Tamron Mega-Zoom Lens Review and Giveaway

by Nicole on November 3, 2010

Fall at Central Camp

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Tamron.

It’s kind of funny that I am participating in this BlogHer Review program because I’m not very good at reviewing things.  I’ve never been into reviewing movies, music, or restaurants.  I’m no good at assigning star ratings – thumb up or down is more my style.  I really like something or I don’t – end of story.

But because of my interest in photography, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to review this Tamron lens -  AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Vibration Compensation) LD Aspherical (IF) Macro.  I’ve never used a Tamron lens before, but I’ve been hearing a lot about this one because the zoom range (15x) is absolutely incredible.  I’m calling it a Mega-zoom, although I’m pretty sure that’s not the technical term for it because I’m not good with technical terms.  For those of you who are, here are a few specs:

Focal Length: 18-270mm
Maximum Aperture: F/3.5-6.3
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.49m (19.3″)
Weight: 550g (19.5 oz.)

The lens retails for $629.00 and is designed for Canon or Nikon Di II DSLR cameras.

Since I’m not sure how to properly go about a lens review, I’m just going to show you some photos I took with it over the weekend.

When I first took the lens from the box, I was surprise at how compact and light it was.  The build didn’t feel cheap, but it was definitely lighter than I was expecting.  After attaching it to my Canon 30D, I started looking around the room for a decent subject.  My cat Thumbelina was the first thing I saw.  She was way across the room, but I managed to get a nice closeup of her face with the lens extended all the way to 270mm.  The room was fairly dark, so I used the on-camera flash.  The autofocus was a bit slow, but it certainly worked.

Thumbelina Close-Up

Next I went over to a friend’s house to carve pumpkins.  I took this next photo in the dark with the ISO bumped up to 1600.  I didn’t have a tripod, so I switched on the Vibration Compensation and tried to hold the camera as steady as possible.  The VC worked wonders and I managed to get a decent handheld shot of Emma and her pumpkin in the dark.  Of course it would have been much better if I had used a tripod in this instance, but how many of us actually carry a tripod around all the time?

Emma and the Hello Kitty pumpkin

The following morning, I decided to drive up to the mountains to see if I could find some autumn colors.  Unfortunately I mostly just ran into clouds and rain, but still managed to jump out and snap a couple shots when the rain let up.

Autumn Leaves

Autumn in the Mountains

Luckily, the next day brought beautiful weather so I went back up to the mountains to try again.  I decided to try to show what 15x zoom actually looks like, so first I took this wide shot of a meadow a cabin in the distance at 18mm.

Meadow with Cabin in Distance

Then standing in the same spot, I zoomed all the way to 270mm and focused on the cabin.

Close-up of Cabin

I decided to try the same thing in a vertical shot. This first image was taken at a wide 18mm:

Road over Sand Creek

The next one is taken from the same spot, but zoomed all the way to 270mm.  The focus is on part of the fence that can be seen on the right side of the above image, just where the road bends to the left.

Fence by Meadow

I had a great time wandering around with my camera, not having to worry about changing lenses – this one lens definitely covered all my needs!

Moss

Autumn Leaves

Crazy Mushrooms on a Stump

Shed

Smack by the Water

Although I was very happy with this lens for travel, there was one more thing I needed to do before I make a decision about whether to recommend this as a great all-purpose lens.  Food photography!  I made some Pumpkin Whoopie pies and set everything up my standard nighttime food photography lighting.  The only change I made was to use the Tamron lens in place of my standard food photography lens.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies

I have to say that I was really impressed with how the photo came out.  I even took some with my Canon lens to compare and was shocked when I slightly preferred the photo taken with the Tamron.

Although I’ve only had a couple of days to play around with it, I feel confident in recommending this Tamron AF18-270mm as a solid all-purpose lens.

Things I love about the lens:

  • Zoom range – this really is an all-purpose lens.
  • Compact size and weight – was really shocked that Tamron was able to fit so much performance into such a compact package.
  • Vibration Compensation – it actually works!

Things that I didn’t love about this lens:

  • Autofocus is slow.
  • The zoom is a bit sticky – sometimes to the point where it’s almost a struggle to turn the zoom ring.

Now for the exciting part – I am giving one of these lenses away!  There are a couple ways to enter the drawing.  For the first entry, leave one comment on this post telling me what/who you most love to photograph or your favorite place to take photos.  Please read the official sweepstakes rules.

For a second entry you may:

  • Tweet about this post including a link to it (and put your tweet url in a separate comment below).
  • Blog about this post including a link to it (and put your post url in a separate comment below).
  • Read the official rules for an alternate form of entry.

For even more chances to win, check out the lens reviews from other bloggers – we are each giving away a lens and you may enter to win on their sites as well. Check out the review roundup for six other chances to win!

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{ 1028 comments }

1 Kim L December 1, 2010 at 1:13 am

My family first, but I do love landscapes too!

2 Shelly Orban November 30, 2010 at 11:58 pm

My favorite place to take photos is on vacation with my family!!

3 c y November 30, 2010 at 11:18 pm

My grandbabies and/or in Europe!

4 Alison November 30, 2010 at 10:31 pm

My favorite place to take photos is at the Oregon Coast!

THANK YOU!!

tripsma at gmail dot com

5 Vanessa November 30, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Found your site via the lens give-away round up :)

my favorite thing to take photos of would have to be my kids and family. They are my light and my joy!

fingers crossed !!
omofthenoodle AT yahoo DOT com

6 Amanda November 30, 2010 at 9:51 pm

At the risk of sounding like like a complete fool – this lens sounds like it is just what I need to keep me safe from bee stings. I photograph food and my garden and they tie together in the name of my blog – Lambs Ears and Honey. Lamb’s Ears is a plant that the bees just love to bits and I often try to get really up close and personal with the bees to photograph them- at some risk!

7 Erica November 30, 2010 at 9:37 pm

I would love to win this awesome camera lens! What an excellent giveaway!

8 Diana S. November 30, 2010 at 7:16 pm
9 Diana S. November 30, 2010 at 7:14 pm

I love to take pictures of my husband and son together and food photography!

10 lazy November 30, 2010 at 6:31 pm

I love taking pics of my kids when they don’t realize I’m taking photos. Photos are typically candid and really capture the essence of the moment. Once they realize I have the camera out they give me the cheesy grins.

11 Stacy (Little Blue Hen) November 30, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Food photos!

12 Karen November 30, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Any ocean.

13 ravenouscouple November 30, 2010 at 6:09 pm

we love taking photos of food!

14 Kaname650 November 30, 2010 at 6:09 pm

I love shooting sports. All sports. And this would be an excellent lens to have.

15 Aibrean November 30, 2010 at 6:01 pm
16 Aibrean November 30, 2010 at 5:59 pm

I love to photograph people, though I am still learning, so I’m terrible at it. Lately, I’ve been taking many, many pictures of football.

17 sue v November 30, 2010 at 5:54 pm

My favorite place to take photos is up in Maine at Acadia National Park… There is always such great light and the views are awesome.

18 Andrea November 30, 2010 at 5:46 pm

My favorite subject is my son. But he makes faces or turns his head. Second fav? Food. It doens’t mind it’s photo being taken!

19 Jen D November 30, 2010 at 5:44 pm

I love to take pictures of nature and travel.

20 joyce November 30, 2010 at 5:36 pm

i love to take pics of my puppy teddy!!!!

21 amy November 30, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Love to photograph food!

22 Amanda Larsen November 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm

I love to take pictures of my kids playing together – outside! Thank you!

23 Goon Squad Sarah November 30, 2010 at 3:24 pm

I have two answers. The first (and obvious one) is my children. Then second (and also pretty obvious one) is sporting events.

24 Taylor November 30, 2010 at 3:19 pm

And here’s my tweet! http://twitter.com/TaylorEngler

25 Taylor November 30, 2010 at 3:01 pm

I most love to photograph my family at the holidays! I took some great photos at Thanksgiving but having this lens for Christmas would be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

Thanks!

26 Ashley November 30, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Without a doubt, of my boys playing outside! One is 11 and one is 2 and it’s pure magic watching the two of them interact!! :)

27 Deborah B. November 30, 2010 at 2:57 pm

My kiddos are my favorite subjects anywhere and everywhere

28 Jamie November 30, 2010 at 2:38 pm

People =)

29 Melissa Butler November 30, 2010 at 7:51 am

My daughter is my muse without a doubt!

30 Bonnie November 30, 2010 at 7:10 am

I love taking pictures of water skiing and wakeboarding. This lens would be awesome for that, I would love to give it a try!

31 Nancy November 30, 2010 at 5:06 am

That’s easy – I love to photograph nearly anything at twilight – that golden hour just before sunset when it looks like it’s too dark for photos, but they can look so magical.

32 laura lok November 30, 2010 at 3:48 am

I love taking pictures of my son but he doesn’t like it much so I usually take lots more of my dog.

33 Hector November 30, 2010 at 2:35 am

I love taking photos of my wife when she’s not posing…just sweet natural spontaneity

34 Becky Mueller November 30, 2010 at 1:32 am

My favorite person to photograph is my 8 month old son.

35 Jen Campbell November 29, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Because of my love of cooking, I can’t help taking WAY too many pics of what i’m cooking up. Still, I must admit that I have ENTIRELY too many photos of my two cats Yoshi and Miles Davis. Until I got married, I didn’t realize it was such an addiction. I just can’t help myself!

Jen
http://twitter.com/southhoney

36 Tabitha November 29, 2010 at 10:49 pm

My kids! :)

37 Melissa November 29, 2010 at 9:46 pm

I prefer to go exploring all by myself with my camera, and my favorite subjects are trees.

38 Liz Waddington November 29, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Closeups of my 2 daughters.

39 Cara November 29, 2010 at 7:22 pm

I love to photograph my little boy Milo the most. I would love to have a new lens to help me out.

40 Stefanie November 29, 2010 at 7:11 pm

My goodness, how I would love to win this lens. I bought my Nikon and could only afford a fixed lens at that time… this 18-270mm would be INCREDIBLE! Especially with a trip to China coming in the next few months :)
Thanks for the chance to enter!
P.S. LOVE to photograph my kids, and my favorite spot is local historic home that overlooks the water with stunning gardens. It’s hard to take a bad picture there :)

41 Rebecca@RootsAndWingsCo November 29, 2010 at 6:21 pm

I could so use this lens! My camera is NOT doing the job for me (though I am so grateful for having anything!). Really, I need to be able to photograph my children better! At their plays I can never get close enough to them (parents arrive an hour before performances) so all of their pictures are just dots! We also love going to the beach and this would be so perfect on those trips!

My fingers and toes are crossed!
Rebecca@RootsAndWingsCo

42 alison November 29, 2010 at 5:45 pm

i love taking pictures of my little girls, especially when they don’t know that i am. i also would love to start doing street photography.

43 Jeannette November 29, 2010 at 4:24 pm

my faaaaaavorite thing to photograph is food. being a food blogger and all, that isn’t too difficult to figure out ;)

44 Taylor November 29, 2010 at 3:35 pm

It would have to be outside and of course of my baby boy!

45 Andrea November 29, 2010 at 3:33 pm

I love to take pictures of my 3 precious children! They are my life and I love capturing the faces I see everyday, smiles, giggles, frowns, and tears. I would love to win this lens, especially as they are starting to run whenever they see the camera come out!

46 Leah November 29, 2010 at 12:13 pm
47 Joy November 29, 2010 at 10:55 am

With this lens, I would love to photograph my 6-month old preemie baby, who I almost lost due to a placental abruption. She’s perfect as she is, just extra small, and I love getting to know her through the many sounds she makes and as she nestles against me, looking for my breast. I would also want my husband to use this lens to snap pictures of her breastfeeding, as my body helps to make her stronger.

48 Helen November 29, 2010 at 6:00 am

I love food photography– and love those sandwich cookies!

49 ++MIRA++ November 29, 2010 at 5:55 am

love to photo food

50 Lae November 29, 2010 at 4:55 am

The photos came out great!

51 Agua November 29, 2010 at 4:17 am

Nicole, your shots are stunning! To do the before and after was smart and made my jaw drop. I’m glad you got to have fun with it. I think it’s a great review! Thanks, also, for the pros and cons.

I love to photograph my son and his cousin who is 7.5 weeks older than he. They’re 2 and almost-2. We can’t stop photographing them but getting a great zoom lens would mean crisper photos that are also non-invasive to take.

Thank you! Enjoy the holidays.

52 Jeane November 28, 2010 at 11:50 pm

I love taking pictures of the grandkids up at the cabin at Lake Tahoe. Everyplace is a great background view. And I love to take macros of flowers.

53 Leigh A November 28, 2010 at 9:19 pm

My sleeping babies… and someday, my sleeping grand-babies!

54 Nicole November 28, 2010 at 8:29 pm

My 3mo baby boy!

55 Ashley November 28, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Aside from food photos, I love finding cool looking insects to photograph.

56 Kelly November 28, 2010 at 5:11 pm

My daughters, especially in the summertime, splashing in th pool and doing “cottonballs” of the side into the deep end! :

57 tjnjtown November 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I could get some great nature shots with this.

58 ann November 28, 2010 at 4:44 pm

I like to photograph the lovely deer that continue to decimate our landscaping…

59 Janetta November 28, 2010 at 4:41 pm

I would love to win this for my husband. He is always taking pictures of our granddaughters at thie soccer games and nature photos.

60 Lindsay W November 28, 2010 at 4:14 pm

I love to photograph my 3 beautiful children!

61 Rhonda Burns November 28, 2010 at 9:13 am

Love it!

62 Two Barking Dogs November 28, 2010 at 5:18 am

My dogs are my favorite photography subjects! They get tired of posing, but I keep snapping away!

63 Melissa November 28, 2010 at 4:27 am

I love to take pictures of people in their natural state of living.

64 kelley November 28, 2010 at 1:54 am

I love taking and editing boudoir photography. It’s a huge confidence booster for women, and I suppose their men love it too :)

65 Claire November 28, 2010 at 1:08 am

Kids, pets, birds, flowers, garden, I’m an equal opportunity shooter!

66 Randy November 27, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Taking photos of our Rottador pooch, Honey while out hiking in the parks

67 Greg November 27, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Taking photos of my kids outside is my favorite.

68 Rachel November 27, 2010 at 9:47 pm

My favorite thing to photograph? My family of course!

69 Susie November 27, 2010 at 9:06 pm

wonderful!

70 Barry Lee November 27, 2010 at 7:02 pm

I take photographs of homes for real estate agents. inside and out. I have a mast on my van, goes up 66 ft for aerial shots. I love taking photos during fall time of year. makes my photos look great with all the fall colors

71 Andrea November 27, 2010 at 6:50 pm

I love to take photos as I travel the world for my work. The discoveries are literally Endless – and it’s fun to capture it with a creative eye.

72 Anne Weber-Falk November 27, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Everything is game when it comes to photography! Shadows from the trees, babies, water reflections, people, animals, frost, snowfall and everything in between.

73 Pat Y November 27, 2010 at 5:43 pm

I love taking pictures of my sons playing sports and of flowers. And sunsets. And birds. And family. And vacations. And horses. Um…just about everything!

74 Lois Thorpe November 27, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Recently I was asked by my friend’s son if I collect anything. I said no, I don’t have space to store anything (I live most of the time in Eastern Europe). He asked again, do you collect anything, like rocks or bugs? No…. but I collect photographs of nature, of God’s creation. I’m not sure that I convinced him that it was a ‘collection’ but as I look through my photos, my favorites are of a close up of a piece of nature that I might not usually notice and now I collect it as a photograph to enjoy in future moments. I love to photography faces, too, but I hate getting right in their faces. A longer lens would be great for that!

75 Janice Putney November 27, 2010 at 4:20 pm

I love taking pics of AZ sunsets!

76 Jamie | My Baking Addiction November 27, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Being a food blogger, my favorite thing to photograph is definitely food! Great giveaway, thanks so much for sharing!

77 TZel November 27, 2010 at 3:26 pm

THANKS FOR THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY! awesome pictures!
bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com

78 Katie | GoodLife Eats November 27, 2010 at 3:22 pm

I would love one – I only have a 50 mm lens. Zoom would be great for kids! It’s always so hard to get pics of them playing without being close since i don’t have a zoom.

79 nastasia fletcher November 27, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I like to take photos of my grandson,although he now is getting camera shy.

80 Krystal November 27, 2010 at 5:57 am

I love to take photos of my four beautiful children.

81 Suzanne November 27, 2010 at 4:23 am

First, I’d photograph my three beautiful grandchildren, and then when they aren’t around, I love to take shots of nature.

82 deb myers November 27, 2010 at 3:28 am

my typical subject to photograph, for archival purposes are the quilts that i and my quilty friends make.

83 Becky Miller November 27, 2010 at 1:25 am

I just got my new Canon T1i and am trying to learn everything I can about photography and my camera. This lens would be so much fun and help me to learn more. This lens would be so exciting to use for the landscapes I love to shoot and the zoom would allow me to shoot the great details of the landscapes. So mush fun to be had!!

84 Lisa Reynolds November 26, 2010 at 10:05 pm

I love taking photos of flowers and nature scenes in the park near my home.

85 mindy November 26, 2010 at 7:43 pm

I love my Tamron 28-75mm. I love to take photos of my family. Since we are basically homebound due to my youngest’s chronic illness we do not get out much but I try to still focus (focus? hehehe) on the joy and photography helps with that!

86 Renee Turner November 26, 2010 at 7:18 pm

I love to take pictures of my dog and 2 cats!

87 Christina November 26, 2010 at 6:45 pm
88 Christina November 26, 2010 at 6:36 pm

I love to photograph newborn babies!

89 Barbara November 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm

My favorite subject is wildflowers, but we have a great grandchild on the way so I am sure that will change.

90 Brandi Young November 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm

I would use this lens for intimate portraits. It looks like it can get some really good close up shots. What a great giveaway!

91 Andrea November 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm

I love to photograph my daughters but my husband is a much better photographer so he would love this lens! :)

92 Jamie November 26, 2010 at 7:10 am

I love to photograph my son the most. His face just lights up! I love to try and capture that. I also love to shoot at the beach hands down.

This lens is awesome by the way!

93 Michelle Johnson November 26, 2010 at 4:42 am

I love taking pictures of my little boy. He’s almost one and starting to move so I could use a good zoom lens:)

94 Sharon November 26, 2010 at 3:49 am
95 Sharon November 26, 2010 at 3:46 am

I’m always taking pictures of my kids….and since we live in Hawaii I have twice as much reason to always carry my camera around!

96 Sherry K November 26, 2010 at 12:34 am

I”ve been looking for a different lens, and this one looks really nice!!!

97 Robin November 25, 2010 at 10:15 pm

My favorite subjects are of course, my kids:)

98 Amber Roussel November 25, 2010 at 8:30 pm

I love to photograph live music shows! The challenge of timing and changing lighting is always exciting.

99 Abbey November 25, 2010 at 7:08 pm
100 Abbey November 25, 2010 at 6:56 pm
101 Abbey November 25, 2010 at 6:47 pm

I would LOVE this lens! With little ones it’s impossible to try and change my lens and still be able to capture the moment! This would solve that!!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

102 Kia Kehrer November 25, 2010 at 7:20 am

I take so many pictures of my 18mos old daughter! My husband thinks I’m crazy and we need more memory on the computer. YIKES! This lens would so make my YEAR!

103 Lilnda Goldsberry November 25, 2010 at 6:16 am

I am a truck driver running from Chicago to West Coast every week and would just about die for this lens for shots while traveling team with my hubby (who is sometimes very paitent with me and my photo shoots, and sometimes not so much). LOL. My new rebel t2i is a upgrade from a fujifilm! I’m lovin it, and this lens would be so exciting to get pictures from the Iowa corn fields, Wyoming bilizzards, Donner Pass, to the California wine country.

104 KMJones November 24, 2010 at 8:34 pm

I want to win this for my wife the photographer!!! Nice pics!!

