Imagine winning a brand new lens for your d-SLR camera. If you shoot landscapes or portraits on a Nikon or Canon and want a fast zoom lens, you will NOT want to miss your opportunity to own the Tamron 17-5- f2.8 II. Entering our giveaway is easy. See details below to learn how!
Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II VC Lens (may be substituted for the 28-75 2.8 if you have a full frame camera)
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. If you reside outside the United States, the Lens will ship to MCP Actions, and we will ship it to you, but you will be responsible for the shipping costs as well as any duties, taxes, or tariffs.
Winner will be picked via random drawing on the evening of Sunday, September 18th and announced on the MCP Blog.
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For your 1st entry, reply to the 3 questions below: (must reply on all 3 to qualify)
- How would this lens benefit your photography?
- What is your favorite focal length to shoot?
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Details from Tamron USA about this lens:
Setting high-performance DSLRs free with SP engineering, strengthened by F/2.8 maximum aperture advantages and Tamron VC.
The compositional options afforded by the SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di-II VC’s wide-to-moderate-telephoto zoom characteristics are prized by experienced photographers, rendering a picture angle range approximating a 26-78mm lens on a full frame DSLR or a 35mm SLR. A fast and constant F/2.8 maximum aperture allows cluttered backgrounds to be softly obscured, additional freedom in low-light conditions and added viewfinder brightness. State-of-the art properties, including XR (Extra Refractive Index) and LD (Low Dispersion) glass in an optical formula employing 19 elements and 14 groups—assures sharpness, optimal contrast and breathtaking image fidelity. Its form factor and handling characteristics can be traced to the use of aspherical element design and internal focus. Tamron’s proprietary tri-axial VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization adds to image sharpness and further expands low-light shooting freedom by combating image blur resulting from camera shake. Tri-axial VC addresses the adverse effects of camera shake in three planes making it possible to shoot handheld at as many as four shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible.
The Tamron SP designation is reserved for lenses developed with special emphasis on extraordinary photographic performance. Engineers are free to innovate in an uncommon atmosphere where optical performance comes before price, resulting in lenses that satisfy the demands of discerning photographers.
Here are a few images taken with this lens:
The results of the Vibration Compensation (Image Stabilization) are amazing in these Tamron lenses. Check this example out!