The Winners of the Tamron 100-400mm (model A035), and a Tamron 45mm (model F013) lenses are…
A HUGE Thank You to everyone who entered our 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 AMAZING with thousands of shares and over 100 entries!
But now, onto the winners! Drum roll please…and the winners are:
The grand prize winner is: Andi S.
Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Ultra Telephoto Zoom Lens – Value $ 799.
Winner’s choice of Canon or Nikon mount.
Second Prize Winner is: Shannan F.
Tamron SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD with Hi-Resolution and image stabilization – Value $ 599.
Winner’s choice of Canon, Nikon or Sony-A mount.
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 are the posts from the winners of the Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD, and Tamron SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD, respectively.
Andi – The zoom is EXACTLY what I need right now. My daughter, who has cerebral palsy, has been a swimmer since she was 7. I have always been able to get decent action shots indoors in dim lighting using either a 50mm or 85mm prime lens, but,,, She has been in development camp with US Paralympics coaches and decided this year to commit to swim because she wants to make the US Paralympic Team (and she has a shot – she became the first paraswimmer in state history to compete in breaststroke two weeks ago in our state’s high school swimming championships and will swim in the Canadian-American Paraswimming Championships and probably the World Para-swimming World Series in 2019). Because she is now swimming in much larger venues, I need a lens with better reach than the primes I’ve used in the past, but these venues also have better lighting so I can get away with an f4.5-6.3 and still get decent action shots.
Shannan – It would be DREAMY to win either of these fantastic lenses! A decade ago I learned about an organization called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. My daughter had been given a fatal diagnosis and NILMDTS sent a photographer to the hospital to take photos of our sweet baby as she died. I cherish those photos and am so grateful to have them. I have been working toward volunteering as a photographer for NILMDTS and the 45mm F013 would be a go-to lens to give these families the photos that they will cherish as much as I do. Hospital rooms are tight, between the equipment, staff and families and I don’t have the space for a tripod. Tamron’s fantastic VC will help me offer tack sharp images of these sweet babies and the Ultrasonic Silent Drive will help me melt into the background so I don’t disturb the event.
Both lenses would be a great addition to my backpack as well! I love shooting nature and backpacking off trail on rugged terrain to capture the fog rolling in or a babbling brook. I have been putting off buying a telephoto lens for a while because every once counts when you are backpacking! But Tamron has made it accessible without losing quality. The VC and the moisture resistant construction are also a must. I sometimes leave the tripod at camp if I have to climb to a vista. The VC on the 100-400mm A035 is amazing and would allow me to leave that tripod back with more confidence. And, like I said, the moisture resistant construction will let me focus on the shot instead of bagging up!
Thank you for making quality glass and giving me the opportunity to get my hands on some!
We had so many wonderful entries, we have chosen ten people to receive an “Honorable Mention” prize of the Living Landscapes eBook, by dPS. The ten winners are listed below:
* Marianne R.
* Jimmy D.
* Julianne H.
* Todd M.
* F. Tyler B.
* JoJo R.
* Paul B.
* Matt C.
* Bill A.
We simply had to share this haiku comment, written by Pete M. Thank you. It made us smile.
Lovely lens; this Prize…
Tamron ZOOM best once again!
(Great Honor to win.)
– my 1st attempt at Haiku… that was fun.
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 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.
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 $ 100 off through March 2, 2019. Find additional information HERE!
*Current rebate offers end March 2, 2018. US RESIDENTS ONLY.
Disclaimer: Tamron is a paid partner of dPS.