105 Brittany H. November 24, 2010 at 6:29 pm

I love taking photos of the Flint Hills, which are beautiful!!!!! – this lens would be perfect :)

106 Jill November 24, 2010 at 6:01 pm

I tend to shoot a lot of trees. I recently moved to sw Missouri from San Diego and I love the branchy trees here! (and I would LOVE to use the new lens!)

107 Krista w November 24, 2010 at 2:36 pm

I would love to have this lens to take pictures of my kids. I find the photos I love are completely candid ones, but I find the m difficult with the kit 18-55 lens that came with my Nikon. Having this lens would allow me to capture my son and daughter from a distance, when they aren’t “posing”.

108 Rebecca Graham November 24, 2010 at 8:45 am

I like to photograph animals.

109 sarah November 24, 2010 at 6:12 am

lucky you! my Nikkor lens (18-135) broke but didn’t have a chance to replace it yet. although it works ok, the autofocus is often way too slow for the shots I take at the outdoor market. The tamron lens looks like it would be perfect for the job.

110 Krishna November 24, 2010 at 6:03 am

People, people, people are what I like to photograph the most. I love to take photos that when I look back at them they remind me of that moment and make me either smile, laugh or tear up with happiness.

111 Laura @ Our House Of Joyful Noise November 24, 2010 at 2:23 am

Now I not only want the Tamron lens, but that cabin!! Wow!

112 Rachel@Mypinkflipflops November 24, 2010 at 1:55 am

I can’t believe the differences in the zoom and the standard. It looks amazing!

113 Sarah Anglesey November 24, 2010 at 1:09 am

I love taking pictures of my children (of course!) but my favorite pictures are of antiques, fall colors, winter sunsets, food and so so much more!

114 LisaP November 23, 2010 at 9:59 pm

My boys. Their features are flawless and perfect. You can’t take a bad picture when that’s the case!

115 Barbara November 23, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Wow, that lens is incredible! Low light, bright light, and everything in between turned out great. Favorite picture has to the Boston Terrier, I love those snorty, grunty little boogers.

116 Jacqui November 23, 2010 at 8:26 pm

im not even gona comment because I never win :(

117 JessicaKW November 23, 2010 at 6:53 pm

I love taking pics of my two little boys and would so love this lens!

118 Jacinda November 23, 2010 at 5:53 pm

I love to take pictures of my kids, lots of pictures of my kids. I keep thinking I’m going to learn a little more about photography to make them even better, but I never seem to have the time. So, pictures of kids just being kids, playing sports (basketball, volleyball, track (which is very difficult for picture-taking)), our animals, an occasionally just pictures of the outdoors.

I also try to take my camera to sporting events and get shots of all of the kids that I can. Then give those to the coaches so they can share with the players. :) Makes me feel good.

119 Laura Pryst November 23, 2010 at 5:05 pm

I tweeted http://twitter.com/purplecrazies (that sounds so weird to say, still).

120 Laura Pryst November 23, 2010 at 5:03 pm

I love to photograph my kids out playing in nature or being silly and not knowing I have the camera out. This year with 2 of them in school I’ve started donating my time to photograph things for the school. It is so much fun and I’m getting to participate in activities more than I would have let myself otherwise.

121 Stefanie November 23, 2010 at 4:45 pm

My kids are who I most LOVE to photograph sometimes much to their dismay! This lens would be PERFECT to capture them without them knowing when they are doing something sweet, cool, sporty or just being SO dang cute that not having a picture would be a crime!

122 Mellissa C November 23, 2010 at 4:30 pm

My favorite place to take photographs is when I am hiking.

123 Cherie November 23, 2010 at 11:04 am

I am addicted to taking pictures of the Quinlan Mountains, Mount Boboquivari here outside of Tucson. I would love this lens!

124 CathyH November 23, 2010 at 6:44 am

I would take photos of the towns I visit, candid shots of people and lots of nature shots. There was a chipmunk in my yard the other day, this would be perfect!!
Thank you!!

125 Heidi November 23, 2010 at 5:06 am

My favorite thing to take pictures of are my three beautiful children. :)

126 Miranda Outon November 22, 2010 at 9:49 pm

I love landscapes!

127 Diane Z. November 22, 2010 at 6:56 pm

I love to take pictures of birds. This lens would be great for that!

128 Kathy Reid November 22, 2010 at 3:41 pm

I love taking pictures of the beautiful mountains where I live and of my kids.
Thanks for the giveaway.

129 Lauren Herrera November 22, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I am a new photographer and I plan to take lots and lots of pics of my kids and nature :)

130 Sarah G November 22, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Of course my kids are what I love to photograph most! You just have to capture every moment!

131 kaela November 22, 2010 at 2:56 pm
132 kaela November 22, 2010 at 2:55 pm

By far, most of my photos are of food for my blog.. but I love to travel and have a passion for capturing the essence of a place; unique architecture, a great breakfast spot, an elk on Main St.

133 Bess November 22, 2010 at 3:57 am

This would be the best Christmas present ever! Please pick me.

bess.carter at chezami dot com

134 Rebecca November 22, 2010 at 2:22 am

I posted you on my blog!
http://www.adprentice.wordpress.com

135 Rebecca November 22, 2010 at 12:59 am

I love taking portraits. A face says so much.

136 Jade November 21, 2010 at 10:03 pm

I love taking candid close ups of my children…. but I’d love a zoom lens that would let me really sneak up on them!!

137 Jamie November 21, 2010 at 7:39 pm
138 Melissa November 21, 2010 at 3:50 pm

I would love the range of this lens and would love and care for it!

139 makia November 21, 2010 at 1:23 pm

I love to photograph my daughters and I mostly love to take photos outdoors.

140 Ashley November 21, 2010 at 1:38 am

I love catching shots of my kids in motion. I’m not that great, but I keep trying. I’m sure this will help!

ashleycardon@yahoo.com

141 George November 20, 2010 at 11:56 pm

I’m a sort of amateur photographer (and a lousy speller too, judging from the red lines I see under my typing). The lens your offering would be a great addition to my Nikon camera. I’ll just keep my fingers crossed, unless I have to take a picture or six.

142 Caroline November 20, 2010 at 11:38 pm

I would photograph my friends.

143 Queen Scarlett November 20, 2010 at 11:37 pm

My girls… I love capturing them.

144 Debbie Johnson November 20, 2010 at 9:53 pm

my beautiful canon digital rebel xti would love to make friends and play nice with the beautiful lense. my favorite picture is the one with the beautiful little girl and with the jack ol’ lantern

145 Debra F November 20, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I’m an avid gardener and my favorite thing to take pictures of is closeups of all my gorgeous blooms!

146 mforrest November 20, 2010 at 7:52 pm

i love to photograph pets. all types…

147 Lydia Denning November 20, 2010 at 5:23 pm

I love to photography the beach. We live a couple of miles from Puget Sound and I love to walk on the beach and take pictures.
I love your blog.

148 Kathleen November 20, 2010 at 5:23 pm

I would be SOOOO excited to win this wonderful lens. My favorite photography is doing photos of children (especially my grandchildren), and documenting our beautiful Memphis Zoo. In fact, I am going there tonight to shoot the ice skaters on the new ice rink, the Christmas lights, and the animals. I can hardly wait. Wish I had this lens to use.

149 Sue November 20, 2010 at 11:44 am

The thing I love to do most is to ride my bike in Europe once a year. Through my bike club, I’ll be going to Rome and the Puglia region of Italy through my bike club. This lens on my camera would make all the difference in the world in creating memories of this trip. This is not just a trip, it is a passion. So, I hope I’m a lucky winner.

150 Mimi November 20, 2010 at 6:23 am

mmmmmm! I am drooling! Tamaron dessert… yes please! This lens would rock my socks!

Ok, random.org- do your thing and pick me!

Oh, and great blog p.s.!

151 Jenny November 19, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I love taking pictures of anything in my life, mostly my 3-year-old and food :)
Thanks for the chance to win!!

152 Sara November 19, 2010 at 7:35 pm

I most love taking pictures of my kids. I would love this lens.

153 Misty November 19, 2010 at 7:06 pm

I Need this lens very bad. I am taking photography in college and I am using my college loan to buy a Nikon D90, but it will not be enought for the lens also. This would be great!

154 Brave Sir Robin November 19, 2010 at 4:51 pm

I’ve never used a Tamron, but I’ve always been curious about them.

155 Callie November 19, 2010 at 4:40 pm

I’d LOVE to win the lens.

Thanks for the chance!

156 Lourdes November 19, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Love your review and the pictures you took! I love taking photographs of large architectural monuments such as cathedrals and civic buildings and a zoom lens would be perfect to get up close and capture some of the details on the buildings. I’m also trying to learn to take better pictures of food.

157 *~Sara~* November 19, 2010 at 2:51 pm
158 *~Sara~* November 19, 2010 at 2:50 pm

My favorite thing to photograph is people (to use for my cards!!) Candids are the best!

(PS You did a great job reviewing!!!)

159 Linda G November 19, 2010 at 7:36 am

I love to take pictures of my daughter and of nature.

160 ANGEL JACKLYN OF HYPNOTIC November 19, 2010 at 5:38 am
161 ANGEL JACKLYN OF HYPNOTIC November 19, 2010 at 5:36 am

I’M IN TAKING PICTURES OF “NATURAL” MOMENTS WHEN PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THEY’RE BEING PHOTOGRAPHED kytah00@yahoo.com

162 d November 19, 2010 at 4:47 am

I love taking close up macro shots of just about anything in everyday life, and then conversely, I like taking expansive nature shots as well!

163 Megan November 19, 2010 at 4:07 am
164 Tim Fitts November 19, 2010 at 3:12 am

Great review I have not tried Tameron lens yet but this is a nice lens! I take a lot of dog pictures at dog shows and getting close is sometimes hard so this would greatly improve my shots. Again thanks for the review.

165 Megan November 19, 2010 at 2:34 am

My favorite thing to photograph is my children! :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

166 Amanda November 18, 2010 at 11:39 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! I love taking pictures of my dog and son. Both very photogenic. Me, not so much. But this lens would help me take better pictures of them!

167 Amanda November 18, 2010 at 11:37 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! Your photos are amazing! I can’t wait to win this great 18-270mm lens so I can take some of my own!! I can’t afford a zoom lens right now and it would be fantastic if I won!!

Fingers crossed!!!! =)

168 Valerie November 18, 2010 at 9:45 pm

I love to photograph my son. The bugger is never still, though, so I have take tons and tons to get some that aren’t blurry. I guess I get lots of practice..

169 Renee November 18, 2010 at 9:24 pm

I love to photograph my 6 month old son. He is such a mover and a shaker that he blurred every shot I took of him with my point and shoot. I went and bought a D90 a few days ago and have some amazing shots of him! With a lens that has a longer zoom capability I am going to have fun at Yellow Stone! And maybe take some pictures of the cougars, coyotes, rabbits…all the wild things around our home….from a safe distance!

170 Jenney November 18, 2010 at 8:41 pm

I love to take pics of my beautiful 2yr old and very active daughter.

171 Christy Truss November 18, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I love to take pics of my little girl and her best buddy, our Boston Terrier, Sam.

172 stephanie schwarm November 18, 2010 at 6:09 pm

this is a fantastic giveaway. #1…its a tamron lens they are giving away. (I want it really bad..btw…like a lot really bad) #2 ….found a new blog to read!!! yay

173 erin November 18, 2010 at 5:56 pm

I love the idea of winning this lens. Ahhh. I love to take pics of EVERYTHING! But mostly my kids and chickens. :)

174 Lana November 18, 2010 at 4:02 pm

I love nature or wildlife photography! But my kids would have to be at the top of my list.

175 Lolalo November 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm

I love taking photos of my grandbabies, of nature, and landscapes. This lens looks like it would be THE lens to go from one subject to the next with ease. I woud love to win this lens!!!

176 Anita November 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I would love, love, love this lens and promise to take good care of it. :)

177 Brandon November 18, 2010 at 3:11 pm

I guess I will accept this gift. You have talked me into it.

178 ginger November 18, 2010 at 1:45 pm

I would love to win this and give it to my daughter she is a stay at home mom that loves to take pictures of her baby and now another on the way!

179 Tara Kieninger November 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Oh pick me, pick me. I so need this lens! My favorite photography subjects are my two kids. They are the reason I love taking photos!

180 SMITH BITES November 18, 2010 at 12:27 pm

First love is food photography then it would have to be capturing moments at family gatherings that aren’t staged – I need LOTS of practice!

181 Walter Gardner November 18, 2010 at 7:47 am

An amazing review of the versatility of this lens. A great choice to be able to use when you do not know what subjects you might find on your photo ops. Sure beats carrying a bagful of fixed length lenses.

182 simone November 18, 2010 at 6:37 am

My fav subject is my 2 yr old son and I love shooting him in nature – beach, wildflowers, lake, etc. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

183 Tabathia B November 18, 2010 at 5:46 am

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184 Tabathia B November 18, 2010 at 5:44 am

I love taking pictures of my kids at the park
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185 Cathi November 18, 2010 at 12:46 am

My kids, of course. <3

186 Megan November 18, 2010 at 12:16 am

I love to take natural light portraits of friends/family, preferably in nature. I also love to photograph my two spastic dogs, b/c they are completely ridiculous.

187 AB Smith November 17, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Southern Ohio in the fall is my favorite place to snap photos

188 Janette November 17, 2010 at 9:56 pm

I am obsessed with this lens. So many possibilities.

189 Kathy November 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm

My grandbabies….. hands down! Children are so natural and fun…. just because Granny is looking at them thru a camera doesn’t slow them down or stop them from “giving me the best shot”. :)

190 Tasia Minnaert November 17, 2010 at 7:03 pm

My beautiful 4 year old daughter.

191 Janine B November 17, 2010 at 5:44 pm

My children of course! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

192 Cindy November 17, 2010 at 5:43 pm

I’m a newbie photographer — previously only used point and shoot. I have a new Canon EOS Rebel T1i 500D and I’m slowly learning my way around the settings. I live on an 80 acre farm and I love to take pictures of the changing seasons, mark the progress of my vegetable and flower gardens, and the farm animals. I’ve got 10 grandkids that’s not too bad to photograph either.

193 Alexis November 17, 2010 at 4:51 pm

I love to taking pictures of desert plants.

194 Elena November 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm

My husband is the photographer in the family, and he really likes to take pictures of scenery.

195 Soyon November 17, 2010 at 4:35 pm

My girl, of course!

196 Merry November 17, 2010 at 12:34 pm

My kids of course!

197 Leah November 17, 2010 at 7:04 am
198 shel November 17, 2010 at 7:02 am
199 shel November 17, 2010 at 7:02 am

I love taking pictures on holidays when our entire family is together. As far as places…when my husband and I take our annual trip to Mohican State Park, I always drag my Nikon with us and take a ton of pictures.

200 Janelle Bradford November 17, 2010 at 4:59 am

I love to photogrpah pregnant mommies at all stages, it is just a miracle!

201 DianaV November 17, 2010 at 4:27 am
202 DianaV November 17, 2010 at 4:26 am

With a better lens and camera(working on that for Xmas) I can get better action shots of my 3 and 1 year old!

203 Lisa@bakedinmaine.com November 17, 2010 at 4:21 am

I photograph my grandkids and food for my blog/site http://www.bakedinmaine.com

Love your photos!

Lisa
xo

204 celine November 17, 2010 at 2:49 am

i would love to win this lens.

205 AndreaB November 16, 2010 at 10:58 pm
206 AndreaB November 16, 2010 at 10:57 pm

I love to photograph children and countries that I’ve visited. Pretty much anything beautiful is my favorite thing (which is pretty much everyone and everything!)

207 Amber H November 16, 2010 at 9:32 pm

I enjoy taking pictures of Nature or Animals.

208 lindsay van orden November 16, 2010 at 9:16 pm

i love, love, love to take pictures of kids, especially my own! their eyes tell a whole story just by themselves and i love to capture their energy, innocence and love for life. as a portrait photographer trying to make my way into the professional world, this lens would really give me a boost and help me fulfill my dreams. please, please, please let me win this lens…! :)

209 Nicole H November 16, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Is it cliche to say my newborn daughter? Becoming a mom changes everything! :)

210 Abby November 16, 2010 at 6:54 pm
211 Abby November 16, 2010 at 6:38 pm
212 Abby November 16, 2010 at 6:33 pm

I love to photograph animals, children, and flowers!

213 Sally Basile November 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Gardens. In summer, in the rain, snow. Flowers, vegetables and bugs.

214 islandgirlsmama November 16, 2010 at 6:11 pm

I would use this lens to take pictures of my 2 girls…and use it for all our amazing sunsets. I would be using it where i live, on Block Island!!! Please pick me!!!

215 Kate November 16, 2010 at 6:11 pm
216 Kate November 16, 2010 at 6:10 pm
217 Kate November 16, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Oh WOW! Those pictures are beautiful! I’d love to have this lens. I take pictures of my daughter all day every day and this lens will just enhance those moments that we have together! It will also help me in taking better pictures of my food! :) )

218 Marty Rummel November 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm

I love photographing the daily changes of Mt. Adams – in my back yard.

219 Frostine November 16, 2010 at 2:51 pm

I love taking pics of my kids.

220 Julie Annas November 16, 2010 at 2:16 pm

I love to photography my doxie Bubbles.

221 Tracey November 16, 2010 at 1:13 pm

I LOVE to photography anything in the state of Maine!

222 Kristen M November 16, 2010 at 7:06 am

I like to photograph my kids (gut they hate it). When the kids won’t cooperate, I like to photograph food!

223 MelissaPete November 16, 2010 at 5:46 am

These photos are beautiful!

224 Kimberly A. November 16, 2010 at 4:48 am

I love to photograph on the beach and I also love to photograph my darling nieces Halle, Natalie and Rebecca. Someday I hope to photograph my own children and all the memories I have with them and my sweet husband… me and my husband are hoping that time comes soon! :)

225 Gala G. November 16, 2010 at 4:39 am

I love to take pictures of my children. My children don’t love me taking pics of them.

Slowly but surely…though….they are warming up.

I have family members who LOVE me to take pics fo their chidlren and families….

226 Leslie Davis November 16, 2010 at 4:13 am

Oh, it does look like a great lens and I sure could use a zoom.

227 Ren November 16, 2010 at 4:03 am

I like to photograph live musicians..

228 Urvashee November 16, 2010 at 3:27 am

I love taking pictures of my two year old!

229 Prerna@IndianSimmer November 16, 2010 at 3:26 am

My twitter handle is @indiansimmer (you might know!)

230 Prerna@IndianSimmer November 16, 2010 at 3:25 am

Oh wow! what a great giveaway.
Well, for me the thing that I luv most to photograph has to be food but I also love wildlife photography and I’m sure this lens would work wonders for both of them. Can’t wait to see who the lucky winner is!

231 asha@FSK November 16, 2010 at 3:25 am
232 Shaheen {The Purple Foodie} November 16, 2010 at 3:25 am

I love taking photos of food.. but recently with my new camera, I’ve been taking a lot of photos of people too. Thanks for this giveaway, Nicole!

233 asha@FSK November 16, 2010 at 3:21 am

Being a food blogger, a majority of my photographs are food related. I also like nature photography, especially of water bodies. So, it’s great to know that I can switch from a nature scene to the food in hand without needing a lens change! I would love to win this lens

234 Jessie November 16, 2010 at 3:19 am

I like taking photos of delicious food! And landscapes. I’m really into lines and shadows too!

235 Kita November 16, 2010 at 3:17 am

I love the pick of your cat and the yellow leaves. I would love to say I would photograph more food but honestly, I would like to get good at photographing scenery. I always drive by this one tree, its old and has the most gracious branches. That is what I would love to photograph – shame its in the median of a highway.

236 Kelly November 16, 2010 at 3:14 am

I love taking candid photos of friends and family. The photos they don’t know that are being taken are always the best ones.

