Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tamron AF 18-270 Zoom Lens GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED)

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Tamron.

As many of you know, I love taking photos. I love looking at photos. And I love learning how to improve my photos.
I'm not a professional and my photography is an evolving process, as I understand more about my camera and how we can work together as a team. So when Tamron contacted me about reviewing their 15X Optical Zoom lens, I won't lie, I was super duper excited and said, uh YES!
In my FAQ's section you'll find detailed info about what camera I use (Canon Rebel XS) and my various lenses. I've typically stuck with the kit lenses (18-55mm lens, or the 75-300 telephoto lens). I dabble with my 50 mm prime lens from time to time as well. But because the range of shots I take is so varied...from a close-up on my sewing machine, to a long shot across the park....I'm constantly switching lenses back and forth to capture the best shot I can.
Well, I don't have to do that anymore!
This new Tamron 15x zoom lens is like BOTH of my lenses in one. It ranges from 18-270mm!
No more quickly swapping back and forth. No more debating over which lens to take with me as we walk around Venice. I can have it all! Seriously, life just got really cool. Okay, it was cool before, but now it's super streamlined and even easier. It's sweet like cookies and honey.
For this review of the Tamron AF 18-270mm lens:
* I've experimented with the lens, taking photos in different settings.
* I've read online reviews to see what other photographers think of it.
* I've gathered 2nd opinions from my photographer friends, who also tried out my camera and lens.
And we've all concluded that....It's GREAT!

So let me give you info on the lens, my Pros and Cons, and a brief slideshow (cause that's what you really care about, right? The photos!)


This is the Tamron AF 18-270mm Zoom lens:
The big official name is:
The Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Vibration Compensation) LD Aspherical (IF) Macro.
That's a lot to take in. I'll break it down for you.

It retails for $629
It's designed for Canon or Nikon Di II DSLR cameras
And today we're giving one away to one of you!

THE PROS:
* 15X Zoom Lens (18-270mm) and versatility
As I mentioned above, the thing I love most about this lens is the versatility. It replaces the need for me have multiple zoom lenses. Some photographers shoot mostly portrait stuff and so they stick with a 50mm prime lens a lot of the time. My photo needs have a very wide range. I'm often shooting close-ups of fabric for tutorials. But when I'm out with my kids I prefer a long lens so I can capture the natural moment; to get those candid shots (I enjoy playing paparazzi to my own family). So, with this lens, I can truly put away my other two lenses. I hate to go on and on about the point. But when we're on vacation, it's so hard to decide which lens I'll take out for the day (since I'm not going to lug two kids, 2 bags, AND multiple lenses around). So now I can have it all! The zoom range of this lens is amazing! Can I say it's changed my photo life? Probably dramatic but seriously, I love it.

* The VC (Vibrator Compensation)
Okay, this is cool too.
So, though I've enjoyed my Canon 75-300 telephoto lens, when I'm zoomed-in all the way there's much more room for camera shake. It's hard to hold your body totally steady, while zeroed in on a moving child that's 30 feet away....which means it's more difficult to keep your focus sharp. But the Vibrator Compensation on this lens is meant to compensate for that! It helps minimize your own body shake to give you crisper photos. When you hold the shutter button down, the camera focuses and then it sort of locks in place for a moment, keeping your picture focused. It's really cool. And now that I've been using this lens, it feels weird to go back to my other lenses, which don't offer this feature.

Would you like to the lens in action?
Excellent!

Most of my long lens photography is to shoot pictures of my kids in-action. So we did just that. The UPS man dropped the lens off at my doorstep, I opened it up, and we went outside to jump on the trampoline.

To really give an honest review here I'd like to NOTE: these photos are straight from the lens. No editing or touch-ups have been done. These were taken at dusk around 6pm, in lower light, with the AUTO Focus:
Of course a bit of brightening and other minor touches would improve the photos but you can see how crisp and beautiful they are, even though the kids are moving and I'm sitting 20 feet away.
This will show you the range of the lens....
I'm zoomed out as far as possible. I can focus on things in the distance,
But I can also focus on my own hand! I could never do that with my Canon 75-300.
And if I zoom in all the way from where I'm sitting, you get this. A nice wedgie.
More action shots and static hair:
Notice that the camera focused on the kids, even though they're behind the trampoline net. You can see small grid marks on their bodies and faces.
The next morning we took photos indoors.
Shown straight from the lens, no editing:
Touched-up slightly to increase the black levels and brighten the shadows:
and here's a photo comparison; Before and After slight editing.

