Announcing the Three Tamron Contest Winners


The Winners of the Tamron 100-400mm Di VC USD Ultra-Telephoto Zoom, Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD, and Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD lenses are…

A HUGE thank you to everyone who entered the recent contest from our friends at Tamron. Again, this was not actually a photography competition, but so many of you shared your beautiful photographs, we encourage you all to go back and scroll the comments section for some wonderful photos, and links to reader pages and sites.

Yet again, the response was absolutely AMAZING with over 480 entries! But now…onto the winners! Drumroll please, and the winners are:

Grand Prize Tamron 100-400mm

Tamron 100-400mm Di VC USD

The grand prize winner is: Lorrie L.

100-400mm Di VC USD Ultra-Telephoto Zoom – Value $799. Winner’s choice of Canon, Nikon or Sony-A mount. No Substitutions. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Second Prize Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8

Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD

The second prize winner is: Esther V.

Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD – Value $599. Winner’s choice of Canon, Nikon or Sony-A mount. No substitutions. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Third Prize Tamron SP 70-300mm

Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD

The third prize Wwinner is: Debra S.

Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD – Value $449. Winner’s choice of Canon, Nikon or Sony-A mount. No substitutions. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Thanks for entering

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!

The winning entries

Here is a snippet of each of the entries from the winners of the Tamron 100-400mm Di VC USD, Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD and Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD, respectively. If you want to read the full entries head to the contest page here.

Lorrie – Grand Prize Winner

As with all bird photographers, I am really wanting a longer lens to “Get That Shot”. I am a regular reader of Digital Photography School. Today I was on your page looking for an article on aperture. I was hoping to understand aperture the best I can to make certain I am getting it correct for absolute sharpness. I was also wanting to understand how I should adjust aperture for the distance of subjects. I strive for sharp images with great focus. Suddenly I ran across this contest and I was like “Oh my Gosh!!” I have to enter!!

I love Tamron lenses. I am familiar with the Tamron web page. I visited today for the most up to date information on the Tamron 100-400mm Di VC USD. I am certain it will improve my photography in so many ways. I know it is far more than just a birding lens. I know Tamron lenses produces high-quality, sharp images with excellent color. I have extreme confidence in the lenses knowing I can take them out and use them in less than perfect weather conditions and they will not be frail. I have also watched several videos on YouTube by different reviewers stating the Tamron 100-400mm Di VC USD is a value and is far superior to any other lens in this category! The lens is certainly on my wishlist! Thank you!! Best Always!!

Esther – Second Prize Winner

The more I researched the three lenses, the harder it became to decide which one would be my top pick!

Thank you for doing this contest, it has helped me learn more about these lenses, and even if I don’t win any of the lenses I have been helped by this. I think that my top pick would be the Tamron SP 35mm f1.8. It is a very versatile lens that would be helpful for me in shooting portraits and getting clear shots of everyday life. I love that it is f/1.8, it will create stunning pictures with subjects that have that “pop.” It is also wide-angle which would be very nice to have! I am an 18-year-old amateur photographer and I look forward to using every piece of gear for capturing neat images of people and other wonderful things that God created.

Debra – Third Prize Winner

I live on 40 acres in southern California. On December 4th, everything burned in the Thomas Fire. I was able to get out with my camera bag but not my lens bag. I am living in a trailer on my property waiting to rebuild my house. At first, there was no life, not even a fly. The first life I saw was a stray hornet. Then the birds came back. Green is starting to sprout from the burned flora that I thought was dead and gone. I would have loved to record the return of wildlife but all I had in my camera bag was my Canon 5D Mark III, a nifty 50 and a kit lens. I feel like I am on a photo challenge.

I would love the Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD to give me more range to document the changing details of my new landscape. The 70- 300mm range would be perfect for capturing returning insects, rabbits looking for fresh greens and the coyotes that hunt them. I am drawn to the ultrasonic silent drive to prevent startling my subjects and capture sharp images faster. Most of the wildlife ventures out at dusk so the vibration compensation would help with longer shutter speeds.

Honorable mentions

We had so many wonderful entries, we have chosen 10 people to receive an “Honorable Mention” prize of the Living Landscapes eBook, by dPS. The 10 winners are listed below:

  1. Christian
  2. Eddie
  3. Debra Lee
  4. BJ
  5. Ronaldo
  6. Abhiman
  7. Anthony
  8. Martin
  9. Luis
  10. Gajendra

Special offer for dPS readers

Now, for those of you that didn’t win, Tamron has invited ALL dPS readers to download their eBooks. You can find them here.

The winners will be emailed with the 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 $200 off through March 3, 2018. Find additional information HERE!

*Current rebate offers end March 3, 2018. US RESIDENTS ONLY.

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Darlene Hildebrandt is the Managing Editor of dPS. She is also an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through articles, online photography classes, and travel tours. Get her free ebook 10 Photography Challenges to help you take better pictures or join a photo tour to some exotic places.

  • Jon Lockwood

    Congrats to all the winners. Hope you enjoy your lenses and make some wonderful photos!

  • Bj Clayden

    Well. Very surprised to receive an Honourable Mention and the e-book. Congratulations to all the winners and once again thanks to DPS for being one of the most useful resources on the internet. Perhaps I should enter more contests……I won my first camera, a box Brownie, when I was 10 years old, so perhaps its time to start being more visible. Thanks again.

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    Congrats to the winners! Please post some pictures and show us the world through your new eyes!

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