237 BetteJo November 16, 2010 at 1:41 am

Love to photograph my cats but I’d really like to see how much I could improve my jewelry photos!

238 Marta November 16, 2010 at 1:13 am
239 Marta November 16, 2010 at 1:04 am

I love to photograph flowers and landscapes. This lens would be perfect for both. I’ve had a Tamron Macro before and know they make lens. Add me to the list.

240 M Piket November 16, 2010 at 12:51 am

The is the *cutest* picture of your daughter and the Hello Kitty jack o lantern! Thanks for the chance to win a new lens :)

241 Sharyl@Thelittlebrownhouse November 16, 2010 at 12:45 am

Wow! I would love to win this! Count me in!

242 K November 16, 2010 at 12:09 am

Love photo-ing my kiddos of course. Lots of pics of my youngest sleeping. I’m drooling over the Tamron zoom.

243 Brandon and Lindsey November 15, 2010 at 11:57 pm

I would love this lens, I’m just getting into photography and this would be a very versatile lens to have! Thanks!

244 Sierra November 15, 2010 at 7:57 pm

My husband and I are taking a photography course right now and our camera lens isn’t very good. We would love to take pictures for our class and of our beautiful daughter Evelyn. This is a great giveaway! :) Thank you!

245 amy watkins November 15, 2010 at 7:37 pm

i would love to have a nice lens to take beautiful pics of my beautiful babes because they are growing too fast!

246 bonggamom November 15, 2010 at 7:33 pm
247 bonggamom November 15, 2010 at 7:32 pm

I love photographing my 3 kids.

248 Genevieve Brown November 15, 2010 at 7:05 pm

I love to photograph my daughter! And would love this lens :)

249 Heather I. November 15, 2010 at 6:35 pm
250 Heather I. November 15, 2010 at 6:34 pm

I love capturing moments that will be gone and never seen again….nature, my children, sports….etc.

251 Nikki Nichols November 15, 2010 at 5:58 pm

I just got a Nikon d70s a year ago as a birthday present and am constantly taking pics, just ask my husband… I would LOVE LOVE LOVE this lens

252 carmen November 15, 2010 at 5:35 pm

I love taking photos of trees.

253 Melani November 15, 2010 at 5:32 pm

my favourite thing to photograph is the sunrise, i live in a high rise building that overlooks the lake and the sunrises always look amazing!! : )

254 AshlyR November 15, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Pick me! Pick me! I spent all weekend swapping out lenses for a car race. This would be fabulous and double my shots! (Read- need new memory card too! LOL)

255 Debra November 15, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Sunsets. My children. The beach.

256 Christine November 15, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Love to shoot food with this lens. I just got a professional light the other day, nothing fancy, but something that would help accentuate my adventures in the kitchen, which is going to be my newest addition to my blog.

Thanks for sharing on the Tamron!

CV

257 Heather Woolley November 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

i’d LOVE this lens!

258 Aubrianne November 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

My current zoom lens just broke and I was on the prowl for a new one when I came across this one. My main subjects are my kids and husband….I would love to win this one!

259 Leslie N November 15, 2010 at 2:18 pm

I love to take photos of my little dog, and I love to take photo walks through the Colorado mountains! This lens would come in so handy!

260 Julie McD November 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm

I would so love one of these lenses! I love capturing every day life with my family and this would be the perfect lens to do so on my Canon! I’d also love one of your pumpking whoppie pies! They look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

261 Tracy November 15, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Sign me up! I’d love to take one of these home!

262 stuckinmypedals November 15, 2010 at 1:35 pm

I’m a terrible photographer. Maybe this lens can save my photos!

263 Leah @ Beyer Beware November 15, 2010 at 5:37 am

Of course I love, love taking pictures of my children, but a close second is the beautiful world God gave us.

264 ameliorateme November 15, 2010 at 5:16 am

I love to photograph people! Currently, I have a really crappy kit lens – this lens would dramatically improve my pictures. I’d love to pair it with my Canon!

265 saskia November 15, 2010 at 4:56 am

Great pics! I love taking photos of my cats at home or any animal I encounter while out and about!

266 Amber November 15, 2010 at 4:01 am

Wow, these are great pictures! I need to get a lens like this for sure!

267 Leah November 15, 2010 at 2:44 am

I love taking pics outside.

leahforlove at aol dot com

268 Molly Conn November 14, 2010 at 11:29 pm

I love taking pictures of my three beautiful girls.

269 Janice November 14, 2010 at 10:20 pm

My photos are of my family, my cat, my crafts, oh, and a few more of my cat. I need to get out more :)

270 cindyn November 14, 2010 at 9:49 pm

I love taking photos of my son and his buddies….especially when they are being silly!

271 Suzanne E November 14, 2010 at 9:35 pm
272 TIFFANY November 14, 2010 at 9:24 pm

My favorite subjects to shoot are my children playing outside.

273 Suzanne E November 14, 2010 at 7:50 pm

I mostly photograph my two boys.

274 Julie November 14, 2010 at 7:21 pm

I love to photograph my nephews. They change so much everyday and I love to capture their growth in those photos.

275 Katrina November 14, 2010 at 3:27 pm

My son is definitely my favorite to photograph. He’s the whole reason I jumped into the photography world and I could spend hours looking at all the old photos of him. I love to see how much he has changed over the years!

276 Tara Chandler November 14, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I would love this lens as a gift for my husband, (and me) he has never gotten a new lens for himself. I love how he takes incredible pics of our kids, especially our newest 4th baby (July) who after 8 miscarriages, was not supposed to be possible. Here’s to hope and a new lens!!!

277 Tara Chandler November 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm

I would love this lens as a gift for my husband, (and me) he has never gotten a new lens for himself. I love how he takes incredible pics of our kids, especially our newest 4th baby (July) who after 8 miscarriages, was not supposed to be possible. Here’s to hope and a new lens!!!

278 Barbara Skidmore November 14, 2010 at 12:55 pm

I love taking candid pictures of the kids and the cat. I also like getting shots of the food I’m cooking.

279 Terri Sinclair November 14, 2010 at 6:55 am
280 Terri Sinclair November 14, 2010 at 6:54 am

Faces and hands. Yep, that’s my favorite…faces and hands…..

281 Lisa Ann November 14, 2010 at 5:39 am

I would love to have a lens like this. I like taking pictures of my family and friends. I also love nature shots. Thanks for the chance!

282 Judith November 14, 2010 at 2:43 am
283 Judith November 14, 2010 at 2:42 am

My grandchildren most definately, my favorite pictures

284 natalie November 14, 2010 at 1:47 am

my children! :) what an awesome giveaway

285 Marc November 14, 2010 at 1:32 am

Love taking pictures of anything and everything

286 Kari November 14, 2010 at 12:27 am

I love photographing my kids, it is why i am learning to use my DSLR as fully as I can.

287 Sandy November 14, 2010 at 12:12 am

Love photography. Took my Canon 30D on cruise to Alaska, just finished up a 62 page digital scrapbook. Winning this lens would be great to take on my bike tour to Spain next week. Thanks.

288 Alisha November 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm

I love photographing my kids and garden.

289 Aly November 13, 2010 at 9:15 pm

I love to take pictures of my little boy, he is the perfect subject. :)

290 irene November 13, 2010 at 7:55 pm

I love taking pictures of kids and couples, thanks!

291 Melissa November 13, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Hi!

Oh my goodness this opportunity is AMAZING.
I would take pictures of my little 3 year old god daughter, who is growing up too fast. she has the chubbiest cheeks that I hope never goes away hehe.

I am also a big big big ‘foodie’ and will be taking picture of all the delicious food I get to eat.

I also promise to lend the lens to my friend who is a photographer, and takes engagement photos while going to school. She takes the most amazing pictures of couples in love <3 :)

292 Julie Kerner November 13, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I have been eyeing this lens for the longest time. I take ranch photos and love to do close ups of the ordinary. It’s a hassle to change lense horseback! I loved your outdoor photos. . .it looks alot like our country.

293 Barbara Ebert November 13, 2010 at 4:59 pm

I most love taking pictures of my four grandsons, which is usually like herding cats :) Secondly I love to photograph landscapes, either while on vacation or in my wooded back yard. Winning this lens would open up a whole new world of photo ops!

294 erica November 13, 2010 at 4:37 pm

i love taking pictures of my boys outside at parks, animal petting zoos, picnics, whatever we’re doing. probably because my boys are happiest running around outdoors! i would love to win! fingers crossed!

295 Angela November 13, 2010 at 4:20 pm

I love to take photos around my house – outdoor things. I have lots of photos of the animals, but my son is my favorite subject to photograph. Unfortunately, he HATES having his photo taken! With this lens I could capture him without him knowing what I’m doing :-)

296 Jennifer November 13, 2010 at 4:01 pm

My two kids and anywhere there is good lighting. I love to experiment! I would love a good zoom lense!

297 Mandi LeFevre November 13, 2010 at 3:05 pm

I love taking photos of the kiddos the most…but fall leaves come in at a close second. Your shots are gorgeous!!! I appreciate your review!

298 Mandi LeFevre November 13, 2010 at 3:03 pm

I love taking photos of the kiddos the most…but fall leaves come in at a close second. Your shots are gorgeous!!!

299 heather November 13, 2010 at 2:03 pm

I am interested in sports photography so I would love a mega-zoom lens for games!

300 Kathy November 13, 2010 at 1:09 pm

I love taking candid shots of my boys. They are at an age now that they make funny faces at me if they know I’m trying to get a shot. This lens would be great!

301 Ginny November 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm

I love photographing people. Especially kids. And I love to get candid shots so a long zoom like this would enable me to hide better.

302 Dennis V November 13, 2010 at 3:49 am
303 Dennis V November 13, 2010 at 3:48 am
304 Dennis V November 13, 2010 at 3:45 am

I love to photograph events at my school and although I do have two lenses already this is a GREAT all purpose!

305 dena November 13, 2010 at 1:45 am

I try to photograph my dog.

306 Paula November 13, 2010 at 1:28 am

Oddly enough I love going to cemetaries and taking pictures.

307 Mamajax November 12, 2010 at 9:58 pm

At this time of year anything with Fall colors.. Oh how I love the reds, yellows, browns. greens. This lens would be great for those pulled off the side of the road longing to get closer shots. Thanks

308 Hsu-Yin November 12, 2010 at 9:46 pm

i am really getting into photography and i NEED a lens for my canon!
Thanks for the chance to win!

309 Becky November 12, 2010 at 9:32 pm

I tweeted about it. http://twitter.com/#!/lilbeckb

310 Becky November 12, 2010 at 9:31 pm

I’d love to take more/better pictures of my kids. My standard lens just doesn’t allow great pics from a distance.

311 Donni November 12, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I think one of my favorite things to take pictures of is my dad and my babies together. I just had a new baby and to see the contrast between the two is incredible. Rough and big contrasted by tiny and soft…it is awesome.

312 Becky November 12, 2010 at 7:38 pm

our mountain property is my fave place to shoot!

313 Tinaehb3 November 12, 2010 at 6:57 pm

I love that photography captures that moment in time never to be seen again except for the photograpy that was taken. And that everyone can do it !!

314 Charlotte November 12, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I love to photograph my parrots, especially as a pair, they are so affectionate, and the colors so vibrant.

315 Jennifer November 12, 2010 at 5:10 pm

I love taking candid portraits of Pets and Children.

316 Melanie November 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I love taking pictures of my family – especially outside in nature.

317 Mayra W. November 12, 2010 at 4:30 pm

I love taking pictures of my nieces outside playing.

318 Anastasia November 12, 2010 at 7:59 am

I would love this camera and I love love love taking pictures of my lil munchkins!

319 Melanie November 12, 2010 at 6:56 am

Wow! It would be fun to zoom that far, with that good of a picture at the end. I can currently zoom from one end of my couch to the other… I think I need this!

320 Karina November 12, 2010 at 5:38 am

I’d love to take pictures of my new baby girl

321 Cassie M. November 12, 2010 at 5:26 am

I love taking pictures of the kids when they aren’t aware there is a camera. Candid shots. Lovely.

322 Michelle Crook November 12, 2010 at 2:37 am

my family is the heart of why I take photos…

323 Heather November 12, 2010 at 12:27 am

I love taking photos of musicians

324 renee November 11, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Two places you will always see me with my camera…on the football field taking photos of my son and at the park taking pics of my grandkids.

325 Rochelle November 11, 2010 at 10:23 pm

That would have to be my boys. Unwilling subjects at times but oh well.

326 SouthernGirl November 11, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I love taking shots of interesting faces…and close up of nature..

327 cara h November 11, 2010 at 8:39 pm

i love to take photos of my kids and everyday happenings.

328 keight November 11, 2010 at 8:03 pm

man those pics are a retinal assault of awesome. i would love to be able to take some of my own of my toddzilla son and as yet unborn daughter!

329 Patricia Maddocks November 11, 2010 at 7:41 pm

My grandchildren and pets (together and separately) are my favorite photography subjects.

330 rowena November 11, 2010 at 6:44 pm

I love to take pictures of my grandkids!

331 Jenni November 11, 2010 at 6:19 pm
332 Jenni November 11, 2010 at 6:14 pm

I’m just about to take the leap to a DLSR and would love to win a great lens!

333 Letty November 11, 2010 at 6:07 pm
334 Letty November 11, 2010 at 5:49 pm

i love taking pictures of random objects. a fire hydrant, product packaging, toys, pretty much anything that catches my eye in an instant that normally might not have.

335 AtOneWithHim November 11, 2010 at 4:53 pm

I love to take photos of anything. I am a photo hog.
I had / have a Canon Powershot S5 IS, which have served me well. I can take pictures of anything and get a good shot. In May I got a Nikon D80 and 2 lenses that should fit most of my needs. It doesn’t. I am frustrated with the lens changing.. So I would love to win this Tameron lens.
Thank you

336 Deena November 11, 2010 at 4:17 pm

My little ones..

337 Tyra November 11, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I love to photograph my kids, but lately I’ve been starting up a new food blog and I’ve discovered that my existing equipment is just not good enough to get the close-up shots of food that I need to be able to get.
Thanks!

338 Lori November 11, 2010 at 12:05 pm

I love to take sports photos. It helps me stay focused during the 200 games a year I go to. Wait! I meant to say that it helps preserve precious family memories…..

339 Bethany November 11, 2010 at 8:15 am

love to capture the heart of my focus- whether it’s my child’s unique personality, the awe and wonder of nature, or a homemade mouthwatering dish.

340 Elise November 11, 2010 at 7:34 am

I love to photograph concerts. I grew up in a musical family and have always been in our local music scene. I love to catch all those moments of raw energy just coming out! Amazing!

341 Funnelcloud Rachel November 11, 2010 at 6:32 am

My dogs, Gravy (greyhound) and Banjo (coonhound), are my favorite photography subjects!

342 Carolyn November 11, 2010 at 5:50 am

I love photographing people and the special landmarks in their lives. My own little people will always be my favorite to photograph. Hope to win this lens!

343 Crystal November 11, 2010 at 4:47 am

I LOVE photographing my nephews!

344 Brooke Johnson November 11, 2010 at 4:35 am

I love to take pictures of both my little guy and the tiny details that most people don’t notice. This lens would be great for both!

345 Megan November 11, 2010 at 3:51 am

I like to take pictures of my pets, but come January I know my favorite subject will be my son! He just has to be born and stuff.

346 Sun November 11, 2010 at 3:41 am

I love taking pictures of my two girls.

347 Dorie Lou November 11, 2010 at 2:22 am

I enjoy taking pictures of my golden retriever when we go for walks in the woods.

348 Abi November 11, 2010 at 1:55 am

i take way too many pictures of my cat. and food.

349 jen November 11, 2010 at 1:42 am

I love taking pictures of Lake Michigan

350 Elise November 10, 2010 at 10:37 pm

My baby, of course!

351 TamaraJ0818 November 10, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Mexico :) The beaches of Mexico specifically….

352 Tiffanys122 November 10, 2010 at 9:15 pm

I LOVE taking pictures of my kids outside on a nice bright sunny day!

Your pictures are fantastic! I would love to have a new lens for my Canon!

353 Em November 10, 2010 at 8:48 pm

I most love to photograph my spouse. He’s a saint for putting up with it.

354 TripleScoop November 10, 2010 at 8:35 pm

I’d love to take some Ice Cream photos with this lens!

355 Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy November 10, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I’ve had great luck shooting at the beach. I seem to be in the right place at the right time a lot and have been able to get some really memorable shots.

356 Marcia November 10, 2010 at 8:30 pm

I love to photograph my kids…all of their sports/activities, at the ocean, in the park, you name it!

357 rghawki November 10, 2010 at 8:23 pm

I love to take pictures of animals and scenic shots.

358 Kristy B November 10, 2010 at 7:45 pm

My children. I would love to win this lens!!

359 Lisa Glowacka November 10, 2010 at 7:03 pm

My 3 kiddos at the beach or disneyland!

360 Lisa Glowacka November 10, 2010 at 7:02 pm
361 Anna November 10, 2010 at 7:02 pm

My favorite: I love taking photos at concerts. It’s a challenge, since you’re almost always working with low lighting (and of course no flash is allowed), but therefore, it’s an extra special payoff when you get some great photos!

362 Alicia November 10, 2010 at 4:59 pm

My pets and my step-daughter! :)

363 Tiffany November 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm

I love to photograph my baby boy. I love to photograph him while he is just being him. The location doesn’t matter.

364 Sara November 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm

I love taking pictures of my dog! And me :)

365 Stacy Haworth November 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm

I love taking photos! Love doing ones of my kids and family. Love taking them outdoors! Love doing weddings and babies as well.

366 Becca November 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm

My four beautiful children and FOOD

367 Kay November 10, 2010 at 2:18 pm

I like to take photos of my nieces and my dog. :)

368 Carol F. November 10, 2010 at 10:32 am

Without a doubt, favorite subjects to focus on would be my family!!!!!

369 sheri November 10, 2010 at 5:03 am

Incredible! Especially the whoopie pies. I am now going to have to find that recipe on your blog :)
I really love taking pictures of anything involving nature.

370 Secret Mom thoughts November 10, 2010 at 2:10 am

I love taking photos of my kids.

371 Andrea F November 10, 2010 at 1:45 am

My favorite subjects to photograph are my pets (I’ve got 2 dogs and 3 cats) and my nephew (he’s just too adorable). I’m not sure I have a favorite place to photograph, but I often fins myself visiting many parks we have in the area and I photograph there all the time.

372 Kori Rice November 10, 2010 at 1:40 am

My most favorite person to photograph is my son, Dexter, but I also enjoy photographing landscapes, flowers, and my handmade pottery and crafts.

373 Lara November 9, 2010 at 11:52 pm

My children are my favorite photo subjects, followed by interesting architecture and old buildings.

374 Terry Woodroffe November 9, 2010 at 11:12 pm

I love to shoot food, lately instead of food at restaurants it’s actually been food I’m cooking and I’m proud of that.

375 Jennifer November 9, 2010 at 10:45 pm

My favorite subject is my silver dapple miniature dachshund, Belle. She really comes alive when she gets in front of a camera and this lens would be awesome for pictures of her!

376 Norman Thomas November 9, 2010 at 10:36 pm

I love to photograph my youngest son, he has the best expressions!

377 Lotus Carroll / Sarcastic Mom November 9, 2010 at 10:25 pm

I equally enjoy photographing the beauty in nature and that which sprang from my loins. :)

378 Nicole November 9, 2010 at 9:30 pm

I absolutely love to take candid shots of people. Also, nature! They are my two favorite. Another I really enjoy is Panning. To try to get a, not so normal, shot is fun.

379 Caitlin November 9, 2010 at 8:36 pm

I love taking pictures of my new baby niece!

380 Cynthia November 9, 2010 at 7:27 pm

I just love to take photos of my children. They grow up so fast.