Straight from the lens:
AFTER touch-ups (simply done in iPhoto with the "auto enhance" button. I don't have any fancy software; I do all my editing in iPhoto):
And finally Lucy picked up my old 18-55mm lens, looked closer at my camera and asked "How did your lens grow?" Observant girl (and no, my kids don't normally handle my lenses but I wanted to show her the difference in the two).
If you've never used Tamron before, they're a brand of lenses that fit on any Canon or Nikon camera for about 1/2 the cost of your brand-name lens but with the same quality. If you're looking for an amazing zoom AND standard lens combined, this is it!

As with any review, however, I would like to mention a few CONS (when it comes to Zoom lenses):
* Prime vs. Zoom lens
I often complain that my photos are not as sharp as I would ultimately like them to be. It seems that no matter how exact I am with my focus, they don't give me the really defined sharpness I see in professional photos. Now, this is not a complaint against the Tamron lens but just zoom lenses in general.

Prime lenses are fixed at a specific focal length. You can not zoom in or out. Instead, you move your own body to adjust the distance between you and your subject. Prime lenses are typically known to focus a bit sharper on their images, when compared to zoom lenses. Now zoom lenses are still amazing (I mean, duh, I'm in love with my new Tamron) but I don't think it will be as sharp as a prime lens is. And that's totally fine. It's still beautifully sharp (as the previous photos have shown) and I love the versatility more than anything.

* Lens Creep
This also isn't a complaint against Tamron but just something to be aware of with larger zoom lenses. Since this lens offers more range, it's heavier than my other lenses. But it's not too heavy. It's easily manageable and I hardly notice the increased weight now. However, it has tendency to "creep" down (or zoom in) when I'm shooting photos from straight above, such as close-up shots of my projects. I simply adjust for this by holding the camera tighter, so it's not a big deal. And when I'm not shooting, there's a lock on the lens to hold it in place. Again, nothing big just something to mention because it surprised me at first.
And with all that being said...

That's my review!
I've been using the lens for 2 weeks now and as I've said, I love it. I recommend it!
Here's a sampling of additional photos....
(Note, these final photos have all been touched-up a bit in iPhoto)
So, the big question left is....
Would you like a Tamron AF 18-270mm Zoom lens too???
Tamron has offered to give a lens to one of YOU!

Here are the details....

Giveaway Rules:
* Leave a comment, that's it!
* Leave your EMAIL ADDRESS in your comment (this may be written out such as "dana at hotmail dot com" etc).
* Only One entry per person.
* If you forget something and need to leave a second comment, go back and DELETE your first comment.
* Open to U.S. residents only.
* Entrants must be 18 years of age or older
* ONE winner will be picked via random.org and will the Tamron AF 18-270 F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Lens
* Giveaway ends NOVEMBER 30th!

Official Rules HERE.
Roundup of other Tamron Giveaways HERE.
Tamron site HERE.

Ready, set, click!

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Bree said...

What an amazing giveaway, Dana! I'm still learning lots about photography and only have kit lenses so far. I've heard really great things about Tamron! Thanks for the opportunity!

bmcelroy @ tampabay.rr.com

C. said...

Oh my gosh, I love it! I actually had no idea that I could buy anything other than a Nikon lens to go with my camera, so I'm super excited just to know there are other options out there... and of course, I'd love to win!

christina112358 at gmail dot com

Tina @ Squirrel Acorns said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the wonderful review, and I just loved looking at all of your great pictures. It really encourages me to become a better photographer to see them. You can do it, so can I!
tina (at) squirrelacorns (dot) com

Lexie & Jeff said...

Awesome! I got a dslr about 6 months ago and still need to learn a lot, but this seems like it would be a great addition to my camera bag!

