/2009/07/want-to-win-lens-for-your-camera.html
    I actually was just looking at this lens thinking what a great lens it would be for vacations and other situations where you need a wide range of focal lengths and don’t want to carry around lots of lenses.

    I already have a Canon 18-55mm kit lens and the 50mm f/1.8.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Lindsay Horn says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Dallas-TX/Lindsay-Horn-Photography/91823253892?ref=ts

    What a great contest! My longest zoom is 135 mm on my not-so-great kit lens. I would love this lens for shooting kids activities, or maybe Mexico on our upcoming trip! :) The possibilities are endless! I currently have 2 lenses – kit lens and the 17-55mm 2.8.

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    Tara says:

    http://www.cutestlittlebabyface.com/2009/07/win-tamron-zoom-lens.html

    I would love to have this lens. Currently, I only own an 18-70mm zoom and a 50mm prime and the reach is just not far enough for shooting outdoors with the kids.

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    Amber says:

    I would love having this lens for my Canon 40D. My biggest reason in wanting this lens is that I do not own any zooms lenses of this nature. I have a Canon 50mm 1.8 and a Tamron 24-75mm 2.8.

    I would use this lens mostly in everyday shots. I’m a newbie to the photography hobby and most of my shots are just photos of my kids. However, I am trying to recruit willing subjects to let me practice on them…so I’m thinking I could use this lens for that purpose as well.

    Thanks for the chance! Love your site and actions Jodi!
    http://ramfamromp.blogspot.com/2009/07/tamron-giveaway-at-mcp.html

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    Robyn says:

    I’m about to upgrade – to a Nikon D700 I think – and it sure would be nice to have a lens for it! I’m going to a Farm House reunion in Blowing Rock, NC next month (I used to be a singing waiter) and I can’t wait to capture some of that gorgeous scenery! I’d love to take that lens with me! Thanks!

    http://tinyurl.com/lenscontest

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    Posted via Twitter at: http://twitter.com/gettincapital

    I have only one lense for my Canon Rebel. I would like one to take better pics of the kids at dance recitals, soccer games, plays, etc, etc.

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    Sherry Mauk says:

    …On my facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1440560582&ref=name
    What an awesome giveaway! I would love to win one of these lenses, it would be so nice to not have to switch lenses depending on what you’re shooting. I currently have a kit lens & the Tamron 28-75 (which I love!)
    This would def. make things easier :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

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    I posted to twitter, but not sure how to make a link to that particular update. Here are my updates though. http://twitter.com/muddybootsblog#/muddybootsblog

    I have the kit 18-55mm. I would *love* a new lens. I don’t really have anything exciting planned for the summer, just taking lots of pictures of my kids. They’d look great though a new lens!

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    Meg says:

    Twittered – http://twitter.com/Meg_

    I love my tamron lenses. And I’d love to have a zoom to take with us to Hawaii. It would make my hiking pictures so much easier! Thanks!

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    Amy Flood says:

    http://twitter.com/amypflood

    I would love to win this lens because my only lightweight zoom lens just broke and I cannot afford to get it replaced. I have 6 lenses and 2 bodies, but I use my equipment hard and recently had 2 lenses and one of my bodies all break down within a couple weeks of each other. I managed to replace one of my lenses and am having the body fixed, but I cannot afford to replace the zoom lens. I would love to get this lens because not only would it replace my zoom lens, but it would also serve as a wide angle lens, which I have also been needing. I am struggling to make a living off my photography right now, so winning this lens would definitely make a big difference.

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    I posted it on my FB page–Hope I posted the link correctly.

    My hubby got me a D80 for Christmas a couple of years ago. We were going through some difficult things with infertility and adoption waiting so he said he wanted me to have something to do while we waited! He also bought me a photography class semester and I had a blast and learned a ton! I’m still very much a novice–I understand a lot more in my head than I can actually translate to photos, but I really enjoy it. I just have two lenses-an 18-200 and a 50mm. I would love to win the 28-300 to be able to shoot longer distances.

    Still no kids yet, but hopefully soon! I’d love to shoot the life out of my camera and a new lens on some really cute subjects! :) Thanks for considering me!

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    Savannah says:

    WOW, I would love to win a lens for my Nikon D60. I bought it last Christmas, because I LOVE to take pictures. I am so in love with my camera. I do a lot of scenery shots, but hopefully when we adopt I can get really good at doing kid portraits.

    I have two lenses. 18-55 MM and 55-200 MM. I hope to get even bigger lens someday.

    I just did a twitter about your contest at http://twitter.com/sourbonk and I posted on my blog at http://countlesstomorrows.blogspot.com/2009/07/awesome-contest.html

    Help us adopt: http://joshandsavannahadopt.blogspot.com

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    Kimberly in OH says:

    Posted on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Kimberly_N/statuses/2553844836

    I would love to have a lens like this because I do a lot of travel photography. Traveling with one lens and/or not having to constantly change lenses would be wonderful.

    I currently have two lenses. The kits lens that came with my D40 and the 55-200mm VR.

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    brandi says:

    I would absolutely love to have this lens because as a stay at home mom our income is limited and I really would appreciate having the opportunity to win this lens.

    I would love to have this lens as a great all around lens. I shoot mostly with prime lens and would love to have the creative ability that this lens would offer.

    I own 2 lens

    shared this contest at http://www.colimafarmphotography.blogspot.com

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    Mindy says:

    I would love the 18-270. I live out in Montana so having a great zoom lens would help capture some gorgeous scenery!

