Announcing the Winners of the Tamron Sunshine Photo Contest

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The winners of the Tamron Sunshine Photo Contest for a Tamron 28-300mm Di VC PZD lens, a Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lens, and a Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD lens are:

A huge thank you to everyone who entered our recent contest to win one of the following lens: a 28-300mm Di VC PZD lens, an SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lens or an SP 70-300mm Di VC USD lens from our friends at Tamron. This was a sunshine themed competition, and many of you shared your beautiful images, so we encourage everyone to go back and scroll the comments section to view these wonderful photos.

Yet again, the response was absolutely AMAZING with over 285 entries! But now, on to the winners. Drumroll please, and the winners are:

First Prize – a Tamron 28-300mm Di VC PZD: the winner is Graham P.
Grand Prize 28300VCPZD

Tamron 28-300mm Di VC PZD (model A010)- $849 value (For canon, Nikon or Sony cameras.)

Graham’s winning comment and image:

It would be fantastic to win the Tamron 28 – 300 lens the need for a lighter kit as I am getting older is a must, this lens would not leave the camera and has all the versatility to capture everything from near to far in great detail and of course no more sensor dust from not switching lenses all the time. The image I have entered lookers great with the sun playing across the landscape.

Graham P original

Second Prize – Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD: the winner is Annee.

Second Prize SP 90mm

Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (model F017-new) – $649 value (For canon, Nikon or Sony* cameras. *Sony mount model without VC)

Annee’s winning comment and image:

Wow! The new Tamron SP 90mm is a dream lens! I love bringing out details in wide landscapes but want to explore nature’s beauty at a more intimate level. I like to shoot into the sun and bright backgrounds but chromatic aberration and lens flare are problematic with my current lens. The optical construction of the new Tamron SP 90mm will be a major step forward for my art. I also love shooting from low angles where tripods are impossible. The enhanced VC functionality will help me achieve a steadier shot and the moisture-proof / dust-resistant qualities will be a blessing when I get a little too close to the ground! I’m always amazed at how little breeze is needed to move flowers and delicate objects out-of-focus. The increased focusing speed of the new Tamron SP 90mm combined with its large aperture will help me capture shots at the perfect moment.

I could go on but, in short, this lens looks amazing! I know it will help me to hone my craft AND increase my passion for photography. I can’t wait to start playing with one!

Annee original

Third Prize – Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD: the winner is Ron S.

Third Prize70300VC

Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD (model A005) – $449 value (For canon, Nikon or Sony cameras.)

Ron’s winning comment and image:

I shot this sunrise from a life guards chair on Delray Beach in Florida. I was there well before sunrise, hoping to catch the sun breaking the horizon over the ocean, but the clouds were there too, blocking the sun. Finally, the clouds broke a bit, allowing the sun to come thru and the Rays to pinball off them, a more dramatic shot for sure than the one I had planned.

I would use the telephoto zoom lens to give me more flexibility and reach with my travel photography and real close ups on the basketball court – I have season tickets for both the men’s and women’s at a local college and love sharing my amateur shots with the coach, players and college community via Instagram and Facebook.

The macro lens would make my wife very happy – she’s an avid gardener but my photos don’t do her magnificent flowers justice. A first class macro lens would certainly help!

I love that these lenses will fit my Sony NEX -6 e-mount, and, when the budget allows, A6000!
Fingers crossed….

Ron S original

We were all thrilled with the entries: you tugged at our heartstrings, made us laugh, made us smile, but most importantly, you made us keep wanting to do more of what we are doing; providing you quality information and guidance to become a better photographer. We were so pleased to see that you came from every part of the world, young adults to grandparents, and everyone in between. Thank you all for your entries!

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Now, for those of you that didn’t win, Tamron has invited ALL dPS readers download their 2015-2016 eBook Series! You can find those HERE!

The winners will be emailed with details of how to collect their prizes. Please make sure to look for our email. Thank you again for all the wonderful submissions and to Tamron for sponsoring this competition.

Tamron Rebates

For all of you residing in the USA, when you do purchase your next Tamron Lens, make sure to take advantage of the rebates* up to $130 through June 30, 2016. Find additional information HERE!

*Current rebate offers end June 30, 2016. US RESIDENTS ONLY.

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