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February 18, 2010

Ten days left to win this lens

tamron-18-270-thmb_100.jpgNikonians Silver, Gold and Platinum members have ten days left to claim this lens, which is our February prize in the Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest.
The contest consists of images which serve to share, learn and inspire us all and it has been designed to give our active members a "head-start."

Each Month's theme category is an easy challenge, but this contest has a new "twist."
It also includes some stepping stones (called tasks) which provide eligibility priorities to our members who are also taking advantage of their discussion forum and gallery benefits.
These extra steps are narrowing the eligible entries, which means you have an even greater statistical chance to win our first month's prize:

EISA-Tamron-100.jpgTamron’s AF18-270mm/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro lens
This is the lens that won the coveted European Imaging & Sound Association (EISA) Photo Award – European Travel Lens of the Year 2008-2009 award, announced in August last year.

The Awards Jury summary of this 15x-zoom lens in the APC-S (Nikon DX format) lens described it as an ideal compact and lightweight travel lens:

tamron-18-270_250.jpg "Tamron has not only produced a DSLR lens with the most extensive zoom range available, but also an impressive optical performance. Tamron’s built-in optical image stabilizer, Vibration Compensation (VC), is able to reduce the impact of camera shake so the photographer can hand hold the lens at shutter speeds of up to 4 stops beyond normal safe levels. This is especially useful in low light conditions. With its compact design, light weight, high optical performance and extremely wide focal range the Tamron AF18-270mm VC lens is a perfect travel companion.”

DX-format lenses are not intended for use in full-frame format cameras, but for the full-frame reference minded photographer, this DX lens gives you a 28-419mm equivalent angle of view when converted to full frame.

On to the Contest:
In order to make sure that all the winners in the monthly segments and eventual grand prize selection are totally committed to the Nikonians community goals of "sharing, learning and inspiring" these stepping stones are set up to look for contest entrants who are actively participating in our forums and the photo galleries. Most of our members have probably already accomplished these tasks with no thoughts of entering the 10th Anniversary Photo Contest by their active participation in any of our forums.

So, for each month of the contest, you will become eligible to enter your image for the monthly segment as well as the grand prize by just having started a discussion thread, replied to any discussion thread, and posted any image (not your contest entry image) from your Nikonians Gallery into the Forum. The Tamron lens prize goes to our winner from the February contestants, who will then be elgible for the Grand Prize.

The Grand Prize will be an exclusive "One-on-One" workshop with an International award winning photographer. You alone will have the full dedicated attention of a workshop with Pascal Baetens in Brussels, including air ticket and hotel!

Check our Contest Rules and stake your claim on that February prize of the Tamron lens today!

Posted by flashdeadline at February 18, 2010 5:06 PM