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    Tori says:

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

    I would love this lens mostly for the convenience of not having to change lens, but also for the opportunities it would open up of taking those pics that I miss when I am changing lens. I have two kit lens that came with my D40 and an ancient 50mm that I can only use while shooting manually. This would seriously be a dream come true! :)

    I have four youngsters that are involved in sports and lots of other activities, and this lens would be used a lot!! In fact, I would probably never take it off my camera. :)

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    Jennifer says:

    I posted here: twitter.com/tray0. I want to win this lens so badly because my favorite subject to photograph, my 18 month son, now always wants to grab the camera when I get close to him for photos. A great zoom lens would be awesome! My little sister’s wedding is coming up and I would love to have it for that! Wohoo! I currently own two lenses.

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    Megan Wootton says:

    Posted on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/posted.php?id=599315301&share_id=107240466709#s107240466709 I’m new to “real” photography, but I’ve always loved taking pictures. I just purchased a Canon Rebal and only have the one lens, which can be some what limiting. I really want to expand my knowledge and skills in photography so that I can make fun gift for my parents, family and friends by taking pictures that they’ll want to have around for a lifetime!

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    I would CRAZY love to have this lens! I do have a kit 18-55 as well as a 55-200 zoom, but to have the versatility of both without switching them out? *swoon* What a delight.

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/SortaCrunchy/status/2555330254

    *crossing fingers*

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    Great contest Jodi! This would be such a great addition to my other lenses….LOVING the idea of a 300mm!!!! I could get even more up close and personal at my weddings! (I feel so voyeristic sometimes! lol) I have quite a few lenses (Tamron 17-55, Nikon 50mm nikon 10.5mm fisheye (fun lens!) but having another full frame lens would be SUPER!!! Some of my others are DXs which don’t go full frame!
    He’s my link to where I posted on my FB http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=519254&id=1051470949&ref=mf#/melissaarroyo?ref=name

    Thanks again Jodi and keep cranking out the awesomeness! :)

    Missy

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    lizzie says:

    http://itsahonuday.blogspot.com/2009/07/mcp-actions-lens-giveaway.html

    Posted on my blog. I would love to win this lens because I have heard many positive experiences with Tamron lenses. Having two little boys, it would be very useful in capturing those moments while playing at the park and capturing them playing sports. I currently own the 50mm 1.8.

    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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    Amy says:

    Posted to my facebook: http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=593537288&ref=profile

    Would love this lens. I only have the 50mm f1.8. The zoom would be great for my kids’ baseball/softball games.

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    Sam S. says:

    http://twitter.com/stewartsj3

    I would love to have this lens!! I am wanting a zoom lens that can do just about anything. I love having a telephoto lens but having this would mean that I could use one lens on vacation instead of having to carry around all of the lenses I currently own (which is 5). I hate having to carry around all the lenses to get different shots and with this, I would be in photographers heaven!!

    My fingers are crossed.

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    Mike Richardson says:

    I shared the link via facebook as I am still not on twitter. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/home.php?ref=home

    I currently have a canon Rebel xt with the factory kit lens and a Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Macro.
    I am branching out into landscape photography and these lenses would make a great addition to my set up and help me to finally get my feet wet and hopefully start selling my work. This is a great contest. If I win I will probably use the lens several times a week for sure. I would say everyday but I work elsewhere full time and only have a few days a week spare time to work on my photography skills.

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    Melanie says:

    I have tried to post something three times and for some reason I don’t see the post. If there are multiple postings, that wasn’t on purposes. In any case, this lens would be perfect for my travels! I actually leave for Scandinavia tomorrow and wish I had a new lens to take with me. Perhaps I will be the lucky winner and have this lens for my next trip. Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

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    Tera Sheppard says:

    What a great lens. I know I would wear it out on my children and my upcoming photography classes. Thanks for offering this giveaway up.
    I tweeted it @ http://twitter.com/mstera
    Oh and I currently own one lens.

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    Alicia says:

    I just bought a brand new Canon Xs and the only lens I own is the kit 18-55 lens. I borrowed a friend’s lens to play with, and it never fails… when I need a closer lens, the big one is on… when I need to get those far away shots… you guessed it… the kit lens is on. I have to give it back next week, and I am sad! THis would MAKE my summer!

    I posted to my blog here… http://www.aliciasattic.blogspot.com

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    I posted this on my FB: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1196674621&ref=profile.

    I have had my eye on this lens for a while now. I’ve heard from multiple photographers who rave about it. I would love to incorporate a fresh new lens into my photography business. I currently own 3 lens but hope to have more in the future. =)

    Thanks for a great give-a-way!

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    Posted it on both twitter and Facebook. Don’t know how to get the url’s though!

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    Jen Rowe says:

    I posted this on my FaceBook! http://www.facebook.com/ladysass#/mama2abunchofmonkeys?ref=profile

    I would love to win this lens! As of now I have 2 lenses for my Canon Rebel SLR. I love having options for my photographs! This would be a great addition to my lenses for all of the photographs I take!!! I have 5 children and I am constantly taking pictures of them. We do our own family photos as well!

    Thank you for offering this awesome giveaway!!!

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    Doris Rudd says:

    Posted to my Facebook http://www.facebook.com/drdesigns). i would love to win this lens. I have a Canon Rebel XT and recently purchased a Canon EF85mm f1.8 lens. This looks like a great walk around lens. I love to take pictures of my family and friends, but also love opportunities to take more creative shots. This lens would make a great addition to my camera bag!

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    Mandy Gray says:

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

    I would love to win this auction and would use this lens daily to capture fabulous pictures of my Daughter! I have my Canon kit lens and 50mm 1.8. I would LOVE the 28- 300.

