Win One of Three Lenses From Tamron!


Over the last few years here at dPS, we’ve run very some very popular competitions with our partners to give away, to lucky dPS readers, some of their great photographic products.

We are lucky enough to be able to do it again this week!

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For this competition, Tamron is giving away THREE prizes!

These three unique prizes are designed to help every level of photographer create BETTER pictures. Tamron is the world’s most awarded photographic lens line. Each will be won by a different dPS reader. Here’s what you could win:

  • Tamron SP 17-50 f/2.8 Di II VC – worth $599
  • Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD – worth $449
  • Tamron SP 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di VC USD – Worth $449
SP 17 50MM FTamron SP-17-50MM f/2.8 Di II VC 18270VCPZDTamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD 70300VCTamron SP 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di VC USD

Learn a little more about Tamron here.

How to Win

To win this competition you’ll need to:

  • Visit the above lens information pages and learn more about each lens and its core use
  • Leave a comment below and tell us why you’d like to win and HOW you would you utilize each lens. Please note: there is a limit of 1 entry per person
  • Do this in the next 14 days and on May 19, 2014, the team at Tamron will choose the best 3 answers and we will announce the winners in the following days

Deadline to enter is May 17, 2014, Midnight PDT (PST). Comments left after deadline will not be considered.

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By ‘best’ – we’re looking for people who have an understanding of the lenses and how they will best suit your needs. So you’ll need to check out the product pages to put yourself in the best position to win.

There’s no need to write essay length comments to win – but we’re looking to hear what you like about the lens and how it would help your development as a photographer.

This competition is open to everyone around the world no matter where you live – but there is only one entry per person. To enter – simply leave your comment below.

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About Tamron

Disclaimer: Tamron is a paid partner of dPS.

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  • Atul Rauthan

    I would like the Tamron SP 70-300 mm F/4-5.6 Di VC lens. Cutting it short, I love photography and I dont think there’s a better reason for me to win this beautiful Tamaron lens.

  • Gary Mintz

    Who won?? I guess it wasn’t me… LOL

  • Jaka Ostrovršnik

    When and where are the results going to be published?

  • Agraj Kulshrestha

    Hey!! What happened of the competition??? Please post the name of the winners…

  • Amyah

    Well! I bet there is a lot of work to do to read 1,360 comments, elimination process and choosing the winners… it would not go very fast… even though we are all impatients to know the names of the winners… hoping — each of us — it will be us 🙂 we have to be patient…

  • Eleni Karafylli

    I’ m a 16-year-old photographer from Greece who has set her eyes on the Tamron 17-50mm f2,8! This has been for months now my dream lens. While my classmates were obsessing about getting an iPhone or a new dress, I was daydreaming about a lens that would give me the ultimate ability of photographing effectively in low light. I want to be able to photograph people and situations in all light conditions, in other words, to take advantage of the existing light (I avoid using flash), to make powerful shots. I love the golden hour, but a day has another 23 hours in which I constantly find interesting subjects. Unfortunately, I only own a Nikon D3100 and it’s kit lens, which is pretty good, but often limits my possibilities. Any lens would be welcome, but the particular tamron 17-50mm will teach me to get closer to my subject and therefore, get to know it better. This, I believe, is the key to better photography. My aspiration is to become a photojournalist one day, though in my country this is not considered as an adequate way of making a living. It may sound a bit materialistic, but I have almost identified this tamron lens with my future as an independent photographer.

  • Anmol Gautam

    You are always welcome Kosta, yeah drop me a message here or on Facebook I will give you my contact number too. Have a good journey.

  • Benjamin

    Hi! just out of curiosity, where will the results be published? It’s understandable that it take time to read, but it would definitely be great to at least have an idea of where the results would be, when they are confirmed 🙂

  • I was about to post the same 🙂 Too curious to know the result 😀

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    Yeah, really! We all understand that there is a lot of work that needs to be done and this is not your only job, but it would be great to know where the results will be posted. U have to understand us too … it is a big excitement – the prices are great after all 🙂

  • Hello, I am photographer from Ukraine & know about this lenses from my friend- wedding photographer 🙂 he use it for work & really glad about quality of a pictures 🙂
    What about me – I am just artist who love experiments in people-photography, also I love landscapes ( but still learn how to do something amazing in this category…). Last 2 months I start shoot the video & think the Tamron SP 17-50 f/2.8 Di II VC is really good stuff for video experiments & lanscape photography 🙂 here is my works –

    Good luck for everyone 🙂

  • Sherlok

    “…on May 19, 2014, the team at Tamron will choose the best 3 answers and we will announce the winners in the following days” – It’s already May 29 and the announcement still pending! I wonder how long they will take to announce the winners!

