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Pick your best shots taken in America's national parks and submit them to our National Park Photography Contest. The deadline to enter is Aug. 31, 2020, so start planning some getaways to capture your winning photo. We will award a grand prize in each of the three categories: Landscape, Wildlife and Night Skies.

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Great Prizes From TAMRON

Prize winners will get their choice of one Tamron camera lens described below with a mount for Canon or Nikon. These lenses will take your photography to a new level.

Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2

Model A041, Canon and Nikon Mounts, $1,299 value

Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Model A041

15-30mm model A041

The Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a high-speed ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with ultimate image quality that lets you capture all you see. By utilizing specialty glass materials and aspherical lens elements, Tamron’s engineers have minimized distortion and lateral chromatic aberration that can be an issue with wide-angle shooting. The lens has triple lens coatings consisting of the newly developed AX (Anti-reflection eXpand) Coating, plus eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coatings, which all combine to provide sharp and clear images even in peripheral areas. The lens features high precision AF technology and a powerful VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism. Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating with enhanced durability, make it possible to shoot under any type of shooting circumstances. Find more information at www.tamron-usa.com/product/lenses/a041.html

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Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD

Model A037, Canon and Nikon Mounts, $599 value

Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD Model A037

17-35mm model A037

At just 3.5 in in length and 16.2 oz. in weight, Tamron’s new 17-35mm F/2.8-4 is the smallest and lightest ultra-wideangle zoom in its class and provides a sophisticated balance of outstanding optics and matchless mobility. The focal length ranges from an ultra-wide 17mm that is suitable for professional landscape photography to a standard 35mm perfect for snapshot photography. As for aperture, the wideangle end is a large aperture F/2.8, and at the telephoto end is a fast F/4. The Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating help to enhance your photographic experience. For the discerning travel photographer who wants to pack light while maintaining excellent image quality, the new 35-150mm zoom pairs perfectly with Tamron’s 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A043) wide-angle zoom. The two lenses together cover 17mm to 150mm affording creative and versatile capture of landscape, street scenes, architectural details, food, street portraits and more, at a total weight of just 44.1 oz. with fast F/2.8 at the wide ends and F/4 at the tele end of each. Find more information at www.tamron-usa.com/product/lenses/a037.html

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Tamron 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD

Model A043, Canon and Nikon Mounts, $799 value

Tamron 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD Model A043

35-150mm model A043

Photographers everywhere, especially those who enjoy photographing people, can add wider range to their creative expression with the new Tamron 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD that offers a fast F/2.8 aperture at the wide-angle end while maintaining a bright F/4 at the telephoto end. The compact 35-150mm is designed for fast handling and easy transport, measuring only 4.9 in long and perfectly balanced. The Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating help to enhance your photographic experience. For the discerning travel photographer who wants to pack light while maintaining excellent image quality, the new 35-150mm zoom pairs perfectly with Tamron’s 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) wide-angle zoom. The two lenses together cover 17mm to 150mm affording creative and versatile capture of landscape, street scenes, architectural details, food, street portraits and more, at a total weight of just 44.1 oz. with fast F/2.8 at the wide ends and F/4 at the tele end of each. Find more information at www.tamron-usa.com/product/lenses/a043.html

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We received more than 2,500 entries for our 9th Annual National Parks Photography Contest in 2019. The judges had a difficult time with so many incredible photos submitted. But they persevered and chose three winners, one in each category: Landscape, Wildlife and Night Skies. Read the stories behind 2019's three first place shots and view all 33 winning photos.

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