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

SP70-300-VC-USD_A005 Contest: Win a Tamron SP 70-300mm Lens for Nikon, Canon or Sony dSLR Cameras Announcements Contests

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!

MCPEntry1 Contest: Win a Tamron SP 70-300mm Lens for Nikon, Canon or Sony dSLR Cameras Announcements Contests


Here are two images taken with this lens at 70mm and then 300mm.

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  1. Melissa Korta on 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!

  2. Jill E. on 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.

  3. triShwong on 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!

  4. Melissa Korta on October 12, 2010 at 9:07 am

    facebook shared also!

  5. Jill E. on October 12, 2010 at 9:07 am

    fan on facebook!

  6. Jill E. on October 12, 2010 at 9:08 am

    following mcp actions on twitter!

  7. JessicaN on 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.

  8. Laura Hartman on 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.

  9. Tami Chrostowski on 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!

  10. Laura Hartman on October 12, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I posted it on FB!

  11. GregH on 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

  12. Chelle on 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!!

  13. Elsa M. on 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.

  14. Shari on 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.

  15. GregH on October 12, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Sent a tweet about the contest (@gm319)

  16. Jennifer on 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.

  17. Jennifer on October 12, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Shared on my FB 🙂

  18. Janelle on 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.

  19. heather on 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.

  20. JessicaN on October 12, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I sent a tweet @gagglephotog

  21. Donna Hornsby on October 12, 2010 at 9:32 am

    I would love to be able to get better shots of my son on the football field. My MIL’s PaS took better pics with it’s digital zoom than my 50mm lol.I could use it for sports, and as a general use lens since my 28-75 was stolen along with my speedlight and old camera body. I have not yet been financially able to replace either. Most common focal length is 50mm because that is my sharpest lens. The 70 range is my favorite FL though.

  22. Stephanie Snyder on October 12, 2010 at 9:32 am

    “¢Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?This lens is sharp and versatile for portrait photo shoots, especially children, who love to run around! “¢What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I would love to photograph children and even animals with this lens!”¢What is your favorite focal length to shoot? It depends on the subject! Overall, however, I’m in love with the 80mm range, for that gorgeous compression it gives for portraits!

  23. Amber on October 12, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Hi!1. I need this lens because I am currently renting longer lenses to shoot weddings and it’s expensive! My current long lens is the kit lens and it just can’t handle anything less than bright, direct sunlight.2. I will be shooting weddings with this lens, and probably also portraits.3. My favorite focal length is 35mm on my cropped sensor camera. It basically never leaves my camera body day-to-day.Thanks!

  24. Stephanie Snyder on October 12, 2010 at 9:34 am

    I just joined your facebook fan page!

  25. julie on October 12, 2010 at 9:35 am

    I would love, love, love to have this focal range. I have a collection of primes and a 17-55, but nothing with this range. I love shooting at 85mm. This lens would be grat for shooting children, but I’d probably have to hide it from my husband or it would become the official wildlife lens! You have a great blog btw.

  26. Krysha Abbott on October 12, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I really do need this lens because my two year old is getting too hard for me to photograph with only my 50mm lens. She is my main subject, and while I love the look of my favorite lens – my 50mm, I need that zoom! I would also love to have the more optimal portrait range (70-100mm) too. Thanks!

  27. Mike Price on October 12, 2010 at 9:36 am

    “¢Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?The extra reach of the 300mm lens would be a great help for my primary interest (wildlife photography), the vibration control could be extremely valuable as 99% of the time I am hand holding.”¢What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Almost entirely wildlife for my own records (birds of prey), some family photos as well.”¢What is your favorite focal length to shoot?50mm is a favourite for family photo’s

  28. Stephanie Snyder on October 12, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I just subscribed to your RSS feed!

  29. Amy Taracido on October 12, 2010 at 9:37 am

    I “need” this lens because I am a birder/birdwatcher and currently don’t have ANY lens for my Canon that allows me to take closeups of my feathered friends! I have been patiently waiting for the chance to get at least a 300mm for over 5 years now but don’t have the money.I would LOVE this lens not only for birding and wildlife photography (my passion), but also for portrait photography, which I have been casually studying for almost a year now. I love learning as much as I can about improving my portraits.Right now my favorite focal length would have to be 50mm for portraits, and 55mm or more plus my macro converter for macro wildlife photography! 🙂

  30. Stephanie Snyder on October 12, 2010 at 9:37 am

    I just retweeted this!!!! 🙂

  31. Jeremy Waldner on October 12, 2010 at 9:39 am

    This would really help for my portrait pics… I’d use it for portraits and sport action shots. My favorite focal length is always the next one. 🙂 single favorite focal length would be 50mm.

  32. Heidi on October 12, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I could really use this lens because my 50mm is not working properly & I am using my D90 kit lens until I can purchase the 85mm. (I prefer to shoot portraits at about 85mm)This would be the PERFECT lens in so many ways

  33. Amy Taracido on October 12, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I also shared on Facebook and “liked” it too!

  34. Cara on October 12, 2010 at 9:41 am

    This would be awesome! I would love to get a telephoto lens. I’ve got 3 kiddos, and taking pics of them doing stuff (sports, park, etc.) would be great. They wouldn’t look like tiny specks out on the field. Plus I’ve got my first wedding coming up soon, and I was planning to rent this lens… owning it would be great!Subjects: Mostly my kids but I’m also starting some portrait photography for others.My fav focal length: well, I have a kit lens and a nifty fifty. Obvioulsy I go with the 50mm nearly every time.

  35. Cara on October 12, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I subscribe to RSS

  36. cara on October 12, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I like you on FB

  37. Adam on October 12, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?Since my switch to DSLR from my old trusty Minolta X700, I have just 1 lens that’s useable. Having a zoom with a great range like this one, would help immensely! What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?At 70-300, I’ll shoot portraits and sports.What is your favorite focal length to shoot?Probably 85

  38. Sabrina on October 12, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?Currently I only have the bare essentials as far as lens go and don’t have anything near this quality. BIG improvement!What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I love taking pictures of my kids wandering in corn fields which is best from far away. Also, my oldest is in baseball now and this would be GREAT!What is your favorite focal length to shoot?I love my 50.

  39. Sabrina on October 12, 2010 at 9:47 am

    I subscribe to RSS!

  40. Jacky on October 12, 2010 at 9:48 am

    I would love to own this lens because, as of right now, the only lens I own is the 50mm. I would love the ability to zoom in on farther subjects, instead of moving myself closer!I mainly shoot people, and it would be great to be able to give them some room to move and still capture the great moments without being too close to the subject (as with a 50mm, I have to be pretty close)Since buying my full frame, I’ve only experienced the 50mm focal length, but I think that I will adore shooting at 70 or 85, and will absolutely love having the option to go all the way to 300!This is a great contest Jody, thanks for the opportunity! 🙂

  41. chris on October 12, 2010 at 9:50 am

    One entry for me:”¢Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I don’t have a long lens. I only have a 50mm and 85mm, so having some reach will help with the kinds of shots I can take (without cropping!).”¢What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?I would be using this when out and about – great for candids of strangers from a distance and using with the kids at the beach.”¢What is your favorite focal length to shoot?Depends on the setting. In outdoors, I like the long length (200-300mm) to get close to action.

  42. Gwen on October 12, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I really would love to get a little farther from my subjects sometimes … and sometimes I want to get a nice close up without invading personal space.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Well, I’ve always wanted to shoot the moon, and my current lenses can’t do it justice. But I also want the ability to capture my children at play without being up close and personal (so I don’t hear their protests that I’m taking their pictures again)What is your favorite focal length to shoot? Right now, it’s probably 30mm (as I just checked the EXIF data for my most recent photos and they all seemed to have that focal length, even though I wasn’t using my 30mm prime lens)

  43. Christina Labrador on October 12, 2010 at 9:50 am

    I “need” this lens to help with my wedding and portrait photography becuase I recently actually broke my other lens and Havent had the extra to fix it.I want to do portraiture with this lens I specialize in children and when they are constently moving it would be great to have a longer focal length. at this point my favorite focal length is 58 mm, I am still buliding up my lenses.

  44. Stephanie Romeo on October 12, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Why do I need this lens/ how would it help my photography?I need this lens because it’s sharp and has VC. I have yet to buy a lens that has VC with this kind of range. It would help me greatly!!

  45. Sabrina on October 12, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Added your button to my blog:http://sabbyinsuburbia.blogspot.com/

  46. Lisa on October 12, 2010 at 9:51 am

    1. It would help our photography because we do a lot of work with kids who are constantly on the run..being able to get a close up shot is worth its weight in gold :)2. We would probably use it a lot in our kids shoots.3. My favorite is 50mm right now.

  47. jeni on October 12, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?who doesn’t want a lens that can “do it all”? I am always running around after people, life and birdies and need a lens that can keep up.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I love to capture soul so when I see it I shoot it… that can be people, animals, flowers or even the ocean down the street. Having this lens would greatly benefit my ability to capture so much more!What is your favorite focal length to shoot?I love anything from my macro all the way to my 200 but I guess my favorite is about 50mm…MCP you know I stalk you on FB, Twitter and your Blog already ;)xo

  48. Erin Leigh on October 12, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I need this lens for my camera to shoot close ups of people without having to stand in their face! I’d especially use it for kids and pet photography!Favorite focal length would be 50mm.

  49. kristy mapp on October 12, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Oh, this is awesome!! Here are my answers:1. I need to win this lense because I cannot afford to buy one!! I am just starting out, and I am donating my time at my church for pictures, as well as doing free photoshoots to get my name out there. I have had a couple paying clients, but I need something to help me get the edge..and I think this will do perfectly. :)2. I love taking pictures of everything, but this lense would help immensly for taking close up shots when I can’t get close up.3. My favorite shots are the close up ones, and having a lense like this will give me the blurry background I am looking for without manually doing it in photoshop.Thank you for doing this contest!!

  50. Amanda on October 12, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I need this lens because I have been wanting this zoom lens but do not have the funds to buy it. I mostly shoot children and this lens would be perfect for helping me capture those beautiful moments and sweet personalities. I am not sure what my favorite focal length is but I shoot mostlywith my 85mm so I guess that would be it. I would love to be able to add the longer lengths with this lens. I seem to be able to capture the little things with my children when I am further away and this would help out so much with that.Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  51. Michelle H. on October 12, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?Because I just got a new D700 and don’t have a great zoom lens. This would be amazing.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?I mostly photograph families and children. But I would use this for everyone.What is your favorite focal length to shoot?Well, right now it is 50mm, because my best lens is my 50mm 1.4 But I would love something else.

  52. lydee on October 12, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I need this lens because I would like to capture my husband as he competes in triathlons, and a fast moving person, who is far away is hard to capture. My favorite length is at least 50mm.

  53. Lindsay McClellan on October 12, 2010 at 9:53 am

    1. I need this lens because my only focal range is 17-50mm right now. 2. I have kids in sports now and the 300mm zoom would be great to capture moments of them in action! 3. Right now my favorite focal length is 50mm. I already own a VC tamron lens and know how great they are!

  54. Leslie on October 12, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I “need” this lens as it has a larger focal length than my current one. I do a lot of concert photography as well as just at home photography so this lens would be perfect! My favorite focal length to shoot is usually about 85mm.

  55. Heather P on October 12, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I “need” this lens because I do not have a great zoom for my lens arsenel yet. I would love the reach that this lens has. For the time being I would mostly be photographing my children and taking it on family vacations. Right now my favorite focal length is my 28mm, but I also love longer focal lengths (like 85mm) to get better compression.

  56. Malissa Speaker on October 12, 2010 at 9:54 am

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I need this lens not only for my family photos, my kids are in sports and my daughter is on the dance team, but professionally as well. I look forward to experimenting and learning on this new lens. I think it will be great for portraits.* What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Kids, sporting events, portraits, etc.* What is your favorite focal length to shoot? Currently it is my 50mm, but I look forward to using and experimenting on this new lens. 😀

  57. Erin Leigh on October 12, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Am a Twitter Follower and Facebook Fan!

  58. Shannon H on October 12, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I need a lens with good length, I am lacking that right now. I need it for portraits, weddings, family and everything in between. I love my 50mm.

  59. Melissa B on October 12, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I “need” this lens as I photograph toddlers a lot, including my own. They run when the see my camera. With a great zoom lens such as this I won’t miss any more pictures as I can get the shot without them realizing what I am doing.Currently I do portraits primarily and this would be perfect for that.I mostly use my 50 and 85 but as I just upgraded to FF This lens would make things so great. I would love to win it!

  60. Amanda V on October 12, 2010 at 9:54 am

    * I “need/would love” this lens because it would open up my range with portrait sessions so much! I love my prime lenses, but sometimes I just want to get in there to get the smallest of details without having to get right up in someone’s comfort bubble :)* Portrait sessions with children/families/infants.* Currently, 50mm is my favorite.

  61. Hannah on October 12, 2010 at 9:55 am

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I’m saving for my DSLR and as funds are tight right now, I’d be able to buy the camera I want/need and still get a great lens. * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? My family and my life–all the beauty I see everywhere. * What is your favorite focal length to shoot? Since I don’t have my DSLR yet, I cannot say. Though, I do love portraits taken with the 50mm. :)Thanks for this opportunity! I do appreciate it. 🙂

  62. Melissa B on October 12, 2010 at 9:56 am

    I shared on fb too! Have been a “fan” on your page for quite a while now.

  63. Brenda Edwards on October 12, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Why do I need this lens? Because I have a bad back and the prime lenses are killing me! I am in need of a zoom lens for all of my portrait sessions so that I don’t have to get up and down and run forward and backwards all the time : )My favorite focal length is around 70mm, but I love to zoom in on their faces and so this lens would be fantastic! Thank you for this great giveaway!!!

  64. Lisa Burgess on October 12, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?Right now my longest lens is my 18-105 (the kit lens that came with my camera). Wanting to get into shooting weddings and this lens would be perfect to add to my bag!What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Right now, mostly family children portraits but I really want to shoot weddings. I’ve done 2 so far and came home injured both times but I absolutely LOVE it!!!What is your favorite focal length to shoot? Because I’m not crazy about my 18-105mm I use my 85mm a lot! Seems to be my fav right now.

  65. Malissa Speaker on October 12, 2010 at 9:57 am
  66. Michelle Dry on October 12, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?This lens would help me out when on location. A zoom lens would help me to get those shots that I may miss with my prime.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Faces!What is your favorite focal length to shoot?I currently use a 50mm prime.

  67. Tabetha on October 12, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I only have two lens, a 18-55 and a 35mm (my fav). I’ve planned for my next to be a 55-200 but if I win this!, oh mama, it will be a dream come true.I’m a beginner so I shoot everything. I like a sharp quirky snapshot but enjoy a great landscape shot as well.

  68. Heather P on October 12, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I am a new follower on Twitter!

  69. Tammy Long on October 12, 2010 at 9:58 am

    “¢Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? This lens would really come in handy at the racetracks where I take photos at. It sure wouldn’t hurt for the senior photographs that I take either.”¢What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I would be shooting race cars as they practice and race, as well as using it for senior portraits.”¢What is your favorite focal length to shoot? When at the track, I shoot with my old 80-200 lens, the little extra oomph of the 300 would be awesome!

  70. Kimberly Brock on October 12, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I NEED THIS LENSE! I have broken my other and I need it so that I can shoot at th 300m to capture the sweet faces of the guests at weddings and of my bride n groom !