    Thanks so much!

    Mandy

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    Dawn Cassube says:

    Hi! I posted the link at http://www.facebook.com/dawncassube

    I am a newbie to digital photography and will be purchasing a Nikon D5000 in the next few weeks. It comes with one lense, so of course I would like more. I hope to use my new camera for portraits of the kids, flowers and butterflies and other scenery for my walls. I hope to learn as much as I can and to expand what I can do photographically!

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    Brandi says:

    I would LOVE to win a new lense. Right now I only have 1 and I want to be able to practice with different lenses!

    I twittered this and became a fan on FB!! :-) {bamhughes}

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    Kim D. says:

    I tweeted about this http://twitter.com/madilu_designs

    I would love this lens! I bought my first Canon last fall and only have the kit and the 50 1.8mm. I’ve been looking for a zoom b/c my legs aren’t fast enough to keep up w/my kids and b/c we honestly do plan on going to Disney in the spring. What an awesome giveaway!!

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    Wow! What a fun give away. I posted the link on my blog at http://mastershand.wordpress.com/ I currently do not have much for lenses (fun ones any how) I primarily use my 50mm 1.8 for most everything and also own a 18-55mm and 55-200mm. There are many times (like T-ball) that I wished I had something with a few more options. My husband and I are also planning to go on a trip for our 10 yr anniversary and I would like to get a different lens before then…time away with no kids=time to actually have fun just shooting pictures (and spending time with my hubby of course!)

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    becca cleary says:

    I tweeted this amazing contest!! http://twitter.com/beccacleary
    I would love to win either lens and would have a hard time choosing between the two! I would use the lens to help build my professional arsenal! I am a family and children photographer and am just breaking into weddings so adding incredible versatile lenses to my equipment is my goal! I currently work with two lenses.
    Thanks for this awesome give away!!

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    Tori Nefores says:

    http://www.facebook.com/mcpfans#/profile.php?id=661905410&ref=profile

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE this lens. I’m an aspiring photographer and have been working under a pro for the past year. I am very passionate about my photography and would really love to have some better equipment to work with :)

    I <3 MCP Actions!

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    Cathy says:

    I tried to post about 5 hours ago and I still do not see it here. Please donot think I am double posting I have searchedseveral ways on this page and cannot findmyself yet. Anyhow, I have 4 lenses …. 2 arekit lenses so they are not used and stay in the bag. I have a 50mm which I usefor close-ups and lowlight situations. I use my Tamron lens as my day to day lense. I would love to win this lens to use as routine woods walkaround lens. With nature I need a well rounded lens thatcan get moving animals and florals plus shoot either close or far. I would absolutely make great use of a new lens. I am an avid picture taker and love my Tamron lens. Posted your link here …. http://www.facebook.com/people/Cathy-A-Smith/100000072877040 (I do not yet know how to show my profile page as a link, sorry) and here …. http://catasmith.blogspot.com/.

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    Jen Windle says:

    As soon as I saw this contest, I started jumping up and down like a little kid. I finally bought my first DSLR camera – a Nikon 40d – in February, and I LOVE IT! But the lens it comes with isn’t the most optimal for what I use it for… Last year, I found a new passion of mine: I began volunteering as a dog photographer for a local high-kill animal shelter.

    When looking to adopt a second dog, I became frustrated that my county’s animal shelters did not reliably post photos of their available dogs and cats on their websites. I quickly found out why – each shelter only had a small group of staff and volunteers who were responsible for managing the shelter and taking care of over 100 animals, so there was simply not enough manpower to also reliably post photos of the animals!

    So since last July, I volunteer every Saturday morning to taking photos of all the dogs at the local Animal Control shelter. (I’m allergic to cats, so someone else takes their photos.) I take out the dogs one at a time to the outdoor run and photograph them as the run around and play. I try to capture their personality through their eyes and their smiles. It is hard work and great fun at the same time! It is, hands down, the best way I have chosen to give back to my community. I am very proud to say that the shelter’s adoption rate increased tremendously within only a few weeks of my volunteering at the shelter! I have also found amazing homes for 15 of the dogs myself.

    I would love to use the Tamron AF28-300mm VC zoom lens to capture the dogs faces with much better detail. It would also help me zoom in on the dogs as they are running around at the opposite end of the large outdoor run. My photos of the dogs are now being posted in the local newspapers to further increase their chances of adoption, so I would love to also have a better lens to get crisper photos for those publications.

    If I won this lens, it would be my second. I truly am an amateur. :)

    What an amazing opportunity, Jodi! Thank you!

    Here’s the link to my post! http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=223324845345#/profile.php?id=678744926&ref=profile

    I’ll add you as a friend on Facebook. You can check out some of my dog photos on there, too.

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    Sarah M says:

    Posted on my facebook – http://www.facebook.com/sarahmetz?v=feed#/sarahmetz?ref=profile

    I have a small group of lenses, and I’d love one of these to add to the mix!
    I have the Tamron 28-75, a 50mm, and a 135mm. This would be a GREAT lens that would cover the range of everything I have all in one! :)

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    My post is at: http://www.theonlythingiknow.com/win-a-tamron-lens

    I would love to win the lens for the exact reasons that you mentioned in the post- for those moments when changing lenses constantly would be inconvenient. Especially those times involved with children. I currently have three lenses.

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    Lucrecer B. says:

    Tweeted about the contest. http://twitter.com/lucrecerb

    I would love to use this at BlogHer. It would be so nice to not have to carry three or four lenses around when one of these bad boys will do the trick.

