A Rockin’ Tamron Lens Giveaway!

Who doesn’t love a fantastic giveaway?  And a new LENS at that?  Doesn’t get much better!  One of our fabulous CM vendors, the wonderful folks at Tamron, have given us one of their new lenses to give away on the CM blog.

A Rockin Tamron Lens Giveaway! photo

You may remember the great review that Sarah Phillips did of Tamron’s new AF18-270MM F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens.  If you missed it, you can find all the details along with some great examples of what this lens is capable of here.  This lens is available for Canon, Nikon and Sony camera bodies.

The details:

Tamron’s next generation 18-270mm, the world’s lightest, smallest 15x zoom optimized for use on APS-C- DSLRs, continues the pursuit of the ideal all-in one zoom lens. Combining prior award-winning achievements with new engineering breakthroughs yielded the remarkable 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Piezo Drive). Special piezoelectric technology now delivers faster, quieter precision autofocusing. Tamron’s exclusive tri-axial VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization, featuring three pairs of driving coils and low-function ball bearings placed around the VC optical group, combats camera shake-related image blur. It’s Tamron VC that allows handheld shooting at as many as four shutter speeds slower than otherwise possible with a dramatically stable viewfinder experience. Compactness and light weight are preserved, thanks in part to the VC mechanism’s newly-developed moving coil mechanism.

Defining compositional freedom the 18-270mm Di-II VC’s incredible 15x zoom range provides a 35mm picture angle equivalency of 28mm to 419mm, with image fidelity assured by advanced optical design featuring LD glass and aspherical optics, working in concert to render crisp, colorful and faithful images.

A Rockin Tamron Lens Giveaway! photo

A Rockin Tamron Lens Giveaway! photo

A Rockin Tamron Lens Giveaway! photo

Photo taken at 18mm:

A Rockin Tamron Lens Giveaway! photo

Photo taken at 270mm:

A Rockin Tamron Lens Giveaway! photo

Photo taken with VC off:

A Rockin Tamron Lens Giveaway! photo

Photo taken with VC On:

A Rockin Tamron Lens Giveaway! photo

Now, for the all important question – “How do I win one of these awesome lenses???”

First, if you’re not already a fan then head on over to the ClickinMoms Facebook page and “Like” us.

Then head on over to Tamron’s Facebook page and “Like” them too.  (They ARE giving away a lens after all, that’s pretty darn likeable.)

Then head back here to the blog and let me know you’ve done that by leaving a comment.  Also, in your comments, let us know what you love about photography.  What does it mean to you?

You can gain one extra entry by posting about the giveaway with a link to it on Facebook, Twitter or your personal blog but you have to come back and leave me the link in a separate comment.

PLEASE NOTE:  Blog comments are moderated.  They will NOT show up right away so please do not leave duplicate comments – rest assured they are there and will show up shortly.

You have until midnight EST Monday, February 28th to enter.  The winner will be drawn by random number generator and announced here on the CM blog on Tuesday, March 1st.

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1,192 Responses to “A Rockin’ Tamron Lens Giveaway!”

  1. Lisa Rheingans
    Feb 28 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    I had already “liked” CM, and so I just went over and “liked” Tamaron.

    The thing I love about photography is being able to capture the moment in that one click. I love being able to look back and see those moments that mean so much in my life.

  2. Dana Moyer
    Feb 28 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    I went to both the pages and clicked like on both.

    I love being able to capture a moment in time with my camera. Whether that's a photo of a pet, landscape or a flower from my garden.

  3. Carrie
    Feb 28 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    I already like Clickin' Moms and now I like Tamron! I'm a hobby photog and love to photograph my two beautiful daughters!!

  4. Jennifer Clouatre
    Feb 28 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    Like both Clickinmoms.com and Tamron! What a great giveaway! Thanks for putting it out there to win!!!! Will post on my FB page, as well:)

  5. Angie Helmbright
    Feb 28 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    I wish there was a "love" button! But I liked both pages!

    I didn't know how much i loved photography until the pictures that I was taking were of my own baby. Now I know that I will probably die with my Nikon in my hand! My daughter was born with issues that required us to visit the Kennedy Kreiger Institute on a regular basis. My photos of her took me to a place that made me feel happy and like we were "normal". Eight years later she is perfect. I have worked in studios and for other people. I even owned my own studio but something was always missing. So I started shooting for people that needed it like I once did. These days, most of the time that I spend on photography is spent taking pictures of children that are terminally ill. I don't charge the families because when I think back on my families darkest moment, I remember how much happiness was brought to me by just looking at photos of a happier moment. Suddenly everything rang bright with hope, even if just for a moment. I love giving others their share of peace. To me photography is happiness, hope, and proof that a "better day" can happen every day. To me, photography is life in still form.

  6. Tonya Isbell
    Feb 28 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    I already liked Clickin' Moms, but I know "like" Tamron Lenses! :)

    What I love about photography is capturing all the different expressions and interactions w/ siblings and parents. It just makes me smile. . . I LOVE everything about photography!!!!!!! :)

    Thanks for the opportunity to acquire such an awesome lens. . . and the best part. . . for FREE! :D

  7. Feb 28 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    "liked" on facebook :)

  8. Feb 28 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Shared to my facebook page
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id

  9. CynthiaK
    Feb 28 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    I already Liked CM FB page and now I Like Tamron, too! What I love most about photography is preserving memories in a beautiful way.