Weazie said...

Lovely photos, would love to give that lens a whirl!

KennaWilde said...

What an amazing giveaway! Fingers crossed!!

kennayarbrough at hotmail dot com

laura said...

holy cow that wedgie shot was AWESOME!!

i would LOVE that amazing lens!

lshildebrand (at) gmail (dot) com

Terri said...

Zoom, zoom! Oh how I wish I had a zoom lens for my Canon, I'm awfully tired of zooming with my feet :)

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Keri said...

I'd love to win this!

kerimccarthy at gmail dot com!

Scott & Rachael said...

This is awesome!! and your photos are amazing.

Cole's Corner said...

I would LOVE to get one!
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Sarah said...

Whoa, that lens sounds amazing! Great shots!

Jill said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would LOVE to have this lens as I've been looking for one for AGES. thecryders(at)gmail(dot)com.

Natalie Jost said...

Great photos! I'm sure it's not ALL the work of a lens. :) nataliejost@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

Wow! I've coveted this lens for a looong time -thanks for the giveaway! :)

gretam said...

Wow...fantastic review and giveaway! I have wanted a lens that can zoom in and out as much as this for a long time. I have the one that came with my camera only right now. This would be a great addition to my camera and photography habit! I am called the paparazzi by my friends! Thanks for the chance to win one!

Megan said...

We recently got a new camera and this lens would be great!

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ajadarak said...

Wow! Great giveaway! I love your blog!

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Chrissy said...

Amazing lens! Thanks for the giveaway! cmroberts (at) gmail (dot) com

Brooke Tummel said...

I'm new to your blog and love it! I am an aspiring photographer and this lens would be a great addition to my set.

btummel at gmail dot com

Sam said...

Oh girl, I want this SO BAD! I shoot with a Nikon, and I've been dying for a lens like this for a solid year! Thank you SO MUCH for the giveaway!

Susie said...

OOOooh my goodness. The range is incredible! I have a 50mm prime, but like you said - when it comes to playing family paparazzo, it doesn't cut it. Beyond that I have my kit lens, which recently bit the dust. So.... I soooooo would love this lens

mnssams@gmail.com

Elizabeth said...

Wow!!!
This is going to sound extremely cheesy but this almost has me in tears. My husband and I have been saving up for 2 years to buy a new digital SLR from birthday and Christmas checks. After this Christmas we should finally be able to afford that camera we've always dreamed of. To win this lens would just be... well, it would make me speechless.
Thank you Tamron for the opportunity and to Dana for the constant photo inspiration!
zabecc (at) hotmail (dot) com

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Lisa said...

This lens is amazing! I can't wait to tell my husband about it!

lisa at morgridgefamily dot com

Teresa said...

what a great opportunity. good luck everyone may the winner truly enjoy such a lovely prize!

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Krista Shaffer said...

I am getting a dslr for Christmas and this would just top the cake!!!!

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Mari said...

Wow what a GREAT giveaway! I would love love this lens! Thanks for the opportunity!

maribeli_monroe@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

Your photos are amazing! What a great review and giveaway. This would be great for taking photos at the stables and arena.

sarahrnale at gmail dot com

Heather said...

Wow, what a treat! This would be very sweet to win.
hgrimsley at gmail dot com

carla said...

That looks like a very nice walking around lens!

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Faith said...

Great review! I have a Canon T1i and I am dying for some new lenses. This one sounds like a winner!

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CodynStacey said...

My husband is an avid photographer...and if I gave this to him for Christmas I'd definitely get the title of BEST gift giver EVER!!!!!

staceywalk @ gmail . com

Brittany said...

Amazing! Would love this and it would be the perfect Christmas gift :)

mayer.brittany at gmail dot com

aly said...

I've been dying to get a more powerful lens. This one sounds fantastic!

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Mom2TwoWonderfulKids said...

I have always wanted to take pictures just like that. I have Canon Rebel Xsi, it came with a standard lens..Would love to win it and use it with my Rebel Xsi. Thank you thank you thank you!

2mykid@gmail.com

Jen said...