  71. Heather P on October 12, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I tweeted about this contest.

  72. Amanda F. on October 12, 2010 at 9:58 am

    1. I shot portraits of mostly babies, children and families (with a few high school seniors thrown in). My longest focal length right now is my 85mm/1.8. I’d love to get a telezoom to achieve more compression of the background and allow myself to be farther away from my subjects. This would be especially helpful for young toddlers, who often don’t care for having a camera shoved right in their face for a beautiful close-up. :)2. Answered above – babies, children, families, high school seniors.3. When I’ve rented a Canon 70-200/f2.8, I’ve just loved the effects I get, particularly between 135-200. I shoot with a 5D classic so I don’t get the extra focal length effect that a crop sensor delivers. I’d LOVE to see some shots at 300mm!

  73. Andrea on October 12, 2010 at 9:58 am

    1. I just went full-frame and now my longest lens is 70mm, so the extra reach would be very helpful!2. I would use this lens for hiking, wildlife, and shooting my daughter on stage.3. I don’t know if I even have a favorite focal length. I probably shoot at 105mm most often, because I love macro and that’s my macro lens’ focal length.

  74. Brenda Edwards on October 12, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I am a fan on fb and love it! I love being able to see when you have a new post so I can learn learn learn!!

  75. Susan Nawyn on October 12, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Let’s see, I NEED this lens because it is super versatile. It would help my business because most of what I shoot is kiddos, and they are constantly on the move. The different focal lengths would help me keep them in focus! I could also use it for weddings, allowing me to be in the back of the church and still capture important details without being intrusive. My fav focal length is 85… thanks for the chance!

  76. Malissa Speaker on October 12, 2010 at 10:00 am
  77. Brenda Edwards on October 12, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I just put your beautiful banner with the beautiful girl on my blog ; )

  78. Frances on October 12, 2010 at 10:00 am

    1. “Need” – sharpness, great zoom range, and vibration control.2. I would primarily use this lens for portraits and outdoor sports.3. No favorite — it depends on the subject and the environment that I’m shooting — so anything goes. The 70-300 will give you a great range!

  79. Lisa Burgess on October 12, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Just re-tweeted! 🙂

  80. Jennifer Staggs on October 12, 2010 at 10:01 am

    *I need this lens because it seems to be really sharp and has a great zoom which would help in photographing action shots in sports!*I would use it for portraits and sports. *So far at least 50.

  81. Heather P on October 12, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Just subscribed to the RSS feed!

  82. Kassandra Ritter on October 12, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I am in “need” of a lens and this is the one I have picked out. It is exactly what I have been looking for. I currently have been using my kit lens (18mm-55mm) and I feel that my photography can be even better if I have the right tools. What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?I enjoy photographing people. Doesn’t matter if it is a family, maternity, the kids, singles, couples, I love it all! What is your favorite focal length to shoot? Right now I am unable to shoot my favorite. I had used a friends 300mm lens a year ago and LOVED it!! I just have not been able to get my own.Thank you for this opportunity.

  83. Lisa Burgess on October 12, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Reposted to my facebook page! 🙂

  84. Amanda F. on October 12, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I subscribed to the daily updates.

  85. Corrie Schaffeld on October 12, 2010 at 10:02 am

    1. to give me the flexibility to shoot at different lengths on the fly2. kids and families3. 200- 300 close ups

  86. Julia Goss on October 12, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I would love to have this lens to create more memories of our family especially for our upcoming trip to see family, we havnt seen in many years. Money is a tight subject also.My faovorite ranges between 50mm-100mm… im saving for a wideangle also 🙂

  87. Melissa Abbey on October 12, 2010 at 10:03 am

    1)I could benefit from the extra focal length of this lens in my action photography on my crop sensor!2)I would be using this for action and event photography.3)I don’t really have a ‘favorite’ focal length because of the various types of shooting that I do…so, it would depend on whether it’s action or portraiture.

  88. Malissa Speaker on October 12, 2010 at 10:03 am
  89. Bobbi Kirchhoefer on October 12, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Currently I only have primes and really need more versatility. I won’t be able to afford a new lens for a while and this would help so much!I would be shooting children, families, couples…you name it. The 85mm is currently my favorite.

  90. Jennifer Lewis on October 12, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?My longest focal length right now is with my 28-75mm Tamron, and as much as I love it, I could really use a zoom like the 70-300mm to photograph children who take a while to warm up to me. I shoot outdoors, so they can get pretty far away if they want to! :)What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Children and weddingsWhat is your favorite focal length to shoot?I find myself shooting at around 50-70mm typically.

  91. Michale Crumly on October 12, 2010 at 10:04 am

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I currently only have up to 200mm and this doesnt seem very sharp. This would help me both with children and weddings as well as my daughter and husbands sports teams. * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?weddings, children and sports * What is your favorite focal length to shoot?Right now 50 or more, but I think I would love the 300mm

  92. Karen O'Donnell on October 12, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Why do I need this lens? Because my longest lens is a Tamron 18 to 200 which I absolutely love but I’m always bemoaning the fact that the lens isn’t long enough to get those really candid shots. I also dabble in street photography and don’t like to get noticed.What would I shoot with this lens? I would use it for kids portrait sessions so that I’m not on top of them, I would also use it for my street shots..and theatrical event photographyWhat is my favorite focal lens length. I love my prime 50mm lens but probably shoot more frequently at 200mm with my Tamron

  93. Lindsay Wright on October 12, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I need this lens because it is the lens I have been drooling over for months now. I would be SO SO SO happy to win this! I would use it to photograph weddings, but mostly families and childredn. We all know that kids like to do what they want and being able to get that tight shot w/o being right in their face would be fabulous! Right now I like to shoot at 50mm. It seems to change, but right now I would go with 50 mm. Thanks!

  94. Erika Rebstock on October 12, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I need this lens because my longest lens is only 200mm and that just doesn’t get close enough to the sports games my kids participate in. So obviously I will be photographing my kids, soccer, baseball, basketball, football and ballet. My favorite focal length right now is around 200, because that’s all I gots! Oh and I re-posted this on FB.

  95. Crystal Heis on October 12, 2010 at 10:05 am

    1) The longest focal length that I gave for my Canon is only 85mm. Yesterday I had the opportunity to see and hear former President Bill Clinton speak. He was a tiny speck on the back of my camera. When I’ve needed a longer focal length I’ve rented lenses. Having my own would be more convenient.2) I would use this most with weddings and portraits.3) My favorite focal length at the moment is my 50mm 1.8. or 17mm (on my 17 – 85) With out a long lens in my arsenal I’ve adapted to loving more normal and wide angles.

  96. Lessons in Life and Light on October 12, 2010 at 10:06 am

    1. I need this lens because so far, I only have ONE in my collection!2. I love shooting my nephew, my friends, and the dinners my husband and I make together.3. So far, I don’t have a focal length because I’m shooting with my ONLY lens, which is a 50mm. I would sure love to add some variety!

  97. Melissa Abbey on October 12, 2010 at 10:06 am

    retweeted by snapshotartist on twitter.com

  98. Lizzy Yates on October 12, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?Better glass equals better images. I would love this lens to help take my images a notch up.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Kids, kids and more kids!What is your favorite focal length to shoot?About 85!

  99. Missy K. on October 12, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I need this lens to get great sharp photos of sports!!What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Mostly children and families, and my own kids and their sports activities.What is your favorite focal length to shoot?Right now it’s 50mm

  100. Brooke reynolds on October 12, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I need this lens to create gorgeous photos with some great bokeh.I would shoot everything from portraits to landscapes to birds in the trees.I really like variety so there isn’t just one focal length I like to shoot with- I love them all!

  101. Elicia on October 12, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I would love to use this lens for shooting the ceremony portion of weddings and for capturing great children’s play portraits from a distance. I love shooting with my 50mm but sometimes the little ones are a little intimidated by the camera (especially at the age that they are going through separation anxiety.)What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Mainly children but I second shoot weddings and this would also be very useful for that.What is your favorite focal length to shoot? I use my 50mm the most.

  102. Melissa Abbey on October 12, 2010 at 10:07 am

    shared on Facebook by facebook.com/melissa.reyesabbey

  103. MelanieL on October 12, 2010 at 10:07 am

    “¢I need this lens to help with my daughters activities. Its hard to get good photos when you cant get close. I would also love to expand my repetoire of subjects/things I photography. “¢Daughter, nature, buildings, etc. “¢I like them all for different reasons!

  104. Elizabeth G on October 12, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? the focal length/zoom on this is amazing it would allow me to get stand back and get great upper body shots with the background and then zoom right in and fill the frame with my subject without moving. What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? peopleWhat is your favorite focal length to shoot? I don’t know if I can say that I have favorite focal length I just use what I have for the subject. It depends when I’m shooting.

  105. Jennifer Lewis on October 12, 2010 at 10:07 am
  106. Lizzy Yates on October 12, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Facebooked ya!

  107. Marina Skipworth on October 12, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I am a new upcoming photographer and I love my photos now and they are great, however I know this can make my photography great!. I plan to expand, explore my photography, I know this lens would be of great benefit! What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I do sports images right now football, family sessions, seniors, weddings, maternity, newborns,… I photograph everything.What is your favorite focal length to shoot?I have a Nikon 3000. Shared via facebook 🙂

  108. Lori on October 12, 2010 at 10:08 am

    I “need” the lens because we love going to see Cardinals baseball and it would be perfect for some of the games we go to! Not to mention the fact that I need one for fast moving subjects, like kiddos! I love shooting all kinds of things, people, sports, nature and this lens would allow me to continue to do that! Right now the longest length I have is a 200…this would really amp up my shooting range!

  109. Andrea on October 12, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I need this lens because my telephoto lens is SO crappy! I want to experience some quality glass :DWhat type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?I’m a mom and I’m always armed to take pics of my kids. I’d like to catch them in natural play without them even knowing I’m around.What is your favorite focal length to shoot?This answer may ruin my chances 😛 50mm! I love my nifty fifty but I’d like to stretch my comfort zone.Thanks for the chance!

  110. Melissa m. on October 12, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I want this lens to give me better shots of my kids playing sports and other sporting events. I take mostly pictures of my kids, friends and family. My favorite lens is probably my 50mm right now but that might change if I won this lens.

  111. Lori on October 12, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I have an MCP banner on my blog!

  112. Michale Crumly on October 12, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I added RSS feeds

  113. Rae on October 12, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Wow, who doesn’t need this lense. I would like this lense to become my new favorite in my quest to catch those sharp and amazing shots of the beautiful wildlife that I see each day and am unable to get that perfect sharpness and closeness. I can only sneak up so close. I am currently forcing myself to use 35mm because I usually like to go with my 85mm-200mm lens, I love it at 200mm. So right now 35mm is not my favorite but I am trying to expand my knowledge and experience.Just think what I could do with this new lens.

  114. Jennifer on October 12, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I don’t have a zoom lens in this range and I need to be able to take pictures of my kids when they are at a distance. Once they see the camera, they are in the habit of turning away! Little stinkers!What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?I have twin boys turning three this weekend and I love to shoot them!What is your favorite focal length to shoot?I am using my 50mm a lot, but I would love more zoom.

  115. Lori on October 12, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I am a fan on FB.

  116. Arild Orholm on October 12, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I have been snowboarding for 17 years, the last two years only twice because of my poor poor knees (3 surgeries last two years) this winter I hope to get to the mountain as much as possible – along with my 5D mark II… (which I sold a part of my body to get goo.gl/hLQA) As I am currently “in between jobs” I cannot afford another lens than my 24-70… And I really need a zoom lens to shoot boarding (thats what I’d be doing with this lens, both video and stills).So far my favorite focal length has been 50mm on a fixed 50mm 1.4f I borrowed from a friend. Insane sharp images or video, no matter what the subject is. People, parties, cities, traffic…If I win this lens I’ll be sure to tell everyone where I got it!

  117. Erin Waller on October 12, 2010 at 10:10 am

    “¢Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? My two primary lens I use are my 17-55mm and my 50mm these work great for most of my shoots but Im starting to get more into weddings and would love to be able to shoot from the back of the church.”¢What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Right now, Im only interesed in it for my weddings.”¢What is your favorite focal length to shoot?My 50mm is what I use the most… I leave it on my camera and never take it off if I could.

  118. Karen O'Donnell on October 12, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I tweeted the contest at http://twitter.com/bwayhoney

  119. Lori on October 12, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I follow MCP on Twitter!

  120. Allison Jones on October 12, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I am just starting my photography business while on maternity leave and any equipment is a huge help! I’m doing my first professional job soon and this lens would be a great asset!I am mostly interested in photographing people from different perspectives in natural light. This lens would give me a ton of different perspectives. I love anything close up, showing the details of a person’s face without any background noise. This lens would accomplish that!

  121. Rebecca L. on October 12, 2010 at 10:11 am

    As a photography student, I really need this lens to help improve my shots b/c I’m shooting now with the kit lens. I’m a portrait major, but I’m also pregnant with my first child, so of course I’ll be shooting my baby. Along with any other models for my classes.As with portraits, I’ve learned the most flattering focal length is the longest you can get away with. I have a 50mm but I like the look of a longer 85mm lens that I checked out from the school.

  122. Karen O'Donnell on October 12, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I joined your rss feed you are now on my google homepage!

  123. Amy M on October 12, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I would love to own a zoom like this. I have nothing even close to this range as I mostly have primes but could really, really use a good zoom. I shoot mostly children and my primes are great for the close up portrait shots but following them around like I do – I know I miss out on a few things not having a powerful zoom. I’m saving up as I just purchased my upgraded camera body so there’s no bucks for a zoom lens in my budget yet. I shoot with a 50mm f/1.4 on a crop sensor mostly, so I think that’s putting me at more of 70mm+ full frame focal length. I would love a zoom that covered that great 150-200 range and this would lens about perfect for following my little tots with a lot less foot work. 🙂

  124. Michale Crumly on October 12, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Following on twitter

  125. Jenn Lewis on October 12, 2010 at 10:12 am
  126. Karen O'Donnell on October 12, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I’m following you on twitter now!

  127. Tarah Heitman on October 12, 2010 at 10:12 am

    “Why?”: This lens has amazing reviews and results. I used to think that you ‘had’ to have the Nikkor brand…. I am totally wrong. This particular lens is awesome, I’ve seen the results as I’ve been looking into purchasing one for awhile now.”What would I photograph?”: Up until know, I have been almost exclusively a newborn photographer. In the last few months, I have bursted onto the wedding curcuit and have discovered that my 50mm and 18-105mm just aren’t going to cut it anymore. This last weekend I stood in a huge cathedral church up on the balcony and discovered with dismay that I could not (in any way) zoom in close enough to get the shot I wanted of the wedding party in front of the alter. I really want to get serious in the wedding photography business, and I’m positive that a lens like this is going to be necessary.”Favorite focal length?”: Currently, it has been 50mm- because, like I said, I’ve been doing primarily newborns. I don’t doubt that my favorite would quickly change if I got my hands on this glass!

  128. Cheryl Henry on October 12, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I need this to take amazing shots of everything :)I want to photography everything with this zoom lens, the limits are endless!!!My favorite length to shoot have to be 55, its as far as my current lens goes 🙂

  129. Karen O'Donnell on October 12, 2010 at 10:13 am
  130. Rebecca L on October 12, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I’m a fan on facebook!!

  131. katherinemary on October 12, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I “need” this lens because I need a longer lens than what I have and have heard great reviews of it. My kids love to run away from me and a longer zoom would be very beneficial.I plan to photograph children and families mostly, with a little bit of nature mixed in.Favorite focal length is about 55mm and 150mm!

  132. katherinemary on October 12, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I “liked” you on Facebook!

  133. Nicole R on October 12, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I would LOVE to have this lens, as i am a aspiring natural light photographer for children and families.. I LOVE the range on this lens. Perfect for Portrait Photography!!