  10. Tammy B
    Feb 28 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    I "liked" both pages and I really love photography because it allows me to create new visions with my photographs.

  11. Kathi Messer
    Feb 28 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    I liked both pages! I love taking pictures of my beautiful daughter. I have a little boy on the way now too and can't wait to get some pictures of the two of them together!

  12. Lisa Anderson
    Feb 28 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    I like both CM and Tamron on FB…and what I love about photography is capturing moments that may mean the world now or later…but it's captured and can forever be remembered!

  13. Melisa
    Feb 28 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    I liked CM & Tamron! :)

  14. Heather Monarrez
    Feb 28 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    I like clickin moms and tamron on facebook!

    Photography is freezing a moment in time for a lifetime.

  15. Feb 28 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    I am already a Clickinmoms FB fan, and I just "liked" Tamron, too. I love capturing the moment with photography. I do candid event photography, mostly on my Canon T1i. Thanks for this opportunity to win a Tamron lens.

  16. Feb 28 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    Being an emotional person, photography has become an outlet for me. I get lost when I'm behind the lens as if nothing else matters. Perusing the work of others also excites and inspires me.

    I am now a "Like"-er of ClickinMoms and Tamron.

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    z

  17. stephanie clouatre
    Feb 28 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    already "like" CM on FB and now I like tamron, too! thanks for the chance to win.

  18. Wendy Smith
    Feb 28 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    I had already liked CM but I just "Liked" TAmron, I have been eying up the 18-270 for some time. I love photography because it is one of those things in life that make you smile or go .."oh yeah! remember that moment?!" (kinda like a smell or taste). Its with you forever.

    Thanks so much for this opportunity! This would be my perfect lens to shoot my husband racing!!

  19. Feb 28 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    I've shared the link on my fb page and tweeted it. Thank you.

  20. Wendy Smith
    Feb 28 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    I just linked it on my Facebook page!!
    https://www.facebook.com/wjsmith2
    Thanks again!!

  21. Feb 28 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    I LIKED both CM and Tamron on Facebook!

    As a wife and mother, my life is often times about my husband and son and our family. Photography is just for me and that's why I love it. It's mine!

  22. Feb 28 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    I love photography. It allows us to capture those special moments in time. Those times that we think we could never possibly forget, but with other life experiences they fade away in our thoughts until a photo of that time reappears and we relive it all over again! Our photos are priceless and forever! I love you Tamron and Clickinmoms!!!! Thank you for this opportunity!!

  23. Sita G
    Feb 28 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    I already liked (love!)CM and now I like Tamron. The thing I love about photography is the feeling I get when looking back at old photos- the emotions and feel of the time and place come flooding back, things forgotten are remembered.

  24. Katie
    Feb 28 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    I shared on Facebook!! This is a awesome giveaway!!

  25. Sita G
    Feb 28 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    I just tweeted it too. I hope it worked, I'm new to Twitter.
    http://twitter.com/#

  26. Sarah B.
    Feb 28 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    I love photography because it captures a fleeting moment and it allows me to remember the feeling and thoughts and even allows me to relive that moment. I love the creative and technical aspects of it too.

  27. Karen Peterson
    Feb 28 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    Fan on facebook!

  28. Karen Peterson
    Feb 28 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    Liked Tamron on facebook

  29. Feb 28 2011 at 9:23 pm #

    Pictures make me happy. New lenses make me happy too. I Liked both pages.

  30. connie smith
    Feb 28 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    I have liked this page and the tamron. What I love about photography is that I capture every moment of my 5yr old son and the bond that we get when we are out together trying to find the perfect place to take a photograph It also makes me feel really good about myself. Thank You for the chance to view your page and to enter the contest.

  31. connie smith
    Feb 28 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I left a link on my facebook

    ttp://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2 Fwww.facebook.com%2Fprofile.php%3Fid%3D1634559391&h=81fb9
    thats it page

  32. Becca Hauck
    Mar 01 2011 at 2:57 am #

    I *liked* CM and Tamron. I think what I love best about photography is the challenge to better myself. To strive forward for the best photo I can take. And oh, how I love to practice, practice, practice!

  33. Lisa Johnson
    Mar 01 2011 at 5:00 am #

    I liked the page on fb! I love photography because there are always new and fun things to learn. I love having memories. I love the challenge of doing new and different things with my photos!

  34. Christiane Gibbons
    Mar 01 2011 at 5:34 am #

    I already was a clicken moms fan, so went over and liked Tamron. I love capturing moments people will forever look back on! I am just starting out trying to build a business and have a long way to go and so much to learn! It's a slow, fun, (expensive!) process! Lol

  35. Mar 01 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    I like both pages. my favorite part of photography is the calming feeling it gives me. <3

  36. Joh Kumenda
    Mar 14 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    I love picture taking. I have taken thousands and I am ready for a nice lens, just like Tamron 18-270mm.

    Thank you, please make my wish come true.

  37. Sep 14 2011 at 7:42 am #

    I am a fan of Clickin Moms on FB and a fan of Tamron on FB! I love photography because I love that feeling that I get when I look back on old photos of MY family so I LOVE that I can give that back to other people.

  38. Sep 14 2011 at 7:46 am #

    I shared on my FB wall!

  39. Sep 14 2011 at 7:47 am #

    I tweeted about this great giveaway! Thanks so much!

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