Oh, it would be amazing to get to try that lens! I have the same camera you do.

Melissa said...

Wow! This lens takes awesome photos! And you've inspired me to do more especially now I know that you can do so much with iPhoto! :) I would love to get this lens for my husband. We have a Nikon D90 and he has really gotten into photography this year. He (and I) would be thrilled to have this lens! you can contact me at melissa @ melissamcallister dot com. Also to see my husband's photos go to www.howcanyouliveinthenortheast.com

HollowSquirrel said...

This lens has been on my wish list forever! I love all the kids photos, of course, and the one of the bats on your wall is amazing.

hollowsquirrel at gmail dot com

Brigitte said...

That is an AWESOME giveaway! Bummer I live in the UK......
But whoever the lucky winner is I'm sure they'll think all their Christmas' have come at once!
Loving your photos X

Angela said...

I am so excited about this giveaway. My husband bought me a Canon when I had my second child b/c I wanted a better camera for those kodak moments and I absolutely love it. This would be a great additon to have. YEAH!!!!

Angela_Emory at Yahoo dot come

meg said...

This would be the best Christmas present to myself ever! :)

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two red heads and two brunettes said...

Love it!
michele underscore staples at yahoo dot com

Lise said...

Oh, my gosh. I've been wanting a "real" camera. I swear I'd buy one if I won this!

Suvi. said...

Oh nooooeee, U.S only again :(
That would have been absolulty perfect for me, I know how it is to take pics of kids, you don't have time to switch between lences!

So, Tamron guys, I'm willing to do this at Europe, thrue my blog! :P

Jenny said...

I literally just wrote down on my notebook that I want a new lens for Christmas...this one looks like a winner for those who can't decide which to take.

Mechams said...

wow beautiful pictures!!! I would love to win!
randeemecham at gmail dot com

Sharon said...

I'd love to get one of these lens'. I'm always trying to improve my photography! What a great review.

smbangerter1 at gmail dot com

Kyra said...

pick me, pick me, pick me!

kyrajz@hotmail.com

Susanne said...

I have been looking for a lens just like this (and to be honest, a review that gives the exact information I need to know, like this one!), but I live in Canada, so I'm not eligible to win...I'm going to cry!

Ellen said...

PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ebugler at yahoo dot com

Liz said...

This would be the best Christmas present for myself ever! Oh I hope I win!

elizabeth at ldspierce dot net

Erin said...

Great review--I edit my photos with iphoto alone, as well. I'd love to add this lens to my Nikon--it looks amazing.

Kerry said...

Holy Smokes! Yes, please....

kerry . wenzel @ gmail . com

Jamie said...

I would really really really love this! I love all your pictures, especially the one with the sprinkler? Looks like rain from a movie!
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Laci & Daniel said...

ME! ME!
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Opp Family said...

I would love love love a new lens!

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Joshua said...

Oh very cool. Thank you!!

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Lisa said...

Hoping and praying that this is my lucky day.

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Stephanie said...

so exciting!

sugarwoman33@gmail.com

Emily said...

Holy Cow, This is the BEST giveaway EVER!

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Rhonda said...

I would love this, and today is my anniversary! :) rhonda at pumpkinpiephoto dot com

Emily said...

1. Your photos are amazing, as usual.
2. I have been coveting a lens just like this one!
3. Please please pick me, random number generator in the sky!

theboytrifecta@gmail.com

Melanee said...

Amazing! If I only win one giveaway ever, I hope this is it!

melanee dot dahl at yahoo dot com

keight dukes said...

since i won my SLR on a blog giveaway, it would be sick luck to win a pimpin lens too. this think looks siiiiiick! keight8(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristin said...

Wow, this is an awesome giveaway. I would love one of these for pictures of my kids in their sports. Then you might be able to actually see them in the pictures, instead of tiny spots on the field. Your pictures are always beautiful Dana!

howard.kristin@gmail.com

Brandy and Robert said...

What a great lens! I have been wanting something other than the one that came with the camera kit. :) (Crossing Fingers...please let me win!!) :D brbond at cox dot net

Valerie said...

