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, 2021, 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. These lenses will take your photography to a new level.

Tamron 15-30mm

Model A041, $1,299 value
Compatible Mounts: Canon EF mount, Nikon, Nikon Z compatibility, Canon EOS R compatibility

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 150-600mm

Model A022, $1,399 Value
Compatible Mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony (without VC), Nikon Z compatibility, Canon EOS R compatibility

The Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 (Generation 2) ultra-telephoto lens with upgraded optical performance enables handheld shooting with remarkable definition. This new lens builds upon the success of the current SP 150-600mm (Model A011) which Tamron first introduced in December 2013, including better overall optical performance and faster AF speed, VC enhancements, plus Fluorine Coating, FLEX ZOOM LOCK, and compatibility with optional 1.4X and 2X teleconverters. Find more information at www.tamron-usa.com/product/lenses/a022.html


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