    I currently own five lenses, mostly prime for Canon.

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    Sara Schrock says:

    Just added your link to my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php? Profile name is Sara Veldhuizen Schrock. Let’s see…why would I want to win this lens? Hmmm….well I haven’t won anything since 7th Grade Library Fun Shop, where I won this really ugly Gizmo/Gremlins duffle bag…and well, this just sounds like a whole lot more fun! And also because I would love to add a farther reaching zoom to my arsenal. I currently own two lenses: the Canon 24-70mm 2.8 and the 85mm 1.2. I would most want to use this lens: Everywhere! The beach, soccer games, baseball games, Disneyland, wide open wheat fields, in alley ways, at a marathon, the list could go on and on because this is the perfect lens to capture it ALL! Thanks for your generosity–this will be a great lens for somebody to win!

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    alex whitman says:

    posted on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kristinaemory.craft?v=feed&story_fbid=228369360413&__a=1#/alexdraperwhitman?ref=name

    I am an aspiring photog mommy who has just about every light and would love a news lens to get my business started!!
    I have about 3 lenses already for my Nikon d70s.

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    mary says:

    Hello MCP ACtions!!!!

    I posted to my blog at http://www.marybrooksbrown.blogspot.com and to facebook – (i belong to your fan group) facebook – marybrooksbrown

    Would love to win the 18 to 270 to hopefully use with my Pentax!!! I have a manual 50mm lens, and the original lensbaby.. Mostly shoot with my 18 to 200 mm!

    Awesome that you are doing this in the midst of economic hard times!

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    Rita Backus says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=1755034931&ref=nf

    I just started my photography business, so this lens would help me out sooo much! I currently have a Tamron 28-75mm that I love and use ALL the TIME, so the zoom would be a great addition. Thank you so much for the giveaway. So generous.

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    Tamera says:

    I posted the contest on my fb, the link is http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=1524171534&ref=nf. I am dying to get a new lens, I really want something that is sharper than what I have. I don’t know which one I would prefer at the moment. I am currently using my kit lens a lot and want more out of a lens!! I have three lenses.
    Good Luck to all those who enter, but I am hoping that I’m the lucky one!!!

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    Rita Backus says:

    I’m not sure why my post isn’t showing up…so here it goes again.
    posted on facebook:
    http://tinyurl.com/lqz5rx

    I’m starting out my photography business, so this lens would help me out a great deal. I currently own a Tamron 28-75mm that I love and use ALL the TIME. The zoom lens would be a geat addition to my business. Thank you so much for a generous giveaway.

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    Kim says:

    I tweeted. http://twitter.com/kimashton

    I would love to win this lens cause I am trying to become a better photographer. Right now I only have one lens with my Nikon D50.

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    Shan Bullock says:

    I posted the link on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/sjbullock I am an aspiring photographer and would love to add this lens to my camera bag. I currently own a Nikon D60 and hope to upgrade to the D300 one day…..I own the two kit lenses 18-55 and the 55-200 and I also bought a 50 mm 1.8 that I love. I take my camera everywhere with me to practice shooting everyday and this would be a great lens to add to my collection. It would be a fun lens to take on my mini camping vacation with my son and friends next month.

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    becoming-mom says:

    Tweeted (I’m BecomingMOM)

    I think I would like the 18-270 and would probably use it so I could be a little further away from people when taking outdoor portraits.

    I currently have a 50mm 1.8, a Sigma 30mm 1.4 and the Tamron 28-75 2.8!

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    NicoleB says:

    My link is on Facebook.

    I’d love to have the 18-270 in my camera bag…it would be a great take everwhere lense and great for use outdoors.

    I currently have 2… a 50 1.8 and a lousy kit lens.

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    Pamela Levis says:

    Posted on FB http://www.facebook.com/pamela.levis?ref=nf

    What an amazing contest. Thanks bunches. I would love the 18-270 so that I could have a much more versatile lens for travel and photographing my kids. I also volunteer to do photo for friends and family and the one lens I have just does not cut it sometimes. I am dying to get some new glass.

    I currently own only the kit lens that came with my D80…the 18-135mm/3.5-5.6

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    Beachbrights says:

    I RTed your link. http://www.twitter.com/beachbrights.

    I own 3 lenses and would love this lens for traveling and taking pictures of my family!

    XOXO-

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    Lois Mauro says:

    I just posted to facebook. My name on facebook is lois feldman mauro http://www.facebook.com/lois.mauro?ref=nf

    I own a Tamron 90 mm macro, which I really love. The Tamron lenses are very sharp, AND light to handle. My other lenses are: 24-105, 17-40, and 70-200.

    I would like this lens especially for travel when I can’t bring all my lenses. I think this is a great idea. Thanks.

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    Celine de Souza says:

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

    I’m just learning about my DSLR (Canon Rebel) and I only have the kit lens so this would be a wonderful addition to my arsenal, a general all round lens…how great would that be. My hubby is a student so we need to save up to add more lenses to our collection, so winning one would be great.

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    Lori Gordon says:

    Hi Jodi! I posted on twitter – @shootstar – http://www.twitter.com/shootstar

    I want to win this lens because I’d love a good zoom lens for taking sports pictures like the ones I took yesterday at a football camp. My current zoom is CRAPPY. I shoot Nikon.