I would love a new good zoom lens!

valerie.chamberlin at gmail dot com

Emily said...

What a great lens!! I would love it! :)
skrpbkmom at yahoo dot com

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Michal said...

AMAZING giveaway! I only have the lens that came with my Nikon...this would be awesome! margala at cox dot net.

Prathima said...
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Benj and Melinda said...

This lens would be amazing!

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kimberlina said...

wooooooooooooooo!!

yes please! ;D

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AngryBaker said...

Are you kidding me? Best giveaway ever.

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neubiewaters said...

Wow, this is an amazing giveaway! Um, I'd love to win. I use my Nikon all the time. This lens would be awesome to have & make picture taking even easier.
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Tonia said...

Oh my! I would love to win this! We just got the Nikon and I am so totally in love with it and think it deserves this wonderful lens! LOL! I too am an amateur but I love everything there is about photography! keeping my fingers crossed!

Great pics and review btw!

toniamelhorn(at)carolina(dot)rr(dot)com

S said...

Beautiful pictures!

tjed.greer @ gmail dot com

Christy said...

Are you freaking kidding me?! I would die for this lens. I just got a Canon Rebel T1i last year and I'm stlll working to improve my skills. I take a lot of photos like you—projects, kids, details, etc. And this lens would be SO amazing to have!
christyhcook atgmaildotcom

Prathima said...

Amazing pictures. Would love to try out the lens :)

prathima18 at gmail dot com

Rande said...

This is an amazing giveaway thank you for the chance to win.

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Beth said...

Man, I would LOVE to win this! My husband has a lens that he is not at all happy with right now and I was toying with the idea of getting him a lens for Christmas. I just don't think I have the money for it! Crossing my fingers!

bedelia said...

My husband would love this!!!
bedelia333 at hotmail dot com

Amber said...

This lens looks AMAZING! I dropped my telephoto lens and it hasn't worked the same since, so this would be perfect. I love how versatile it is.
amberdking at gmail dot com
(amberdking@gmail.com)

Ross & Amanda Goodman- but mostly Amanda :) said...

Amazing. I am certain a new lens is the only thing that could make my babies more beautiful.

Kristen said...

This would totally be a Merry Christmas to me! I'd love to win, I have some primes and I keep thinking I should get a versitile zoom, but never know which one exactly to buy. This looks like it would work perfect.

kristenmadson at gmail dot com

Claudia said...

Amazing giveaway and lovely pictures. Thank you for the info and chance to win.
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Amanda C. Melton said...

I love reading your blog for your creative ideas and amazing sewing projects, but your beautiful photography is what I love most of all! What a great giveaway!

amandacmelton at gmail dot com

tammie said...

ack!! i'd love to win this. i've just started with photography in the past year and i'm taking a class in january. thank you for the chance to win. and thank you for your lovely tutorials all the time!
tammiecbennett AT gmail DOT com

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

This is a fantastic giveaway!!!!! I have a Cannon as well and was thinking about getting a larger range lens. Thanks so much for this review, it is so hard to blindly go looking for lenses, it's nice to have a jumping off point!

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Laurie T said...

I love your review. I would love to get my hands on a new lens, since I went window shopping for one last night.

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TPDesign said...

My husband just got his first Canon and this would be an amazing Christmas gift for him!

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Eric and Hannah said...

Wow! Talk about an awesome giveaway!
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Suzanne said...

This really is amazing...your photos are always gorgeous and to have the ability to do something similar would be so cool!!

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Caroline said...

amazing. Can't even imagine ever having one of these!
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Cammie said...

Wow! What an amazing giveaway!
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Beth said...

What an awesome lens! I'm still just learning about my Canon Rebel XSi and this would be sooo nice!
bethmc84 at hotmail dot com

Sarah Faith said...

I never win big giveaways! But I will keep throwing my hat in the ring because this is a SUPER one! sarahhodges323@yahoo.com.

felicia said...

I'm not much of a photographer and I only have a point and shoot but I would love to win this for my sister in law. She is an amazing self taught photographer.

tami said...