381 Stacey November 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm

My daughter loves photography. She loves doing outdoor shoots…anything from an outdoor mall with interesting trees and decorations to my brother’s mountain farm. It would be so cool to win this for her!

382 Lana November 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm

I am learning how to sew and this would capture my creations beautifully!

383 Pamela November 9, 2010 at 6:22 pm

i love to photograph teenagers in the outdoors.

384 Katie November 9, 2010 at 5:55 pm

I’ve recently developed a love of taking pictures, and have discovered my favorite subjects are the kids in my life and my super pooch, Gypsy! It’s most fun to take candid shots and capture life when no one is paying attention.

385 Rae November 9, 2010 at 4:20 pm

My favorite things to photograph are my son and anything in nature. Food is right after that.

386 KJ November 9, 2010 at 4:05 pm

I love taking pictures of food, friends, and things I see along the way to more food and friends.

387 Ben November 9, 2010 at 3:48 pm

I would love a new lens!

388 SoupAddict Karen November 9, 2010 at 3:43 pm

I love food photography. Especially soup. But that probably doesn’t come as a shock.

389 Jess November 9, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I love to photograph my kids. It’s how I keep them from growing up. :)

390 Kim November 9, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I love to take pictures of my family. We travel a lot with our small children. I’d love to have this lens to help document their travels so they remember all the places they’ve been!

391 Bekki Watkins November 9, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Love to photo at the beach!!!

392 Annette D November 9, 2010 at 1:00 pm
393 Annette D November 9, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I love to photograph my family but it is my 17 year old son who is the photographer. He takes 1000s of photos and would absolutely love this lens!

394 dianne s smith November 9, 2010 at 12:46 pm

My lovely daughter would dearly enjoy this lens – she has 3 boys and the oldest is 6. She has had about 9 visits to the ER with all their activities and could use this lens to take pictures of them! Her birthday is the end of November – please consider her!
Sister Dianne S Smith – Jamaican Kingston Mission

395 Katie Hunter November 9, 2010 at 12:03 pm

I got into photography about 5 years ago, first I was taking spor shots, mostly rugby and needed a camera with a good zoom and quick shutter so I could get good action shots. My current lenses are Tamron but I get frustrated with having to go back and forth between my short lense and long lense. My son whos 9 now takes picts with me and will ask to switch between lenses for a “better shot”. Photography is something we enjoy doing together and gives us new adventures!

396 Debbie November 9, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Pick Me….Pick Me! I love to photograph things I cook. I am hoping to make a cook book of Mom’s Favorites for my kids

397 Amber Webb November 9, 2010 at 11:35 am

My favorite people to photograph are my twin two-year-old boys. No matter how much trouble they get into, it always looks cute in a picture.

398 Maria Babin November 9, 2010 at 9:26 am

I love to take pictures of my children and husband here in our countryside home just outside of Paris, France.

399 Mary Starke November 9, 2010 at 5:32 am

Oh, I hope I win, I hope I win! My kids would be so fun to photograph! Thanks for the review!

400 Julie johnson November 9, 2010 at 5:10 am

I love to take pictures of my 7 month old baby!

401 Jared November 9, 2010 at 4:46 am

My children of 3 and 16 months.

402 Linda November 9, 2010 at 4:46 am

As a new grandma, do I really need to tell you what I would photograph most? You’d all fall in love with him!

403 Cindy November 9, 2010 at 4:42 am

I love to photograph my children! They are the best!!

404 Heather November 9, 2010 at 4:38 am
405 Heather November 9, 2010 at 4:18 am

My favorite thing to photograph are my 3 boys ages 6,4, and 4 months. I’d love a better lens to be able to get better pictures of them.

406 Kristin November 9, 2010 at 3:35 am

I think the pictures are incredible, especially when you zoom in the the little stuff on the logs. This would be an amazing lense and I would LOVE to win. . .if only I could be so lucky;)

407 Janel November 9, 2010 at 3:09 am

I love taking pictures of people I love!

408 marianne adam November 9, 2010 at 2:32 am

I would love to win this lens. It would work beautifully w/my Nikon D80.
I tweeted & I think this ismy URL http://twitter.com/#!/kraftinkaos
Thanks.

409 kkozelsky November 9, 2010 at 12:58 am

I’m working on building up a portfolio and the equipment to get into professional portrait and promotional photography. I’ve been a long-time follower of the blog and am working on the BBA Challenge! I’d definitely use this lens to get some lovely shots of my baked goods :)

410 rachel clark November 9, 2010 at 12:14 am

My favorite thing to take pictures of are my three little boys. They’re always reminding me of what matters most and I like taking pictures to remember the fun memories we have.

411 jz renne November 8, 2010 at 11:38 pm

my chow chow pup, teddy!

412 Daniel Sundin November 8, 2010 at 11:35 pm

Work is actually my favorite place to take pictures. I work in a pet-friendly office so there are always lovable pooches around just waiting to be photographed.

413 Ms. Adventuress November 8, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Oh…and my favorite photos to take…of people and far off places!

414 Ms. Adventuress November 8, 2010 at 11:01 pm

And…I tweeted!

415 Ms. Adventuress November 8, 2010 at 10:59 pm

LOVE this! I am so in need of a new lens, I cannot begin to tell you. How amazing!

416 Tracy Milstead November 8, 2010 at 10:58 pm
417 kim November 8, 2010 at 10:50 pm

my girls – of course.

418 Tracy Milstead November 8, 2010 at 10:46 pm

My favorite thing to photograph is flowers!

419 Brenna November 8, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Anywhere in nature always produces beautiful pictures.

420 keirra November 8, 2010 at 9:47 pm

I would love to capture my four daughters with this lens! wonderful!

421 Sheri November 8, 2010 at 9:30 pm

I love to take pictures of my golden-doodle Mingus!

422 Katrina November 8, 2010 at 9:10 pm

My kids outdoors of course

423 Haylee November 8, 2010 at 9:04 pm

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424 Haylee November 8, 2010 at 9:03 pm

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425 Haylee November 8, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I love to photograph my family members. :)

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426 iEatDC November 8, 2010 at 8:54 pm
427 iEatDC November 8, 2010 at 8:47 pm

I like to take pictures when I travel and hike. Most recently I enjoyed taking photos while “leafing” in the Smoky Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley.

428 Nathan November 8, 2010 at 8:37 pm

I love to photograph everything I eat http://www.flickr.com/photos/chefcooke/sets/72157624831707112/! And candid shots of friends in an attempt to capture who they are.

429 Veronica November 8, 2010 at 8:36 pm

I like to photograph still lifes. They’re so much easier to shoot than people.

430 Aileen November 8, 2010 at 8:30 pm

My 4 boys!! They are in constant motion!!

431 Gina November 8, 2010 at 8:27 pm
432 Gina November 8, 2010 at 8:25 pm

I love to photograph my two little girls, Chloe and Charlotte.

433 Brooke November 8, 2010 at 7:59 pm

I love to photograph people – all the eyes and smiles just make my heart lighter. But since the pickens are slim [and the hubs refuses to model for me] the doggins get the camera in the face the most. They love me for it. :)

434 Shannon F. November 8, 2010 at 7:56 pm
435 Shannon F. November 8, 2010 at 7:51 pm
436 Shannon F. November 8, 2010 at 7:50 pm

I love outdoor lighting and taking photos of anything that can make you smile. Often this is my daughter, but I like photographing strangers, falling leaves, new flowers, and any kind of body of water!

437 Maren November 8, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Photos of stuff in our yard (flowers, rocks, trees…) used to be my fave, but now Baby Jack takes the top prize.

438 crystalbeutler November 8, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Last year I decided that it was time to get out of “automatic” mode, so I bought a new camera, and signed up for a photography class where I learned that a good lens is more important than an expensive camera. Drat! I wish I would have learned that before I made my camera purchase. That being said, I love my camera, and I have learned so much. But, I now realize that I need a variety of lenses to do what I want to do, which is to capture the last years of having children at home. Mine are 15 and 13 — I only have a few more years left and then it will be over. I really want to capture their faces the way my eyes see them right now. I want to tell a story with my photographs. The photos you posted on this review on your blog are so awesome! The food pictures are amazing. I see what you see in your every day life. You make the little things, so beautiful!

When I was a little girl, my parents were poor and we didn’t have a camera because they didn’t want to spend the money to have film developed. My dad died when he was 30 — I was 12 at the time. I can’t tell you how sad I am that I only have 4 pictures of him — and two of us as a family. It’s hard to remember all the little things, if you don’t write about them . . . and take pictures of those moments that pass by.

I want my children to look at my photographs, and catch a glimpse of how I saw them, when they were young. And I want to them remember me, as someone who took the time to capture it all.

439 Debra November 8, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I love taking pictures of my three kids! Thanks!

440 Julie M. November 8, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Diggin’ this! I have been researching lenses and this looks awesome. Thanks.

441 cabesh November 8, 2010 at 7:09 pm
442 cabesh November 8, 2010 at 7:05 pm

I love to take pictures of New England in the Fall. Amazing!

443 Cindy November 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm

I love photographing my kids and anything they happen to be doing (dance, sports, theatre, etc) and nature, particularly sunsets.

444 Kate November 8, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I am a Mom who obsessively documents everything about my 3 children’s lives. I love my 50mm fixed lens, but this would really open up a whole new world of possibilities for me!!!!

445 Jennifer Rodgers November 8, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Ahhhh this give away is just to exciting! I am guilty of taking a million pictures of babes. I get the eye roll and the ” Moooom” every time I make them stop and smile, but I don’t care. When they are old and have babes if there own I want them to have all of the sweet memories that were the BEST times of my life. This wold be the BEST treat ever! THANKS!

446 Sarah G November 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Of course my favorite subjects are my boys! They grow up so fast, I just have to capture every moment!

447 Kelly Brick November 8, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Can I live in that cabin? It’s gorgeous, you have some amazing surroundings to photograph.

448 Andrea November 8, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Without sounding like I like one child more than my others, I love to photograph my middle child. She is just so interesting to capture because she is constantly changing her expression. Every move she makes is gorgeous when caught on film.

449 Dee Sleep November 8, 2010 at 5:24 pm

I love to take pictures of my kids! This lens sounds like it might work for photographing outdoor sports such as soccer.

450 Lisa November 8, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Since she’s cute and the one most often by my side, I love to take pictures of my dog, Molly.

451 ellen November 8, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Dogs and horses, pasture wildflowers, butterflies–a ‘mega-zoom’ lens allows you to get a great picture without spooking your subject. Makes your pasture or flower garden as near as your porch.

452 Lucy November 8, 2010 at 4:38 pm

I love taking pictures of my 3 beautiful girls. I use to be the photographer of the family and now my 17 year old has taken over that job. She is a natural and has started her own photog business, this lens would help her out tremendously!

453 Tricia November 8, 2010 at 4:20 pm

My girlies!! They are not always cooperative, but always lovely! ;)

xo*tricia

454 Donna November 8, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I have had a Tamron lense for years and it is my very favorite! The quality and durability makes for a great piece of equipment in my camera bag. The photos take on a clear consise look that can’t be beat. I know I would love to try the new one!

455 JuLene November 8, 2010 at 4:04 pm

love the pictures. I would love to win this lense

456 Amanda November 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm

This lens sounds fabulous–thanks for such a concise review! I really love photographing things I come across on my bike ride to work in the mornings. The light is perfect, New England is quiet, and I’m by myself just looking around. Kinda makes me feel like a kid again–in a totally inspiring way. Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

457 Allison Cox November 8, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I would love this new lens. I have a great camera and I am taking a photography class to learn how to use it! I would love a new lens to make my pictures oh so much sweeter! Thank you!

458 Charlotte November 8, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I love to photograph my children (when they let me) or nature. My children IN nature is the best!!

459 Bonnie November 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm

All I want for Christmas is a new camera lens, a new camera lens, see a new camera lens, and then I could takes pictures of my six year old daughter wanting her two front teeth!

Thank You!

460 Jen November 8, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Love these photos. My favorite place to take pictures is along Route 66. I love old hotel signs.

461 Tiffany November 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm

I love to take pictures of my friends, especially when they don’t know I’m there.

I’d love to use this lens to creep up on them next time!

462 Alisia K Photography November 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm

I love photographing my family..
and seniors. :)

463 DaisyJo November 8, 2010 at 2:43 pm
464 DaisyJo November 8, 2010 at 2:42 pm

My favorite subjects are my family and friends.
My family, because we are all so busy and don’t get to see each other as much as we used to. Plus only my immediate family lives near by, the rest of my family live in different states, far away. I’m lucky if I see them once a year.
My friends, because they make me laugh and photos of them never fail to bring a smile to my face.

465 B Smith November 8, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Of course, my kids! Um, and Disney World!

466 Nicole November 8, 2010 at 2:01 pm

My 5 lovely, teenage daughters are easily my favorite subjects to photograph. I traveled to New England recently and had a wonderful time taking pictures in Vermont and Massachusetts but sadly, the girlies weren’t there. Next fall I’d love to take them back East with me and combine my favorite subjects and my favorite locations.. this lens would complete that dream perfectly!

467 Rhonda35 November 8, 2010 at 1:55 pm

I love to photograph my son outdoors – hiking, playing lacrosse, hanging with his buddies, etc.

468 Southern Gal November 8, 2010 at 1:39 pm

My granddaughter is my favorite subject. I love taking photos of Charleston, the mountains and the beach when we visit. Beautiful places. Thanks for the chance.

469 Staci November 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm

My favorite subject is my son, Connor. He’s amazing in front of the camera. My favorite place is Colorado – love those mountains.

470 Cindy Hamilton November 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm

I love a zoom lens! It’s perfect for taking pictures of my dogs and/or my grandchildren when they’re not looking! I also love to take close up pics of flowers. This lens looks awesome.

471 Beth November 8, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I love, love, love taking pics of my 3 beautiful daughters – they are growing up way too quickly!

472 Emily November 8, 2010 at 10:10 am

What a great giveaway! I would be taking pictures of my daughter and our new baby on the way once he makes his appearance! ;)

473 Harmony November 8, 2010 at 9:27 am

Lovely photographs. I just purchased my first Canon SLR and would love a great lens to accompany it. I’m fortunate to have run across your blog…my winter project is to learn to cook. I’m following your blog for your great food photos and recipes. Hope I win this great lens. Keep on cooking!!!

474 Sunshyn V November 8, 2010 at 7:02 am
475 Sunshyn V November 8, 2010 at 7:01 am

I most love to photograph my wonderful friends who, to make it even more interesting, enjoy dressing up in costumes, especially at conventions and medieval events.
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476 Leslie November 8, 2010 at 6:23 am

I love taking pictures of the Golden Gate. There are so many different shots based on the time of day and weather conditions.

477 The Spicy RD November 8, 2010 at 5:51 am

I mostly take photos of my children, my labradoodle Harry, and most recently, food for my new blog. I also am strangely possessed to take pictures of flowers whenever I see them on a trip.

478 Kiran November 8, 2010 at 5:23 am

I love taking photos of the nature and my loved ones. Preserving memories is what I cherish the most :)

I would love to win the lens for my Nikon D5000. I am done with the kit lens and this would be a great Christmas gift for myself, if won ;)

479 Anna November 8, 2010 at 4:51 am

I love to take pictures of my daughter. She may just be the cutest baby on the planet but I maybe a little biased!

480 Tamara November 8, 2010 at 4:37 am

I love taking pictures of my son, he’s 3.5 and is changing everyday! This lens would help me take more pictures of him, because I wouldn’t have to keep changing lens to try to keep up with him!

481 Anna Quillon November 8, 2010 at 3:58 am

I love capturing the little, sometimes overlooked, details that define the person I’m photographing and I love attempting to take a picture that represents a specific emotion or experience so that when I look back on the picture, I can remember how I felt when I took it.

I would love to win this lens in order to do all of that more easily!!!!!

482 Holly Belle November 8, 2010 at 3:52 am

I love to photograph my 4 kids, they melt my heart!

483 Jeff Miller November 8, 2010 at 3:43 am

I am an amateur photographer and my favorite subject to shoot is my one-year-old daughter, Julia. She is a challenge at times to shoot because she never stops moving. However, when you get a good shot, it is simply beautiful. I would love to win this lens in order to have one lens that could get great shots in a variety of settings.

484 Emily Harden November 8, 2010 at 3:16 am

I ADORE this lens! I can’t imagine how wonderful it would be!

485 NonnieM November 8, 2010 at 2:53 am

I love to take pictures around our farm. This versatile lens would be great to have!

486 Jacklyn November 8, 2010 at 2:52 am

I am a mother, grandmother and naturalist.

I love to take pictures of anything in nature. I love the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. However, my favorite subjects are my grandchildren. They help remind me how much fun it was to be a parent. This lens would be such a great lens to take everywhere for close-ups and far away shots.

487 Lana November 8, 2010 at 2:31 am

OK, I just copy-pasted the tweet. I hope it works:)

NIcole at @Pinchmysalt is giving away a Tamron lense http://bit.ly/9U1Mep

488 Lana November 8, 2010 at 2:28 am

I have no idea how to link my Twitter post URL, but my Twitter ID is @Bibberche

489 Lana November 8, 2010 at 2:24 am

I love roaming the parks in Southern California and taking the photos of beautiful scenery. I also love taking shots of my kids – no more ghastly school photos posed before a wallpaper!

490 Nancy November 8, 2010 at 2:04 am

My little one is 9 months old now and I love taking photos of him. I carry my camera with me where ever we go as I don’t want to miss a moment. What an amazing addition this would be to my camera. Thank your for the extremely generous giveaway.
nlscherbarth at yahoo dot com

491 Becky November 8, 2010 at 12:13 am

I mainly like to photograph food– I’m slowly building my skills, but even if the photos don’t turn out great, they still usually manage to make me hungry after, which is a mark of success to me!
I’m currently using a fixed lens only, the Canon 1.8, and so it would be great to get the flexibility of this Tamron! I might even branch out into more landscape photos or other non-edibles…

492 Devin November 7, 2010 at 11:26 pm

My three boys. They hate to be photographed but their complaints are ignored.

493 hannah November 7, 2010 at 11:22 pm

I love taking photos of people and closeups of the flowers in my garden! I also like playing around with food photography and would love to try this lens.

494 Laralynn November 7, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I love to take pictures of my nieces and nephews.

495 Michele November 7, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Thanks for the chance to win the lense, this is amazing! I enjoy taking documentary photos of family, friends, everyday scenes, and scenes when I’m travelling. The lense would be incredibly helpful for food shots. Thanks again! Michele

496 Ravenous Rowie November 7, 2010 at 10:00 pm

https://twitter.com/#!/RavenousRowie Tweeted about your giveaway!

497 Ravenous Rowie November 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm

I love to take pictures of my food, and my dog!

498 Maura November 7, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! Those are some great shots, but I’ve always loved your pictures.

499 Julia November 7, 2010 at 8:12 pm

I love taking pictures of my puppy – especially at the park!

500 Ezra Moore November 7, 2010 at 7:35 pm

I love to photograph different projects I’m working on, especially ones in the kitchen. I also use macro shots in my technical documentation. I’ve been making do with the lens I’ve got, but this lens would be much better for both!

501 Katie November 7, 2010 at 7:17 pm

my dogs.. they are cute no matter what

502 Crystal November 7, 2010 at 6:57 pm

I would love to photograph nature a little bit more.

503 Patrick November 7, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Taking fall farmers market photos is a favorite past time of mine. Soon it will be time to take photos of the city holiday lights. I can hardly wait.

Of course I also love food photography. Fall cooking FTW! :)

504 Tabitha November 7, 2010 at 6:04 pm

I love taking pictures of my daughter, but I also love to photograph the blue ridge mountians around me.

505 Sarah November 7, 2010 at 5:57 pm

My favorite photo subject is our lives; all aspects from kids to projects to food to friends. I want to look back and say, that was a great day.

506 Melissa November 7, 2010 at 5:24 pm

I can’t believe the zoom on that lens! I really want one!

My favorite person to photograph is my 16 month old daughter.

