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Tamron's logo. Click here to visit the Tamron website! PRESS RELEASE: Tamron USA Announces First Photo Contest Of Its 2010 Series: Dusk Till Dawn - Deadline March 31, 2010


Four Separate Contests Gives Entrants of Any Equipment the Chance to Win Their Choice of Selected Tamron Lenses

January 25, 2010, Commack, NY— Tamron USA, Inc announced the first in its series of four photo contests for 2010: Dusk till Dawn asks entrants to submit sunrise, sunset and nighttime images by March 31, 2010. The Grand Prize Winner of Contest One 2010 will receive his/her choice of one of these Tamron lenses: SP AF60mm F2 Di-II 1:1 Macro; SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di-II; SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 Di-II VC; or AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC. Users of any camera equipment may enter the Tamron photo contest.

“We have made several great changes in our contest promotion for 2010,” stated Stacie Errera, Tamron’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Rather than holding one annual contest with just one chance to win, we expanded the contest program to include a series of contests that allow many more people to enter as the themes will vary across the series.” Tamron also opened up the contest to photographers not exclusively using Tamron lenses. “With so many new enthusiastic novices entering this hobby, we want to give everyone the opportunity to acquire one of our lenses through our contest promotions. And by allowing the winner the choice of lens prize,” continued Errera, “the contest series becomes more valuable to many more people who have different needs than just one lens type.”

The “Dusk till Dawn” photo contest entries will be evaluated and selected by a guest judge, Ken Hubbard, who specializes in landscape and travel photography. Hubbard, Field Services Manager for Tamron, is a pro photographer who has had nationwide gallery showings of his landscape photography. He regularly teaches enthusiasts how to take better photos at dynamic seminars around the country. You can see his work at Ken Hubbard Photography.

In addition to receiving the Tamron lens of choice, the winner’s picture will be showcased on the Tamron website. The winner and twenty photographers whose images are selected by our judge as Favorites will have their names and winning images published on the website and on the Tamron Page on Facebook™ for all to admire.

HOW TO ENTER: Email your lo-res images to webmaster@tamron.com, Subject line of email must read Tamron Dusk till Dawn Photo Contest. (Winner & Finalists will be contacted for hi-res images). By sending your images you agree to Tamron’s terms & conditions. Tamron reserves the right to disqualify any images that do not fit the theme of this photo contest. Complete rules and an entry form can be found at www.tamron.com or by accessing the contest page directly at http://www.tamron.com/enews/archives/contest.asp. Submissions are limited to a maximum of three per person. Pictures submitted must be original and the property of the photographer. The contest is open to any person 18 years or older residing in the United States and all entries must be received no later than April 15, 2010.

Tips on how to take sunset, sunrise and nighttime shots have been posted on the contest page to help interested entrants take better images.

About Tamron
Tamron is a leading manufacturer of photographic lenses. Among its many optical and mechanical innovations since the founding of the company in 1950, Tamron's development of mass-produced hybrid aspherical elements paved the way for today’s compact high ratio zoom lenses when, in 1992, this technology was incorporated into the groundbreaking 28-200mm. Tamron continues to lead in this category with the award-winning 18-270mm — featuring an unprecedented 15X zoom range—and featuring Tamron's proprietary Vibration Compensation (VC) system. Tamron has garnered international acclaim for its high ra
tio zoom lenses.

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(First posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 22:04 EST)

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