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Contest: Win a Tamron SP 70-300mm Lens for Nikon, Canon or Sony dSLR Cameras

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Contest: Win a Tamron SP 70-300mm Lens for Nikon, Canon or Sony dSLR Cameras

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Win a Tamron SP 70-300mm Lens f/4-5.6 VC

Tamron 70-300


The Prize:

The New Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD — Best-in-Class Tele Zoom

Unparalleled optical performance in a fast and steady telephoto zoom

In the pursuit to achieve the most outstanding image resolution in the 70-300mm class, Tamron’s 60th Anniversary lens – the SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005) – uses an advanced optical design that features LD (Low Dispersion) and XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens elements that prevent chromatic aberration. As a result, the SP 70-300mm Di VC USD boasts sharper contrast and greater descriptive performance than all others in its class. This is the first Tamron lens to sport USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), Tamron’s very own ultrasonic auto-focus drive mechanism. This USD mechanism delivers fast focusing, making it a perfect telephoto zoom choice for photographing sports and other fast-moving subjects. The lens also boasts Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization to assist in hand-held photography, not only at long focal length ranges where blurring is common, but also under low-lit conditions, dramatically enhancing photographic freedom. This combination of best in class image resolution, Ultrasonic Silent Drive and Vibration Compensation is a new achievement of Tamron technology, culminating in the production of a premium 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens. Winner of EISA Best Zoom Lens 2010-2011. Available for full-frame and APS-C sensor cameras in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts (the latter without VC). $50 rebate through 12/31/10. Canon Mount will be available soon.

Contest Rules:

As Tamron USA Inc, the sponsor of this contest, is responsible for sales and marketing in the USA only, no shipment to winner can be made outside of the USA.

Winner will be picked via random drawing on Sunday, October 17th and announced here and on the MCP Facebook Page.

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:

  • 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?

Do you really want to win?

If you want to earn 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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Here are two images taken with this lens at 70mm and then 300mm.

tamron 70-300 images

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1,714 Comments

  1. October 12, 2010 at 9:31 am —

    I sent a tweet @gagglephotog

  2. October 12, 2010 at 9:28 am —

    Why do I need this lens? Who doesn’t need a new lens? I could always use a new lens to open my shooting horizons. I would use it on children, families, and nature. My current favorite lens to shoot with is my nifty 50mm.

  3. Janelle
    October 12, 2010 at 9:28 am —

    I NEED this lens to capture more pictures of my kids. I can see using it as they grow to capture sports, dance, etc. I’d love to work more with this kind of zoom. This would be great to capture events. It would allow me to take more photographs in a photojournalistic style. My favorite length right now is 50mm. I know I would love to shoot longer. Thanks for the opportunity.

  4. Jennifer
    October 12, 2010 at 9:27 am —

    Shared on my FB 🙂

  5. Jennifer
    October 12, 2010 at 9:26 am —

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I currently only have primes. I’ve found with some nature shots I want to keep a further distance but still zoom in tight. This would definitely help!

    What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I would probably use this for nature and some portraits.

    What is your favorite focal length to shoot? Right now it’s 30mm.

  6. GregH
    October 12, 2010 at 9:23 am —

    Sent a tweet about the contest (@gm319)

  7. October 12, 2010 at 9:23 am —

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I NEED this lens for sharp & Clear photos. Oh my! I do NEED this lens.
    What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I would use this in WEDDING (hello) and portraits and just over all in any tight shot!
    What is your favorite focal length to shoot? My very fav focal length is 50 mm.

  8. October 12, 2010 at 9:22 am —

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?
    I need this lens to be able to expand my portrait focal length… Right now all I have is 85mm.
    What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?
    I shoot portraits; I would love to be able to get as close to my subjects without being in their faces. 🙂
    What is your favorite focal length to shoot?
    I really like my 85mm, it gives me great portraits, but I need to broaden my horizon and this lens would do just that.

  9. October 12, 2010 at 9:22 am —

    -I just rented this lens for a wedding and fell in LOVE! I was sad to send it back!! It would help me capture more detail and it’s the perfect Zoom Lens.
    -Families, sports, births, weddings, action shots.
    -I like variety. I would say about 85.
    Shared on Facebook on both my personal page and business page.
    THANK YOU!!

  10. GregH
    October 12, 2010 at 9:21 am —

    I need a long lens like this to take pics of my daughter at her cheer competitions.

    My daughter and I like also to photograph animals.

    I like 50mm and 200mm

  11. October 12, 2010 at 9:16 am —

    I posted it on FB!

  12. October 12, 2010 at 9:15 am —

    1-I need this lens because I need a longer focal length to take some sports shots of my kids either competing in Swim Team. I’d also love it for my local water polo league. And I’d love to have a longer focal length so I could take on more weddings.
    2- Subjects would be athletes competing in sporting events or brides and grooms doing their thing.
    3-My fave focal length is 100mm. It is the furthest length lens I own, I’d love to get something with more umph!

  13. October 12, 2010 at 9:15 am —

    •Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I need this lens because currently I max out at 200mm. I have been wanting one of these for quite some time.
    •What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I’d like to use this lens for young children. I love to shoot them at play and I’ve found you get much more realistic smiles if you can just stand back and observe.
    •What is your favorite focal length to shoot? It really depends on what I’m shooting. I don’t know that I can say that I have a favorite, thats why I need a lens such as this that gives me options.

  14. October 12, 2010 at 9:08 am —

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?
    I am in desperate need of a zoom lens. I am really lacking long length in my collection.

    What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?
    Birds. I love love to go out and shoot birds and without a long lens I am seriously lacking the equipment.

    What is your favorite focal length to shoot?
    Right now I am loving my 85mm but for nature its still not enough zoom.

  15. October 12, 2010 at 9:08 am —

    following mcp actions on twitter!

  16. October 12, 2010 at 9:07 am —

    fan on facebook!

  17. October 12, 2010 at 9:07 am —

    facebook shared also!

  18. October 12, 2010 at 9:07 am —

    •i need this lense as i love to capture nature at her best. having this ability to zoom and achive sharpness at 300 will help me capture some of the beautiful local birds i’ve been dying to share!:)
    •i want to shoot nature at her best, sometimes it’s hard to get close without “disturbing” or chasing away your subject.
    •so far, at least at 50!

  19. October 12, 2010 at 9:06 am —

    I “need” this lens because it seems to be super sharp and a great zoom. I would use it for portraits and wedding photography.
    I love and would use it to photograph people of all ages!
    Currently its a fight between 50mm and 85mm but i think that will change when the day comes i get a full frame camera.

  20. October 12, 2010 at 9:05 am —

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?
    I am always renting a lens for those baseball/football images of my son and his team. I hope to expand into that market as soon as I can afford a lens with this kind of zoom.
    What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Again, baseball, sports images mostly, but think it would also come in handy at weddings.
    What is your favorite focal length to shoot?
    right now my longest lens is an 85, so I am going with 85!

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