507 Janet November 7, 2010 at 5:22 pm

My absolute favorite place to take photos is in a big city–I love the lines of architecture and all the people rushing around.

508 Katy November 7, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Love to walk around the lake shooting pics of kids, wildlife and nature. Anything outside is good for me.

509 Savanna November 7, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Nature mostly, but come Feb or Mar it will be of my new twin nephews!!!

510 Elana November 7, 2010 at 3:43 pm

I’m trying to get better at photographing food (so hard!) but my favorite is nature–it’s so calming to me.

511 Beth November 7, 2010 at 2:41 pm

I primarily took abstract closeups – be it nature or industrial, that is until my son came along :)

512 rook330 November 7, 2010 at 1:33 pm

I loved your pictures! I enjoy taking pictures of friends and food! God times. :)

513 Lisa Marie November 7, 2010 at 1:19 pm

My favorite thing to photograph at this time of year is my son’s basketball games! Other times of the year I photograph everything that catches my fancy, the grandkids, my garden, sunrises, sunsets, and beautiful scenery.

514 Michele November 7, 2010 at 1:19 pm

I LOVE to photograph my daughter….as you can tell from my blog…smile.

515 britney November 7, 2010 at 12:56 pm

food photography is one of my favorites. i love the intricate, time-consuming styling aspect of it too. too fun!

516 Billie November 7, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Love the photo of the fungi. I spent a long time one day wandering the farm and
shooting pics of amazing fungi on fallen trees. Some were as large as wall mounted
bookshelves. Incredible.
Would love that lens to take even better photos.

517 Katie November 7, 2010 at 9:10 am

i love taking pictures of nature and people interacting with it.

518 Gynna B November 7, 2010 at 8:00 am

I love child photography. Not the boring lets pose and try and get a good shot photography, but the candids oh yes children can pout, cry, scream, smile and truly know how to live photography.

ps. I’m going to bake now so I can have some yummy ice cream cookies!

GynnaB

519 Jessica Wallin November 7, 2010 at 6:36 am

I just got my first SLR camera and so far there’s not much I DON’T love taking pictures of! Your pumpkin looks awesome!

520 Haylee November 7, 2010 at 6:33 am
521 Haylee November 7, 2010 at 6:31 am

I love to take pictures of the projects I complete :)

happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

522 Alta November 7, 2010 at 3:54 am

I love to take photos of food – duh – but I also love photographing interesting things outdoors – from macro stuff like flowers, insects, and the like, to landscapes. This is where this lens would REALLY be useful!

523 Amanda November 7, 2010 at 3:30 am

My fave photography subject is definitely my dog, Jelly. She thinks she’s a star.

524 Debbie November 7, 2010 at 3:15 am

My favorite thing to photograph is nature….all parts of Nature. From the funny little blooms along the path to our front door or the sights that line the paths through the nearby Arboretum and botanical gardens or the setting sun or rising moon…nature abounds in my flickr stream. One lens instead of 3 would definitely make my jaunts to capture nature a lot easier.

525 Audrey November 7, 2010 at 3:01 am

I love to take photos of family members.

526 Stacey November 7, 2010 at 2:24 am

My husband. He’s my practice subject until our first baby arrives early next year!

527 Beth T. November 7, 2010 at 2:24 am

My favorite place to take photographs is our home, here in the Oregon countryside. It is so different from Southern California, where I spent my first forty years, that I am always enchanted and continually finding new things that catch my eye.

Thanks for the giveaway!

wordygirl at earthlink d0t net

528 Katie November 7, 2010 at 1:47 am
529 Katie November 7, 2010 at 1:46 am

I love to take pictures of my kids!

530 Anu November 7, 2010 at 12:53 am

I love to Photograph my 4year old. She loves to pose for me anytime.

531 Charlotte November 7, 2010 at 12:36 am

I love to take photos of my dog, but he doesn’t like it quite as much as I do…

532 Sonya November 7, 2010 at 12:26 am
533 Jennifer Jo November 7, 2010 at 12:05 am

I love to photograph my children and food. Looks like it’d be a great lens!

534 Angela P. November 7, 2010 at 12:00 am

Love taking pictures of my family. My dad’s been getting into landscape photography… might have to get some pointers.

535 shannon berrey November 6, 2010 at 11:50 pm

I love taking photos of my kiddos!

536 Whitney Freeman November 6, 2010 at 10:24 pm

I LOVE taking photos of my new baby girl! I got my first “big girl” camera this past year in anticipation of her and I have taken tons of photos in her first 2mo!

537 Sonya November 6, 2010 at 10:13 pm

I mostly take pictures of my kids and food. Occasionnally I will have a photoshoot, I have done a few weddings and photograph things for my friends. OK pretty much anything! I love to take pictures

538 dani November 6, 2010 at 10:12 pm

my favorite place to take pics is right here at home of my kiddos.

539 Patrick November 6, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Great article. Living in buffalo I love shooting the beautiful architecture we have here. Even the old industrial buildings make for a great shot. Thanks.

540 Jenny Eliuk November 6, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Tweeted about this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/7maples

541 Jenny Eliuk November 6, 2010 at 9:21 pm

My favourite thing to photograph is people, but to be honest I have never approached a stranger to take their portrait. This is something I really want to do but have yet to muster up the courage for. When I win this lens, that will be what I do: approach people on the street and take their portrait. It will force me out of my comfort zone and be totally scary, but I bet it will be worth it too. Thank you for this great opportunity!

542 cherelle forbes November 6, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Capturing glimpses of life through the lens allow moments to be preserved for a lifetime. That is why I love photography. My most favorite captures is my family, mostly my baby girl.

543 Pat Hardiman November 6, 2010 at 9:06 pm

I have been looking at this lens!!! I love to take pics of my beautiful grand daughter, who’s almost 3. My biggest problem is that if I have the 18 to 55 lens on, she’s on the other side of the room, so I can’t get that close up I want, but when I put the 55 to 200, seems she’s right in front of me, so I miss that shot!!! :o ( The pics you posted are a great indication of what this lens can do! I’d soooo love to win one!!! If I don’t, can someone ask Santa to bring me one???

544 helen November 6, 2010 at 8:55 pm

I photograph my daughter as much as possible. I would love this mega zoooooom!

545 emily November 6, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I love to photograph people. My husband is the actual photographer (who I’d love to give this to!) and he photographs EVERYTHING. If I had to guess, I’d say that his favorite was photographing buildings.

546 JKJ November 6, 2010 at 8:24 pm

I adore photographing love in its myriad manifestations, be it that shared with my partner, with my kin (both sanguine and instated), or with my kitten.

547 Estee November 6, 2010 at 7:54 pm

I love taking photos of food and anything related to it.

548 Mariah November 6, 2010 at 7:46 pm

I love to take pictures of nearly everything, especially my two babies. I love to take portraits and the zoom would be a nice feature while chasing my toddler :) It would be ideal to have one lens instead of carrying around a toddler and a bag full of lenses :) I’m very impressed with the pictures you took!

549 tessah November 6, 2010 at 7:46 pm
550 tessah November 6, 2010 at 7:41 pm

I too love to take way too many pictures of food, glorious food!

551 Stacy November 6, 2010 at 7:29 pm

I’m glad to see I’m not the only one whose favorite photography subject is her dog! As for my favorite place to take photos, it is my neighborhood. I get inspired when the lighting is awesome, which is when all of my favorite shots have been taken: the light glinting on snow covered, berry laden bushes; the cherry blossom tree along the side of the road when the sun is coming out after a surprise Spring shower; and my all-time favorite shot of my dog running toward me while playing at the beachfront dog park with a huge smile on his face and the twinkle of sunshine in his eyes.

552 Liz November 6, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Oh I hope I win!!! I’ll take pictures of my darling little ones, Grace and George, as well as the gorgeous area I live in – Northern CA!

I’m crossing my fingers!

553 Nicole November 6, 2010 at 7:05 pm

I LOVE this! I take pictures of my family everyday.

554 Britta November 6, 2010 at 6:46 pm

I really love to photograph my kids….anywhere!

555 Jason England November 6, 2010 at 6:10 pm
556 Jason England November 6, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I try taking photos of everything, but the one thing I love to shoot is portraits. I like trying to make someone look their best.

557 Jessica November 6, 2010 at 6:04 pm

I love taking pictures of my two boys-4 weeks and 6 years!

558 Selina November 6, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Right now, I love taking photos of my toddler daughter–before all her adorable baby chub disappears!

559 Katy November 6, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Food (really bad at it still)
very small things (Fun!)
very large things (really hard to make them interesting)

560 Andrea S. November 6, 2010 at 4:49 pm
561 Andrea S. November 6, 2010 at 4:26 pm

My favorite things to photograph: families. My own primarily, but I love getting a good family photo for other families too!

562 Starla November 6, 2010 at 3:39 pm

I’ve been a hobby photographer for years. My favorite pictures and place to photograph was my recent trip to London and Paris. The old buildings, fantastic gardens, street life made for an interesting array of photos of our trip.

563 Larissa November 6, 2010 at 3:34 pm

I am new to photography but have already had an amazing time playing with light writing and long exposure shots. I love taking pictures of the gorgeous fall colors!

564 Kristen November 6, 2010 at 3:23 pm

I am having a baby in 8 weeks and I can’t wait to take her pic!

565 Charlotte Govin November 6, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I love to take pictures of anyone, adults & children. When you can get a close up shot of someone and your able to see into their eyes you can start to see a story in their eyes.
It’s amazing to me that you can see pure emotion in people eyes.

566 Sue November 6, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I love taking pictures of my dogues! We raise Dogue de Bordeauxs and they have the best expressions. Pictures are taken anywhere we happen to be…outside, the car, at a dog show. And yes, they are the “Hooch” dogs so there is some drool from time to time. Thanks for offering the contest. It would be great to have such an awesome lens.

567 Susan Smith November 6, 2010 at 2:23 pm
568 Susan Smith November 6, 2010 at 2:22 pm

I love taking pictures of my children playing outside and on vacations

569 Lynda November 6, 2010 at 2:09 pm
570 Lynda November 6, 2010 at 2:09 pm

i would love to photograph my nephews. they are always up and moving so it will be a challenge.

571 Sarah K November 6, 2010 at 1:50 pm

My dog, lol…I think I need to have kids ;)

572 Jolene November 6, 2010 at 1:47 pm

I love to photograph food and still lifes–creating a mood with light. Also I think it’s fun to use toy or vintage cameras to do street photography.

573 Marsha November 6, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I love to photograph everything :) What I most enjoy though are the backyard birds – it’s a challenge to get them to sit still but so rewarding when you can capture the feather detail and I am still working on “in flight” photos.

574 Dina November 6, 2010 at 1:06 pm

The person I love to photograph the most is my father. He makes the funniest expressions and also gets mad when I start taking too many photos of him so I get a kick out that. Every once in a while, those moments…right when he is trying to hide from the camera…I get the best shot!

575 Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead November 6, 2010 at 11:56 am
576 Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead November 6, 2010 at 11:53 am

I love to photograph my 2 year old daughter and all the things around our home as we go for walks every day with our Newfie.

Thanks for the contest :)

577 Jenny O November 6, 2010 at 6:12 am

I never get tired of taking pictures of my two adorable Puggles, Bella and Pippi. Then entertain and amuse me every day. Next best thing, friends and family. :-) Thanks for all the great posts on Pinch My Salt. Cheers

578 Kayla Tersigni November 6, 2010 at 5:57 am

I also tweeted this, here:
http://twitter.com/kaylatersigni

579 Kayla Tersigni November 6, 2010 at 5:55 am

LOVE the giveaway. Thanks!

580 Suzy November 6, 2010 at 4:42 am

Oh, hands down my favorite subject to photograph (and most challenging) is my daughter. A super zoom capacity would probably help me out a BUNCH when she’s in her less than cooperative mood.

581 Kelli Ripley November 6, 2010 at 4:21 am
582 Kelli Ripley November 6, 2010 at 4:19 am

My favorite thing to photograph is people, specifically my boyfriend, friends, and family enjoying life : ) My favorite place to take pictures would be outside anywhere! when the sun is shining and I don’t have to use my flash!

583 Robin November 6, 2010 at 3:37 am

Since my children are grown and don’t like to be photographed, I usually take pictures of nature. This would be an awesome lens to have for my Canon 50D!

584 Steven November 6, 2010 at 1:31 am

Love these images.

585 Keers November 6, 2010 at 1:22 am

Wow, that does look like a spectacular lens. I am trying to improve on my food shots and I think that would definitely help. However my favorite thing to shoot is my girls. Can we get one of those good looking cookies too??? Okay, maybe just the recipe. (wink)

586 Kelly November 6, 2010 at 1:21 am

I have been wanting to purchase a second lens – your review was very practical and helpful. I enjoy taking pictures of nature and everyday events.

587 Stacy November 6, 2010 at 1:16 am

Here is the link to my blog post about the wonderful giveaway :)
http://denvertoseattle.blogspot.com/2010/11/giveaway-walk-and-some-photos.html

588 Stacy November 6, 2010 at 1:15 am

My favorite thing to shoot are my kids! I bought an SLR but have been unable to photograph them playing hockey with the standard lens kit – would love to win this :)

589 Karen K November 6, 2010 at 12:55 am

I love taking pictures of friends and family – especially my nieces and nephews – that are not posed. A lightweight zoom lens like this would be a perfect addition to my camera bag.

590 KellyBrz November 6, 2010 at 12:25 am

I love to take pictures of just about anything, but right now there’s nothing better than taking photos of my baby boy!

591 Amy T. November 5, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Just tweeted about the give away and here’s the link!
http://twitter.com/uTry_it

592 Amy T. November 5, 2010 at 11:49 pm

I love to take pictures of food, because I just started a new food blog, and my kids. Kids grow up so fast and I really want to capture the happy moments of them. :)

593 Debra @ Bungalow November 5, 2010 at 11:20 pm
594 Ali November 5, 2010 at 11:14 pm

I also tweeted about the contest! :)

“AliMoonGoddess Ali McCollum
Love to win this Tamron lens! http://reviews.pinchmysalt.com/2010/11/tamron-mega-zoom-lens-review-and-giveaway/comment-page-9/#comment-550
http://twitter.com/#!/AliMoonGoddess

595 Ali November 5, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Where don’t I like taking pictures? My kitchen, the beach, anywhere my pug or birds end up! Life is too beautiful to not capture the moments. I mostly take pictures outside where ever I wander, but try to make sure that I catch a few “normal” moments. Never know when life will change & you will miss this. :)

My favorite subjects have to be my birds & my pug.

596 Megan Jutras November 5, 2010 at 11:06 pm

I love taking pictures of my son ANYWHERE!

597 Debra @ Bungalow November 5, 2010 at 10:59 pm
598 Debra @ Bungalow November 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm

I love to take pix of just about anything. Nature, family…..

599 Mrs. L November 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm

My old film Minolta had an awesome lens like this. I miss it since I don’t have something similar with my digital Canon. I used to take wonderful photos at the hockey games (Sharks). And it was so nice to catch people and animals off guard because you weren’t right in their face taking the photo. Right now I take lots of photos of my new kitten, which isn’t easy since she moves so fast!

600 Kristen W November 5, 2010 at 10:45 pm

My daughter is almost always the focal point of my photos and this time of the year the apple orchards are my favorite locations!

601 Billie Jo November 5, 2010 at 10:26 pm

I would enjoy using this lens in taking homecoming pictures of marines and sailors returning home from deployments. It is amazing capturing the moment when families see their loved ones returning home. Aloha!

602 Diana November 5, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Amazing giveaway!! I really like the closeups that it is capable of!

603 Joan November 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm

I love photographing my kids! Especially when they don’t know it! :)

604 Tori November 5, 2010 at 9:05 pm

People. I love photographing people of all ages, in all places.

605 Chris November 5, 2010 at 9:03 pm

Anywhere in the Cascades!! :)

606 Alicia Finn November 5, 2010 at 7:58 pm

The person I most love to photograph is my 18 month old daughter… she changes so much everyday that I just love to look back through my pictures and remember the tiny baby she was just a year and a half ago! Would love to have this lens so that I don’t have to worry about changing the lens… at the same time I’m remembering to change the diaper :)

607 Jeniffer November 5, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Definitely my toddler!

608 Katie November 5, 2010 at 7:54 pm

My favorite thing to photograph is food, so my favorite place to shoot would have to be my kitchen.

609 Thao November 5, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I love to photograph pretty natury places. They can make any amateur photographer look good!

610 Brandon November 5, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I love taking shots of food!

611 Anna November 5, 2010 at 7:36 pm

People, especially candids on the street. Oh, and food of course! :)

612 Charity @ Mama Hoot Designs November 5, 2010 at 7:24 pm
613 Charity @ Mama Hoot Designs November 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm

My darling daughter…I am THAT Mom, the one trailing her child around every event and gathering with a camera. But hey, it’s the only way to capture memories.

614 Sofya November 5, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Food up close!

615 Valerie November 5, 2010 at 7:09 pm

I have a Canon & love to take pictures outdoors, especially around my parent’s home in the Indiana countryside.

616 Samantha November 5, 2010 at 6:18 pm

I love taking photos of my dogs!

617 Holly November 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm
618 Holly November 5, 2010 at 6:08 pm

I love taking pictures of my little girl Reagan… she is my greatest joy and is always making adorable faces.

619 april bladh November 5, 2010 at 5:52 pm

I LOVE photographing people. Capturing thier personalities

620 Jennifer N November 5, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Who doesn’t love taking pictures of the kiddos! They always have something new to share.

621 Sean P. November 5, 2010 at 5:31 pm

I like taking pictures at cemeteries and when there’s a lot of fluffy clouds in a clear, blue sky.

622 Laura November 5, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Of course, my daughter. But, I love taking photos out in nature on a hike with my husband and daughter.

623 Autumn Jones November 5, 2010 at 5:24 pm

This lens looks wonderful, I would love it!

624 SusanS November 5, 2010 at 5:19 pm

I like landscape photography, particularly of the Pacific Ocean. I am also going to begin working on creating good agricultural and industrial stock photography.

625 Tina @ Squirrel Acorns November 5, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Thank you for the great review! I like to take pictures of my kids, but they are sometimes unwilling subjects. So, I think I would default to loving to take pictures on my hikes in the woods around my house. The trees are willing to sit still for as long as you would like!

626 Lisa November 5, 2010 at 5:09 pm

I love photographing my daughter and son!

627 Esi November 5, 2010 at 5:08 pm

I love shooting landscapes

628 Jen A. November 5, 2010 at 4:57 pm

I love capturing my children at just the right moment.

629 emily s November 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Love photographing food! ))

630 Andrea Swenson November 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Please pick me. I would love to have one of these lenses. Thanks Tamaron!!

631 Allissa November 5, 2010 at 4:55 pm

My favorite thing to photograph are the mountains outside my window. Love the view.

632 Amy November 5, 2010 at 4:51 pm

I love to take pictures of my son.

633 Camels & Chocolate November 5, 2010 at 4:50 pm

I’m a travel writer and, due to the decreased budgets of most magazines, I have to take a lot of my own photos for assignments. So I’d use this wherever I’m going on assignment next–whether Greenland, Easter Island, Micronesia or beyond!

634 Fuji Mama November 5, 2010 at 4:46 pm
635 Fuji Mama November 5, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Ok, I think you are a great reviewer! I loved how genuine and honest this post felt. I’ve been hearing so much about Tamron lenses lately and am dying to try one out. My favorite thing to photograph? My girls. I just can’t get enough of their cute little faces. (And no, of course I’m not a totally biased parent.) :)

636 Amanda Kughn November 5, 2010 at 4:40 pm

I love to photograph my children and everything they do. I photograph alot of sports so the zoom lens would be so wonderful to catch those moments that it is hard to see from the stands. It is on my future wishlist, but if I have to buy it, it will be awhile.

637 Judy R November 5, 2010 at 4:26 pm

My favorite subjects are my two granddaughters.