  134. Amanda on October 12, 2010 at 10:15 am
  135. Brenda C on October 12, 2010 at 10:15 am

    I “need” this lens becasue I only have my kit lens and would move to start moving past just the kit. I would mostly shot my niece that just turned one and is now living with me. My longest lens is 85, so I guess that would be the longest for me.

  136. katherinemary on October 12, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I subscribed to RSS feeds.

  137. Lee-Ann on October 12, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I need this lens, b/c I’m far from being able to afford it myself! 🙂 It would further my photographic journey for sure! I love taking images of people, I think the crispness of this lens would enhance what I am able to do right now. I don’t have a fav. I love to experiment!

  138. Jacqueline I. Martinez on October 12, 2010 at 10:16 am

    “¢I’d love to have this lens I am a huge fan of outdoor phtography and I’m in need of a telephoto zoom lens”¢I’d use it for mostly portraits, family and children, and some nature shots who wouldn’t with this awesome zoom”¢Currently my favorite focal length to shoot at is 50mm I love my handy dandy Nifty Fifty 🙂

  139. Rebecca L. on October 12, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I’m following you on twitter!

  140. Krissa Fisher on October 12, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I need this lens because I am starting out my photography business, and am slowly acquiring my lenses. This would give me a boost in the right direction!! I love pictures that involve the background in them, so the 70mm would be the best for me! I am now fallowing on twitter and have been on facebook!

  141. Jenny on October 12, 2010 at 10:17 am

    – Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?Honestly – I need it b/c I’ve been saving up all summer for the D700 and I’m out of money. I only use my 50 and 85mm at this point and I’m dying to add a great zoom to my bag. As a YOUNG 34 year old – I’m finding my legs aren’t as young as I’d like them to be and their ZOOM factor is fading out. This lens would not only help my body but the ability to capture more with 1 lens vs 2. – What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I photograph children and families and I’m a sucker for long shots but then 2 seconds later close up tight shots. LOOOOOVVVVEE big wide eyes of children!- What is your favorite focal length to shoot? Probably 85mm right now – changes depending on the session.

  142. Amy M on October 12, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I added your banner to my blog: http://amymooreportraits.blogspot.com/I love MCP actions!

  143. Beth McCaa on October 12, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I love that it goes to 300mm. It would be awesome to have that extra 100mm that my current 80-200mm doesn’t cover.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? High school seniors and sports events.What is your favorite focal length to shoot? 50mm

  144. Debbie Gangelhoff on October 12, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I am a budding photographer learning my newest camera (upgraded canon) and I have an active grandson who’d I’d love to catch in all is action! right now my favorite focal point is 50mm

  145. jivana on October 12, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I got a 70-300 tamron when I was a teenager and I’m still using it 😛 (i’m 29 now) I need a new one because mine is about dead!What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Portraits and wildlifeWhat is your favorite focal length to shoot? 200

  146. Melissa Blue on October 12, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I need a longer focal length in my camera bag. right now I’m pretty stuck with having to get up close, i would love to be able to shoot from afar. What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Outdoor weddings, the wonderful wildlife we have in Nevada and of course my kids!What is your favorite focal length to shoot?Right now I actually really enjoy shooting with my 60mm, I know it is a crazy length, but I love it!

  147. Lauren Ammerman on October 12, 2010 at 10:18 am

    1. I need this lens to get GREAT shots of my son’s sporting events and for a good friends wedding I am shooting the middle of November!!2. My son’s sporting events mostly!3. 85!!

  148. Kate B on October 12, 2010 at 10:18 am

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I need a good zoom lens. The only lens besides my kit lens is a prime which causes me to run back and forth. * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Portraits and nature * What is your favorite focal length to shoot?Right now 50mm

  149. Elsa M. on October 12, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Posted on Twitter.

  150. Natasha Sewell on October 12, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I “need” this lens to take better shots of my boys playing soccer. Right now I have a 200, which is not enough zoom. I try to get soccer shots every weekend to send to my deployed husband. This lens will make those shots so much better!I think I would mostly use the lens for sports shots.Right now I shoot soccer gamess with my 55-200 mm. I love taking pics with my 50 mm too.

  151. Denise in MN on October 12, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I would love to have this lens, I NEED this lens for shooting weddings:)What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I would use for weddings to reach during the ceremony!What is your favorite focal length to shoot? around 70 and 300!!:)

  152. Debbie Gangelhoff on October 12, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Just listed link on my facebook page :o)

  153. Melissa Blue on October 12, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I have a link to you on my blog! http://www.wingsofblue.blogspot.com

  154. Alisha Hess on October 12, 2010 at 10:20 am

    “¢Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I need this lens because I currently do most of my shooting with just the kit lens that came with my Canon xti. With four children, I could definitely use a good zoom lens! “¢What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?I have four children ages 7 and under and I document EVERYTHING they do..My camera is never far from my hands!”¢What is your favorite focal length to shoot?50mm

  155. Amy M on October 12, 2010 at 10:20 am

    amymportraits is now following you on twitter!! 🙂

  156. Abby Field on October 12, 2010 at 10:20 am

    1) I NEED this lens because in order to afford a new lens, I sold my old camera and all the glass I had. Then my computer crashed and I had to use that money to purchase a new desktop. So frustrating! The only lens I have now is a 50 mm 1.8, which I love, but which isn’t enough to photograph weddings. I’m trying to get my business started, but it’s hard to do when you’re lacking the right equipment :/2) I would use this lens to photograph wedding ceremonies- this lens is perfect for distance and close ups from the back of a church. 3) I had a 55-200 (before I sold it) and I really loved between 80-90mm. It was a perfect distance for capturing the bride and groom plus wedding party. I love that this lens works under low-lit conditions, seeing as most churches prohibit flash during ceremonies.

  157. Natasha Sewell on October 12, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Shared on FB!

  158. Carla on October 12, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I want to stop having to sit with the family at weddings so that I can be close enough to get the shots!!!

  159. Nicole Mathison on October 12, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I need need need this for shooting sports! I am always in gyms with low light conditions so I need a fast lens that will capture all the action from a distance. Most of the venues that I am in do not allow people on the floor so I need a good zoom lens! Also, when shooting baseball and running events I need something that I can use to capture the action across the field. What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I am trying to build up my sports portfolio as we speak. I love actions shots! I also would love this for wildlife photography. What is your favorite focal length to shoot? Right now it’s 200mm because that’s all the closer I can get with my cheapy zoom lens.

  160. Alicia on October 12, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I need this lens bc I don’t own any zooms just primes and short focal length primes at that! I strictly photograph people! Still trying to figure out my fav focal length – but I think it would be closer to 100mm (on my cropped sensor).

  161. Debbie Gangelhoff on October 12, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Just joined your facebook page

  162. Amanda on October 12, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Just posted about it on Digishoptalk forumhttp://www.digishoptalk.com/boards/photography-18/lens-giveaway-256538/#post2624809

  163. Mary Dudley on October 12, 2010 at 10:22 am

    1) We do a lot of bird watching but with 4 kids we also need the flexibility of using a shorter lens.2) Kids and birds/nature. 3) 85 for kids and pets. 200+ for birds/nature.

  164. Aimee Odom on October 12, 2010 at 10:23 am

    1. I would use this lens for Jr. High and High School football games. It would be sooo cool to be able to take a picture of my 2 year old in the stands then get a great shot of the football players on the field without changing lens. 2. My subjects include a very active 2 year old princess, 2 Jr. High football stars and a High School Color Guard Diva. 3. I love to shot around 70-80 … I like to be closer to my subjects. However during all these sporting events I commonly shoot between 200 – 300.

  165. Cristen Farrell on October 12, 2010 at 10:23 am

    “¢Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?As with any startup business, mine started with minimal equipment (due to my minimal funds!). When I upgraded my camera, all I could afford was the kit lens (eek!). Since then, I’ve upgraded to include a 50mm 1.4, but I’m still missing those coveted family photos from a distance that could bring my skills and business to a new level. Couldn’t hurt for my own son’s sporting events too!”¢What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?I think I explained already, but basically family shots and sports.”¢What is your favorite focal length to shoot?I love 50mm!!!

  166. Stephanie M on October 12, 2010 at 10:23 am

    First and foremost thank you so much for this and all the other opportunities that you offer! This lens would help my business tremendously. I photograph portraits (all ages) as well as weddings and unfortunately my camera bag lacks a proper distance lens. I started my business last year and it just sparked and every penny I have made goes back into the business but I find that most of the money goes toward software upgrade, lighting, and marketing, and unfortunately just “Ömake do’ with the three lenses I have. My longest distance lens ( Tamron and my go to lens) is not automatic. That can be tough when shoot a wedding or babies so I have to say I have gotten to be very quick at manual focusing. Another plus when having a longer distance lens is I wouldn’t have to get up in my client’s face all the time, especially when I photograph babies who always seem to rather touch the camera than smile for it. I really do not have a favorite length that I shoot. I find with my go to Tamron that I normally shoot btwn 50 and 105. 105 is the limit of this lens. I get so many great compliments on my landscape style portraits that I feel having the extra distance would really allow me to get a better angle not only on my subject but also the landscape. I also think this lens would greatly improve what I like to call my peeper shots. I know creepy name but when I am at a wedding I love to get away from the action and just like it all happen in front of the lens. Working with what I have I always seem to be too close to the action to get those great unobtrusive shots. And lastly, this lens is GREAT for boken and who doesn’t want that in their portrait! Honestly this lens would help me in so many way it is impossible to list them all !

  167. kateosaurus on October 12, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I need it because I only have a 50mm and this would be a great zoom. Instead of ME being the zoom, my lens could do all of the work. What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? PEOPLE. I’m not a landscape shooter. What is your favorite focal length to shoot? Right now 50mm but I don’t have a full frame camera so that puts me more like 80mm so I guess 80mm. 🙂

  168. Aimee Odom on October 12, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Added on Facebook too

  169. Cristen Farrell on October 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I posted this contest to my Facebook wall: http://www.facebook.com/cristen26

  170. Tracy L Eau Claire on October 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

    “¢Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I am trying to win this lens for my dad. I have a lens just like this (and love it), but my dad has one without VC so I know HE needs it! The VC makes such a difference when hand holding.”¢What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Nature & people”¢What is your favorite focal length to shoot? 300 for nature shots and maybe 100 for people shots?

  171. Amy M on October 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I already follow (stalk you) on FB!! Love me some MCP actions!facebook.com/amy.b.moore

  172. Jen VanBuren on October 12, 2010 at 10:26 am

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I’m a former 35mm ‘shooter’ and own the Tamron 70-300 for my Pentax 35mm. I upgraded this past year to digi and Miss this lens so much! I’m a ‘ZOOMER’ and used the full range of this lens with everything I shot! * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Tall sunflowers, deer in the backyard, horses in the pasture, grandkids playing, portraits, etc – hopefully soon grandkids playing sports!! * What is your favorite focal length to shoot? zoom zoom zoom! Mostly 300!

  173. Mary Dudley on October 12, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I shared on facebook

  174. Maria on October 12, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?: I recently started my business and have been using mostly primes–50, 85, and 35. I recently rented a 70-300 and realzed that this lens will be essential if I want to create more creative and versatile pictures. I work with kids so it’s really hard to change lenses often–this zoom would make my life so much easier! What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Children, families, teensWhat is your favorite focal length to shoot? 85mm

  175. Ray on October 12, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I need it because I only have one lens for my DSLR. I have five for my old 35mm, and I think that this 70-300 is a versitile lens. As I said, this is a versitle lens and I would use it for portaits, landscapes and everything in between. I think my favorite focal lenth to shoot with would be 50mm.What is your favorite focal length to shoot?

  176. Aimee Odom on October 12, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Shared on my facebook page

  177. Cristen Farrell on October 12, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I just tweeted the contest: http://www.twitter.com/cristenfarrell (Hoping to win!)

  178. Annie C on October 12, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I need this because I need something with REACH. The longest lens i have is 85, and that just won’t do when I’m in Yellowstone or some place like that. It would just be Fun to have! What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Kids and wild life.What is your favorite focal length to shoot?The long end, the bokeh is amazing!

  179. Roxann Brister on October 12, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I finally bought the Canon 5d Mark 11 and now I would love to have a nice lens to go with it. I have four kids and I love taking pictures of their different sporting events. I have the 50mm 1.8 , so a longer focal length would be awesome. Please pick me… Facebook shared !!! I love reading your website, I visit daily !!!

  180. Annie C on October 12, 2010 at 10:29 am

    shared on FB 🙂

  181. Melissa on October 12, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I’m just starting out and really need a good zoom lens that is super sharp.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Nature, animals, portraits….the list goes on!What is your favorite focal length to shoot?Currently 50mm

  182. Jodie on October 12, 2010 at 10:29 am

    I need this lens so that I can catch natural pictures of my Children without being “in their face” like I am with my 50mm. I would shoot mainly children and seniors and I love the fact that it’s rated top of it’s class. My children are also at the age where they are entering sports so this will be perfect for future sports pictures as well. My favortie focal length- 50mm right now. Thanks so much MCP!!!!!!!

  183. Morgan Kervin on October 12, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I would LOVE to win this :)I currently only use my kit 18-55mm lens (I know it’s horrible), I recently borrowed a friends 70-200mm and I am smitten! I mainly shoot children on-location…no matter how many times I say that it always sounds bad lol.

  184. Kelly on October 12, 2010 at 10:31 am

    * I don’t have anything above 75mm right now, so I could really use a good tele-zoom lens. * Portraits, wildlife, nature * I find myself usually at the far end (75mm) of my 28-75mm lens.

  185. Amanda on October 12, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Just joined you FB page!!!

  186. Nicole Mathison on October 12, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I have a link to MCP Actions on my blog!http://nicoleann365.blogspot.com/

  187. Amanda H. on October 12, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I’m just starting a lens collection, and I don’t have a decent zoom!What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Nature and portraitsWhat is your favorite focal length to shoot? For now I think I’ll say 85mm.

  188. Randi on October 12, 2010 at 10:33 am

    1. My largest telephoto lens goes to 200mm, and having a lens that would go from 70 – 300 mm would be IDEAL to leave on the camera for weddings!2. I think this lens would come in handy for a large number of things – from my children’s sports to weddings and such – and to get good shots of them when they’re not looking (because every photographer knows the minute that you pick up a camera, your own kid either runs or gives a goofy smile)3. My favorite focal length is 80 – it’s great for portraiture. And YES, I really want to win!! All of the money I’ve made so far this year from shooting has gone towards our first Disney World trip, so I’ve had no money to get better equipment!

  189. Annette G on October 12, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I currently only have the kit lens and a 50mm prime. I could really use a good zoom lens.I am fairly new to photography, but I love to take portraits (people & pets), and landscapes.My current favorite focal length is 50mm, as I am very limited of choices, but would love to broaden my range!

  190. Kattrina on October 12, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I am always renting a lens for certain things like weddings and such, I really need a great zoom of my own for collection :)What type of subject or images are you wanting to photography with this lens? I love me some kiddos! Of course I would love it for weddings as well, but those fast moving little darlings are my favorites to shoot!What is your favorite focal length to shoot?I love my 85mm for the beautiful bokeh and such, but the two images above were looking beautiful 🙂

  191. Jen VanBuren on October 12, 2010 at 10:35 am

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/jenny.vanbureni just posted this contest to my FB page… I already follow MCP!

  192. Amy Peterson on October 12, 2010 at 10:35 am

    oh my. the possibilities are endless! My favorite lens right now is the 50mm. It takes buttery soft pictures in low light, and since there is no adjusting, it really makes you think about your composition! I photograph a lot of young kiddles and this would be a good lens to “chase” them with and capture their cuteness no matter how far they’ve run from me!