What an amazing giveaway!! Your photos are stunning as always...please keep 'em coming! Thanks for sharing with us the different lens options available! (This giveaway is so incredible I'm exclamation point happy!!! :) )

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Olivia said...

Z-o-o-omg!! I'd love to win this lens. Gorgeous!

Our Little Online Corner said...

Agh this is such an awesome giveaway.

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allisonthorn said...

i just bought a canon xs! this would be AWESOME!

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Melanie said...

I want. I need :)

melhoney @ gmail . com

Jen said...

What an amazing giveaway!

Thanks!
Jen

jenjengoemann@gmail.com

Ruth @ Hammer and Thread said...

I would love to use this lens
rllort at gmail

brittany, steve, gabe and ezra said...

no joke: i have been oogling this lens and other similar tamron lenses all week! like, weriously, everytime my kids nap, i am lookign at lenses online. this would make my life!

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Becky said...

ooooooo!!!! Gimme! Gimme!!!!

I would absolutely LOVE this!!!!
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Jaimie said...

I would die for another lens! : ) Ok, not die! But.. yeah.
jaimmyers8@gmail.com

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Bethany said...

With a giveaway this awesome, I wonder how many comments you'll get? :)

I would love to give this to my mother-in-law. I would be the best in-law EVER!

jeff.bethany.davis@gmail.com

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Vanessa said...

I totally need this! I've been dying for a new Lens and this would fit my needs. Please pick me!!!!

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AmyBean said...

Wow, what amazing images! I am drooling over this lens.

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Amy (the b-line) said...

Your photos look wonderful! Thanks for the shot (haha)!
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Jack Attack said...

would love to win. fingers crossed
vegaspapas1@yahoo.com

kimmieclover said...

I am dying to get my hands on this lense! Great giveaway!

Kim M

nuttbutts said...

I would LOVE a new lens for my camera! nuttbutts@yahoo.com

bethany said...

I would DIE if I won this. Love taking pics of my kids (I use iPhoto too!!) :) Have you heard of Gimp? It's a free editing software just like Photoshop Elements (or so I've heard, don't have that either) and you can download it online. Just Google "Gimp." Picnik is also fun and free. Just in case you want other options :)

City Grace said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I would flip out if I won this amazing lens!!!!
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The Colbys said...

Wow! this would be an incredible asset to our 365 photo project of my two little girls!

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Jordan said...

I am in desperate need of a good, all-purpose lens. I am tired of always switching back and forth between my zoom lens and normal lens. This would be the perfect option!

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Heather said...

I'm sooo excited about this! Gotta say...I hope I win!!

Kisses
Heather from WhipperBerry
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Landon and Kylie said...

Aaah! I am ordering my new SLR next week, this would be perfect!!
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Trisha said...

Awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

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Danielle said...

Wow! What a giveaway! I was drooling over your pictures and was so excited to learn that you'd be giving one away. This would be fantastic and would really help with my otherwise lacking photography skills! Thank you, thank you, thank you! (de5181 (at) aol.com)

Elizabeth said...

I so NEED this! It would make going out with our nice camera so much better!
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Kara & Karl said...

Amazing!

KandA said...

GREAT giveaway! If I would win I would give to my dad who has a Canon Rebel!

D&G Stories said...

Ooh, ooh! I've been in the market for a new lens to replace our cannon kit lense. This review was so helpful!

Would love to take that beauty off your hands! :)

daniellelwhite at gmail dot com

CSA Family Dinners said...

Would love the lens for my new camera!

jenniferinlongbeach@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I'm salivating! WIth little kids this would be great! My husband and I share a camera and he likes a macro lens for tight closeups of fishing flies, so I often find myself missing a moment during a lens change.
This would be FABULOUS!!! (NO more cursing my husband!!!) lightseyjennifer@gmail.com

Pearl said...

Oooooh, lovely shots. Would love to win the lens.

rchllyn3 said...

Wow! Amazing giveaway!

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Sarah said...

awesome! thanks for the chance!!!!

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Ange said...

I would love to win :)
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ApachesPrincess said...

Wow, thanks for the chance at this amazing giveaway! Beautiful pictures!