638 Chef Barbie November 5, 2010 at 4:26 pm

this is exactly what i have been looking for!

639 Paige November 5, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Since I don’t have kids at the moment, my dog is my favorite subject, much to his chagrin!

640 burghbaby November 5, 2010 at 4:11 pm

I have been eying this lens on Amazon for months. WANT! I think it would make my super-stalking of my 4-year old sooo much easier.

641 kristi November 5, 2010 at 4:00 pm

my favorite thing to photograph is the little squirrel that lives in my los angeles area backyard, when he shows up every morning to have the breakfast of nuts and seeds i leave out for him. he likes to eat sitting in my adirondack chairs. :)

642 Evi November 5, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Like you mentioned that your cat was the first thing you photographed- that’s what I love to do also! We have 2 cats, and it’s great to take some beautiful pictures of them. I also love to take pictures when the leaves start to change colors (right about this time of the year) and the trees are gorgeous!

643 Jennie November 5, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I love to photograph dogs. I have two dogs and I also volunteer at a local shelter taking their pictures for petfinder.

644 Juilia West November 5, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I want this lens sooo bad! My favorite things to photograph are my friends and family. I have spent so much money are professional studios to have my daughters pictures done, until I bought my Nikon, now my friends and family come to me to do their photos! This lens OMG, the photos would be awesome!!!!

645 Leah November 5, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Tamron lenses are just amazing.

646 Cindy C November 5, 2010 at 3:48 pm

I love taking candid steet photgraphs of people in San Francisco.

647 Sara Grimshaw November 5, 2010 at 3:48 pm

I love to take pictures of eyes, hands and fat chubby feet. Pictures make my heart so happy!

648 Sharon H November 5, 2010 at 3:37 pm

I love to take pictures of my kids, especially when they don’t know they are being photographed. This zoom would be fantastic for that.

649 Maria November 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm

I love taking photos of my daughter and her cat.

650 Rebekah Paul November 5, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I love taking pictures of my 2 year old son. He’s always doing something cute or funny.

651 Lauren November 5, 2010 at 3:04 pm

of course my favorite subjects are my twins! i love to photograph them outside, playing, just being kids and enjoying life. I love natural light.

Thanks!

652 JulieAnn November 5, 2010 at 2:52 pm

I tweeted about this!
@julieuliuli

https://twitter.com/julieuliuli

653 morgan November 5, 2010 at 2:48 pm

love photographing my daughter :)

654 Aparna November 5, 2010 at 2:47 pm

What a great lens! I love to take pictures of nature, wildlife, the sky and the moon/stars! I seem to find myself going out into the middle of no where to try to get a shot of the starry sky, or the moon…or to find birds that I can get a great detailed shot of. This lens would be awesome to accomplish so many things I’d love to do in photography!

655 Janice! November 5, 2010 at 2:38 pm

I’d love to give this to my sister who takes great photos, especially on birding tris. She shares them with me

656 Zeni November 5, 2010 at 2:22 pm

We have a Tamron lense that my husband purchase for a photography class in Venice, Italy that we truly love. He was able to take incredible photos with it. We definitely could use another one.

657 Janice November 5, 2010 at 2:21 pm

My favorite subjects are the kids and anything that we do with them, or anywhere that we take them. Our vacations usually are taken around a historical place so the outdoors, and buildings are usually in my shots also.

658 Stephanie November 5, 2010 at 2:20 pm

We LOVE to take pictures of family….the young, old and
in between!

659 Karen November 5, 2010 at 2:18 pm

I love taking portraits of people! It is so much fun to capture their expression and really bring out their beauty in a photograph. This lens would help me greatly when photographing weddings or doing portraits on location.

660 regan November 5, 2010 at 2:15 pm

I love to take candid picture out at local parks. A great zoom lens would help me do this without being so intrusive. My kid would never notice me with the camera!

661 Christy November 5, 2010 at 2:10 pm

I love to take my camera with me when I’m walking with my dogs and this lens would be perfect since I switch between taking close ups of leaves, bugs, textures to wide landscape/sunset shots to action shots of the dogs running. Thanks!

662 Cinthia November 5, 2010 at 1:49 pm

What do I love to photograph? My kids, food, outdoors, people…shoes…I love to photograph everything!

663 Gayle November 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm

My favorite place to take photos is at Lake Bonham in Bonham, Texas. My family has lake property right on the lake, so I hope in a kayak with my camera and my iPod and paddle around taking scenic photos, macro photos, you name it. Sometimes it is quite an adventure!!! I would love to try out this lens as well!

664 Natalie November 5, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Unfortunately, I don’t have any kids but I call my 5 dogs my children and would love to capture some of their precious moments with the help of that lens!!!

665 Emily November 5, 2010 at 11:35 am

I like to take pictures of my feet on interesting surfaces. It reminds me of what I was wearing and feeling and normally taking pictures of the ground wouldn’t seem like an interesting idea.

666 Karen November 5, 2010 at 9:39 am

My favorite place to photograph is outdoors, mostly trees and landscapes. I’m an illustrator who mostly paints landscapes and love creating my own library of reference photos for future paintings.

667 Angela November 5, 2010 at 9:01 am
668 Angela November 5, 2010 at 8:53 am

I love travel photography and my favorite location for shooting is anywhere in Italy!

669 Deb November 5, 2010 at 8:42 am

I love taking pictures of the mountains on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

670 Marisa Ellsworth November 5, 2010 at 8:06 am

I can’t get enough of photographing my two boys . They are two in a half and 7 months . You take great pictures with this lens and I would love the opprotunity as well!
Thank you

671 Kelly M. November 5, 2010 at 7:55 am

Hands down my favorite thing to photograph are my kids. I love them and would love to have this lens so I could get even better quality pictures of them!

672 Melissa P. @Mel4Him November 5, 2010 at 7:49 am
673 Melissa P. @Mel4Him November 5, 2010 at 7:47 am

I love taking photos of my son and nephews and my favorite place is the farm in the fall. Beautiful!

674 kathy November 5, 2010 at 6:55 am

Amazing to be able take such wonderful pictures!!!
Would love to able to do the same!

675 Carol November 5, 2010 at 6:11 am

I love to take pictures of my fiance. He’s the one who taught me to shoot!

676 Erin Otness November 5, 2010 at 6:06 am

My favorite subject has to be my two little boys. It always amazes me how fast they grow and change so I try to capture those fleeting moments on camera as best as I can!

677 Naoni November 5, 2010 at 5:44 am

Oh my favorite is my kids!!! And if possible taking them outdoors in all seasons especially tulip season (okay I know that isn’t a real season, but I love tulips!!)

678 Alanna Brown November 5, 2010 at 5:43 am

I’ve never been the photographer in the family. That title is usually reserved for my husband. But ever since we had a baby, I’ve been pulling out my camera every day to capture all those special moments with my son.

679 Katie November 5, 2010 at 5:41 am

I love to take pictures of my kids and I love to take pictures in the mountains……..so, my favorite is to take pics of my kids in the mountains! Last time I had them all precariously perched in the middle of a lake. It was awesome.

680 Dana November 5, 2010 at 5:31 am

My favorite is taking photos in my garden, mostly vegetables.

681 nese November 5, 2010 at 5:29 am

I love taking photos of my family, flower macros…

682 Hannah Stevenson November 5, 2010 at 4:49 am

My family of course! I NEED this lens! :)

683 Patti November 5, 2010 at 4:47 am

Love taking photos of nature, especially in the mountains where we have our family cabin!

684 Andrea November 5, 2010 at 4:44 am

My favorite thing to photograph has to be nature – trees, flowers, animals, water, etc.

685 Jennykoh November 5, 2010 at 4:17 am

I love taking photos of my kid…

686 Suzette Owings November 5, 2010 at 4:12 am

What gorgeous photos this camera takes. Such vibrant colors and detail.
I would love to go back to Ireland and shoot photos in the country. It is magnificent.

687 Ellen November 5, 2010 at 4:09 am
688 Ellen November 5, 2010 at 4:08 am

i love photographing my dog (he’s ancient, and who knows how much longer he’ll be around!), people (children and seniors especially), flowers (tight detail shots), and food (of course).

689 Kathy - Panini Happy November 5, 2010 at 4:03 am

What gorgeous scenery! As much as I love photographing food, my very favorite subjects are my adorable kids. :-)

690 jeremy cannada November 5, 2010 at 4:02 am

i love taking pictures on my travels… each new place offers something i can capture for my family and friends who are not with me. each old place offers a new perspective of life. i love taking pictures of strangers living their lives, and of the places in which they are living them. you can see some of my pictures on my facebook.

i tweeted this: http://twitter.com/#!/cjrmyc/status/396271902793728

691 LaurenH November 5, 2010 at 3:41 am

This seems like an incredible lens. Hope you enjoy using it!

692 Miriam November 5, 2010 at 3:30 am

Love taking photos of my kids and the bugs in our yard..Seems like a versatile lens.

693 heddy November 5, 2010 at 3:29 am

My kids and my creations! Oh, I would use it for so many things!

694 Lauren McKay November 5, 2010 at 3:24 am

And for my 2nd entry, another thing I like to photograph is people having a great time and capturing candid moments!

http://twitter.com/#!/heylaurenmckay

695 rebecca November 5, 2010 at 3:21 am

MEMEMEMEME PICK ME!
Anyway, I love to take photos of plants. Funguses and things that have bright colours and/or interesting patterns. I was in Mexico for my birthday this last week and all of the bright day of the dead decorations were making me crazy. I came back with over 1000 photos!!

696 Lauren McKay November 5, 2010 at 3:20 am

I love taking detail shots – flowers, leaves, etc! I love to see the texture close up!

And I would love to have such an awesome lens! I just bought the Tamron 17-50mm, but I’m kind of wishing I had gotten this one instead!

697 Lorie November 5, 2010 at 3:20 am

My three kiddos, especially together when they don’t know I am snapping photos!

698 Stephanie November 5, 2010 at 3:16 am

My little baby boy…definitely the most exciting thing to capture (I don’t want to forget anything)!

699 Kari November 5, 2010 at 3:16 am

I’m sure that you’ll get this answer a lot, but it’s true… A mom just can’t help but take photos of her beautiful little kids!

700 Stephanie November 5, 2010 at 3:13 am
701 Shorel November 5, 2010 at 3:06 am

Life makes a most interesting subject to photograph! I live and work in China, so my daily happenings are always an adventure.

702 Stephanie November 5, 2010 at 3:05 am

My 15-month-old son is, hands down, the best photo subject ever. He understands that I’m not-quite-a-professional photographer but loves hamming it up anyway, and smiles with his whole face whenever I get close with my camera.

703 Pam Dana November 5, 2010 at 3:03 am

Hands down my favorite thing to photograph is my family, specifically my two cute and crazy boys!

704 Angie November 5, 2010 at 2:59 am

My two dogs in my backyard.

705 Leah November 5, 2010 at 2:57 am

I love doing photo shoots with my son, of course, and I love taking too many pictures while traveling. One of my favorites is a shot of a sweet old Sicilian man sitting on his porch. Those random spur-of-the-moment shots can really be fun!

706 Janine B. November 5, 2010 at 2:53 am

Love taking pics of my kids. My favorite place to go is a farm in the next town. It has the coolest backgrounds for the pictures.

707 cindy November 5, 2010 at 2:47 am

I love to take pictures of anything that will stand still long enough for me to get its pic .Love birds in the front yard the best.

708 Heather November 5, 2010 at 2:46 am

My little boys, ages 2.5 and 7 months!

709 gretchen November 5, 2010 at 2:43 am

what a great giveaway! and wonderful pics!

grecpac@aol.com

710 Kristen November 5, 2010 at 2:43 am

I like to take pictures of tiny things – toys, flowers, insects…

711 Kelley November 5, 2010 at 2:40 am

People. Any people who let me take their photo. I love faces.

712 Quyen November 5, 2010 at 2:36 am

I love to take pictures of my dog and of food (of course) :)

713 Steph November 5, 2010 at 2:31 am

I love to photograph my dog the most!

714 Melissa November 5, 2010 at 2:21 am

I love to photography my sweet little red head.

715 Lisi November 5, 2010 at 2:11 am

I love taking pictures of my girls!

716 Rachel S November 5, 2010 at 2:08 am

I love to do ‘guerilla photography’, sneaking up with my camera on my son, husband, pets, strangers, whoever! So my answer is “my son, in the garden, with the candlestick”. lol… well maybe not the candlestick, but my son in the garden for sure.

717 christine November 5, 2010 at 2:08 am

I’m a sucker for facial expressions and big expressive eyes. But then again, who isn’t?!

718 Sandie November 5, 2010 at 2:07 am

My favorite place to take photos is right from my home. I have amazing landscape all around me!

719 Pamela Leon November 5, 2010 at 2:06 am
720 Robyn C. November 5, 2010 at 2:00 am

I am always taking pictures of my two sweet little ladies! This lens would be great for that. :~)

721 Amber November 5, 2010 at 2:00 am

I take pictures of my family and mostly on occasions where we feel a need to celebrate.

722 Diane November 5, 2010 at 2:00 am

the beautiful landscapes of Montana

723 Brad Murray November 5, 2010 at 2:00 am

We love to capture unstaged life shots of our quadruplet boys. Hopefully it will help us remember what daily life was like when they are grown and gone.

724 Jennifer W November 5, 2010 at 1:59 am

My good friend has a newborn baby with the most expressive face, I can’t get enough of photographing him!

725 Betty @ scrambled hen fruit November 5, 2010 at 1:48 am

My favorite person to photograph would have to be my grandson!

726 Summer November 5, 2010 at 1:47 am

I love to take pictures of my daughter, of course. And nature.

727 Anna M November 5, 2010 at 1:46 am

I adore take pictures of architecture and urban landscapes, expecially in black and white. it’s so amazing how angles, lines and curves become alive with the shutter!
But I also have a newborn daughter so…she’s now my favourite subject!!

728 Liz November 5, 2010 at 1:42 am

I am heading to the Galapagos for a once in a lifetime vacation and for the last few months have been photographing mostly nature subjects. The biggest problem I have is getting good results when zooming. I would so love this lens! Thanks.

729 Joanie November 5, 2010 at 1:41 am

I love to photograph my daughter Ava. She is beautiful and makes it quite easy.

730 janeywan November 5, 2010 at 1:39 am

I’m a nature photographer, love close ups.

731 Laurel November 5, 2010 at 1:39 am

My favorite place to take photos is at the beach with my kiddos! They love getting to run around and play, and I love getting great shots of them being themselves. This lens would certainly help out with that! :)

732 Leslie November 5, 2010 at 1:33 am

My little dog is extremely photogenic, background my still beautiful flower beds!

733 Amy November 5, 2010 at 1:23 am

Hm. I take photos of everything – but probably my favorite is interesting brickwork or architectural details.

734 debbie T November 5, 2010 at 1:21 am

Cooking is a passion, and I love combining food and photography! Besides that, I love nature macro photography!

735 A Loopy Life November 5, 2010 at 1:17 am
736 A Loopy Life November 5, 2010 at 1:13 am

I love taking photos of food. In fact, food photography is what started my interest in photography!

737 Janina November 5, 2010 at 1:11 am

I love to take pictures of food. In fact I have been meaning to make pumpkin whoopie pies for the last week but have not been able to get in the kitchen. Maybe tomorrow.

738 Adrienne November 5, 2010 at 1:11 am

Oh man. I love taking photographs of Nature the best. You know, it doesn’t move and is always content on you all up in it’s face!! I also love taking photos of me and and my hubbers’ travels!! :)

739 Erica November 5, 2010 at 1:09 am

I love taking close-ups in nature. Unexpected angles are fun!

740 Eryn November 5, 2010 at 1:06 am

I love taking photos of graffiti, and abstract textures!

Eryn

741 Chelle November 5, 2010 at 12:57 am

I love Tamron lenses! I mostly take pictures of my kids and our home but I’m always looking for more subjects.

742 Kanien Wallin November 5, 2010 at 12:55 am

I love taking pictures of my sweet girls. It would be amazing to get some shots of them when they didn’t even know I was taking them. I would love this lens.

743 Michelle T November 5, 2010 at 12:50 am

I love macro photography and I love nature! Anything in a forest is worth photographing with the right light!

744 Jennifer Patzkowsky November 5, 2010 at 12:50 am

I love taking pictures of friends and family. And of course, my favorite running partner, my dog Molly:)

745 Rachel (Hounds in the Kitchen) November 5, 2010 at 12:48 am

I love to take pictures of my daughter and food!

746 Mary November 5, 2010 at 12:47 am

I like to take pictures of my cats!

747 Erin November 5, 2010 at 12:31 am

I love taking pictures in the mountains – streams, trees, animals.

748 Laviza Shariff November 5, 2010 at 12:30 am

I love taking pictures on the beach in Naples Florida

749 David k November 5, 2010 at 12:29 am

Friends, especially at parties or just having a good time

750 Brittany November 5, 2010 at 12:29 am
751 Brittany November 5, 2010 at 12:26 am

I love taking pictures at Lake Michigan!

752 Robin November 5, 2010 at 12:22 am

My kids, cat and vacations/nature.

753 susan November 5, 2010 at 12:21 am

My favorite place to take picture is at the beach! The lens looks awesome!

754 Claudia November 5, 2010 at 12:20 am

I would love this lens, especially since my only lens right now is a 18-55 mm.
I love to go to the pond where I would be able to take great pictures of all the critters; aigrettes, swans, ducks, geese, frogs, fish, and many other birds I ignore the names. Thanks for the chance to win.

755 snowygreen November 5, 2010 at 12:12 am

i would take pictures of the snow, which is my favorite!

756 Aunt LoLo November 5, 2010 at 12:09 am

Oooh…..I had this lens for my manual SLR when I was in school. I MISS IT!!!!

I would take pictures of my kids! Or my crafts! Or vacations! Or bugs….from across the yard. ;-)

757 Wendy November 5, 2010 at 12:08 am

I love taking pictures of my kids. Some of my favorites are of them out in the fields in those autumn days right before the snow falls. They are a riot of color in an otherwise monocolor landscape. I can only imagine how much better the pictures would be with a decent zoom lens!

758 KRG November 5, 2010 at 12:08 am

I would love this for family pics

759 Becky November 4, 2010 at 11:57 pm

I am not much a photographer, but my husband (who would be the very happy recipient of this lens) loves to take candid pictures of people.

760 debbie November 4, 2010 at 11:56 pm

I love to take pictures of my meals – make with love.

761 michelle November 4, 2010 at 11:51 pm

My husband is the most amazing photographer — he does great nature shots. It’s him that I give the lens to.

762 Far November 4, 2010 at 11:45 pm

I love to take photos in the park!

763 rachel paige November 4, 2010 at 11:43 pm

ah! missed an “e” sorry! tweeted @rpaigemast

764 rachel paige November 4, 2010 at 11:43 pm

tweeted! rpaigmast

765 Melissa November 4, 2010 at 11:42 pm

my daughter. what i would do if i won! it would be a happy day

766 Lisa~~ November 4, 2010 at 11:40 pm

Taking pictures of my beautiful daughter is my absolute fave.

767 rachel paige November 4, 2010 at 11:40 pm

nature! at the moment it’s the changing colors in the trees, but honestly just put me outside with a camera and i’ll start snapping pictures.

768 alimartell November 4, 2010 at 11:30 pm

OMG. That picture of the pumpkin whoopie pies??? I WANT TO GO TO THERE.

As for your question…there’s nothing I like photographing more than my three kids.

769 Barb Boyack November 4, 2010 at 11:23 pm

oh I would love to win a lens for my canon rebel..thank you

Barb

770 joyjoy November 4, 2010 at 11:17 pm

I love to photograph anything–whatever seems to catch my eye that day. This lens would make it so much easier to capture the shots I have in mind by giving me much more shooting range. That zoom is awesome!

771 Leslie Jacobs November 4, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Great pictures! Would love to win this!