  193. Cristen Farrell on October 12, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I also have your link on my blog (right column): http://cristenfarrellphotography.wordpress.com

  194. Brian K Gray on October 12, 2010 at 10:35 am

    1. I need this lens for my growing portrait photography business. 2. The subjects I am wanting to shoot are obviously people for portraits but also high school sports which is another area I cover with my photography.3. My favorite focal length especially with this lens would be the max 300mm. This way I can capture to action in my sports photography up close and personal. The 300mm also is a great focal length for portrait photography in that you can fill the image without scaring you subject. I have found that people get a little antsy when you crowd them with a camera in their face.

  195. Donna on October 12, 2010 at 10:36 am

    1) Living in the country, I need this lens to have better photos of the deer, wild hogs and numerous other wildlife in my area.2) I would shoot portraits as well as the wildlife.3) I have come to love my recently purchased 35 1.8. I think it has made me a better photographer.

  196. Elisa Haines on October 12, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I would really love to win this lens!!! I love to photograph mostly people and animals. I am just getting started with a Nikon D5000 and I absolutely love it!!! I don’t have a favorite focal point as I love to shoot at as many lengths as I can. I received my camera as a gift and can not afford to buy a new one. I recently just photographed my best friends wedding and I had such a blast doing it and would love to do it again with the right equipment.

  197. Edith Donno on October 12, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I need it because my children are growing up too fast, and I want to be able to capture their eyes and smiles in the middle of the action without disrupting them. Telephoto photography can capture emotions and details like no other lens can.

  198. R. thorn on October 12, 2010 at 10:38 am

    hello!I need this lens because I just bought a Canon camera & do not have any extra lenses to go with it. I just got a job as a freelance photographer for our local small town paper, and can use all the help I can get.I will use the lens to take pics for the local, once weekly paper. I am a SAHM who has been given a chance to shine!If I had this lens, 300mm would be my favorite length to shoot at, I love capturing people’s expressions & freezing them in time.Thank you for this awesome opportunity!Thanks & take care,R Thornsterlingdreams925@yahoo.com

  199. Adam Waleik on October 12, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I want to get into more nature photographyI want to shoot more wildlifeRight now my favorite lens is 50mm prime

  200. r thorn on October 12, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Facebook fan!

  201. Kate B on October 12, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I put a your banner on my blog! http://zombiephotographingmama.blogspot.com/

  202. Kristi Duncan on October 12, 2010 at 10:39 am

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I NEED this lens because I have children that play sports and my other lens’ just aren’t cutting it. I also have a daughter that rides horses and I would love to get some great pictures. * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? My son playing soccer, baseball, basketball, surfing, wakeboarding, etc and my daugther riding horses. Probably my dogs too! * What is your favorite focal length to shoot? 50mm

  203. r thorn on October 12, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Shared on FB! 🙂

  204. amy peterson on October 12, 2010 at 10:39 am

    tweeted!!!!

  205. Kristi Duncan on October 12, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I’m a fan on facebook!

  206. Kristi Duncan on October 12, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I follow you on twitter (and tweeted!)

  207. Donna on October 12, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Following you on Twitter and retweeted the contest!

  208. Yvonne Olds on October 12, 2010 at 10:41 am

    1. I need this lens because with my budget I was only able to purchase prime lenses so I have a 50mm & 85mm, so its difficult to get the shots I need at differnt ranges without me having to move or run all over the place. 2. weddings / children / portraits3. I do love my 50mm 1.4 – I like it cuz its sharp & i get great depth

  209. Verna Turner on October 12, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I need the lens to use the longer focal length to get closeups of animals in nature without having to get physically too close and startle them.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?I want to photograph animals in nature. I go hiking a lot and do a lot of nature shots. I also think it would be great to shoot some of my children’s portraits with the lens, especially when they are playing.What is your favorite focal length to shoot? Right now I am shooting mostly at 85. I think the 300 will become another favorite focal length if I can get this lens.

  210. Kelly K. on October 12, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Why do I need it? I need this lens because I’m slowing building up my photography skills, and I don’t have a lot of extra money to purchase lenses!What would I shoot? I’d shoot anything! However, it would be nice to have when I’m shooting second with my friend at some of her weddings.My favorite focal length? 135mm for portraits

  211. Darcie Rose on October 12, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?My husband coaches high school football and I’m always on the sidelines taking photos, but haven’t had much luck because I don’t have the correct lens for this type of photography.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Sports to begin with and would love to have it in my arsenal for portraits as well!What is your favorite focal length to shoot?50mm

  212. Megan B on October 12, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?Because I am preparing to buy my first DSLR and I don’t own any special lenses yet.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I want to shoot primarily portraits of my family and pets, as well as some nature photography!What is your favorite focal length to shoot? I couldn’t tell you, I only have a point & shoot as of now…

  213. Kelly K on October 12, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Tweeted!@kelkendall

  214. Heather on October 12, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I need this lens because I want to start shooting my kids from a distance. Right now my primary subjects are my kids.My favorite focal length right now is 50mm but that’s because the kit lenses I have are not that great and the 50mm is the only good one I have.

  215. Mike Anderson on October 12, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I need this lens because I just dropped my Tamron 28-200, which I loved, and don’t have the funds to replace it….yet!I also really need that deep telephoto so I can blur the backgrounds of pics of my children (my favorite photos). Currently I only have a 17-55mm lens and it won’t do the trick.

  216. Kelly K. on October 12, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I follow you on Twitter!

  217. Lisa Imerman on October 12, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I need this lens because we bought an SLR camera several years ago and haven’t gotten a zoom lens for it and really, really need it to improve the quality and “candid-ness” of my pictures. I scrapbook so I NEED good photos.I will be shooting pictures of my 4 children and all their activities.Currently we just use the basic lens that came with our Canon EOS Rebel. Not a powerful zoom, really bad, and our other camera is just a point and shoot (Panasonic) and I don’t care for it.Lisa

  218. Analia on October 12, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I need this lens because it seems like the type of lens I was looking for, super sharp and clear, I love to photograph my girls and family/friends, so this looks like the perfect lens. I thing my focal lens right now it is the 85, but I am so ready for the 70-300 so ready!!Thank you so much!

  219. Kelly K. on October 12, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I’m now a Facebook fan too!

  220. Kristin V. on October 12, 2010 at 10:46 am

    1. This lens will help me to photograph wildlife which I love to do. Right now, my current Lena requires I get too close for comfort.2.wildlife/nature3. 50mm

  221. Kelly K. on October 12, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I now subscribe to RSS feeds too.

  222. Analia on October 12, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I shared on FB!!!

  223. Amanda on October 12, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Posted about it on this forumhttp://www.myscrapbookart.com/forums/showthread.php?p=155149#post155149

  224. Lisa Imerman on October 12, 2010 at 10:47 am

    I became a fan of your facebook page.Lisa

  225. lizindsm on October 12, 2010 at 10:47 am

    1) I currently only have two, the kit lens, and a 55-200, that isn’t very good. I’m entering grad school (hopefully) next fall, in an outdoor program in SCOTLAND! and I know I’m going to want to take tons of photos.2) I would use it in scotland! And then awesome pictures of people!3) Because I don’t have one, naturally, I’ve really been into wide angle photos. Which this isn’t, but still doesn’t mean I wouldn’t love it.

  226. Suzan on October 12, 2010 at 10:47 am

    1. I “need” this lens because the only lens that I have is the kit lens. I was unsure what additional lens to buy.2. The kid’s sporting events and the shy egret across the pond would be my first subjects to shot.3. Because of the kit lens I currently keep my shoting distance short and would like to be able to expand it.

  227. Tami on October 12, 2010 at 10:47 am

    “¢Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I currently own the 24-70 and do not have a zoom lens. I’d love to get tighter shots of my subjects. “¢What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Any and all of my subject, children, seniors and definitely when I want some great sport shots of my son. “¢What is your favorite focal length to shoot? I’d say I often maximize my 24-70 and shoot at 70mm.

  228. Analia Palmer on October 12, 2010 at 10:47 am

    I tweeted!! Thank you so much!

  229. Crystal on October 12, 2010 at 10:47 am

    This is an awesome lens! I ‘need’ it so I can take some great sports shots. Currently I own the 28-75 and it’s just not enough for a big football field!!!! I’m generally on the wide end ….28-35…but I love a zoom when I need it!

  230. lizindsm on October 12, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I follow via RSS!

  231. Cindy Meadors on October 12, 2010 at 10:48 am

    1. I need this lens because with the variety of different shooting I do 200mm is at times not long enough for me. Having a 300mm lens would definitely give me many advantages.2. I would like to shoot more landscape and nature photography that a 300mm lens would allow me to do. As a lifestyle photographer, having a longer lens would be something I would use on every shoot.3. My favorite focal length to shoot varies, but I prefer the look of zooming in somewhere around 70 to 85mm.

  232. Analia Palmer on October 12, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I am a new follower in “TWEET”Thank you

  233. LaurieY on October 12, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Since I’ve upgraded to the D700 I need a longer focal length lens… my old DX lens doesn’t do much good on it. I would love to photograph my oldest playing sports, but my current lens only goes to 70mm, which normally isn’t enough zoom. Right now I shoot at 70mm a lot, as that’s my current reach with the lens I’ve been using!”¢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?

  234. Tami on October 12, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I tweeted!!

  235. AAnnie Fojtik on October 12, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I “need” this lens because this would allow me to take better impages of my childrens sporting events. My favorive subjects to photograph are my own children but I love the gowing fresh face of any child. I wan to be able to grown my abilities in all areas – maternity, newborn, children, senior photos. I have an 85 mm now but I would love a lens that would let me expand my focal length.

  236. Suzan on October 12, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I subscribed to MCP RSS feeds! One more entry!

  237. Cynthia L on October 12, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Why do you need this lens? I am lacking a zoom lens in my bag, currently I have only primes in my bag, with my longest focal length being 85mm. I find that my 85 just doesn’t get me close enough on some shots without disturbing my subject (children, birds, wildlife, etc). I need the versatility of such a wonderful zoom!What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photography with this lens? There are numerous situations I would have loved to have this lens, a recent outing with my photography club to an abandoned farm would have given me wonderful shots of the turkey vultures circling over head or some wonderful candid shots of my fellow photographers joy of finding a long forgotten treasure. There are so many opportunities that this lens would afford me, lifestyle portraits of families/children, mother nature’s wonders and experimental/abstract art pieces, What is your favorite focal length? Currently my favorite focal length is 85mm, being my longest in my collection I enjoy the diversity it allows me.

  238. Tami on October 12, 2010 at 10:50 am
  239. Shelly on October 12, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I *need* this lens because my longest lens is a 50.I would use it to take pictures of my kids at their dance performances and their swim meets. I love sport pictures!My favorite (and only) length to shoot at now is 50 😉

  240. mICHELE on October 12, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I have been shooting more and more families with little kids. I need the zoom to keep up with them and to capture those moments where they are unguarded because I am not standing right next to them.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? FamiliesWhat is your favorite focal length to shoot? 70mm and 200mm

  241. Megan B on October 12, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I tweeted about this contest! (@megs1383)

  242. Samantha Cassingham on October 12, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I need this lens because it would help make my business grow. I could start taking pictures of sporting events. I would love to take pictures for all the sports teams and school sports that they never get action shots!! Right now my favorite lens is my 50mm. I use it all the time for everything.

  243. Hannah R. on October 12, 2010 at 10:52 am

    The focal length and the compression is valuable to me; there are some far-off shots that I’ve not been able to get thus far, and this lens would help me in getting those.I love taking pictures of my brothers playing one-on-one football in the backyard, and also shooting outdoor events (concerts, rowing, more football…)I like shooting in the 50-105mm range.

  244. Michelle Keeffer on October 12, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?Having this lens will help me with business and my own personal use. Currently I would have to rent the lens when needed due to lack of funds to actually buy the lens myself. What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Though my focus isn’t wedding photography but I do photograph a few, this lens would be quite useful when I can’t be close. My main subject however are children. This lens would especially be useful in sporting events.What is your favorite focal length to shoot?Currently I mainly use my 50mm lens, which is my fav.

  245. Stephanie on October 12, 2010 at 10:53 am

    As the mom of two boys who will be playing soccer/baseball/etc in the next couple years, this lens would be great to get those action shots from the sidelines. Right now my favorite focal length is 35mm because its my only lens with the low f-stops.

  246. CAthy on October 12, 2010 at 10:53 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 and 50mm.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 50mm, it gives me great portraits, but I need to broaden my horizon and this lens would do just that.

  247. Audrey on October 12, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Hi, I NEED this lens because I am looking to advance my business to the next level, and this lens would help me to produce higher quality images. I’ve decided to follow my dream, once and for all. I’m nervous and scared, but a bit excited too. :)I would shoot more family portraits…with close up of the little kiddies and their sweet faces. And of course the beautiful bride too. I love the crisp images of the 50mm produces, only because that’s all I know….but an 85 would be very much welcomed.

  248. Stephanie on October 12, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I’m a feed subscriber

  249. Cynthia L on October 12, 2010 at 10:54 am

    just started following you on twitter.

  250. Stephanie on October 12, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I’m a FB Fan

  251. Hannah R. on October 12, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I became a fan on Facebook!!

  252. Kristen Perschon on October 12, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I would love this lens because I am just starting photography and am at the point where the lens I have just don’t cut it. I would love to shoot people as well as some landscape with this lens. I think that 80 is one of my favs for focal length.

  253. lizindsm on October 12, 2010 at 10:54 am

    And I’m a fan on facebook!

  254. Stephanie on October 12, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I’m a twitter follower – timeslidesby

  255. Krista D. on October 12, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? My kids are 4 and 2.5. My daughter is taking ballet now – it’s the first “sport” for us as a family. I need a good zoom lens to take pics of her on stage! (and of my son on the soccer/baseball/basketball/football field when he gets a little bigger!)What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Probably mostly my kids and the other kids on their sports teams/groupsWhat is your favorite focal length to shoot? Since I’ve been doing mostly portraiture, I seem to settle around 50mm most of the time.

  256. Cynthia L on October 12, 2010 at 10:55 am

    just tweeted about the give away @toadmum2

  257. Noelle I on October 12, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I NEED this lens because I have been renting a zoom lens when the need arises 🙂

  258. Cassie on October 12, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I need this lens for all of my kids sports and for vacations. It would also be pretty sweet to be able to photograph this group of beautiful hawks that live near my house that my 50mm doesn’t even come close to. I used to own a long range tamron for my film camera that wasn’t compatible with my ní©e nikon and I still miss it, it was one of my all-time favorite lenses!

  259. chesley on October 12, 2010 at 10:57 am

    i need this lens for portrait & wedding photography. i’ve rented the canon a couple of times, but just can’t sink the money into it yet!i love the bokeh it gives on children/family portraits so that would probable be the subjects i’d wnat to use it on most.I use my 50mm the most right now, so i guess that’s my favorite!

  260. Kristen Perschon on October 12, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I am a new facebook follower.

  261. Krista D. on October 12, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I posted to my Facebook page!

  262. Leslie Vitela on October 12, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I want my camera to capture what my eye and mind see while photography sporting events. The boys all love the pictures I take and they would love them even more if they could see their expressions and emotions that this lens would show. I would photography football games,and any action shots with this lens. My favorite focal length is only my favorite due to my limitations on equipment, right now that is 50.