  • Brendan Delany

    Hello! I am just wondering if you can tell me when the results will be released. I need to know if I will be winning this lens or if I will need to save up and buy it myself. Thank you!

  • Results are already announced. Check the camera and equipment section Brendon.


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  • Choo Chiaw Ting

    17-50 SP Tamron has great auto-focus performance, i love it.

  • sara

    I do think that the 35mm is probably the better choice for the crop
    sensor body. There have definitely been times where the 50mm is just too
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  • DThornton

    Since retiring I decided to take up photography again buying the Nikon D3200 along with a Tamron AF 70-300mm lens. Any of the prizes would be a great addition to my kit

  • Keona

    I have always been very interested in photography but have never been able to afford any real gear. I received a Canon EOS 70D for a Christmas gift and I can’t put it down. The only way I would ever get one of these lenses would be for me to win one.

  • saurabh patil

    I have been always following DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL for tricks and suggestions about various diffrent kind of photography skills. I am glad DPS runs such popular competitions for young enthusiastic aspiring photographers which is very helpful. I recently bought a Canon 1200D with 18-55 lens. I frequently go on photography outings with my friends. Most of them have tamron 18-200 lens. I envy them because always their clicks turn out to be more appealing than mine.
    I always go through tamron sites for their lenses and its my dream to get one.

    Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD can provide a wideangle 18 to 270*1.6
    which would prove to be a great gear for travel photography. Its a combo of two lenses which would be of great advantage.

    I am interested in the Tamron SP 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens. I
    have my 18-55mm kit lens, which doesn’t provide good zoom. As i travel with my friends for nature and wildlife photography, it doesn’t provide of great use. a SP 70-300 lens would be of great use to me for the same. This lens would help me clicking animals and birds which i love to. As i am an aspiring photographer i would love if i get one of these lenses from DPS.

  • Brian Goodwill

    I have recently taken up photograhy again after a break of about 25 to 30 years i am a retired man of 65+ and i find that carrying a lot of gear can be very hard, mainly i like to take photos of wildlife I.E birds and insects also I do landscape photography i am the owner of a SONY A550 camera i have a 28-85 minolta lenses and a old sigma 150-500 lense which is very heavy and not in the best condition as i bought it second hand if i could win the
    Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD it would solve a lot of problems for me as I would only need to take one lenses out with me as the SONY as a converter that would double the lens up to 810 m so I would have no problem with the Bird photography and I am sure They would be a lot sharper than with my old SIGMA 150-500 also the 18-270 would be great for landscape and anything else i might come across on my days out.

  • Shelly Squires

    I would love to win the 16-300 Tamron lens. I am a photography student at Mott Community College in Flint Mi. I do all sorts of photography but my passion is macro and landscapes. It would be fantastic to have ONE LENS that would cover that broad

  • Dan Crowley

    There are times when the absolute quality is necessary to
    achieve a perfect outcome. The Tamron 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD is a lens that
    I could take to an event where I need to set my focal length to match my
    subjects distance, and know the image will be in focus and sharp. This lens is
    ideal for tracking moving objects like a bird in flight, or a kangaroo bounding
    through the foreground. The vibration compensation will allow handheld shots to
    hold focus longer, provide better exposure combinations, and help stabilise the
    image in the viewfinder. Along with the extra low dispersion and low dispersion
    elements, this lens will cope with all lighting situations. In addition, when I
    need to focus manually, this lens has the ability to fine-tune that sharp edge
    I am looking for. You cannot go wrong with a lens like this.

  • Roosmarijn Jongstra

    I am still just an amateur with photography and I can’t afford those expensive lenses. How I would use the lenses? Easy, pretty much everything. If I win those lenses I will have wide angle and zoom and everything between those. It’ll be a great addition to my camera bag 🙂



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  • Dinesh

    I am poor but i need lens ……lens are very expensive then how could i purchased and used ……like me.. more peoples are there

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