772 Michael Curry November 4, 2010 at 11:08 pm

I love to photograph critters (animals, pets, etc.) in and around the home, farm, or in the wild.

I’ve been an amateur digital photographer for about ten years. Here are some of my photos on flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/curryosity
http://www.flickr.com/photos/curryosity/sets/72157600702580358/

773 elsie November 4, 2010 at 11:00 pm

oh my gosh, those are some great pictures! I have to get one of those lenses!

774 Laura J November 4, 2010 at 10:59 pm

I like to take pictures of my dogs on hikes

775 Thrifty Blogger November 4, 2010 at 10:52 pm

I love taking pictures of the grand babies

776 Mindy November 4, 2010 at 10:52 pm

I LOVE taking pictures in fields!!! :)

777 Allison November 4, 2010 at 10:50 pm

I like taking pictures of my friend’s band, The BooHoo Ramblers.

778 Chantel November 4, 2010 at 10:48 pm

I love taking pictures of my cats and my friends. I also like taking pictures of the sky, especially if the clouds are nice and the sun is shining. However, more than anything, I’d love to win this lens for my sister who is an aspiring photographer!

779 April S November 4, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Anything close up are my favorite subjects… food, primarily, but also anywhere I can use a nice shallow depth of field.

780 Lisa November 4, 2010 at 10:40 pm

I would love to have this lens! I am currently a poor college student who needs a new lens for my photography class next semester. :) Keeping my fingers crossed!

781 Jennifer C. November 4, 2010 at 10:38 pm

I am so excited to be getting my first DSLR camera in the next week – I am known for taking pictures of anything and everything! I love PHOTOS and I am so excited to explore and learn to take even better photos. A new lens off the bat would be great and exciting :)

782 Briant November 4, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Was researching online and came across the contest….Out of the budget, but my wife would be so happy with me.

foursmoresismore@gmail.com

783 amber in NE November 4, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I love to shoot my kiddos!

784 Shannon November 4, 2010 at 10:23 pm

I love taking pictures of my family and nature. I love to focus on small details that are often missed but are now save in pictures

785 Catherine November 4, 2010 at 10:14 pm

I love taking photos of my kids out and about in the world.

786 Caitlin H November 4, 2010 at 10:13 pm

I love taking food photos, travel photos, and architectural photos!
Thanks for the giveaway :)

787 John November 4, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I love to take scenic outdoor photos but I have recently started taking food pics while eating out and that lens with the macro ability is just what I need.

788 tiffany November 4, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Well of course my three girls are so fun to take pictures of but I love pics for my blog.

789 Claire D November 4, 2010 at 10:07 pm

I love zoom lenses, and I love taking pictures of anything and everything.

790 Christine November 4, 2010 at 10:06 pm

I love to take pictures of my kids outdoors the most. Our local park is a great setting.

791 Jenelle November 4, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Twitter shout out

pinch my salt reviews a tamron mega-zoom lens and then gives it a way! visit http://bit.ly/9BIiHJ to see photos & enter to win!

http://twitter.com/#!/myKitchnStories

792 Jenelle November 4, 2010 at 10:02 pm

I’m a new food blogger and just starting to get into photography for more than just shots on vacation. So now I photograph food and since I have moved to Korea, all the new and amazing sites here! I am ready to upgrade my camera but have been intimidated. It would be great to start of with a great, proven lens!

793 Suzanne Barker November 4, 2010 at 10:02 pm

I love taking pictures of my new granddaughter Charlotte as well as my paintings, quilts and jewelry so I can remember all the details of the presents and gifts I create. The zoom on this lens is absolutely amazing – from outdoors, to cats to food.

794 Allison November 4, 2010 at 9:58 pm

That lens looks awesome! I like taking pictures of people doing everyday things. And of the outdoors. And of the cat that lives in my dorm- he’s too cute.

795 Ali November 4, 2010 at 9:55 pm

I’m in the process of purchasing my first DSLR and I would love to have a great lens like this!

796 mama duck November 4, 2010 at 9:52 pm

I love taking pictures of food and my kids!

797 Jill November 4, 2010 at 9:46 pm

I love taking photographs in nature and when traveling. Done well, those shots can take you back to another place and time.

798 Kristin November 4, 2010 at 9:44 pm

My boys! Though I’m a pathetic photographer at best!

799 jenese gardner November 4, 2010 at 9:43 pm

my daughter is a photography major at scad.this lens would be great for her use everyday!!!!!!!!!

800 Jeanette November 4, 2010 at 9:42 pm

I love taking pictures of fresh fruits, vegetables and all things food!

801 Katrina November 4, 2010 at 9:41 pm
802 Katrina November 4, 2010 at 9:38 pm

I really enjoy photographing my pets, and food that I make. Pets are so difficult to photograph well!

803 Jo November 4, 2010 at 9:36 pm

My kids… definitely but I’m beginning to capture the beauty of nature which I am enjoying these days! Usually with my kids :)

804 Lisa W November 4, 2010 at 9:34 pm

I love to photograph my beautiful son playing in our yard with the dogs and the tomatoes!

805 Mary Ann Carlson November 4, 2010 at 9:32 pm

My grandson, almost one year old, causes tingling on my neck when I am able to mark his development with a photo.

806 Britney November 4, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Here’s my post about your post! (Oh, and I forgot to tell you what I love taking pics of . . . my kids!)
http://www.angleseyfamily.com/Anglesey_Family/Blog/Entries/2010/11/4_Tamron_Lens_Giveaway!.html

807 Hannah V November 4, 2010 at 9:31 pm

I love taking portrait pictures!

808 Stephanie November 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm

oh I LOVE to take pictures of my two cats! Although I’m not sure they love it as much as I do :)
This lens looks fabulous!

809 Kelly November 4, 2010 at 9:25 pm

I love taking outdoor shots of my children. But I still have a lot to learn!

810 Sarah S. November 4, 2010 at 9:25 pm

I would love to try out a Tamron lense!!!

811 Lauren November 4, 2010 at 9:24 pm

I really enjoy taking pictures of my boys, especially candids while they’re playing together outdoors. I would LOVE a Tamron lens to go with my Nikon! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

812 Wendy November 4, 2010 at 9:23 pm

I love taking pictures outside and on vacation, but it’s a real pain taking along multiple lenses. I also have a new niece and grandson that will probably be flash blind before long. And my jewelry photos could use the help of a macro lens.

813 brooke November 4, 2010 at 9:22 pm

tweeted!
@bazcat

814 JulieAnn November 4, 2010 at 9:20 pm

I love taking pictures of my daughter (she’s 10 months!) and husband. This lens would be PERFECT for catching her sweet smiles and him surfing! Pick me! :)

815 Renee November 4, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Love taking photos of my kids!!

816 brooke November 4, 2010 at 9:20 pm

I’d love to win this!
I love taking picture of my Great Dane, Darwin.
And I love taking shots outdoors. We’ve gone to Peru and Cambodia and each time I’ve wished for a lens like this rather than having to switch lenses out or leaving one at home for not wanting to carry 2.

817 turleybenson November 4, 2010 at 9:17 pm

My two-year-old! But I’m not the photographer in my family. I’d love this for my hubby’s 40th!!

818 Judy November 4, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Thnx for the great review & giveaway. I recently bought a DSLR so I can get the shots of our g’girls! SO—that is definitely my fav photo subject right now.

819 sally November 4, 2010 at 9:16 pm

I love taking food and travel photos!

820 Diana November 4, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Taking pictures of my kids…we live by the water and it is always fun to take the camera with me to the beach and take pics of the kids playing in the sand.

821 Christina November 4, 2010 at 9:15 pm

this lens looks amazing and I want to get my hands on it! I’ve been taking pictures for a few years now and my absolute favorite thing to take pictures of is my friends and family. I love to capture each and every moment we spend together and i’m known amongst friends and family as the “picture taker.” I love it!

822 Becky November 4, 2010 at 9:15 pm

I absolutely adore taking photos of my son! Good Luck everyone!

823 Sarah November 4, 2010 at 9:12 pm

I love taking pictures of my family and of landscapes. Thanks for doing this for us! :)

824 Ed Marshall November 4, 2010 at 9:12 pm

love to try this on my dogs and the butterflies next spring.

825 Britney November 4, 2010 at 9:12 pm

I would soooo love to have an all-inclusive lens so I’m not having to switch all the time! Yes please . . . :o )

826 Sabrina berry dc November 4, 2010 at 9:09 pm

LOVE LOVE IT! Hope I’m the lucky person!

827 Cindy November 4, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Sure would love the lens for my Canon, I love taking pictures! Especially of my Granddaughter, and I love taking pictures of the beautiful scenery that is all around me in New Hampshire!

828 Suellen Kolbo November 4, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Love this lens! In addition to carting it to gorgeous landscapes for photography, I would use it as a spotting scope to identify small birds and animals.

829 Stacey Hay November 4, 2010 at 9:07 pm

I love to photograph my kids. I would love to win this lens.

830 Heather November 4, 2010 at 9:07 pm

i love to take pictures of my family.. sometimes i don’t get to relax and enjoy birthday parties and such but i wanna have the memories for years to come.

831 Devany November 4, 2010 at 9:06 pm

I shoot at least 30 frames a day, and on a good day more like 100. My favorite things to shoot are sunrises (I live directly on the pacific ocean in Hawaii,) my pets and Food Shots. I do LOTS of food shots and I am delighted with the macro applications for this lens.

832 Wani November 4, 2010 at 9:04 pm

I have three beautiful kids that I snap pix of all the time. They’d hate it if I had another reason to be taking their pix!! I hope I win!! ;-) wanibug (at) yahoo (dot) com

833 Hannah November 4, 2010 at 9:03 pm

I love to photograph my husband but he always shys away so I take pictures of my adorable pup instead!

834 mk November 4, 2010 at 9:03 pm

I love nature photos, so I mostly take pictures of streams, flora and fauna.

835 Sandy November 4, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Wow! What impressive photos! What I couldn’t do with a lens like that…photographing nature, my pets, family, food…

836 Inspired2cook November 4, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I love photographing my kids and food for my blog. I also enjoy photographing all that the beautiful Pacific Northwest has to offer. I’d love to win the lens!!!

837 Heather U November 4, 2010 at 9:02 pm

My favorite subjects are my 2-year old daughter (the best expressions!) and the travel shots that I get to take now that we’re living in the Netherlands for a year (just moved here from Boston). I want to capture as much as I can in photos, so I can remember it better and can show it to our daughter someday, since she likely won’t remember this year of her life. This lens would be perfect for trekking around Europe with!

838 Leslie November 4, 2010 at 9:00 pm

I love the range on this! I just got a DSLR and I’m still really trying to get the hang on being able to manipulate settings. I need a class haha
I love taking pictures of my babies, lighthouses, and waterfalls! My niece and I love taking foodie pics too, but just for fun to chronicle our cooking adventures!

839 Rande November 4, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Right now I love to photograph the amazing mountains here in MT, but I suppose that is about to change as my first little one is due in Dec.

840 Lisa Frederking November 4, 2010 at 8:57 pm

I love taking pictures of my kids (when they cooperate) after it has rained and they go outside and start jumping in puddles. I have gotten the BEST expressions of joy from them while they do this!

841 Katie November 4, 2010 at 8:56 pm
842 Creative Busy Hands November 4, 2010 at 8:55 pm

I love to photograph nature: flowers, birds, trees, squirrels, you name it. This lens would make me go outside and take more pictures.

843 Elaine November 4, 2010 at 8:54 pm

I would love to win this lens for my husband. He takes beautiful landscape photos and this would be a wonderful surprise for him as a macro is something that he has been wanting for sometime.

844 Katie November 4, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Wow – that looks like an amazing lens! Lately, my favorite things to photograph have been my Australian Shepherd, Lucia, and new recipes that I make in my kitchen!

845 Michael November 4, 2010 at 8:52 pm

I like nature photographs, particularly flowers and bugs. But with a newborn, that’s getting a lot of my photographic attention lately.

846 Rachel November 4, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I would love this lens! I’ve been eyeing zooms for a long time now. I love taking photos of food as well as close-ups of children.

847 Emily November 4, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I must have!! I love to take pictures of my kids, anywhere, anytime!

848 Barb November 4, 2010 at 8:49 pm

I love taking pictures of my grandkids, they love to play sports & this would be the perfect lens to capture their faces as they are scoring the winning goal.

849 Polly Sowell November 4, 2010 at 8:49 pm

I love to take pictures of flowers and landscape, especially ocean landscapes. This would definitely be a super-neat lens to have. Thanks for the drawing chance.

850 Anu November 4, 2010 at 8:46 pm

I love taking pictures of my dog, Elvis. Then I use those pics to make greeting cards. Thanks for having the giveaway.

851 judd November 4, 2010 at 8:46 pm

looks like a great lens….
i take shoot landscapes,wildflowers and pictues of my sourdough breads.

852 Caroline Reed November 4, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Getting to know the families, that’s my favorite part of photography.

853 Leigh November 4, 2010 at 8:45 pm

I Love to photograph nature. I enjoy capturing the different seasons around the house in Arkansas. I really like finding something that I see everyday and finding something new and beautiful about through my photography.

854 Randi Lynne November 4, 2010 at 8:45 pm

I love taking pictures of family and friends!

855 Sabina Alcock November 4, 2010 at 8:42 pm

I love taking photographs of my family and nature. We live close to the Rockies, and this lens would do wonders on one of our family mountain hikes. Thanks for the opportunity!

856 Charles G Thompson November 4, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Favorite NEW thing to photograph is food ever since I started writing my food blog. It’s a whole new world. Nice review!

857 Suzanne November 4, 2010 at 8:36 pm

You take pictures like a pro!! Since I check out your blog every week I know that you also photograph food well. My favorite pix place is the Columbia George out here in Oregon. Just thinking about that place and this lens is exciting!

858 Cherie Phillips November 4, 2010 at 8:34 pm

I love to take pictures of my kids and my cakes. I hope I will this! =)

859 Madaline Meatte November 4, 2010 at 8:34 pm

this would be amazing since I just broke mine!

860 Ana November 4, 2010 at 8:33 pm

I love to take pictures of my little kid. I wish I could document every second… maybe this lens can help me.

861 Kyra November 4, 2010 at 8:33 pm

I love taking pics of my two beautiful girls!

862 anna November 4, 2010 at 8:32 pm

This lens looks like a great all-around lens! I love to take pics anywhere there is a plain background. I’ve learned through trial and error to always notice what’s in the background before completing a shoot.

863 Tanvi November 4, 2010 at 8:31 pm

That wud be one of a kind giveaway…too good…would love to win!

864 Brooke November 4, 2010 at 8:29 pm

My favorite place to take photos (so far :-) ) has been Tolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. It has everything.

865 angel November 4, 2010 at 8:29 pm

I blogged about it! Oh of all the giveaways never won I hope this one is for me!

http://derekandangel.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-would-be-thankful-for.html

866 Allison November 4, 2010 at 8:29 pm

What an exciting giveaway!! My favorite photo subject of the moment is my 20 month old niece. She instantly makes any photo better!

867 JulieD November 4, 2010 at 8:28 pm

I love taking photographs of my pets and food! Thanks!

868 Natasja November 4, 2010 at 8:28 pm

I’m definitely that person who hikes with 2-3 lenses and I swear it’s a mistake every time. I’m in the Pacific NW and my favorite thing to photograph would have to be the volcanoes all around here.

869 Patty November 4, 2010 at 8:27 pm

I love photographing my family. Thanks for the chance to win.

870 Emily November 4, 2010 at 8:26 pm

I would love to win this lens! My favorite thing to photograph is my five month old daughter. She is beautiful and it is so fun to try to capture all the little faces she makes.

871 Jeremiah Post November 4, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Wow! This could be the best giveaway EVER! Oh the things I could do with that lens. My little girl would sure look cute through this one (as long as she isn’t picking her nose)

872 Melissa November 4, 2010 at 8:24 pm

I want this lens!!!! I love taking pictures of my kids, but also love nature. Headed to Yellowstone today and would love to be taking this lens with me:)

873 Bethany November 4, 2010 at 8:24 pm

I love taking pictures of my kids, who are tricky to photograph!

874 Kellie November 4, 2010 at 8:23 pm

I love taking all sorts of pictures, from landscapes to my children. Life captured!

875 Sylvie November 4, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I just entered RT @PinchMySalt I’m giving away a $600 Tamron lens (for a Canon or Nikon DSLR). http://bit.ly/csMysH

876 Sara November 4, 2010 at 8:22 pm

My favorite thing to photograph is my cat trying to surreptitiously investigate the food I’m photographing.

877 Kali November 4, 2010 at 8:17 pm

My favorite person to take pictures of is my 2 year old daughter. It’s hard to resist snapping that sweet, angelic face…even if I can’t see to get her to smile!

kalibug@gmail.com

878 Sylvie November 4, 2010 at 8:16 pm

My favorite thing to photograph is food and pretty much anything related to food.

879 Stefani November 4, 2010 at 8:12 pm

I have three daughters and two step daughters. Needless to say, I love photographing my babies!

880 Amy November 4, 2010 at 8:07 pm

I love taking pics of my son….I need this lens!

881 Keunhae Lau November 4, 2010 at 8:06 pm

I love taking pictures of my son and husband.

882 Jessie November 4, 2010 at 8:05 pm

My favorite subject would have to be my children, a very close second would have to be food!
What a great opportunity! Thanks for the chance

883 Janille November 4, 2010 at 8:05 pm

I just got my dads old Nikon d70 and I am loving it what a great lens to add to my set.

Janille@gmail.com

Janille

884 Tamara November 4, 2010 at 8:05 pm

I love to photograph my 18 month old son running around the campus of the University of Oklahoma. We find many fun photo spots around campus, particularly climbing the statues.

885 Kate Donahue November 4, 2010 at 8:04 pm

@KDBabbles Looking to win a phenomenal Tamron lens for a Canon or Nikon DSLR? It couldn’t be easier to enter for a chance… http://bit.ly/csMysH
2 minutes ago

886 jessica November 4, 2010 at 8:03 pm

I love to take pictures anywhere my family is. This leaves me on my knees often trying to catch a toddler-eye view of the world. LOVE IT!

887 Stacy Bondurant November 4, 2010 at 8:02 pm

I LOVE taking photos of my son. And I have a little girl on the way! As far as where I take photos — I’m all over the place. Outside, inside, parks, festivals. Having this lens would rock my amateur photography world!

888 Brooke November 4, 2010 at 8:01 pm

i love photographing my son – people prtraits are my fave, but particularly my baby boy :)

889 Carolyn November 4, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Love to photograph my children having fun. Also love travel photos!

890 Kate Donahue November 4, 2010 at 7:57 pm

I love to photograph my daughter (she’s almost 1!) so there have been sooo many things to rake pictures of since she cane along. I’ve recently started tackling food photography so all my dishes have been my latest photo craze!

891 Dominique (De vous à moi...) November 4, 2010 at 7:55 pm

The best place to take photos: the greek islands (white and blue colors, sea, sun…)

892 Stefanie Burns November 4, 2010 at 7:52 pm
893 Stefanie Burns November 4, 2010 at 7:51 pm

My favorite subject is my one year old!

894 Josie November 4, 2010 at 7:49 pm

I love taking pictures of my cats. They’re too funny.

895 Krissy November 4, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Hands down I love taking photos of my 3 kids. Thanks for the chance to win one!

896 Krista (kristastes) November 4, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I love taking photos of my dog, Stella, as well as the city of Philadelphia :)

897 Donna November 4, 2010 at 7:47 pm

What fun versatility! The cabin shots have shown such a wonderful range. Thank you for this opportunity to win!

898 Courtney November 4, 2010 at 7:45 pm

I love taking pictures of my family’s dogs at our lake house – they are the best muses!

899 Krystle Moore November 4, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I would really super love this!!

Krystle

moorekrystle@gmail.com

900 Felicia November 4, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Would love this lens! I have the kit lens and a larger, but it certainly is not as nice as this one!