  263. Angie Sandy on October 12, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I don’t have a big zoom lens. Last weekend we went up to Estes to view the elk and having larger zoom would have been really handy (picture attached). I would also use it for school events and kids activities. My favorite lens is my 50mm but so much of the time a prime won’t work for kids events etc.

  264. Kimberli Nelson on October 12, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I need this lens because my current 70-300mm is so slow and not at all sharp. I bought a lower quality lens thinking I wouldn’t use it for my professional work, but I love being able to stand a ways back from my subject and get a more voyeuristic shot. I love using a lens like this to photograph children and teens, and I also love sports photography and would like to branch into that market once I have the right equipment. Currently, I shoot at 50mm a lot, but again, I’d love to shoot further …

  265. Erin P. on October 12, 2010 at 10:58 am

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I only have prime lenses right now and I would love to have the versatility of a zoom lens. * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Children and Sports and maybe the occasional wedding when I 2nd shoot. * What is your favorite focal length to shoot?Lately my favorite is my 85. I am not one to shoot really wide.

  266. Krista D. on October 12, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I Tweeted and “followed” MCP Actions on Twitter!

  267. kimberly powers on October 12, 2010 at 10:59 am

    1. I would love the flexibility of this lens. I have an old 200mm lens that makes a lovely crackling noise…2. Maybe I could actually photograph my own children from a distance so I don’t get that smirky face!3. I usually use a 50mm 1.4 which makes for a beautiful image.thanks!

  268. Angie Sandy on October 12, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I tweeted and facebooked it!

  269. Mindy on October 12, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I NEED the lens as I am just starting out & only have one good lens so far. I’m saving up to buy a new one, but rent in the meantime….I like to shoot families, kids, couples & everyday life in our home….The only focal length I’ve been shooting at lately is 50 so for now that is my favorite!

  270. Nicole Mathison on October 12, 2010 at 11:00 am
  271. Neely on October 12, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?: I need a good lens so I can start shooting weddings. I don’t have a good lens for them yet. What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?: portraits and weddingsWhat is your favorite focal length to shoot?: as of right now 50mm but with this lens probably 85.

  272. Kristen Perschon on October 12, 2010 at 11:01 am

    I subscribe to the RSS feed also. 🙂

  273. Audrey Dickens on October 12, 2010 at 11:01 am

    I need this lens for the versatility it provides! I love to take pictures of my nieces and nephews and this lens would be great for that. I am also expecting my first child in the spring and would LOVE to have this lens to get some great close ups and to get some away so that I don’t disturb the baby!!Thanks!!!

  274. Staci Brock on October 12, 2010 at 11:02 am

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I’ll be honest, I don’t NEED it, but sure do want it! * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?sporting events, and portraits * What is your favorite focal length to shoot?I am not sure I have a favorite!

  275. Jen on October 12, 2010 at 11:02 am

    SportsDaughter300mm!

  276. Kate B on October 12, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I posted to my FB page to “spread the word”http://www.facebook.com/InspiredbyJBPhotography

  277. Chelsea Lyons on October 12, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I “need” this lens because it’s so sharp and all I have is my 50mm 1.8 and 55-200mm and they don’t seem to be as sharp as this one!! I would use it at just about every practice shoot I do!!!

  278. Suzanne on October 12, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I “need” this lense to photograph my girls at their soccer games.I would photograph kids with this lense.My favorite right now is my nifty fifty, but that doesn’t work for soccer!

  279. Staci Brock on October 12, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I have your banner (button) on my blog!

  280. Kristen Perschon on October 12, 2010 at 11:03 am

    I am following on twitter too. And I retweeted

  281. Angie Sandy on October 12, 2010 at 11:03 am

    I have your button on my blog: http://www.photocardboutiue.com/blog

  282. Shawn Houllis on October 12, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I don’t have a lens that covers this focal length and can’t afford one right now. I always end up renting which is costing me more in the long run.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I would photograph sports, but also it would be great for those clients wanting a more photojournalistic approach & less of me in their face :)What is your favorite focal length to shoot? Well, since I don’t have a zoom, it is 50mm. I’d like this to change!

  283. Staci Brock on October 12, 2010 at 11:04 am

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  284. Angie Sandy on October 12, 2010 at 11:04 am

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  285. Julie P on October 12, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I used to own this lense before my husband dropped it at a wedding! I could really use another one! I love this lense. It’s so awesome. This is the perfect lense for the ceremony and reception to just be an observer and get those stellar candid shots! A lot of photographers say the 50MM is their favorite focal length, but the 70-300 is mine!

  286. Angie Sandy on October 12, 2010 at 11:05 am

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  287. Elsa M. on October 12, 2010 at 11:05 am

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  288. Shawn Houllis on October 12, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Just joined facebook fan page. Off to follow tweets & add banner. YAY!

  289. Heather Nebel on October 12, 2010 at 11:06 am

    I “need” this lens so that I have a longer focal length. I would photograph my son of course, but I love shooting nature and landscape so it would be great for that as well. I don’t really have a favorite but I tend to shoot mostly around 100-150mm.

  290. Christie M. on October 12, 2010 at 11:06 am

    I would love to have this lens, since I currently can zoom to only 105mm. I “need” to get closer, mostly for shooting people from far away. There are so many times when I want to get closer and simply cannot physically get there. Plus, the bokeh would be incredible! While I like the interest of composing a shot for the surroundings, I love, love to get up really close and that 105mm length and really fill the frame with a great expression!

  291. Amy Shert on October 12, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I would love to add this lens to my bag! I know Tamron makes a great product and my longest focal length now is 85mm (also shoot with a 24-70). I shoot people professionally, but love landscape/nature and often wish I had a longer lens with me when outside. This would be perfect–especially for wildlife! The sample images you show tells me it would also be great for people. With what is currently in my bag, my favorite shots are with my Canon 24-70 at 70mm. I really love working with zoom lenses, though, and am itching to get a longer lens. I would thrilled to cover 70-300!

  292. Staci Brock on October 12, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Tweeted!

  293. Steve Schuenke on October 12, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I need this lens because I’d like a light weight zoom to travel with.I’d like to shoot nature and portraits with this lens.My favorite focal length is around 200mm.

  294. danielle on October 12, 2010 at 11:08 am

    My favorite lens is my tamaron 17-50, it never leaves my camera, but I often find I am missing out on not having a longer focal length. It would definately fill a need I have.I love to shoot families and children in candid situations.I really love shooting at 50mm.

  295. Brandi Williamson on October 12, 2010 at 11:08 am

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I need this lense, well, because I want it!! hehe!! In all seriousness though, I think this lens will help amp up lens kit for wedding/portrait photography…mainly weddings I believe. Up til now I have mostly rented the ‘special’ lens’.* What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Weddings, weddings and more weddings! Oh and of course HS Seniors, little kiddos who enjoy running away from me and giggling, and probably a mix of pets as well.* What is your favorite focal length to shoot?I use my 105 a lot. Not sure why cuz it’s not really anything ‘special’ but it seems to work for almost all of my normal day-to-day photography. Now when it comes to weddings, I will rent a whole kit and kaboodle!

  296. melanie chandler on October 12, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I really would love to add this lens to my VERY small collection, I don’t have to funds to purchase such a lovely lens for myself. I would use it for capturing my little ones as well as clients, I don’t have a lens anywhere near this length, so I’m excited to try it out. As of right now (it frequently changes) I love to shoot at 50mm with a prime lens. THanks for the opportunity!

  297. Peggy on October 12, 2010 at 11:08 am

    “¢”Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography”…Because this lense rocks…the sharpness…the flexability…the range are awesome. This was the next Lense purchase on my List of “Must Haves”.”¢”What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?”…I would use this on children, families, Seniors and in additon I would use this to help me branch into engagement sessions.”¢”What is your favorite focal length to shoot”…How do I answer thee! I love close ups so very much, but I really like all ranges and it depends so much on each session location, person and desire of photos.

  298. Leah on October 12, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I “need” this lens so that I can shoot my sweet son in all of his school events – though not traditional, band, choir and all the fun performances that these involve. Also for my daughters and their dance recitals! So I guess this answers question 2 – I want to shoot my kiddos!! and I love my current Tamron 28-75mm lens and I love to shoot at 75mm.

  299. Ashlin on October 12, 2010 at 11:09 am

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I need this lens because I do nature photography (mainly swamps in LA) in my spare time but I am just branching out in wedding photography with my portrait business. Its really hard to get so close to my subjects with the lens that I currently own. * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?I am hoping to win this lens to give my brides the best possible portraits I can. * What is your favorite focal length to shoot?right now its around 70mm. but thats really just not enough to do what I’ve been dreaming about!

  300. Jennifer Tedeschi on October 12, 2010 at 11:09 am

    ~Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I need this lens because I am new to photography and I am in desperate need of a zoom lens. This lens is sharp and versatile and would be great for portrait photo shoots with my twin boys who can’t sit still!~What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?My favorite images are portraits (babes, children); I would love to be able to get closer to my clients without actually being in their faces all the time.~What is your favorite focal length to shoot?I am really enjoying my 80mm right now, it gives me beautiful portraits, but I do need to broaden my horizon and fill up my camera bag with some new goodies!!Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!!~Jen

  301. Heather Nebel on October 12, 2010 at 11:09 am

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  302. Julie P on October 12, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I love this lense! My husband dropped it at a wedding and now I really need another one! We love to use this lense for the ceremony and reception to get those candid expressions and fleeting moments. A lot of photographers say that the 50MM is their favorite, but the 70-300 is definitely my favorite! Awesome all around lense!

  303. jessica on October 12, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? It is such a crisp zoom lens!What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? My daughter in her play.What is your favorite focal length to shoot? Right now 50mm

  304. Peggy on October 12, 2010 at 11:10 am

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  305. Krista Campbell on October 12, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I need this lens because I only have 2 fixed lenses- a 50mm and an 85mm. This Tamron 70-300 would allow me to shoot families, children and weddings from a distance and catch more authentic expressions and relationships. I am wanting to photography children, newborns and weddings with this lens (and also families from a distance while they interact). My favorite focal length to shoot right now is 85… but I’d love something longer 🙂

  306. Heather Nebel on October 12, 2010 at 11:11 am

    I’m a fan on facebook!

  307. Krista Campbell on October 12, 2010 at 11:11 am

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  308. BrieAnna McKinney on October 12, 2010 at 11:11 am

    “¢ Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I “need” this lens because I have a super-tight budget, but a goosebump-passion for photography. I have three adorable kids ages 3 and under. The 3 and 2 year old love to play and I adore capturing shots of them on the playground as I have the newborn in the front pack (and can’t get too close). The 3 year old just started t-ball and I would love to capture his face as he plays his daddy’s favorite sport. He has a bit of an overbite and its darling to see him focus while playing and have the same overbite that daddy did when he was little. Daddy is in Iraq, but we send him tons of pictures. I’d like him to “feel” a part of candid pictures and watch the kids grow. He was in Iraq when our baby was born. Photos are the only link he has to memories he isn’t here to experience. “¢ What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? For some random reason I would love to photograph candy. Kids eating candy, candy in a fun candy shop. Maybe it’s because of the state fair in town, but I would love to photograph people eating cotton candy or laughing with candy. I’d love to capture my kids playing of course. I would also love to photograph my kids with their grandma’s horse. “¢ What is your favorite focal length to shoot? Close up shots are my absolute favorite. I don’t think I can describe how much I love close up shots! My favorite focal length is anywhere from 100-300mm

  309. Krista Campbell on October 12, 2010 at 11:12 am

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  310. Morgan F. on October 12, 2010 at 11:12 am

    1. I would LOVE to have this lens because I have been really getting in to the business this past year but i am tight on money. i’m going to school to become better at what I do and learing new ways to do it. 2. I shooting alot of variety of things and having to rent a longer lens seems to be one of my biggest hassels. I shoot alot of portrait and durring weddings its really had to get what the client wants and what i’m happy with at the same time. I have also just been getting into wildlife photography because hunting is very big around my area and that is what I would like to Specialize in.3. With the lens I have rented so far the longer the better 🙂

  311. Krista Campbell on October 12, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I’m an MCP FB fan! 🙂

  312. arden prucha on October 12, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Oooh this is lovely!1. I need (want) this because of the zoom capability.2. Weddings for sure!3. RIght now I am digging the 85 1.2!4. Thank you:)

  313. Amy Claibourne on October 12, 2010 at 11:13 am

    1) I NEED this lens because my zoom lenses are the kit lenses that came with my camera. It would give me more flexibility and cleaner, sharper shots!2) My main subjects are children. I would love this lens for just about any subject I could shoot!3)Right now, I’m loving my nifty 50 because of the great results I’m getting with it.

  314. Laurie H. on October 12, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Why do I need this? Because I love the zoom on it, who wouldn’t! A good zoom can make photos so much easier!Why do I want it? To take photos of our area and of my children. It’s easier to take their photos when I’m not in their face.I usually use about 80mm right now, but it really depends on where we are and what we’re doing.

  315. Elisa on October 12, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? So I don’t have to borrow lenses from my dear friend. I could finally capture my grandkids at “play” without interrupting the game. I would finally be able to get the shots I want. What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? My favorite subjects are my grandchildren and wildlife. This lens would have been invaluable while I was camping in the Rockies.What is your favorite focal length to shoot? It really depends on the subject and the environment. Thank you for this opportunity to try to win the lens.

  316. Susie on October 12, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I need this lens because what photographer doesn’t like some good glassWhat type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I shoot mostly peopleWhat is your favorite focal length to shoot?50mm is a fav of mine currently but I don’t discriminate against other lengths :)- I already follow you on Facebook- I am already subscribed to your RSS feed- I already follow your twitter

  317. Leah Lowry on October 12, 2010 at 11:14 am

    1)Why do I “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I am a nearly 40 year old woman who put her career aside to raise her kids 7 years ago. Although I have had a slight obsession for taking photos my whole life…through the last 7 years, I have aquired an even bigger yearning to be a photographer. I have always photographed for friends but I actually want more than anything to capture peoples memories for a living. The equipment I have now is nothing more than average. I used to have a GREAT lens 70-210, but about a year & half ago…my little gal tugged on the strap a little too hard and down it went…there was no fixing and on a single income family who was on full commission in this economy, there was no buying another one for awhile. I just keep saying, “one day”. There is definitely a difference when using a kit lens vs. a lens like the Tamron is offering and I would be so gracious to win one!”¢What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I have a 7 and 4 year old…enough said. I take a lot of Baseball photos for my son’s team and then hand the photos out at the end of the seasons. I was hoping to kick start my photography business by taking photos for people at Sporting Events, Dance Activities etc…and then offering my services to other families at affordable prices. But until I get the equipment I need to justify “charging $$”, I haven’t moved forward. This lens would definitely allow me the versatility I need to do these types of things. I also would use this lens taking photos of children…”IN ACTION”…not always the sit down posed shots. I love that you don’t have to keep switching the lens on and off to get a great shot. I used my 70-210 for everything and loved it. This lens would be even better!”¢What is your favorite focal length to shoot? Anything ZOOMED and close up so I suppose you’d say 300mm, although I’ve never shot anything more than the 210mm!

  318. Kresta Littleton on October 12, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I need this lens because I need a bigger zoom. The one I have only goes to 200mm, so it would be great to have that extra 100!I mostly just photograph my kiddos — ages 7, 5 1/2, and 1 1/2. With kids running around and away from me, a zoom is a must!I have to admit my favorite focal length is 50mm — that’s my favorite lens, and of course, it’s fixed. But I find myself breaking out my zoom a lot too, esp. in bright sunlight or when the kids are out playing.

