Tamron AF18-270 Lens Review & Giveaway

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This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Tamron.

Many of you know that I just upgraded to a Canon T1i in June.  My first big-girl camera.  Since I started blogging, my interest in photography has grown exponentially with each year of writing my blog.  Photos are so important to make a post pretty and informational at the same time, so I’ve really been trying to hone my skills.

I was recently asked to participate in a lens review program through BlogHer with Tamron, one of the leading manufacturers of quality lenses.  I knew already that Tamron lenses will fit my Canon camera and I was so excited to get the chance to try out an upgraded zoom lens, the Tamron AF 18-270This one is WAY better than the kit lens that came with my camera.

This shot was taken on the deck sitting on my loveseat and I managed to capture this pretty bird without scaring him away.

All because I could zoom in closer to get it.

I took this shot from the deck sitting on my loveseat  and it zoomed right through the porch rail.

I’ve been taking lots of pics with it and can tell a big difference in how far it zooms compared to my standard 18-55 Canon lens.  This one gets much closer.  I took a few pics with it on the deck and could zoom in closer on birds that came to visit and even could get pretty close to the treetops outside, when my other lens wouldn’t even come close.  I think with this new AF 18-270 Tamron lens, I may not need another one for a very long time.

This lens is designed for someone looking to upgrade the standard lens that comes with typical DSLR packages,  which are pretty limited on how far they can zoom. I found that out after I got my camera and the standard lens.  I almost wish now that I hadn’t bought the kit lens at all.

The AF18-270 is an all-in-one lens that more universally covers close or distant shots without having to change lens. It is the world’s first 15x optical zoom lens, and also has built in vibration compensation so those zoomed shots turn out clear.

I’m extremely happy with my new Tamron lens and can see using it a lot of the time for my photography.  I recently used it to take a lot of shots around my house and it was nice to zoom out to get full room shots and then zoom in closer when I wanted to highlight an area.

And I’ve got some exciting news!  I’m also giving away ONE of these Tamron AF 18-270 lenses to one of my readers.  You will have 6 chances to win through the BlogHer roundup page.

This lens retails for $629.00 and is designed for Canon or Nikon Di II DSLR cameras. They also make similar lenses for other makes and models.

Specs from Tamron:

Tamron’s Vibration Compensation—Blur-Stopping Power With No Annoying Motion Delay In Your Viewfinder!

With the advent of the latest 15X zoom lens from Tamron, the pioneer of high power zoom lenses, the high power zoom lens has steadily evolved from a 7.1X to a 10.7X to a 13.9X and now to the world’s largest zoom ratio of 15X by combining advanced high power zoom design technologies accumulated by Tamron since 1992. The lens covers an angle of view equivalent to that of a 28mm wideangle to a 419mm ultra telephoto with just one lens, letting the user capture once-in-the-lifetime images of panoramic landscape images or close-up pictures of children smiling, without having to get too close to the subject and without having to change lenses.

For more information on this lens, visit Tamron.

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  1. Sonja {ActiveFoodie} says:

    I could reeeeeeealy use a new lens for my wedding that is coming up!! *fingers crossed*

  2. This is an awesome prize! Looks like a great super zoom lens. Perfect for travel.

  3. I’d love to win this great lens. Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. Hope to win. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  5. This would be a great gift for hubby.

  6. Christi Pobst says:

    I’d love to add this to my camera bag. So Fun!

  7. After 2 years of owning my DSLR camera…I’m finally getting around to figuring out how to use it! :) This would be an awesome prize to win!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. This is at the top of my Christmas Wish List. Happy Holidays everyone!

    Celebrate Life and Capture It!

  9. Oh please pick me! I would have to have the lens!

  10. I could sure use another lens!

  11. This lens would look great in my camera bag right about now!

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