901 Molly Tomlinson November 4, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Oh! I love to photograph my daughter in our backyard. We’ve got a field, trees, green grass – love it. I’d love to win!

902 Ladywild November 4, 2010 at 7:41 pm

I love taking pictures of friends’ families. So much fun to play with kids and capture those awesome moments.

903 Melissa B November 4, 2010 at 7:32 pm

No doubt, my 13 month old son is my favorite subject

904 Tasha November 4, 2010 at 7:32 pm
905 Created by Christi November 4, 2010 at 7:25 pm

My favorite place is Florida Botanical Gardens, it’s free and there are a ton of gorgeous tropical plants!

That lens looks so awesome, I’m excited for whoever gets it!

906 Tracy November 4, 2010 at 7:25 pm

I love taking pictures of dogs and horses best!

907 Carolyn K November 4, 2010 at 7:23 pm

I love to take photos of my kids the most (big surprise!)

908 Tasha November 4, 2010 at 7:22 pm

I am happiest hiking in the mountains and taking photographs. This lens would dramatically increase my range!

909 Valerie November 4, 2010 at 7:21 pm

My favorite subject to photograph is my 2 year old daughter. However, she has different ideas. ;)

910 kimberlea November 4, 2010 at 7:20 pm

I just love to take pictures of people when they’re completely natural and not paying attention. Candid shots are the best :)

911 Rachel November 4, 2010 at 7:19 pm

LOVE to takes pictures of my kiddos, especially my 2 year old son. I also love macro shots–love the details in nature! :)

912 Laurie @SimplyScratch November 4, 2010 at 7:19 pm

I love to photograph food… and nature. In my back yard I can find anything from deer to poke berries… and it’s never lacking natural light!

913 Rebeca Lynda November 4, 2010 at 7:18 pm

I love taking photos of food and my little nieces and nephews of course!

914 TheBon November 4, 2010 at 7:16 pm

I love taking photos of my crafting projects, and also any time I go on vacation.

915 Bridget November 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm

My favorite thing to photograph is definitely food! I’d like to get more into nature photography, but I feel like I don’t have quite the right lens for it.

916 Tara November 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm

I really love to take pictures of my little man, Jack and my family. I also love taking pictures of nature, flowers, birds, etc. I would love to win!! Please please!

917 Amy November 4, 2010 at 7:12 pm

I love taking pictures of my girls out in the butterfly field!

918 Lisa B. November 4, 2010 at 7:10 pm

I love taking photos in my own backyard!

919 Emily W November 4, 2010 at 7:05 pm

I love taking pictures of my hometown because the golden hills and sparse trees make it look like Africa.

920 Miss Cupcake November 4, 2010 at 7:03 pm

My favorite place to take photos is in Portland, Maine. I love my city and it’s vibrant colors and sights.

921 Wendy November 4, 2010 at 7:03 pm

I love landscapes and cityscapes.

922 Ngoc Nguyen November 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Lovely photos as always!!

I love to take pictures of my two year old Alice, food, anything outdoors, and animals.
Chicago is a great place to take pictures..tons of juxtapositions and diversity all mixed in.

923 moowiesqrd November 4, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Gorgeous shots! I’m definitely in the market for a lens that can do macro shots. Favorite place to photograph: New Zealand… it’s so gorgeous that it’s nearly impossible to take a bad picture! Favorite subject: Bear, my Australian Shepherd… he’s the ultimate ham and not bad looking at all.

924 Nama November 4, 2010 at 6:57 pm

I love to macro photography. I find so much joy finding small details in ordinary things we see everyday.

925 Jody November 4, 2010 at 6:55 pm

I love you pictures. I miss being able to take pictures like that but it’s just not the same with a point and shoot camera. I am in the process of buying a DSLR for that reason. I love to take pictures of little ones at play. They tell the best stories.

926 art and lemons November 4, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Life. The little details I discover every day. The stories that unfold. That’s what I like to photograph.

nikki

927 Liz Smith November 4, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Love the pics! It’s hard to pick a favorite subject. I love to photograph new dishes (even the failed ones!) my hubby (when he’s not paying attention) and my puppy. Thanks for hosting a fabulous giveaway!

928 Dominic Andrada November 4, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Awesome shots! Looks like an awesome piece of glass.

I love taking pictures of bridges, my friends and animals.

I love taking pictures at Balboa Park in San Diego, Central Park in NYC, San Diego Zoo, Disneyland and La Jolla!

929 heather November 4, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Tweeted with this http://tinyurl.com/28yr9fn (@squirrelbread).

930 Toni Crisp November 4, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Well I carry around my Canon wherever I go because I am a photography addict. My favorite things to take pictures of are relationships, American decay and the insect world macro. Old couples holding hands or lizards sunning poolside. You will never catch me without my camera. A photograph is a living memory and I want to give that moment to the world.

931 Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen November 4, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Amazing giveaway! I love to photograph animals. Whether it be just my dog or wild animals in nature.

932 heather November 4, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Amazing shots, and some great praise for the Tamron lens! While I take lots of food photos, I most enjoy photographing nature’s beauty, especially leaves and flowers. So many delicate facets to capture.

Cheers,

*Heather*

933 E. Sue November 4, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Oh that lens would be wonderful! Lately I’ve loved taking pictures of my canning accomplishments, and fun things that I’ve baked. Also, I’ve been cooking with my grandaughters and taking pictures of their accomplishments. This would really help out for better pictures.

934 Katrina V. November 4, 2010 at 6:33 pm

I love taking candid photos of my friends and family!

935 kokomama November 4, 2010 at 6:32 pm

My favorite thing to take pictures of is just random stuff in my neighborhood. I’m always out taking my kid on walks, and grab the camera and shoot as I go.

936 Val November 4, 2010 at 6:32 pm

I love to take pictures of our dog and our cat! I also love using the camera for big landscape shots while hiking. Recently I have undertaken food photography, and look forward to learning more about it!

937 JeCaThRe November 4, 2010 at 6:28 pm

My favorite thing to take pictures of is my kids when they are playing outside.

938 Sarah C. November 4, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I take pictures of my 9 month old daughter. She always has the camera in her face! :)

939 Leelee November 4, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I love taking photos of the Oregon coast and at my In Law’s ranch.
Candid shots of friends and family are also a favorite.

940 Roxan November 4, 2010 at 6:27 pm

The thing I love to photograph most is food! close second place is my dog :)

941 Tricia November 4, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Oh, man! What a fabulous prize!

942 Mary November 4, 2010 at 6:24 pm

I love photographing peoples eyes. Especially my kids baby blues. This sounds like a fabulous lens!!!!

943 Eric November 4, 2010 at 6:24 pm
944 Leslie November 4, 2010 at 6:23 pm

I tweeted it! Not sure how to link to the specific tweet but here’s my main page info:

http://twitter.com/#!/SpillingBuckets

945 Michelle November 4, 2010 at 6:22 pm

I love taking pictures of food and my cat!

946 Jenny H November 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm

I love photographing my children, especially my one year old daughter. She has the best faces.

947 mandy gross November 4, 2010 at 6:19 pm

I love taking pictures of things that I bake!
iamwhole@yahoo.com

948 Hannah November 4, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Naturally, food is my favorite thing to photography, and desserts in particular.

949 Jennifer Woodward November 4, 2010 at 6:17 pm

It takes awesome pictures!! It would be a priviledge to take pictures with this lens!!

950 Leslie November 4, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Ryan LOVES photography, especially nature. We both love mega zoom or macro shots of details that are hard to normally see. I also like it when he takes night shots (although he complains they are too hard they come out awesome)

We would love to win this lens!

951 Brodie November 4, 2010 at 6:14 pm

I love taking pictures of my friends! A nice lens makes it even better :) .

952 Tiki November 4, 2010 at 6:14 pm

I most love to photograph my boys outside in nature.

953 Regina November 4, 2010 at 6:13 pm

I am loving taking pictures of my 3 month old niece. :)

954 Erin November 4, 2010 at 6:13 pm

I LOVE to photograph my family and friends. Portraits are my favorite. Second best are my pets, but I’m sure that the baby I’m having at the beginning of December will have the most photos taken ever!

955 Jenny November 4, 2010 at 6:13 pm

I love taking photos at national parks… the pictures usually take themselves, but a zoom lens would be great to capture both landscapes and smaller things like flowers and critters!

956 Kim U November 4, 2010 at 6:10 pm

My favorite photography subject is my 8 month old son.

957 Dave L November 4, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Love to take pictures that find beauty in unexpected places. Like a flower in a junk pile. Or patterns in rust.

958 Stephanie November 4, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Lately, I love taking pictures of towns below from the airplane. I’ve been traveling a lot, and see a lot of interesting landscapes and things under the wings of airplanes.

959 DianasaurDishes November 4, 2010 at 6:10 pm
960 Caroline November 4, 2010 at 6:09 pm

I love taking photos of my friends and family when they don’t know they’re being photographed.. you end up capturing the funniest expressions!

961 leanne November 4, 2010 at 6:09 pm

I love taking pictures of our dogs! A zoom lens would be handy for catching them while they’re at the edge of the yard. If I were to walk up to them to get a closer shot, they’d move!

962 Rivka November 4, 2010 at 6:08 pm

I love taking candid portraits of friends.

963 Lynn November 4, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Wow what a great lens! I’d love to have an all around walk about lens. I love to take photos of my dog because she doesn’t shy away from the camera and is always doing something ridiculous!

964 DianasaurDishes November 4, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I love taking photos of my husband and my cat. They’re both so handsome that it’s easy to get great photos of them! But the thing I take the most photos of is definitely food ;)

965 RH November 4, 2010 at 6:04 pm

I love taking extreme close-ups of my friends and family. They do not love it so much, though.

966 Yenta Mary November 4, 2010 at 6:00 pm

http://twitter.com/foodfloozie — not sure how else to get a tweet url, so hope this is good enough!

967 Debbie M. November 4, 2010 at 6:00 pm

I love to take pictures of my flowers and veggies!!!

968 Liz November 4, 2010 at 5:59 pm

I love to take pictures of small things outside…getting up close to the details of a leaf, or flower, or bark on a tree…that kind of thing.

969 Delishhh November 4, 2010 at 5:58 pm

I love to take pictures of food, i also love to take pictures of beaches and just warm sunny places :) Awesome giveaway!

970 Yenta Mary November 4, 2010 at 5:57 pm

I photograph food — I write for AnnArbor.com and I have my own blog, Food Floozie, so I’m always photographing what I cook, how I cook it, what I eat, where I eat …. My loved ones — my boyfriend and my son — are both camera shy, so it’s a good thing I can get food to be cooperative!

971 megan @ whatmegansmaking November 4, 2010 at 5:53 pm

My favorite subject to photograph is food! (no surprise there). Second would be landscapes

972 Traca | Seattle Tall Poppy November 4, 2010 at 5:52 pm

I photograph everything from docmentary-style people shots to food in a tyical off-site shoot. Since I only have one camera body, I’d love to have a lens that covers multiple environments.

973 Deborah November 4, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Looks like a fun lens! I took up food photography last year and that is my favorite subject to shoot. I also love landscapes so this would be a great lens to add to my camera bag. Thanks for doing the review!

974 April November 4, 2010 at 5:44 pm

I love to photograph sunrises and sunsets, and anything old and rusty! I would like to take a picture of your whoopie pies up close and personal before I ate one – they looked delish!

975 Michelle November 4, 2010 at 5:40 pm

This lens looks like it takes great pictures. I think the vibration compensation for the pumpkin picture really worked well. You really cannot tell a tripod wasn’t used!

976 Tara November 4, 2010 at 5:37 pm

I just moved from northern WI to downtown LA. So my favorite subjects have changed in the last month. The California light is um, amazing. The old buildings downtown are simply gorgeous drenched in the light. So…buildings is what is in my lens right now. Great review and thanks for the opportunity :)

977 Harley Cooper November 4, 2010 at 5:34 pm

That lens would be great to take with when I go on a photography outing. Great for getting architectural details.

978 Becky November 4, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Looks like it takes beautiful macros! I love to take macro pics of raindrops dripping off pine needles and such. Also love to take a good portrait pic of my kids faces with lots of aperture in the background!

979 Jodi November 4, 2010 at 5:31 pm

I tweeted!
Want to win a tamron lens while staring at gorgeous photos. Check out Pinch My Salt’s review….http://tinyurl.com/2fyvbru

980 Lisa November 4, 2010 at 5:31 pm

My kids are my favorite subject, of course. I need a great all-purpose lens that can zoom to catch them during the classroom plays and on field trips, but that can also get those nice close-ups. My current lens just doesn’t seem to show that nice crisp detail like on your beautiful food photos. Thanks!

981 Juliann Botham November 4, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Just Re-tweeted about you so the whole world can know!

http://twitter.com/julesbotham

982 Katie Dean November 4, 2010 at 5:30 pm

I put it on Twitter an tagged you in the post. I don’t know how to post a twitter url here :(

You can find it at @ohkatiecookies

983 Fatimah November 4, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I love taking pictures whenever & wherever I travel around the world!

984 emily kate November 4, 2010 at 5:28 pm

I love to photograph my 7 month old daughter! She’s so photogenic. This lens would be great for that!

985 Juliann Botham November 4, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I enjoy taking pictures outside in the heart of nature! Nothing like untouched beauty!

986 Karly November 4, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I’m very amateur, but love taking photos of my kids.

987 Janet November 4, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Wow, your Thumbelina looks just like my cat, Toy, that I had in the 80s! So cute! I love photographing whatever catches my eye…and lots of thing catch my eye!

988 EatingRD November 4, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Wow, that lens looks amazing! I would love to try a zoom lens like that. I love taking pictures of everything food and sometimes forget about people! :)

989 Katie Dean November 4, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I love photographing people!!! At weddings and events. I just did a girl’s senior pictures and it was awesome!!!!

990 pr November 4, 2010 at 5:20 pm

I think I would find all sorts of new “favorite things to photograph” with this lens! My favorite now is old and interesting doors

991 Shannon Mac November 4, 2010 at 5:17 pm

I’m loving these photos! My favorite things to take pictures of are food and my pups!

992 Julie (Bananas for Bourbon) November 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm

I love photographing food! I’m terrible at it, but I love it just the same. :)

993 Emily November 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm
994 Missy November 4, 2010 at 5:14 pm

My newest favorite subject is my puppy, Peanut. I also love taking self-portraits. is that vain?

995 Paula - bell'alimento November 4, 2010 at 5:12 pm

How did you know I needed a new lens ; ) Of course I love to photograph FOOD and the KIDS, and TRAVEL photography {esp ITALY} and well you name it ; )

996 Emily November 4, 2010 at 5:12 pm

I’ve been looking to upgrade to a lens just like this! I have a zoom 50-250mm that I use most of the time, but I’d love to have the fuller range that this lens offers. I love taking photos of the nature all around my neighborhood, as well as food photos for my blog.

997 LadyGustafson November 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm

I love to photograph food and most of all my kids…it would be great to have a really good zoom for my Cannon 7D to get great photos of my daughter on stage from the audience! :)

998 Karen ShamaLamaMama November 4, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Wow… I have been shopping around for just such a lens. I mostly take pics of my family and portraits of friends. I love the range on this lens and the quality of the bokeh!! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

999 Jodi November 4, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Wow, a great giveaway! And your photographs are gorgeous.

I love to shoot toddlers and I really love to be outside at our local reservation. Great backgrounds!

Thanks!

1000 The Teacher Cooks November 4, 2010 at 5:02 pm

I want this lens! RT @PinchMySalt: I’m giving away a $600 Tamron lens (for a Canon or Nikon DSLR). http://bit.ly/csMysH
Here’s hoping that I win!

1001 MommyNamedApril November 4, 2010 at 5:02 pm

my kids!!! i would take pictures of my kids all day and night! :-D

thanks for the chance to win!!!!

1002 Adrianna November 4, 2010 at 5:02 pm

i just tweeted about this post!

http://twitter.com/babadri/status/29683483780

1003 Sarah Maizland November 4, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Is it weird to say “I LOVE you”!?!? You combine the 2 things that I love: Food and Photography! Well done.

1004 FoodZone November 4, 2010 at 5:01 pm

I love to photograph my little princess and landscapes!

1005 Susan in Seattle November 4, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Travel photography is my thing, whether it’s nature shots, buildings, people…I just love taking pictures of where I’ve been to see if I can capture the essence of a place. This lens would be a great help!!!

1006 Elizabeth November 4, 2010 at 5:01 pm

I know my husband has been quite pleased with his Tamron lenses in the past. I love the fact that that one looks so versatile! That would be an awesome Christmas present!

1007 Elizabeth November 4, 2010 at 5:00 pm

I love photographing anything that makes me smile…..this usually means my daughter, cats and especially anything being cooked or out in my garden. Of course there’s the affinity for capturing the beautiful coast of Maine when I’m out sailing!

1008 mari November 4, 2010 at 5:00 pm

I love taking pictures of uneven surfaces, the can be a leaf or someone’s face. I specially like closeups! btw, love your blog :)

1009 Alyce November 4, 2010 at 4:59 pm

I adore taking photos of food! I also enjoy photographing my children and nature!

1010 Diane November 4, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Wow, the pictures are so beautiful. Love the dog/cat too. I love photographing my boxer dog. She has so many different expressions, it’s fun to try and capture them all. Plus, I love Yosemite and would love to take this new camera with me to get really nice, crisp photos like you took :)

1011 The Teacher Cooks November 4, 2010 at 4:59 pm

I love photographing food , but also I like to take my camera to parties and family get togethers. It’s fun to just stand out of the way and see what happens.

1012 Juline November 4, 2010 at 4:59 pm

I love to photograph the food I bake. And pretty much everything else. I carry my camera with me everywhere, and this versatile lens sounds like exactly what I need.

1013 bree November 4, 2010 at 4:58 pm
1014 Kristi November 4, 2010 at 4:58 pm

I love taking pictures of my gardening experiments and of course my dog.

1015 miche November 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm

I love photographing people!! candids especially :) I like the photojournalistic approach to shooting :)

1016 Bobbi November 4, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Well, my favorite subject to take pics of is my beautiful 5 year old daughter. If she isn’t in the mood I love to take pics from around our house. We have TONS of beautiful pine trees, deer, mountains, etc. I am recently getting into learning how to take food pics so that is something new I have been doing. :)

Thanks for such a great opportunity!

1017 Rachel November 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm

I would love taking pictures of my puppy and loved ones of course! But my favorite are architecture shots during travels, they really me remember the mood of a city.

1018 Julie November 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm

I just got my nikon dslr and I love taking pictures of my baby boy! He is 11 weeks old so this lens would be awesome!

1019 Lisa Graham November 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm

I have just started using the settings other than “Auto” on my Canon camera – would love to try out a new lens, too!

1020 Liz Caldwell November 4, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I enjoy shooting a wide variety of subjects, depending on my mood. However, photographing the music scene was always an exciting challenge (and a great way to see free concerts!)

I also enjoy abstract art shots, portraits, and the occasional landscape.

1021 bree November 4, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I love photographing my niece. She is so expressive!

1022 Adrianna November 4, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Currently, my favorite place to photograph is an abandoned gas works in my town – amazing decay and history – beautiful and fascinating!

1023 L November 4, 2010 at 4:51 pm

I love photographing my nephews–toddlers are all about the candids! :-)

1024 Tina November 4, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Your pictures were beautiful! I’m an avid photography fan and love taking scenic photography, too. :)

1025 Rachel November 4, 2010 at 4:50 pm

My favorite subjects are my kids. I love catching the flashing lights in their eyes and their freckles ;-)
Second, is my food! I love taking pictures of my food so that I can share the recipes with pictures :-)

1026 amanda @ fake ginger November 4, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I love taking pictures of my kids!

1027 Rachel November 4, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I love photographing food in my kitchen!

1028 tiptup November 4, 2010 at 3:51 pm

I love to take pictures of buildings and streetscapes!

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