  319. Amy H on October 12, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I need this lens because it would help me to photograph natures shots better. I would use it for nature shots and people. I would say 50mm is my fav right now. Thanks 🙂

  320. Tiffany McCoy on October 12, 2010 at 11:15 am

    “¢Why do you “need” this lens: I’m shooting with a crappy kit lens :-/”¢What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens: People places and things but weddings mostly “¢What is your favorite focal length to shoot: I’m usually in and around 85 to 100mm

  321. Heather Nebel on October 12, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Posted your website link to my facebook page!

  322. AmyAmyBoBamey on October 12, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I “need” this lens, because I need a good zoom lens. I have the kit lens now which does not seem as crisp and sharp as this. Those pics are great!This would be great for group shots as well as my daughters soccer games and different sports. Focal length right now I shoot at 50 but that’s because my other 2 are kit lenses and not that great so I would LOVE to have the ability shot far to get close.

  323. Debra on October 12, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I would love the lens primarily because I think those sample images are gorgeous. I would love to have a lens that could reach places I can’t go. To take candid pictures of my girls, to capture those amazing hidden moments of them growing up! If I could captures crisp clear images like the one shown at 300mm, I have a sneaking suspicion that that would be the length I would treasure the most.

  324. Tami R. on October 12, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I “need” this lens because I am a handicapped mom, legally blind to be exact. I can see enough, but not the details of my kids and all the things they do every day. I recently discovered that through photography, I can literally zoom in on life and capture all the details I’ve been missing. Of course my photos are not great. Because I can’t see well, I take tons of shots, hoping to get one or two in focus. But I do this for me, because life is flying by so quickly and if there’s a way to see it, then I’m going to figure it out. I would use this lens to capture my kids and their activities. Right now, I use the longest focal length I have available, which is 200mm. Thanks for a great give away!

  325. Amy Claibourne on October 12, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Posted about the giveaway on Facebook!

  326. Sarah Howard on October 12, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I need this because I lack a zoom lens and have been pining over this one!!!I want to photograph children, and love the distance you can get with this focal length yet still get an intimate shot.I enjoy the images I get from both a wide angle and a 200-300mm, I feel you get a sense of the “scene” or environment more with a wide angle, but then getting the soft bokeh of a zoom is to die for, so different yet both so so important to have!

  327. Leah Lowry on October 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Facebook Shared, Put your MCP Banner on my blog, and subscribed to your feed via email. I was already a fan on Facebook.

  328. Elsie on October 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

    I need this lens because I am new to better photography. I gave myself a Nikon D90 as a retirement present in June 2010.I would like it to help photograph the baby squirrels that I rehab.My favorite focal length is mixed. I like to get as close as possible to my babies. With this lens it would be 300mm so I could get much closer when I photograph their release.

  329. Cynthia Craine on October 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I really need a zoom lens. I only have 1 prime lens (50 1.4) It would help with longer focal distanceWhat type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I love landscape but I also love candid family shots and not needing to be in their space to photograph themWhat is your favorite focal length to shoot? I would say over 100 but I’m stuck at 50 right now.

  330. Jennifer Tedeschi on October 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Also, just shared on FB. =Dhttp://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1510842984Thanks again!~Jen

  331. AmyAmyBoBamey on October 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

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  332. rebecca on October 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

    1. Vibration Compensation!! How wonderful.2. Mostly sports or wildlife.3. I don’t have one… it depends on what I am shooting. But I sure would like to try 300mm.

  333. Julie P on October 12, 2010 at 11:18 am

    I posted this giveaway on my FB page!

  334. AmyAmyBoBamey on October 12, 2010 at 11:18 am

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  335. Jill Heupel on October 12, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Need – This lens has the ability for versatility.I would use this during wedding ceremonies, when I am stuck at the back of the aisle and want a good zoom, but also getting the environment.I mix it up. no favorite here.

  336. Glennen on October 12, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?~I currently use the 50mm 1.8, and while I love it, I often feel limited in my ability to capture subjects that would benefit from a zoom. Feeling limited is no fun.~What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?~My three year old at play, nature all around me, little kid sporting events.~What is your favorite focal length to shoot?~50mm (my one and only).~

  337. Becky Branch on October 12, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? This lens would help me out so much I am an intermediate photographer and obsessed with crystal clear photos. I’m also a HUGE Tamron fan!What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Love shooting people, especially family and friendsWhat is your favorite focal length to shoot? 50mm lens is my fave

  338. Amanda on October 12, 2010 at 11:20 am

    “¢Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I “need” it for a little more reach then I currently have.”¢What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?High School volleyball and outside lifestyle portraits – eventually second shoot weddings.”¢What is your favorite focal length to shoot?Hard to say as it would depend on what I am shooting. Lately it would be out to the 200 that I am maxed at as I am trying to get in the action on volleyball.

  339. Mary on October 12, 2010 at 11:20 am

    1. I don’t have a telephoto lens for my camera-yet.2. The freeloading critters on our farm, oh, and my family.3. Well, as I don’t have a telephoto lens yet I don’t have one-yet.

  340. Jill Heupel on October 12, 2010 at 11:20 am

    I’m a facebook fan.

  341. AmyAmyBoBamey on October 12, 2010 at 11:21 am

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  342. rebecca on October 12, 2010 at 11:21 am
  343. Amy Claibourne on October 12, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Posted about the giveaway on my blog….

  344. Krystal on October 12, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Well, I need this lense because all I have is my kit lense and a 35. They are great but sometimes I need to get in closer. For sports with my kids I’m not doing so hot. I would use it for… Maybe weddings, sports and kids when they don’t know I’m watching them.I pretty much just shoot at 35 because that lense is my best.

  345. Krystal on October 12, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I subscribe by e-mail.

  346. kyla on October 12, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I need this lens because I currently max out at 105 with my lens that I have, and I’m hoping to start doing weddings this coming summer which would make this lens essential.I mainly take pictures of family and kids right now and would love to try this out on my clients!I shoot at 50mm quite often, or maxed out at 105.

  347. Krystal on October 12, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I like the facebook page.

  348. Sarah Howard on October 12, 2010 at 11:23 am

    fan on fb!

  349. MelindaV on October 12, 2010 at 11:24 am

    1. I need this lens because right now my focal range ends at 200mm.2. I would totally use it for sports shots and capturing my children from a distance.3. I am currently enjoying shooting at 50mm range.

  350. Mona Landers on October 12, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I need this lens! I’ve shot with a 70-300 and it is wonderful for so many situations. I love getting that tight shot and super-blurred background. I would use it for so many things. I have a blog and I love to shoot for it. I guess my favorite focal length is between 200-300mm. Thanks for this opportunity!

  351. Nallely on October 12, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I need this lens because I only have a prime lens and this looks like an awesome zoom lens!! What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Fall portraits! looks like this lens at 300mm creates some beautiful bokeh.What is your favorite focal length to shoot? I would say between 50-100.

  352. Amy Claibourne on October 12, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Tweeted about your giveaway!

  353. Sarah Howard on October 12, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I subscribe 🙂

  354. Ana Guerrero on October 12, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Right now the only lens I have is the 50mm 1.4 so I’ve learned to use that focal length very well. I love it. I would use this lens for close ups for family shoots. I could add another lens to my gear. I’d be so happy if I won this! LOL

  355. Annette Taylor on October 12, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I need this lens for wedding photography. I lack the length of the zoom and it’s speed.I would like to use this lens for portraits as well as capturing daytime outdoor sports.My favorite focal length is 85mm.

  356. Karen in Texas on October 12, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I need it because I don’t have anything higher than 100mm. I would love to photograph people with this lens. Currently around 100mm.

  357. Amy Claibourne on October 12, 2010 at 11:26 am

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  358. rebecca on October 12, 2010 at 11:26 am
  359. Diane on October 12, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I need this lens to shoot my favorite thing…my boys in there sports and activities. It would help my photography by allowing me sharp images without getting to close to my subject. Don’t want to be ejected from the game. lol My 85 is the longest lens I have and its on my camera 99% of the time so I would say its my favorite.

  360. Mona Landers on October 12, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I’m already a fan on Facebook! Love the posts!

  361. rebecca on October 12, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Posted on FB

  362. Joe Orlando on October 12, 2010 at 11:27 am

    A lens this versatile, with this range, would be an obvious enhancement to my nature photography. I would also find this lens useful for my concert photography, sometimes you just can’t get as close to the action as you would like. I typically shoot 150-200mm when shooting deer, heron, and other wildlife. I have had a few opportunities to shoot closer however I have lost many shots because I don’t have the 300mm length.(This comment being posted to Facebook, Twitter and to MCP’s blog for 3 entries)

  363. Kristen L on October 12, 2010 at 11:28 am

    -Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I am working to try to improve my photography skills. A lens like this would help me practice new shots and subjects.-What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?I hope to especially improve on my long-distance nature shots with this lens-What is your favorite focal length to shoot?My fav focal length is probably 85mm.

  364. paige on October 12, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I am learning and I only have one lens.. Need a great lens 🙂 What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? children/concertsWhat is your favorite focal length to shoot? not sure just yet

  365. Kristen L on October 12, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I’m a facebook fan!!

  366. Tracy Cook on October 12, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I need this lens because I switched over to a full frame and have to buy all new lenses. It will help my photography because I do sports and weddings and need to be able to zoom. I like to shoot seniors, weddings and sports. I shoot alot of sports to see the happy faces of the kids when I get that shot. I don’t do that for the money just the reward. I don’t really have a favorite focal length. I love 135 and up. I just want closer to the action without being in their face.

  367. Tricia Orr on October 12, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Need: Love the zoom ability!! Need more zoom! For: Sports!!! All ages, my kids, my clients, more clients!! Favorite: Probably 200mm love it!!

  368. Deborah on October 12, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I need this lens because I love shooting sports. My 200 just doesn’t cut it most of the timeI love shooting sports, but also portrait. Love shooting seniors!My favorite focal length is 85mm

  369. Peni Norman on October 12, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? Who doesn’t need this…it is on my wishlist to have as one of my basic lens to take on a photoshoot. It would be great for weddings that don’t allow you to be up close to everything that is happening.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I need this for sporting events, large group portraits and landscape.What is your favorite focal length to shoot? 50mm

  370. julia hope on October 12, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I’m majorly impressed with the quality of both pictures taken with the Tamron lens.

  371. Kristen L on October 12, 2010 at 11:29 am

    And I also subscribe to the RSS feed!! LOVE MCP actions!

  372. rebecca on October 12, 2010 at 11:30 am

    subscribed to your rss feed

  373. Amb on October 12, 2010 at 11:30 am

    OOooo! I definitely need this lens as I am just starting out and can’t afford more than my kit lens. I love to photograph people…vague, but there it is. I really like the 85 range

  374. Amber on October 12, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Oh boy! I need this lens because I neeeeed it 😉 I love shooting outdoors and nature. This lens would be awesome for when I shoot wildlife – including my kids! I’d use it for portraits and family shots too. I really love shooting from a distance – so anything above 50mm.

  375. Rae Clevett on October 12, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? My longest lens range is 200 and I would love to have the 300 length. I’ve been purchasing equipment for a few yrs now and just can’t spend any more money right now but have been coveting a longer length for a long time now.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Outdoor portraits would be wonderful with this lens and also being able to zoom closer for shots of the birds in our neighborhood would be awesome! What is your favorite focal length to shoot? Everyday shots I usually shoot at about 50 mm but outdoors I shoot a lot at 200.

  376. Amb on October 12, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Shared on fb!

  377. Jeri G on October 12, 2010 at 11:31 am

    1. I am looking for a lens that will get me both close and let me get wider shots with out having to move very far. I have a problem with this when shooting my horses. Some lenses are to long while other you can’t get in close enough so you loose shots.2. I love shooting horses and landscapes.3. My favorite focal length tends to be between 100 and 200.

  378. rebecca on October 12, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Following on twitter

  379. Amb on October 12, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Have a link on my blog!

  380. debra on October 12, 2010 at 11:31 am

    * i would love this lens to have a longer focal range. right now i just have my trusty 85mm and 50mm. while i love them, sometimes i would just like to have a little more to work with no matter what situation.*besides my children i would like it for portraits*right now i have my 85 on most of the time. i know, it seems everyone has that one. but it really is a great lens for the money. i have retweeted and posted on facebook as well. i am also a fan on facebook and i follow you on twitter…

  381. Deborah on October 12, 2010 at 11:31 am

    just subscribed to your rss feed

  382. rebecca on October 12, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Became a fb fan

  383. Tiki on October 12, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I need this lens because my sons are involved in a lot of sports and with my 50mm I’d need to stand in the middle of the action to get a good shot. I need a long zoom 🙂 What is my favorite focal distance? I only have a 50mm right now so I guess that’s it.

  384. Lori Parker on October 12, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I would love this lens for sports photography. I often shoot children’s soccer games and such.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?While I would mainly use this lens for sporting events, it would be nice for wildlife pictures, as well. We’re stationed in GTMO and I like going around on the boat, taking pictures of the birds and fish… a zoom like that would be helpful.What is your favorite focal length to shoot? Because I mainly do beach portraits, the range I shoot in is usually about 45-80 and I usually use my 18-200 lens for this. My favorite focal length is about 50.

  385. Megan Blosser on October 12, 2010 at 11:33 am

    “¢ Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I would love to have this lens because of the zoom. A lot of times my photos are blurred because I’m too far away.”¢ What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Mostly infants, toddlers, and families.”¢ What is your favorite focal length to shoot? I currently have a 18-55 kit lens and it’s almost always on 55.

  386. Jenessa Evans on October 12, 2010 at 11:34 am

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I am working on becoming known for my sports photography. I Currently can not obtain the correct shots due to my lil 50mm. I Need this to take my Sports Photography to a new level and hoping Tamron can help me achive my goal! * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Sports, mainly Baseball. I want to be the first woman photographer to achieve amazing Sports photography for upcoming little league super stars. There is a huge market for this but I am limited simply because I need a longer (70mm – 300mm)Tamron lens. * What is your favorite focal length to shoot?I Have only shot with a 50mm, But am hoping that I can fall in love with the 70mm to 300mm provided by Tamron.

  387. Susan on October 12, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I “need” this zoom because it is essential in sports photography that I love. I will be shooting soccer players, baseball players, dancers and all sorts of people-in-action with this lens. Right now my favorite focal length is 85mm – I use it frequently because it’s the fastest lens I own right now.

  388. Manuela Busack on October 12, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Why do I”need” this lense/How would it help my photography? What subject would I capture with this lense?I need this lens because I haven’t been able to afford a new lense and to indulge in my passion of capturing children’s expressions and interactions at play from a distance with clarity and I can’t forget the wild life that come and go while venturing into my back yard. What is my favourite focal length to shoot? I haven’t found my favourite yet!! Good luck to all who enter!!

  389. Deborah on October 12, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I tweeted this!

  390. Megan Blosser on October 12, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I “like” you on facebook.

  391. Wendy Krebs on October 12, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Why I need this lens? I just got into photography and would love to have a new lens to expand with.I love the zoom on this.I would use this to take pictures of my kids and family.I usually use 50mm.

  392. Deborah on October 12, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I’m a fan on FB

  393. Shelby Jones on October 12, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Why do you “need” this lens?I just rented the canon 70-300mm lens to take on a trip to Houston this weekend for a renaissance festival that we attend each year. This lens would be perfect for it, as well as many other things (sports, portraits, weddings).What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Mostly portraits and sports/action.What is your favorite focal length to shoot?Right now it is 50mm. But I think that could change! 🙂

  394. Rae Clevett on October 12, 2010 at 11:35 am

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logoI posted on FB. BTW, I have a US addy in Washington to use b/c I read that there was no shipping to Canada. Fingers are crossed! I would love to win this!