    I currently have a 50mm f/1.4, an 85mm f/1.8, a 55-200mm, and a tamron 28-75mm f/2.8

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    Rita Backus says:

    This is my third post, yes I’m determend to have it show up…lol…I’m not sure why it is not….but I linked both on facebook and my website.
    www dot infinityphotographybyrita dot com

    I just started a photography business and this lens would be a great help to me. I currently own the Tamron 24-75mm and I love it. It is my “to go” lens and I have it on my Canon 5D all the time. A zoom lens would be such a needed and exciting addition. Thank you for such a generous giveaway.

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    Russell de Souza says:

    http://www.facebook.com/cage93?ref=name

    It’s a great all round lens and since we are just learning about DSLR’s this would be great to add to our collection (we only have a kit 18-55 mm lens right now for our Rebel).

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    Kallie Gay says:

    I posted a link on my facebook profile (which is private, but my friends can see it). These lenses look amazing and I would be thrilled to win one. Thanks for the opportunity!

    http://www.facebook.com/kallieg

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    Ric Faust says:

    I’m in the process of saving for a new lens and a new camera (Nikon D300). I actually have the Tamron page bookmarked and have been saving for the 18-270…would love to win it instead and put the money toward the new camera. I’m donating the old one (Nikon D50) to a local charity.

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=103071012388&ref=nf

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    Michelle says:

    http://floweringdogwood.blogspot.com/2009/07/mcp-actions-blog-tamron-lens-give-away.html

    I would want the Tamron AF28-300mm F/3.8-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro lens because of both the zoom and macro capabilities.

    I am just starting out and currently have a 50mm lens and 18-55mm lens. I was just reminded tonight of the limits of the 18-55mm lens as I saw 5 or so deer in a nearby soccer field. I was able to get pretty close walking up to them but just not close enough. I also really like to take macro photography.

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    Susan LeBlanc says:

    I posted the link to my Facebook page:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/susan.leblanc?ref=mf

    Oh how I would love to win this lens! Since I’ve been at the beach a lot lately, I would love the lens for those long distances, but I with this lens’ range, I could use it anywhere. I currently have four lenses, including one prime and the kit lens. *crossing fingers*

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    Adriana M says:

    posted on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=637506303&ref=profile

    This looks like a wonderful all around lens to have which would be nice to carry around and not have to take off all the time :)

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    Deborah says:

    I posted on my blog – http://joshanddeborah.blogspot.com/2009/07/speaking-of-photography.html. I am just trying to really get into photography, so I would REALLY love to win this!! All I have is the lens that came on my camera, (not sure what it is, because I never use it!) and a 50mm 1.4.

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    Jim Greig says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/jim.greig?ref=profile
    I am trying to do more with my DSLR and really want a lens with macro capability. I currently have an 18-135.

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    Kara Cerny says:

    Posted on my Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/karacerny

    I’d like to win a lens for my camera because I’ve had the camera for nearly two years and I’m still using the bundled lens with my Rebel XTi… it’s alright, but I SO want to do more… since I had to go back to school, money has been really tight. The economy stinks!

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    http://ericasdoingsomethingelse.blogspot.com/2009/07/hello-lover.html

    Oh, I hope I win this! I just love that lens and have been wanting it since I first saw it! I have four lenses. Kit lens, nifty fifty, Tamron 70-300 and the Tamron 28-75. This would be a fabulous lens for the zoo! Or parade watching with my kids. Zoom in on the floats, out to my kidlets watching the float!!!

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    Trina Gueck says:

    I posted it on my FB page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=712206188&ref=profile
    I want to win this lens because I only have the Tamron 28-75 and sometimes I wish I could zoom more. My hubby is currently injured and out of a job…so I won’t be buying a new lens anytime soon. I would use this lens a lot with the weddings I’m starting to do. I currently have 3 lenses. The Tamron 28-75, Nikkor 50mm 1.4, and Nikkor 28mm 2.8. Thanks!

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    Kamieo Fox says:

    I posted about it here: http://www.facebook.com/kamieo

    Oh how I would so use these lens. I use my 50mm 1.8 the most right now While a prime lens is nice…its also nice to have a good zoom lens in hand. I also on a kit lens ( I dont use it).
    This would help so much when photographing kids on the run! Or when I am shooting wedding and familys.

    Hope I win!
    I have a Canon 40D!

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    Meghan says:

    Why wouldn’t I want this lens? I LOVE Tamron lenses. My Tamron 28-75 f2.8 never leaves my Canon 5D mkII. The idea of having a versatile lens with both telephoto and macro capabilities. (My other lens is a Canon 85mm 1.8).

    Facebook note link: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=98412704787#/note.php?note_id=98412704787

    Thanks for hosting this contest, Jodi!

    ~ Meghan

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    mahina says:

    i posted on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mahinamason.

    i wanted to win this lens because a girl can never have too many lens!!

    i currently have the nikkor 18-200mm, nikkor 50mm 1.8, and nikkor macro 105mm.

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    amie says:

    I am a beginning photographer and own a Pentax SLR. I would use this lens everywhere and would love to add it to my equipment. I have the lens that came with my camera only and could use a good everyday one. I posted on facebook:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1566525653&ref=profile

    thanks!

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    Alisa Greig says:

    I posted it on my blog on July 8 here: algreigphotography.blogspot.com

    I would loooove to win this lens as I have been on the lookout for a nice zoom lens. I would love to try it out in all areas, from taking pictures of my kids to taking pictures of families to weddings. Thank you for the opportunity!