Reyna
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cynthiavanessa said...

Wow, this is awesome! I want to win, NOW!!! cynthiavanessa@hotmail.com

Admitted Fabricaholic said...

Holy Smokes! YES YES YES YES YES PLEASE!!! I am in desperate need for a new lens!!!

jgerblick@hotmail.com

The WoodLand School said...

Thanks for the review ... I'm always interested to hear what real people think.
I would love to win this lens! My fingers are crossed ...
jaycourt at ix.netcom.com

Renee said...

So awesome! My fingers and toes are crossed
renee.smith30@gmail.com

Bree said...

Amazing giveaway! Fantastic!

Bree
bdoody11 at yahoo dot com

Leah Ketchum said...

Of all the things I want to win, this is the one I NEED! Ok, love the review, your kids are gorgeous, and the lens looks like just what I've been searching for.

p51mustanggirl at gmail dot com

Beth said...

What an incredible giveaway! I was looking for a lens like this to take with me to Ethiopia (to pick up kiddos someday). If I win I can put that money toward adoption fees. My husband would say, "Pick Beth, Pick Beth!"

Beth
olsoncieslak@msn.com

alexismcdade said...

Awesome giveaway!I hope i win!! I love your photos!!!

lexislittleones@gmail(dot) com

smooze13 said...

i would love this lens for my canon!
smooze13 at aol dot com

ayanna said...

This is an amazing giveaway. I just found your blog and I love it!

ayannah27@gmail.com

Cara said...

I would love to win this for my husband! He would love me forever! Well, he already will, but he will love me and you more!

carasullenger@yahoo.com

Corrie said...

Wow. This is the best giveaway yet! I hope I win. :)

corrie dot merricks at gmail dot com

TerriB said...

What an amazing giveway! This has been on my christmas list for quite some time, but as things go, something else is always in need.
I am soooo excited.
terribenskin at yahoo dot com

Jenn Stag said...

What a great giveaway! With two energetic little boys, we could definitely use a new lens for our camera!

jry25 at yahoo dot com

Marlena said...

This might be the best giveaway you had yet! Thank you.
designsmck@gmail.com

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Amanda said...

WOW!!! This looks amazing! I would love to win this giveaway.

adcotcher at gmail dot com

Sara Marie said...

i have been dying to get a new lens for my nikon, but they're so expensive! this would be the perfect opportunity to receive a new one!
smtornow@sbcglobal.net

IandS said...

I would love this for my husband. He's a boring accountant by day but his creative side comes out through his photography hobby...and I think he deserves it because he's awesome!
Stacey
isaacandstacey at gmail dot com

Tori said...

Oh my I would love to win this!

donswife(at)gmail.com

Terrie said...

This would be a great addition to my growing number of lenses! I love my 50mm prime, but you are so right there is something great about the versatility and convenience of a zoom lens!

terrieneiswender@gmail.com

Amy said...

WOW I would love to win this! I just recently purchased my first SLR camera and I'm still learning about it!
amynmike93 at sbcglobal dot net

Elizabeth said...

What a great giveaway. Though I'm fairly certain that even with such an amazing lens I still couldn't get the shots that you get. But it sure would be fun to try!!

epritz(at)yahoo

Andrea said...

What a wonderful christmas gift for myself. This is the lens I have been wanting. I appreciate your review it made me want it all the more.
cutiewithclippers@yahoo.com

RyanSarahN said...

What an awesome giveawawy! If I could someday take photos as great as yours I'd be so happy!

Jo said...

Maybe this lens would make me an ah-mazing photographer...but maybe it would just be freaking awesome to win so I can play around with it! joellenedmunds @ gmail.com

Bailey said...

This giveaway is amazing! I would love this!

bebop480@yahoo.com

Kristin said...

Would love love love this! The pictures you took were awesome!

Abbie Johnson said...

Holy Cow, what an awesome giveaway. And a great Christmas present to ME!!

abbiejohnsoncm at yahoo dot com

Refugee Crafter said...

Please oh please, let me be the random pick.
tabitha (dot) pettit (at) gmail (dot) com

Jen said...

