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Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC Lens

Backyard Shots Contest Winner, Clay Brandenburg shares his thoughts and photos on the grand prize!

Posted: December 1st, 2011 @ 2:43am

Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD

Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
The grand prize winner of our first photo contest (Historic Oakland Cemetery), Clay Brandenburg shares his thoughts and a few of  the photos he's taken with his prize, the Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (model A005) lens.
First, I love this lens!
I had a Quantaray 70-300 before, but it rarely came out of the bag because of the quality. The first thing I noticed about the Tamron lens was the weight. You can tell right away that the Tamron lens is made from better materials. 

It took me a while to get used to the VC, but now I barely even notice it. I have used it to take handheld shots with a shutter speed as slow as 1/6 sec. With my old lens, I would always use a tripod or at least a monopod when shooting. But with the VC on the Tamron lens I am shooting more and more handheld. I feel like that frees me up and lets me move around easier and get into better shooting positions.

I have really enjoyed using the lens at my son's soccer games. It seems to be quicker at focusing than my old lens and is definitely much sharper.
Below are a few shots that I have taken with my Tamron SP 70-300mm VC lens.
This was one of the first shots that I took with the lens. This is a light bulb in an old sign in Dallas, Ga. A storm had just passed over and the sun came out behind the sign.
This was taken on a frosty morning a few weeks ago. The frost had formed around the edges of the leaves on this Kudzu vine. I was shooting straight down at the ground with a tripod. I think this is actually the minimum focusing distance for the lens.
This is the old train depot in Carrollton, Ga. I actually have been photographing this building and the area around it since I was in college at West Georgia. The railroad wanted to tear it down a few years ago but the city raised the money to save it. It is being renovated now and I think they plan on making it a museum. I still like to go by and shoot it when I'm in Carrollton and have time.
My son's soccer game.
Backyard Shots thanks Tamron, USA for their sponsorship of the Backyard Shots Photography Guides!  We encourage you to visit their site today for more information about these affordable quality lenses!
>> TAMRON $50 REBATE FOR THE SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD <<
$50.00 Rebate: Valid 9/1/11 - 12/31/11 on the purchase of a Tamron SP 70-300 Di VC USD (model A005) for Nikon, Sony and Canon DSLR cameras. 6-year limited warranty.


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