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    Thanks so much for having this contest! I am really new to photography, but I am learning. I would love to have a new lens so I can take pictures of my boys (9yrs. & 5yrs. old) and their teammates playing football and basketball. I really want to get some great action shots! I only have one lens, and I am really excited about getting another one even if I don’t win and have to buy it. I posted this link to my facebook account. I hope I got the website right. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=642221761&ref=mf
    Thanks again, Samantha Ogletree

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    Cyndi says:

    What an awesome contest! I would LOVE this :)

    Posted to my FB page here…

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?filter=fl_1175932352170#/cyndihenry?ref=profile

    Thanks so much!!

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    I have posted the contest on my blog: http://lincyjarowski.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/win-a-new-lens-mcpactions/. I will be posting it on facebook too. I would be sooo happy if I were to win this lens! I currently have a nikon with a 24-70mm lens and a 50mm 1.8 lens, and this Tamron lens, the 28-300mm, telephoto with macro would be of great use and addition to what I own. I dont have a telephoto or macro. At several occasions I have found myself missing the their advantages and this would be a great glass to win. Oh I wish, I wish, I wish…to win this lens!!!

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    Kerry Collis says:

    a len a len a kingdom thru a len!

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    arlene david says:

    I posted a link on my facebook profile and twitter. These lenses were introduced by my friend jeff lopez because his wife pia and i are into scrapbooking and i was asking him what lens should i buy for my canon sLr and this is the one he told me. And I also saw the advertisement at Scrapbook Etc magazine.

    I have the standard lens kit when i bought the canon xsi last april 2008 and the 50mm. And if i could win this lens, i will able to have lots of fantastic photos of my family. I am glad you have such contest.

    http://www.facebook.com/princessIceberg?ref=name
    http://twitter.com/lyndav31

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    felicia voss says:

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1387443703&ref=profile

    I would love, love to win this! I would love to use the lens for our trip to disneyland this fall. I own 2 lenses and I’m trying to get better as I practice and practice. thanks for the chance:)

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    Amanda Reimer says:

    Would love to win a lens!! I currently just have the lens my camera came with (Canon 28-135) and a 50mm. I have used that zoom mostly on my boys tball games, would love to have a sharper one!
    I posted on my facebook, http://www.facebook.com/countryreim

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    Jennifer Ward says:

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

    I have been thinking of buying another lens for my Canon DSLR, but the one I want is too pricey for me right now, I would LOVE to win one of these!!. I have a Canon 75-300 and a Canon 50mm prime lens as well as the 18-55 kit lens that came with the camera. I would LOVE to have to not change lenses so much during events. I would use it mainly for photos of my kids in their various activities…from baseball to playing in the sprinkler, going to the beach with their friends, school functions, and more. I also would use it for the air show that occurs here every year. Ahhh…the joy of not having to change lenses!

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    I tweeted, too, at http://twitter.com/thehighernest

    I only have my kit lens and a 50mm that was just repaired by Canon.

    I’m hoping with a lens like this I can follow my little WeFo everywhere and record all his days. I’d be using it mostly to photograph the little guy, that’s for sure.

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    LauraK says:

    I would love to have this lens! I love to take pictures of my girls- my 15 year old likes to call me “paparazzi”. I always have my camera with me. I take lots of pictures and love to scrapbook them! My biggest issue is having to change lenses when I want to do some different shots, so this lens would be perfect!

    Here is my facebook post:
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=677901743&v=wall

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    I posted it on my blog:
    http://www.fotografiasquared.com/blog/?p=119

    I currently have two lenses one is a shorter zoom but has a wider angle, the other doesn’t have such a wide angle but zooms more. I change my lens at least 3 times for ever session. I would LOVE to win one of these lenses to cut out all that inconvenience and just focus on shooting! A lens with a macro would also be great, I already have so many images in my head… the possibilities! :)

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    Amy says:

    Posted on FB!!! (http://tinyurl.com/kqtbrw). I have at least 5 with two primes. It would be a great walking around travel lens and a nice upgrade from my current zooms. Yea VC!!!

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    Linda says:

    I would love to have this lens. I love to take photos and currently have 2 lenses that I got with my kit. I would use it for every thing, from photgraphing the kids to taking pictures of still life objects.

    http://linda.learyfam.com/2009/07/new-lens.html

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    Katie says:

    OH My GOODNESS – I NEED this lens!!! I am taking our family to Disney in November, but unfortunately had a terrible accident, severed tendons in my foot, and had to have reconstructive surgery in my foot. The docs “think” i will be able to walk by November for my Disney trip. It would be nice to have this versatile lens to just carry one lens while we are there and not all 5 of my other lenses!!! I posted this link on my Facebook status http://www.facebook.com/katiewilliams1?ref=nf Thank you!!!

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    Jennifer B says:

    I tweeted about this great contest! http://twitter.com/jenbane

    I would love to win this lens because at the moment my lens selection is minimal! This would be great at ball games and such! I currently have the EF-S 18-55mm and the EF 50mm 1.8. Not very conducing for great outdoors shooting!

    Thanks for a great contest!

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    Danielle says:

    I posted it at twitter – d_napoliocox. I currently own the Canon kit lens and a Canon 50mm prime lens. I would LOVE to have the 18-270 lens! It would be so versatile! I could take wide angle family photos and capture my son in action on the soccer field!