What a thorough and well written review! Nice work. This is an incredible giveaway. I would love to win, it would change my photographic life as well. Here's hopin'

jennifertyler@catapulsion.net

kristen said...

Wow, this is an amazing giveaway! Fingers crossed! iamkristen.martin [at] gmail [dot] com

Jes said...

I've been wanting this very lense!

seejescraft (at) gmail (dot) com

Allison said...

What a huge giveaway! it looks like it takes simply beautiful photos, and it sounds like it really is convenient! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
Allison

akevans819 at gmail dot com

the.mrs said...

awesome photos! awesome giveaway! pick meeeee random number picker!

Stacy said...

OH, I would just love a new lens for my camera. Especially with that range of distances!

My email: stacy at thelandofka dot com.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Robyn said...

What a great lens! I would love to own it! vernonandrobyn at yahoo dot com

Lindsey said...

oh, i would just love to add this amazing lens to my camera kit! i love taking photos, but admit that i need all the help i can get from a stellar lens!
lindsey@bchildrenswear.com

by night said...

Too, too bad I am not in the US - again... I would have loooved this as I too spend way too much time switching from one zoon to another or regretting I only took one along... maybe another time?

Anyway, Dana, I really, reaaly need to tell you every single one of these photos are breathtakingly amazing! (I know, breathtakingly probably doesn't exist.. but you can't blame a Frenchie for making up words, can you?) Have a sweet day!

Diana said...

Wow! I would so love to win this... Or just dream about it...
dianaschofield at gmail dot com

k. davis said...

oh my amazingness!!! What an awesome giveaway. Sign me up :)

kdaviscreates@yahoo.com

Thanks for this giveaway opportunity!

emily* said...

Ummm.... AMAZING GIVEAWAY!!! Seriously.

emilyannecox@gmail.com

HandbagsbyJen said...

Wonderful giveaway! I'd love to have a new lens to play with. Great Christmas gift.
jen at handbagsbyjen dot com

Liz said...

Wow. What a generous giveaway!! Pretty please pick me!!

lizbalena@gmail.com

linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Wow great giveaway! Love your pics :)
Linda
Craftaholicsanon@gmail.com

Kristin said...

What an incredible giveaway! I would love to win this lens!!
kristinchambers79@gmail.com

Jen said...

Wow. That lens looks amazing.

jenniferhkline at yahoo dot com

Amanda Joy said...

This is an great giveaway! I love the fact that you don't have to carry multiple lens around.

starglobe44@hotmail.com

Victoria Gilbert said...

I love your blog, and I would love to be a better photographer!!! :)

victoria dot c dot gilbert at gmail dot com

Launa said...

woohoo! What a fun, great giveaway!

Shara said...

Incredible giveaway, incredible images! Thank you so much!

Trixie said...

Awesome giveaway - I'd love to win!!!
trixie246@sasktel.net

Debbie K.

PlanetMarz said...
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Jenny said...

Oh my my my my my my my!!!! I want this lens sooooo much. Just the versatility I need! Thanks for the chance to win!

Geoff and Kash said...

This is the coolest giveaway of all time! I WANT this lens!!! akasha.balkman@gmail.com

MN2NM said...

Woohoo! Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

PlanetMarz said...

How awesome! I would love to win this!

-Maricel

sumnerem (at) msn (dot) com

Angela said...

Oooo, I'd love one! Thanks for the offer!
aroberts377 at hotmail dot com

sdkdlewis@gmail.com said...

This is so exciting! I would love to have something so versatile!
sdkdlewis at gmail dot com

kris said...

I can't tell you how bad I've been wanting this lens!!
kristen.sheffield@gmail.com

hello scoutie said...

Love those pictures! i especially love that it doesn't involve hours of editing your photos on the computer. :) I want one too!

shiemel@uamail.albany.edu

WildCrazyWonderful said...

oh my! What an AWESOME lens. I want, i covet, i NEED! I am currently only using a prime lens now which is driving me a little cuckoo because when the kids are far away...non-decent pics come my way! I would love to win this lens!

maly0803 at gmail dot com

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