Here’s a little gear porn to keep your G.A.S. revving this Thursday. Japanese lens manufacturer Tamron has officially announced that it is working on a 150-600mm f/5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom lens that will replace the company’s current 200-500mm lens and become the longest focal length zoom in its lineup. Read more…
You’ve probably seen a good number of sample photos and videos from camera and lens tests before, but probably not quite like this. Filmmaker Anders Øvergaard puts a creative twist on the idea of “test videos” with this sample footage shot with only a Canon 550D/Rebel T2i and Tamron 18-270mm lens. Read more…
Canon might be rolling out a new Image Stabilized lens with a built-in teleconverter, but Tamron and Nikon seem to have image-stabilization/vibration-reduction tricks up their sleeve as well. Apparently in the early 2000s both Nikon and Tamron filed patents for teleconverters with image stabilization baked right in. Tamron’s was for a standard unit that sits between the lens and the camera body, while Nikon’s was for a unit that sits in front of the lens. Read more…
Our latest giveaway for a Tamron AF18-270mm is now over, and it was by far our most popular giveaway ever. We received 909 entries via comments and 543 entries via Twitter, for a grand total of 1452 entries.
Update: This giveaway is now over. We’ve randomly selected a winner and posted the announcement here. Thanks for participating!
Hello friends. Ready for another giveaway? Here it is: We’re giving away a Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC LD Aspherical IF Macro, a lens Wikipedia classifies as a “superzoom“. This lens has a list price on Amazon of $1,333.95, and a “street” price of $629.
This lens goes from very wide (18mm) to very telephoto (250mm), giving it the largest ratio (15x) for DSLR cameras on the market today and making it very useful as a walkaround lens.
This lens is available for crop factor cameras only. If the winner has a full frame camera, we can substitute the lens for the Tamron AF28-300mm (same list price). You can choose either the Canon or the Nikon version of this lens.
To enter, all you need to do is:
Link us to the favorite photo you’ve taken
There are two ways to enter, and doing both methods will give you 2 entries in the contest, and thus double the chance the win!
Tweet your response, and include the following link to this post anywhere in the tweet: http://j.mp/pptamron
As long as the link appears in the post, you’ll be automatically entered in the contest.
This contest will end next Wednesday on February 3rd, 2010. We’ll randomly pick a winner using random.org and post an announcement. Good luck, and we look forward to seeing all your favorite photographs!
A big thanks to our sponsor Tamron, who is providing the lens for this giveaway!
This past Monday, Japanese lens corp Tamron launched a new 12 week video series on their YouTube channel geared towards helping beginners understand their equipment. Each video is 1 minute long, and will cover topics such as white balance, RAW vs. JPEG, and more. Once this introductory series is complete, they plan on posting intermediate and advanced videos as well.
If you just got a DSLR and would like to be brought up-to-speed for a minute a week, then this might be a YouTube channel to subscribe to.