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    Gretchen says:

    Posted on facebook – http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1311461213&ref=nf

    I would love to have this lens as it would be a big help in decreasing the number of lenses I frequently end up packing into the backwoods. As I have MS I like to keep my load as light as possible and this could sure help!
    Oh my gosh.. my lens list.. ( no throwing tomatoes at the dedicated Sigma EX person from the Canon L crowd LOL)
    Sigma Ex Series 70-200 2.8
    Sigma EX Series 80- 400 w/IS
    Sigma 70-300 w/ macro
    Canon 50mm 1.4
    Canon kit lenses from the Xt, Xti, and 5D
    and a large assortment of older canon and sigma lenses from the film days.. lord I still have FD mounts.. and still use them and the trusty old Canon A1 LOL
    and thinking seriously that I need to add a very wide angle or fish eye.. LOL

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    sara-anne says:

    Very cool give away!!! Way to go!

    I posted both here http://sara-annephotography.com/blog/?p=2279 and on twitter!

    I have never owned a Tamron lens and would love to try them. I would use this primarily for personal use, it’s sad, but most of my purchases are buisness minded portrait lens such as the Canon 85L and the 60mm/2.8 , but I need something with a good zoom for my kids sports and school activites. That’s why I would love this lens.

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    Julie Caruso says:

    Oh my. I’m salivating at the thought!
    I’m simply a shutterbug mom. I love snapping pictures of my kids, so I’d use the lens from the backyard, to trips to Disney, to hiking in the mountains. I currently have a 50mm 1.8 which I love the stock Canon 18/55mm and a Canon 75/300 which is heavy and not very good in low light situations.

    I posted to my blog here: http://4goobers.blogspot.com/2009/07/free-lens-give-away.html
    and Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/julienolancaruso?ref=profile

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    Kresta says:

    Okay, I’ve posted here:

    http://www.facebook.com/kresta
    http://three-4-me.blogspot.com/

    I would love to win this lens mostly because I am addicted to all things photography related and personally believe one cannot have too many lenses (or any other photog equip., for that matter). I would use this lens mostly with my children (5 1/2, 4, and 5 months)!!

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    Eli Dunning says:

    I only have one lens for my Rebel and it isn’t a very big zoom!!! This is at the TOP of my wish list!!

    I take lots of pictures of family and friends, but also for the Upwards basketball teams, and soccer too!!

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    Kresta says:

    Oops, forgot to tell you how many lens I have already! I have 3:

    50 mm, f/1.4
    55-200 mm
    18-55 mm (kit lens)

    Thanks for the chance!

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    Stephanie says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1066060770&ref=mf

    My husband and I have a Nikon D50 that we bought before we had our first child 2 1/2 yrs later we have another baby and our Nikon has taken almost 40,000 pictures…we are obsessed. But we only have the standard lens that came with ours. We have been talking about getting a new lens but can’t decide which one. If we won this lens we would use it on our trip to Florida and then Pennsylvania later this summer!!!

    Thanks for sponsoring this!

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    Marla says:

    Hi Jodi – this is a GREAT giveaway!
    I would love this to add to my lens collection – I think these sound like great lenses for all around everyday and everything use. Would be great for flowers and landscapes – esp with my little munchkins in the photos!

    I currently have the
    50mm 1.8
    18-55mm kit lens that came with my Rebel XTi
    and (I think) a 50-200 zoom lens.

    I entered this in my blog at:
    http://marladekeyser.blogspot.com/2009/07/nice-giveaway.html

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    Caitlin says:

    http://theterpstras.blogspot.com/

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE this lens. I have been shopping for lenses and am totally overwhelmed at how much they are and how many I want!

    Right now I have two lenses, that came with my Nikon and they are not my favorites. :(

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    Frances L says:

    I posted on my blog: http://flieboldphotography.com/blog/friday-fair/friday-fair-health-wealth-and-wisdom-3/

    Why do I want to win this lens? Because it would be the perfect additional length to add to my camera bag.

    Where you would want to use it the most? Anywhere and everywhere.

    Tell us how many lenses you currently own: I have one lens, a Canon 24-70mm 2.8L.

    Thanks for running this contest, Jodi.

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    Erica Alem says:

    I bloggedf about this wonderful opportunity here: http://esauber.blogspot.com/

    I just got my first DSLR – a gorgeous Nikon D5000 – and can’t begin to tell you how excited I’d be to win these lenses! I only have the kit one.

    Funnily enough, you already mentioned what I’d use it for – I have a family trip planned to Disneyworld in October and would SO love it to have the perfect lens for it! I might mention I live in Brazil (though I have an U.S. address to have it shipped to if I win! LOL), where things are ridiculously more expensive than in the U.S., so this is my only chance to get this lenses in the foreseeable future. Here’s to hoping! :)

    Erica

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    Elena M says:

    Posted on facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=540409362&ref=profile
    on my blog http://alanandelena.blogspot.com/2009/07/new-slr-lens.html

    I would love to win the lens. I currently use 18-55mm that came in a kit with my Nikon camera. I mostly take pictures of kids, that this lens would work wonderfully!
    Thank you for the contest!

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    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=229037500342#/note.php?note_id=229037500342

    Posted it in my facebook notes!

    I would love this lens because I long to have a versatile lens that I don’t need to change all the time!
    I would use it the most at the lake this year (There is a family of bald eagles nesting on the shore…and I can never get close enough!!)
    I currently own a Nikon 50mm f1.8, a sigma 17-70 f/2.8, a nikon 100-300mm f3.4, and a nikon 18-135mm f/3.5

    This is a great contest!! I’m so happy I found it!!!

    ~Andrea (Photo Creations by Andrea)

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    Charlene C says:

    I posted to my FB: http://www.facebook.com/charlenecole

    For over two years, I have been working with the same kit lens that came with my Nikon D80! It works fine, really, but I would love to have another lens, one with a broader range, to work with. My DH has always been ultra supportive of my favorite hobby but our finances are tight after him being laid off (automotive engineer in SE MI). I’ve long wanted a more versatile lens but it’s just not in the budget these days. Where wouldn’t this lens go?! It would be everywhere with me. I’m an aspiring nature photographer and never miss an opportunity to get a shot. I also love to take photographs of my children, other family, and friends.

