8/14/2019 UPDATE: We have selected our grand prize winner right HERE.
8/9/2019 UPDATE: And the 10 Finalists Are...
8/7/2019 UPDATE: the contest entry period is now OVER. Thanks so much and good luck to all who entered! We’ll be back on the 9th with TEN FINALISTS so stay tuned!
Exciting news, folks! We’ve partnered with Tamron USA to host another photography contest where one lucky winner will win a brand new Tamron telephoto zoom lens!
The theme for this contest is TELEPHOTO PHOTOGRAPHY. Whether you’re traveling and want to see some far-off historical monument OR shooting portraits and you want to isolate your subject OR photographing wildlife in the air, land, and sea, telephoto prime and zoom lenses are an essential part of every shutterbug’s kit.
How does one define telephoto photography? Simple! It’s an image created using a 60mm or greater focal length. So to participate in this contest, you just need to be using lens that’s 60mm or longer. Lot’s of folks have 85mm portrait lenses. And 70-200mm zoom lenses are the quintessential telephoto zooms. And you can go longer as well. Own a 600mm lens? Perfect. Heck, even if you only own a 24-70mm lens, as long as you’re zoomed out to 60mm or great, you’re good to go.
And, just to make things extra clear, let’s call it 60mm or greater on a full-frame camera. If you’re shooting with any crop-sensor camera, just make sure you’re at a 60mm-equivalent or greater focal length taking into account your crop factor. (Need to know more about crop-factor? No problem, we have a quick guide right HERE.)
The Steve’s Digicams staff, acting as judges, will award one talented photographer with one Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD ($799 MSRP). Everyone else could earn a day featured as the Steve’s Digicams Photo of the Day!
The Tamron 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 — full review HERE — is available for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. Model A035 boasts a 100-400mm full-frame zoom range (~160mm-640mm for APS-C) as well as a maximum F4.5 aperture at 100mm and F6.3 at 400mm. With a minimum focus distance of 1.5m, the Tamron 100-400m features a 9-blade aperture, four stops of vibration compensation, and weighs around 40 oz. In our testing, we fell in love with its colors, contrast, and creamy bokeh. It’s a terrific, affordable lens for anyone shooting action, sports, weddings, wildlife, or portraits.
For more details about this lens, click HERE to see Tamron USA’s official product page!
HOW TO ENTER
Simply submit a photo to the Steve’s Digicams Photo of the Day between July 10, 2019 and August 7, 2019, and you’re automatically entered in the Tamron Telephoto Contest.
To enter, navigate to — http://www.steves-digicams.com/photo-of-the-day/upload.html — and fill out the form and submit your .jpg image. Please note: if your image file is larger than 20MB, you may have trouble uploading.
HOW MANY PHOTOS MAY I ENTER?
Every person who abides by the rules (see below) may enter up to FIVE (5) PHOTOS.
WHAT TYPES OF PHOTOS MAY I ENTER?
Any still image captured with a telephoto prime or zoom lens at a 60mm or greater focal length.
The entry period runs from July 10, 2019, at 11am PDT, through August 7, 2019, at 12Noon PDT. Early or late entries will not be considered, but if you recently uploaded a photo to the Photo of the Day, you may resubmit.
On August 9, 2019, we will announce TEN FINALISTS in a separate blog post.
On August 14, 2019, we will announce our WINNER in a final blog post and notify this photographer via email to arrange for prize delivery directly from Tamron USA, Inc.
!!!—> RULES <—!!!
By entering this contest, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions outlined on this page — http://www.steves-digicams.com/photo-of-the-day/photo-contest-rules.html — so make sure to read every single word before entering. I’m serious, go read the rules all the way through.
If you do not agree with our official Photo Contest Rules or don’t want to read them, DO NOT ENTER.
Also, my apologies to our international readers, but unfortunately, this contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia over the age of 18 with access to the Internet and a valid email account. Tamron USA, Inc. employees, Internet Brands, Inc. employees, and their family members are not eligible to participate. And remember, you may enter only five (5) times!
Get inspired, go shoot, and send us your most stunning TELEPHOTO photos. Best of luck to everyone. We can’t wait to see, and possibly share, all of your amazing work.