  395. Amy Claibourne on October 12, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Your button is on my blog!

  396. Laura on October 12, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I would love this lense because I really need a telephoto lense to capture some of those wonderful moments of my daughter for when I don’t want to be so close with my one and only lense the Canon 50mm. With this lense I would photography my family. Especially my 9 month old!My only focal length that I shoot is 50mm because right now that is the only lense I own.

  397. Amy Claibourne on October 12, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Follow you on Facebook!

  398. Tiffany on October 12, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I need the lens for kids games and shoots out at my farm. I want to be able to take sharp pics at booth. Team sports and miniature horses. Somewhere between 200-250 being in the middle of a herd in a full stampede is not a good idea.

  399. Christine Neutgens of Pixelations Photography on October 12, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I NEED this lens because my current Tamron 70-300mm zoom has taken a beating and I’d love to upgrade it with a new one! I would use it for my sports photography. For sports, my favorite focal length is full on 300mm 🙂 I love to feel like I’m right in there while standing on the sidelines.

  400. jen chesnut on October 12, 2010 at 11:37 am

    It is funny that you are offering this contest because I just broke my zoom 70-300 mm lens when a gust of serious wind blew my tripod over during a shoot on Saturday and the lens took the impact.* Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? Because I just broke mine and this is my go to lens for all solo photo shoots – it just pulls the subject face so well while blurring out the background. I can’t shoot without it!* What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Portraits, sports action* What is your favorite focal length to shoot? good question – probably around 100 for most shoots.

  401. Shelby Jones on October 12, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Tweeted this!

  402. Mallorie Willms on October 12, 2010 at 11:38 am

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I constantly am renting this lens and would love to purchase but haven’t had the free money to do so yet. It would help my photography by always having this lens and not having to constantly rent it. * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Babies and toddlers! * What is your favorite focal length to shoot?85mm is my favorite length to shoot.

  403. Meera on October 12, 2010 at 11:39 am

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I need a long focal length lens to be able to put more distance between myself and kids or pets, to enable them to be natural in their surroundings. * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Portraits of people and pets. * What is your favorite focal length to shoot?Currently 105mm.

  404. Kim on October 12, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I “need” this lens because I only have a 50mm lens, and my kit lens. I would love to have more range with the sharpness that tamron offers!!What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? People of all ages doing what they do as a family. But mostly of my children being super adorable! :)What is your favorite focal length to shoot? All I really know is 50mm.

  405. Shelby Jones on October 12, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Shared on FB!

  406. Gary on October 12, 2010 at 11:40 am

    1. I need this lens for the long reach. It’d make portraits look really nice.2. I’d use it primarily for portraits but I can also use it to take pictures of animals from a zoo.3. 50mm and 85mm

  407. Ausberto Gonzalez on October 12, 2010 at 11:41 am

    “¢Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?Having a Tamron 18-200mm, for about five years, would be a great way to upgrade to a better and more clearer glass to shoot my two boys doing what they do best, play, play, and more play.”¢What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Living in Florida, with all the wildlife and nature around me it would be a great lens to shoot far and close in one lens.”¢What is your favorite focal length to shoot? Of course that will depend on the subject. I like 80mm range, is great for shooting the boys playing in their football games, and having some good portrait shoots. Tamron for being my first lens is always on my camera.

  408. Crystal Howes on October 12, 2010 at 11:41 am

    i want this lens for WEDDING photography!!! I need it because all i have is a 50mm 1.4, i use NIKON….my favorite focal length is to zoom or my current lens at f 1.4 LOVE the clarity 🙂

  409. Sarah Howard on October 12, 2010 at 11:42 am

    shared on fb!

  410. Tiffany on October 12, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Tweeted

  411. Rae Clevett on October 12, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I tweeted! Oh man, I really want to win this!!!!http://twitter.com/#!/raeclevett

  412. Terri on October 12, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I need this lens to shoot sports. Right now my longest lens is the 85 and it’s not long enough! I would also use it to shoot kids. Currently my favorite lense is my 85 because of it’s beautiful bokeh and sharpness!

  413. Manuela Busack on October 12, 2010 at 11:44 am
  414. Becca on October 12, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I LOVE the versatility of this lens! And I’ve been really needing a zoom lens to use for the weddings I somehow keep getting hired to shoot! I love shooting at 50mm right now, but mostly because that’s my only good lens 🙂 haha

  415. Rae Clevett on October 12, 2010 at 11:45 am

    The MCP banner is on my blog! I’m proud to display it! MCP rocks!

  416. Manuela Busack on October 12, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I am a MCP facebook fan!!

  417. Jane on October 12, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I don’t have a zoom lens that goes above 70mm, so I need this! I want to start weddings soon, so this would be a huge help!What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Weddings and my kids sports!What is your favorite focal length to shoot?Right now it’s 85mm, but if I got this lens it might change!

  418. Melissa Allen on October 12, 2010 at 11:48 am

    “¢Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I need to be able to have the versatility of this lens.”¢What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I would use it for most of the events I cover. It would give me the power to capture those moments when people aren’t looking.”¢What is your favorite focal length to shoot? I like 75 best.

  419. Margy on October 12, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Would love this lens because I have a new 7D and my only lens is the kit 28-135.Would use this lens to shoot landscape, wildlife including my grandchildren.Really don’t have a favorite focal lenght. Sunday, 10-17 is my birthday. This would be a wonderful present.

  420. Beth Kraenzlein on October 12, 2010 at 11:49 am

    “¢Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I really need another one of these lens so I dont have to change them between the 2 camera bodies I have.”¢What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?I am a sports action photographer “¢What is your favorite focal length to shoot?I need the range on this lens since I change lengths to catch the action where its happening at.

  421. julie whitlock on October 12, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I need this lens because we have some big churches in canada!Wedding, families, babies etcI love the 50 1.4

  422. Adrienne Gee on October 12, 2010 at 11:51 am

    “¢Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I need this lens because I have a Cannon Rebel Xti and would like to get more involved photoghraphy. I know that having a newer model camera will not make me a better photographer but having a better lens will help me take better pictures while taking tips from your site.”¢What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I would like to take pictures of children during sporting events and scenic photgraphs of nature.”¢What is your favorite focal length to shoot?I only have the kit lens that came with the camera so that is what I use. I have read on your blog of the other focal lenghts and waiting to get a better lens for my camera

  423. Beth Kraenzlein on October 12, 2010 at 11:52 am

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  424. jessica larsen on October 12, 2010 at 11:52 am

    -I need this lens because I dont own a zoom lens with this focal point yet, and have had my eye on it for awhile!-I would use this for weddings!!-Favorite focal range would be 50mm or 85mm

  425. jenn on October 12, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? – my “longest” lens is the 50mm 1.4, and often i really feel limited to what i can shoot.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? mostly my kiddos, not as up in their face.What is your favorite focal length to shoot? 10.5mm (fisheye). i love renting that lens, gets me out of a slump immediately!

  426. Jenilyn Drummond on October 12, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I’m always borrowing, or renting a lens to shoot weddings. I want my very own. Selfish? Maybe, I would like to save those extra bucks from renting to put towards my business. What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?I am getting into weddings. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE to shoot kiddos and family’s What is your favorite focal length to shoot?The longest I have gone is 85, would love to hit 300 with this new lens. Yes I’ll facebook this contest. and I am the number one fan of MCP!!

  427. jessica larsen on October 12, 2010 at 11:52 am

    follow on blogger

  428. Beth Kraenzlein on October 12, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Already a fan of yours on Facebook

  429. jessica larsen on October 12, 2010 at 11:53 am

    FB fan!

  430. Beth Kraenzlein on October 12, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Have been getting your RSS feeds for a LONG time

  431. Lindsay on October 12, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I love photography because I see so many things I would otherwise miss. This zoom lens would bring into focus those things I am barred (physically or otherwise) from getting close to — in short, it would expand my photographic horizon. * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I love to photograph random people interacting with their environment — this would enable a whole new field. * What is your favorite focal length to shoot? I like 35 and 50 — but that’s probably because I don’t have a good zoom lens like this to fall in love with.

  432. Priscila Farias on October 12, 2010 at 11:54 am

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I would reallt like this lens because i need a lens for wedding photography, i think this would really make a diference on my images for close-ups… * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?I would use it to photograph people, weddings… * What is your favorite focal length to shoot?Right now i’m a big fan of 50mm …

  433. jenn on October 12, 2010 at 11:54 am

    joined the fb page!

  434. Corey Nelson on October 12, 2010 at 11:55 am

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I would like to start 2nd shooting weddings and this lens would be an awesome addition to my collection since the longest lens I currently own is my Tamron 28-75. * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Portraits and weddings. * What is your favorite focal length to shoot?I love to shoot around 50mm right now, although I mostly have my 28-75 on my camera and use various lengths while shooting.

  435. G on October 12, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I’ve totally been wanting to get a long length lens. I just don’t have the zoom I want.Mostly I take photographs of people but I would also love to get better shots at my kids’ soccer games too.So far I love 50mm.

  436. Corey Nelson on October 12, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I just “liked” you on FB!!

  437. Lindsey Robinson on October 12, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I “need” this lens because right now I am taking most of my photos with a 50mm. It would be such a blessing to have the chance to use a 70-300mm! I would love to be able to zoom! I take lot of photos of my two year old as well as family portraits. So far 135mm. Thanks for the chance!

  438. Lindsley Rogers on October 12, 2010 at 11:57 am

    1. I NEED this lens because I shoot children, often toddlers….and a lot of the time they are timid…so it would be a great addition to my other lenses because I could get a close up shot, without invading their space!2. I would photograph children and animals with this lens! I’d love to have a better zoom to be able to get close ups of wild life3. My favorite focal length is about 200

  439. Jess on October 12, 2010 at 11:57 am

    The 300mm zoom would really help me out, as I do a lot of outdoor photography. Being able to shoot my kids without them being aware of it would be priceless. Right now my absolute fav lens is my 50 1.4

  440. lindsey Robinson on October 12, 2010 at 11:58 am

    posted on facebook!

  441. kathy pilato on October 12, 2010 at 11:58 am

    1. I just got a used 5D and would really love to be able to shoot using zooms. I have a digital rebel, which an old zoom mounts on and loved it. 2. Portraits and stunning candids, of course! It is nice to surprise ssomeone with photos from an event that they didn’t know were being taken! 3. I have been practicing with 85mm and find that it is a good inbetween. However, zooming with my feet can be a burden, especially with the candids!Thanks for listening!

  442. jenn on October 12, 2010 at 11:58 am

    added you to my google reader!

  443. Merisa on October 12, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I NEED it because my longest focal length is 85mm – I really need the extra reach! It would be great not to crop all the time!What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Sports, kids and nature xxWhat is your favorite focal length to shoot? 85mm, but I’ve wanted something longer for a long time!

  444. Cherry Long on October 12, 2010 at 11:58 am

    “¢Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I would love to add this lens to my camera bag. I “need” it to get closer sports action shots.”¢What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I would use this lens on everything and everyone. It would be perfect for football games. “¢What is your favorite focal length to shoot? I use all focal lengths. I would say I use 200mm more than the others right now.

  445. Jessica on October 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I need a longer focal length lens for weddings, especially! I would shoot weddings and portraits with this lens. Currently my favorite focal length is 85mm … love that I can get close to my subjects without getting in their face with that length!

  446. Jess on October 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Subscribed!

  447. Ronda Sauers on October 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?-I am a new photographer, been training for a year. Hasn’t been a profitable year but I have had fun. With the outlay for my camera and studio equipment it has left me in want of lenses. I might have done things a little backwards there but it was Winter at the time. Shortly after investing in my new business I also found out what we thought couldn’t happen, happened. I’m pregnant. Due any moment! Winning this lens would be a dream. Especially since my husband wants to transition into photography with me due to the economy and his business.* What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?-Family, Wedding portrait photography. Would love it for photographing children in all their unpredictable splendor.* What is your favorite focal length to shoot?-So far 135mm is the max I have been able to shoot but I have been drooling over the results from lenses in the 200mm range and the 300mm shot shown above is stunning.Please Please Please consider me. It would mean so much. Plus I only buy MCP Actions. I Love Love Love them!Thank you for this opportunity.

  448. JeanetteG on October 12, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I would love this lens as it would be a great replacement for my old worn Sigma 70-300 lens that seriously needs to be retired. I would shoot pets with it especially horses. Favorite focal length on the 70-300 would be 300mm.

  449. Sunni Dellinger on October 12, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?Sports & Weddings…I wont have to keep renting…YAY!!!What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Again…sports, weddings, and anything else I may need to zoom for :-)What is your favorite focal length to shoot?I always, always end up using my 50mm 1.4 soooo…I will go with that

  450. Cherry Long on October 12, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Already a facebook fan!

  451. Shannon White on October 12, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I am constantly wanting to get unaware shots, and feel this would help. It would also be great for outdoor weddings during the ceremony to get close without being close.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Kids and weddingsWhat is your favorite focal length to shoot? 50 mm baby!!

  452. April on October 12, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I love the thought of being further away from those I am shooting and being able to watch their life unfold. I love capturing people and telling stories with them. My favorite focal length differs depending on the moment. 50 mm when I am inside…200-300 when I am outside. I vary :)!What a great contest!

  453. Anna Stancil on October 12, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    *I need this lens because I currently don’t have one. I only have one lens for my dSLR camera that is functioning right now and could really use the diversity the 70-300mm would offer.*I really enjoy of family events and outdoor shots, particularly wildlife. *I really enjoy 50mm and 85mm. But would love to have more range to work with.

  454. Joshua on October 12, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Why do I *need* this lens? Two Reasons: VC & USMI have an older version of this Tamron lens that I obtained in a trade (Canon 75-300). Most of its use comes at the zoo, (we go several times a month) but I have really begun to like it when shooting my 2yr old as he plays outside. It lets me get in close to capture his expressions while staying far enough away to not interfere with his play. The model I have is decent when the light is perfect, but when I combine long reach w/ long shutter speeds while “wide open” in darker situations, I end up with shaky photos. The VC will come to my aide in that battle.The quick USM should help keep my very active two year old in focus as he runs around. The model I have is 10 years old and has a hard time keeping up with him!I have the Tamron 28-75 f2.8 and the 70-300 . The shorter lens has been my favorite because it’s faster and i like to get up close, but I’m beginning to enjoy the way the long one lets me capture my kid at play. Would really like to upgrade my long lens as I’m finding I’m using it more and more.

  455. JeanetteG on October 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I shared on Facebook

  456. Cherry Long on October 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Shared it on facebook!

  457. Melissa Gordon on October 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I “need” this lens because the only lens I currently have is the 18-55mm kit lens that came with my new camera. I bought my camera about a month ago primarily to take pictures of my daughter cheering at football and basketball games, but have had to rely on cropping the photos to “zoom” in on her. Getting those shots would be my first priority, but I’ve begun getting requests from other parents for shots of their kids–sports and portrait shots–and this lens would help tremendously. I like 50mm (since that’s my longest lens I’ve got right now) but I love to play in the 100-200mm range.

  458. Susan on October 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    1. I need this lens because currently the only zoom lens I have is an older 100-300 that isn’t cutting it and I do a lot of work with little children where I need to be able to photograph a “moment” that may not be in my immediate vicinity. I have previously owned a Tamron lens and loved it, but had to sell it when I upgraded my camera because it wasn’t compatible :(2. The subjects that I would most photograph with this lens are children.3. My favorite focal length to shoot is somewhere between 85 and 100mm. It gives me the most flexibility in capturing my subjects naturally.