    Thanks for running such an incredible contest give away!

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    Missy says:

    I posted on my blog:
    http://missynshawn.blogspot.com/2009/07/wanna-win-camera-lens.html

    I’m trying to expand my photography business and buy more equipment. This would be a great addition!
    I’m thinking this would be great for family vacations, landscapes, and everyday. Especially when a slow shutter speed would be needed.
    The lenses I have are:
    18-55mm kit lens that came with my camera
    50mm 1.4
    70-300 Macro lens

    Thanks, Jodi, for doing this! What a great contest!

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    Sabrina says:

    I posted on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#/sabrina.lopez.dupre?ref=name
    Not only would this lens be great for me to use everyday but perfect for me to take on vacation so I would not have to carry around several lenses!! I have 3 lenses. Thank you for the chance to win this dream of a lens!

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    shannon says:

    Left a comment on facebook & Twitter: http://twitter.com/ssjess This lens would be just lovely….right now I’m just working with a 50mm and need something more. Besides the 50 I have 2 lenses from an old film camera and a Lensbaby :) Thank you :)

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    Thank you so much for this great contest!!! I would love to captures some great shots with this awesome lens…Thanks!!! http://twitter.com/carolynster

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    Laurie B says:

    I posted on my facebook page :)

    What an amazing giveaway!! My husband and 2 daughters and I always love going on little day trips. A lens like this would be absolutely perfect. I also think it would be awesome for everyday use as well!! I currently have the kit lens for my Nikon D40 and also an 18-135mm lens that I use exclusively now!!

    Thanks for putting on such an amazing giveaway!!

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    Jill Schams says:

    http://www.facebook.com/mcpfans#/profile.php?id=834759551&ref=name
    I would love to have another lens for my Canon. Currently I only have the kit lens and would love another lens for shooting weddings. My dad and I are starting to work our way into that business and this would give us a leg up! Thanks for the great contest!

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    MC Urban says:

    http://www.new.facebook.com/mcurban?ref=profile#/mcurban?ref=profile

    Why WOULDN’T someone want to win this lens! What a great give away. With two boys, I could definitely see myself using this on the go…on the playground, at the pool, out and about on our walks.
    I currently have 50mm 1.8, 85mm 1.8, and Tamaron 28mm-75mm 2.8. Thanks again!!

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    Kristin Hill says:

    I posted it on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mcpfans#/home.php?ref=home

    How generous you are! I would love this lens for so many things. I already have a Tamron 28-75 and love it! But I would love a longer zoom for taking pictures on our family outings. I really love photography. It’s a just a hobby for now. I would love to play with this lens!!!

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    Leslie C. says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=671320711&ref=nf

    I absolutely love my Tamron “walkabout” lens and I know I’d love any other nice lens that found its way into my life. I love my Canon SLR camera almost more than I love chocolate chip cookies…. and that’s sayin’ somethin’. I’d use these to photograph my darling sons, my darling flowers, and the beautiful scenery at my mother’s place in the woods. I love beauty, and nice camera lenses help me share the beauty I see with everyone else.

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    Steph says:

    I twittered about it!!! I am at nsmorinville

    I could definately use this lens and a go to if I don’t always want a prime lens on.
    Currently I own the 50mm 1.8 and the kit lens. (BOOO…need more)

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    Allan Tobey says:

    I would love this lens. We have the kit lens 18-55 mm and the 50 mm 1.8, but we’ve been wanting a zoom lens for sometime because of taking photos of our kids. When they are in sports or just in the yard playing. This would be a HUGE blessing. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1628054595&ref=nf
    and my blog
    triciaphotos.blogspot.com

    I would love to win because I am learning how to take pictures and a new lens would just enhance my ability to take fabulous pictures.
    I have 2 1/2 lens.
    Currently my 50mm 1.8II is hopefully being repaired. I dropped it and it broke.
    I have 55-250mm and 18-55mm.

    I love taking pictures of families and the beautiful Colorado.

    Let’s hope I get picked.
    Thanks for the contest.

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    Rich Kessler says:

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=512724105&ref=profile&__a=1

    Either one of these lenses would be a great improvement over the 70-200 I’m currently using to shoot baseball games. Plus, my wife won’t let me buy anything else for the camera so…..

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    Trude says:

    I tweeted about it! (which also goes to my Facebook account too) http://twitter.com/recoveringfc

    I currently have a Tamron 28-75mm that I love, along with a nifty-fifty from Canon. I could really use the extra zoom power though! :) Thanks for doing this!!

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    Cari says:

    posted on my twitter: http://twitter.com/isnotfashion

    I would love to win the lense as I only have the standard nikon lense that comes with a D40 and really need to upgrade but can’t afford to do so right now. I love taking pictures of nature and friends :)

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    Nina says:

    What an amazing giveaway! I have been eyeing these Tamron lenses, too, for my Nikon D60. I currently have the Nikkor 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses. I’ve recently picked up photography about a year ago and i’m ready to expand my equipment and “point of view”. I would love to take the Tamron lens out for a hike w/my border collie.

    I already posted about this contest on my blog here: http://www.femmerationale.com/2009/07/unclassified.html and on twitter here: http://tweetree.com/posts/2575929589

    thank you for posting such a great giveaway! Good luck to everyone!

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