Win a Tamron Lens for Your SLR: 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II VC

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Win a Tamron Lens for Your SLR: 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II VC

Win a Tamron 17-50 Lens

Win a Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Aspherical Lens!

Image of the Tamron 17-50 Lens

The Prize:

The Tamron 17-50 Lens is a high speed standard zoom that features Tamron’s VC anti-shake system for ultimate image control. Designed exclusively for Canon and Nikon DSLRs with APS-C-size sensors (26mm to 77mm equivalent), the new lens is a masterpiece of innovative optical design: compact and lightweight, yet high performance delivering a fast f/2.8 aperture over its entire focal-length range. Tamron’s Vibration Compensation (VC) image stabilization allows critically sharp hand-held image capture and gives 4 extra shutter speed stops for low light/natural light shooting. Save $25 now with mail-in rebate thru 4/30/10 on Tamron’s newest VC lens!

This lens is available for Canon and Nikon APS-C size sensor cameras.  In the event the winner owns a full frame camera or a Sony or Pentax mount, the winner can choose the 28-75mm instead.

Rules:

Winner must have a US Mailing address.

Winner must be 18 years or older.

Winner will be picked via random drawing on April 18th, late afternoon/early evening eastern time.

To Enter:

Add your comments to this post (not on Facebook – as those will NOT be integrated)

For your 1st entry, answer the 3 questions below. You may add an image that helps you convey the answer (if desired). Do not use the image space to add your logo or branding on its own or you will be disqualified.

  • Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?
  • What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?
  • What is your favorite focal length to shoot?  Mine for example is shooting portraits at 50mm on a full frame camera.

Plus other ways to get bonus contest entries: remember posting about the contest on your favorite forum, blog, facebook and twitter each count as an extra entry.  New members to my Facebook Fan Page, RSS subscribers, and new twitter followers get an extra entry for each.  And of course if you have my button/link to my site on your blog, you always get an extra entry in every contest! just add a bonus comment for each.  Good luck everyone!

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2,032 Comments

  1. April 13, 2010 at 9:20 am —

    • I NEED this lens because all of the lens that I have are cheap glass, because I can not afford to get the expensive (good quality) glass. Also, I currently only own a 75mm- 300mm, a fisheye, an 85mm and a lens baby.
    • If I won this lens I would use it for nature photos as well as weddings.
    • I love my 75-300, but I need more diversity.

  2. April 13, 2010 at 9:19 am —

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?

    I need this lens for the wide angle capabilities! My current wide angle does not take sharp photos and I use it only when I MUST. (Which was a real bummer at the Forbidden City last week!)

    What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?
    I would use this lens when traveling and for taking photos of my children.

    What is your favorite focal length to shoot?

    Right now my favorite is my 55-200mm, just because it is fast, very sharp and is the only lens I currently own besides my cheap wide angle. (I’m just starting out!)

  3. Joanne Thomas
    April 13, 2010 at 9:18 am —

    I need this lens to give me options for creativity in my photography.
    I want to shoot portrait or photojournalism with this new lens.
    At this point my favorite lens is my 50mm f/1.8 lens.

  4. April 13, 2010 at 9:17 am —

    I just tweeted your give away! @MPPhotog

  5. April 13, 2010 at 9:16 am —

    I’m a fan on facebook!

  6. April 13, 2010 at 9:15 am —

    WHOA – I need this lens, and i didn’t even know it. I do a lot of low light/natural light photography of food and knitting. I often shoot around 35-50, but my favorite focal length is the one that works best for what I’m shooting. 🙂

  7. April 13, 2010 at 9:15 am —

    Just tweeted the giveaway details and info about MCP actions.

  8. April 13, 2010 at 9:14 am —

    1. the only lens i currently have that is decent enough to shoot with is my 50mm. this would be a super add-on!
    2. i shoot babies, families, weddings, you name it, would love to see what this baby can do.
    3. 50mm would be my fave, (and ok only) focal length for shooting.

  9. Emily
    April 13, 2010 at 9:14 am —

    I need this lens to expand my lens options! I am kind-of a newbie, and need more options to expand my skills and knowledge. I would use it to take pics of my favorite subjects – children! I love a 50mm.

  10. April 13, 2010 at 9:14 am —

    Following on Twitter!

  11. April 13, 2010 at 9:13 am —

    Just started to follow MCP on Twitter

  12. ashley
    April 13, 2010 at 9:13 am —

    I need this lens for my photography because, first, I dont have a zoom lens. Second, I do not have a lens that is lower than 50mm and this would be great for those family shots or big group pictures!
    I mainly do families and children, so it will be nice to have a zoom lens for the children who like to run free!
    My favorite focal length to shoot would definitely be my 50mm, this is my “go to” lens for sure!

  13. April 13, 2010 at 9:13 am —

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?
    I “need” this lens for the wide angle capabilities! Currently my widest lens is the Tamron 28-75. Would love that 17!

    What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?
    I would use this lens mostly for child and family portraits.

    What is your favorite focal length to shoot?
    Well lately it’s 85 mm because I just got the 85 1.8 a couple weeks ago.

  14. April 13, 2010 at 9:12 am —

    I was just looking at this lens, it would be SO much fun to have. I do quite a bit of indoor sessions and this lens would be nice to have when room is an issue. I love taking pictures of Children, Seniors and Families. My favorite focal length is 50 mm also, I just love the bokeh you can get with that.

  15. April 13, 2010 at 9:10 am —

    I currently use all fixed lenses and would love to have a little more flexibility and this lens seems perfect. I would use this lens for family and children portraiture. Currently my favority focal length in my 50 mm…..love it!

  16. April 13, 2010 at 9:09 am —

    •Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?
    Can a photographer ever “need” too many lenses? I think having a multitude of tools can only enhance your work by giving more options to capture moments artistically.
    •What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?
    This lens would be perfect for shooting events, rallies and plays as my church’s photographer-in-residence.
    •What is your favorite focal length to shoot? I love an 85mm for portraits and a 70-200mm for weddings.

  17. April 13, 2010 at 9:09 am —

    I shoot dogs and the wide angle makes for amazing photos – especially because they like to get close to me. I’m always backing away and having a 17 lens would be great. I’ve tried a wide angle before and just love it – and since this range is what I mostly shoot in, this lens would be perfect. I also have to shoot a lot of action and sometimes indoors using only natural light, so the 2.8 would be a dream come true!

  18. April 13, 2010 at 9:08 am —

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?
    I do not have very many lenses and feel this will give me more versatility.
    * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?
    Newborns!
    * What is your favorite focal length to shoot? Mine for example is shooting portraits at 50mm on a full frame camera.
    28mmm, I like to be close!

  19. April 13, 2010 at 9:06 am —

    I would LOVE this lens. I have a 50mm that I use for most of my portraits, but I would love something with the ability to zoom. Its hard to use the 50mm with the 2-3 yr old age range, which is mostly what I shoot! 🙂 I love my 50mm and full frame sensor

  20. April 13, 2010 at 9:05 am —

    I really love shooting at around 35-50. I have the 24-70 which I really love but would like that extra wide angle of the 17 would be totally awesome!

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