  459. Yuliana Upchurch on October 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I need this lens to help my in my wedding photography. I have the kit lens right now. This would be a major lens for me. * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Everything from brides to birds. Has an awesome sharpness and get zooming. * What is your favorite focal length to shoot? I would love to have the 50mm but for now I just the the kit to the d40 it would be 55

  460. Julie P on October 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I “need” this lens for the great telephoto range. I currently have a great Nikon lens, but it’s really big and it only goes 80-200mm.* What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I shoot mostly nature and landscape shots…this would be great for zooming in on a sailboat gliding gracefully across the lake just a mile from our house.* What is your favorite focal length to shoot? This is a hard one. I love macro, but I also love landscape shots. I would have to say my favorite length is a range, because nature is never in just the right spot to shoot it…you have to reach it with a telephoto lens sometimes. 🙂

  461. Yuliana Upchurch on October 12, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I already follow you on FB and will share link on fb too

  462. Brandi on October 12, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?The only zoom lens I have is 24-70 and it is also my longest focal length. This lens would pick up right where I’m leaving off.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?I want to shoot weddings. I LOVE weddings. And desperately need a decent lens to capture those perfect moments.What is your favorite focal length to shoot? I love zoom. So its hard to pick. When I use my 24-70 I’m using every little length along the way, not just 24 or 70. I know I would utilize this lens to its full potential.

  463. Brandi on October 12, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I posted it on my FB!!

  464. Katie Frank on October 12, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I would love, love, love to start second shooting wedding to gain some experience and see if weddings are an area that I would like to pursue. But right now I am only rockin’ two lens: the 50mm and 28mm. I need a solid zoom lens for all of the different situations in a wedding day. * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?I would use this lens for weddings and events. It allows me to get in tight without crowding everyone! * What is your favorite focal length to shoot?Right now it is 50mm, but that is the only longest lens I have! If I win, I’m sure my fav would be somewhere between 70 and 300!

  465. Diane on October 12, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Why do I need this lens and how would it help my photography? I only have one lens, a 17-55. This would open up so many possibilities for me. I would love this!

  466. Susan on October 12, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    New Facebook fan.

  467. Brenda Jankowski on October 12, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I need this lens to get sharp photos with great bokah. I am always using my 35-135 at it’s fullest zoom. I would take portraits with this lens as well as dance competition stage photos. The longest I can get right now 135!

  468. Jessica Hekman on October 12, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    For your 1st entry, answer the 3 questions below:1. Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I have a great 35mm prime lens that I use all the time, but my zoom lens is on the fritz. I could really use this zoom lens to help my photography not seem so one dimensional2. What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Definitely people… and mostly children.3. What is your favorite focal length to shoot?When I’m using a zoom, I love to bump it to about 200 so I can get cool, up close pictures. When I’m using a prime, my favorite is my 35 mm.

  469. Susan on October 12, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Posted about this on Facebook.

  470. JeanetteG on October 12, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I retweeted about the contest here: http://twitter.com/#!/mcpactions/status/27139481720

  471. Susan on October 12, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    New subscriber to daily updates.

  472. Kristin V on October 12, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    1. Right now, I mostly use prime lenses and I need to diversify!2. Wildlife. Right now, with my primes I have to get a bit too close for comfort.3. 50mm

  473. Ashley L. on October 12, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I am wanting to take a lens like this to take landscape and portrait photography. With only a 50 mm, I feel limited. What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I want to take it on all our traveling adventures to get the perfect shots of my family and the landscape.What is your favorite focal length? Right now I have the 50 and feel so limited. I can’t wait to get my hands on a zoom lens!!!

  474. Marisa on October 12, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I “need” this lens because my rambunctious 2 1/2 year old is getting more aware of my taking her picture, and I want to photograph her without intruding so much on what she’s actually doing. I’d use this lens primarily to photograph my daughter, but it would also come in handy the next time I go on a whale watching trip in Hawaii (which I LOVE to do!). My favorite focal length to shoot right now is 50 mm.

  475. Stephani Snyder-Daxx on October 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? Having this lens will help me take the step into wedding photography. What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I would probably use it on my backup camera for weddings, children and pets.What is your favorite focal length to shoot? 50mm or 85mm.

  476. Marisa on October 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I’m a FB fan!

  477. Marisa on October 12, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I pick up your RSS feed.

  478. Robyn O'Neill on October 12, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Why do I need this lens? My 70-200mm is great, but it just doesn’t get in close enough all the time. Most of my subjects are people (actors, singers, kids), but now and then I get to do some fun nature shots as well.My favorite focal length is probably 50mm, mostly because I generally like to get in close to my subject. However, I also like the surreptitious shots I can get with the 200, especially with kids.

  479. Catherine Levy on October 12, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    *Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?~I NEED this lens, because I am a stay at home mom of three who doesn’t have a lot of extra funds to be purchasing lenses that would help me with my passion of Photography. It would help my photography, by enabling me to get those extra special moments of family/friends and perhaps get into Photography as a side business. * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?~I would be photographing my children, my friends children, my children(s) friends and family get togethers with this lens. * What is your favorite focal length to shoot?~My favorite focal length would have to be 85 :)! Thanks for this chance to win this beauty,Catherinecatlevy@eastlink.ca

  480. Christy on October 12, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I’m just starting out, and I would LOVE to win! I need it b/c I really enjoy and do lots of sports photography – what a great lens this would be for that! It would also help me when I shoot weddings. Right now, my favorite lens is my fixed 50mm. 🙂

  481. Malissa on October 12, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    * Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I would strongly like to have this lens not only so I can photograph my children playing baseball, football and basketball but also to take better action pictures of a inner city baseball little league my husband and I help out with every year. Its a nice drive, but worth it to be a help to others-especially children. Pictures are memories and these are priceless to the parents and children who would not have them otherwise. I love taking worship pictures in churches and baptisms…the more distance the better. * What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? My children, sports, weddings, church services and nature. * What is your favorite focal length to shoot?Hmmmm, I would have to say 200, but 300 would be GREAT!

  482. Stephani Snyder-Daxx on October 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    shared on my business facebook -http://www.facebook.com/stephanidaxxphotography

  483. Christy on October 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    FB fan

  484. Vanessa on October 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I need this lens because the longest lens in my bag is a 100 mm macro! The lack of anything longer really limits what I can shoot. I’m comfortable with my portraiture photography skills but have been wanting to try my hand at sports and some wildlife photography – I live in a really beautiful area – but the 100mm macro is just too short for either, especially on my full frame camera. I have a life long love affair with my 50 mm 1.4, it rarely leaves my camera.

  485. Christy on October 12, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Following on Twitter

  486. Catherine Levy on October 12, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I posted over on my facebook page about this contest for an extra entry (Catherine Levy) :)!Thanks for this extra chance to win this beautiful lens :)!Catherine catlevy@eastlink.ca

  487. Melissa Gordon on October 12, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Added your banner to my site.

  488. evie on October 12, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    This lens would be great for shooting any kind of portraits but I would particularly like to have it for shooting seniors. I have lenses to cover almost all ranges except those above 85mm and I feel like I “need” a lens like this that can cover a lot of ground for me.As I said before, I think this lens would be amazing for Senior portraits as well as weddings. It allows you to be far away from the action so you can capture those private moments.Usually, my 50mm is on my camera and for a long time I considered myself only a prime shooter. Recently though, a zoom lens has been connected to my camera most of the time and I find that I really enjoy the flexibility of it. I might actually say that my 24-70 is my current fave.

  489. Christina on October 12, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Why do I need this lens? Because I need a telephoto lens as it would build more variety into my collection.What type of subjects? God is in the details. I love to see the elements up close as opposed to a landscape style picture. I would have to say most anything in nature.What is your favorite focal length. It depends on what I’m shooting, I can say what my favorite would be….300mm!

  490. Gina W. on October 12, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I am in the market for a zoom lens! I currently only have my fabulous 35mm and would like another lens to add to my camera bag! :)What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? I have mostly been doing Senior Portraits and Family Sessions! So fun!!!What is your favorite focal length to shoot?I am not sure yet. I am still pretty new to this! 🙂

  491. Stephani snyder-daxx on October 12, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    “liked” you on facebook(Stephani Snyder). <3

  492. Jolene Reed on October 12, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I “need” this lens because I have been saving to buy a lens for months now…if I won no more saving!!! I would use this lens for weddings. My favorite focal length is 85.

  493. Stephani Snyder-Daxx on October 12, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Requested to follow you on twitter. (stephani__ is my username)

  494. Celia on October 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I would “need” this b/c I haven’t had the opportunity/money to buy a lens like this yet. I would love the 70-300mm…. to help me learn!I mostly photograph my son and family, but when we go out on special trips or vacations, I usually try to take the camera along only for memories, but also different scenery, etc to practice with.My favorite focal length to shoot so far has been my Cannon 50mm lens.

  495. Kelley Godbold on October 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    1) I am just starting out, and currently only have the kit 18-55 mm lens. I would like one with better zoom!2) I shoot mostly my children, and food, for my food blog!3) With my kit lens, I shoot a LOT at 55 mm.

  496. Toni Woodham on October 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Great giveaway! I need this lens because it appears to have great zoom capabilities without losing the sharpness that I love in portraits. I would use it for children and family shots. I love the look of the 300mm shots; so sharp! I am a fan on FB and posted on Twitter!

  497. Lyndsay on October 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I “need” this lens because I actually had one just like it, but at a wedding that I was in one of the attendants grabbed my camera bag and out tumbled my Tamron 70-300. It broke and so did my heart. I loved this lens!! It’s so fun for outdoors when chasing toddlers around trying to get “that” shot.I’m wanting to shoot outdoor portraits of kids and scenery. I also love to use it for a quick zoom on unexpected wildlife.Indoors I like 28mm, but outdoors, it’s a toss up between 50mm for those I can get close to and up 200-300mm for those shots I want from a distance, but want that yummy bokeh look for.

  498. Celia on October 12, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    shared on Facebook!

  499. Lyndsay Knolls on October 12, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I need this lens because I don’t have any zoom lenses, and I really would love to be able to shoot great detail from farther away. I have one of my best freind’s weddings coming up and would love to capture some great moments for her and don’t want to have to be right in her face. Also, i love photgraphing my nephews and new baby and find it difficult to get as close to them as I need to.My favorite things to photograph are kids! I love portraits50 mm is my favorite so far

  500. Deidre on October 12, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Right now I can only get up to 200 and with my new love of Sports Photography, that focal length isn’t cutting it! 🙂 Besides the sports pictures I would use this for portraits because my favorite focal length to shoot people is around 70 to 120.

  501. Romy Brock on October 12, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    My camera needs this lens so my creativity can reach the next level.People are my favorite subject, especially kids – so probably a lot of children.I’ve been with my 50 because I’m trying to practice leaving my camera on manual.Posting on facebook!

  502. Malissa on October 12, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    I am a FB fan!

  503. Tracey on October 12, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    I have been saving for new equipment and this lens would be so be appreciated, especially with the economy as it is now, saving has been slow 🙁 I would love to be able to shoot my little shy clients during sessions, the little ones who don’t want to let go of mommy if I’m too close 🙂 so far 50, but 85 is my longest … see, desperately need this lens 🙂

  504. Connie Bensen on October 12, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I need this lens for a sharp focus zoom lens. I am always the team/class photographer for my kids activities, and renting lenses to capture the great moments. Mostly I’m shooting fast moving kids in action. I’ve rented the 28-300 zoom, and the 24-70 the most often. It just depends what I’m shooting.

  505. Brittani Bowling on October 12, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    – I would love to add this lens to my bag because of the ability to capture such sharp images when you just can’t get close enough…ie. sports, wildlife, nature, and because its so versatile and can capture amazing portrait photos as well!- As mentioned above, I could use this lens for shooting all kinds of things…wildlife and nature, landscapes, sports (especially horse showing for those fences at the other end of the ring), and portraits as well!- Either 50mm or 85mm :)Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  506. Nikki Painter on October 12, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I really need this lens! Most all I have now are primes and this would be great for zoom at 300 – especially with the kids playing soccer! My fave lens is the 85 1.8 so far!

  507. Fay Fetick on October 12, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? I do not have zoom cability at this point. With the added flexibility of this dynamite lens, my clients would really benefit. What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? Two ideas come to mind: weddings and families. I can definitely imagine using this lens to capture a family off in the distance at the park. What is your favorite focal length to shoot? I have a lot of fun with my 50mm, but I also enjoy creative flexibility.

  508. Lyndsay Knolls on October 12, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I posted on fb and am also a fan on facebook 🙂

  509. Kristi on October 12, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I NEED to experience still life beyond 200mm. ; )What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Always people. I love taking portraits. What is your favorite focal length to shoot?I think my 50mm is on my camera 90% of the time.

  510. Tracey on October 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Have a button added to my blog @ www. inspireme-photography.blogspot.com

  511. Mel Sweatt on October 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography?I’m a photog on such a tight budget that the only lens I have is my 50mm 1.8. While I love it, I feel a little stuck only having one focal length. That, and I’d love to be able to zoom in on my subject without having to get waaay up in their face. And just maybe, I can get a close-up of my moms pet peacock!What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens?Portraits!! I love people, and this lens would help me capture moments without intruding upon their personal space. What is your favorite focal length to shoot?Right now… stuck at 50mm. I’d love to experience other focal lengths. Really. 🙂

  512. Connie Bensen on October 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I’m a fan on Facebook

  513. Carli on October 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    “¢Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? —I take pictures of my brothers rock climbing and this lens would be amazing for those shots from the other side of the canyon! “¢What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? —I would use it to photograph rock climbing, and probably in weddings and on vacations for wildlife and scenery. “¢What is your favorite focal length to shoot? —it depends on what you’re photographing. but probably 50mm for portraits. for sports or wildlife though a zoom lens like this is necessary.

  514. Connie Bensen on October 12, 2010 at 12:30 pm

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  515. Deidre on October 12, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I am a Twitter follower and a facebook fan!

  516. Tracey on October 12, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I subscirbe to emails 🙂

  517. jutta on October 12, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    1. The ability to “sneak up” on kids in their natural surroundings2. Kids in the wild3. Love the DOF I get at longer lengths, tight now my 85 prime.

  518. Deidre on October 12, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I subscribe via RSS

  519. Nikki Painter on October 12, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Posted on FB and tweeted @nikkipainter!

  520. Deidre on October 12, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    I have you banner on my blog.

  521. Tracey on October 12, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    I follow on Twitter @traceyla75

  522. Lyndsay Daniel on October 12, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    I posted a link on my blog!

  523. Laura on October 12, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Why do you “need” this lens/how would it help your photography? – this lens will bring me both close up to the action and also allow subjects to be more at ease as I won’t be “in their face” with my lens.What type of subjects or images are you wanting to photograph with this lens? – sporting events, portraits, young childrenWhat is your favorite focal length to shoot? – currently 70mm

  524. Jenn on October 12, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    I would like to have the lens so that I could capture wildlife. Today there was a flock of geese in our bean field. I tried to get as close as possible but even with my focal length at 200mm it wasn’t close enough. I would have to say my favorite focal length right now is 50mm and 55mm.

  525. Nikki Painter on October 12, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    I have the MCP banner linked up on my photog blog!

  526. Deidre on October 12, 2010 at 12:34 pm
  527. Lyndsay Daniel on October 12, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Signed up for RSS feed. 🙂

  528. Nikki Painter on October 12, 2010 at 12:34 pm

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  529. Laura on October 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Posted on Facebook

  530. Nikki Painter on October 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I’m a fan on FB!

  531. Nikki Painter on October 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm

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  532. Lyndsay Daniel on October 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm</