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TAMRON TEST DRIVE!

Super Awesome Lens Loaner Program (and it’s free!)
 

Great news everyone! We have A NEW equipment loaner program! Now you can try some of TAMRON’s latest and greatest lenses for both Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras. You’ll get to borrow a lens for a 5-day period during the month of April. What does this mean? It means for 5 days, you get to test (play with) Tamron lenses on your own time and on your own turf. We’ve got standard zoom, macro, telephoto and the new prime lenses for you to choose from. And with five whole days, you will see how these lenses perform on your camera and for your style of photography. Here’s how Tamron Test Drive works:
 

  1. Browse our available loaner lenses below and choose one that you would like to try, as well as a pick-up date from the listed “available dates” for the lens.
  2. Email us at TamronTestDrive@gmail.com and let us know your selected lens (be sure to mention if you want the lens for Canon or Nikon mount) and pick-up date. We cannot guarantee a reservation, as this is a first-to-email-first-served program. So, please look for a reservation confirmation email from us that will let you know whether or not you were the first to make your requested date for the lens you want to try.
  3. Show up at Looking Glass Photo to pick-up your reserved gear on your confirmed date. Note: We will have an “Agreement” for you to sign (much like our rentals agreement) and need a credit card or cash for a $500 completely refundable deposit. The agreement you will sign confirms that you will share some of your favorite digital images for promotional purposes (i.e., promotion of this loaner program and Tamron products on Looking Glass social media channels, web site and email newsletter. You will, of course, receive credit for your images. And that you agree to answer a short survey about your experience with the Tamron lens).
  4. When your 5-day loaner period is done, you simply return the gear to us in the same condition in which you received it. 5-day loaner periods start on Thursdays, with a return date of no later than the following Tuesday.

 
AVAILABLE TAMRON LENSES FOR LOAN
 
 


Tamron SP 15­-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
Superb corner-to-corner image quality from an ultra-wide-angle zoom. The 15-30mm is the first zoom to combine such a wide range of coverage, a fast F/2.8 aperture, and to offer image stabilization, further proof of Tamron’s commitment to innovation and excellence. Recommended for folks wanting an ultra-wide angle full-frame zoom lens that offers a fast F/2.8 aperture for low/natural light shooting.
 
Available CANON pick-up dates: 4/21; 4/28
Available NIKON pick-up dates: 4/14; 4/28

 
Email TamronTestDrive@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 


Tamron SP 16-­300mm f/3.5­6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro
This extraordinary 18.8X zoom comes with Vibration Compensation and high-speed Piezo Drive autofocusing, making it a lens you can rely on for crisp, detailed wide-angle to long-telephoto shots. Recommended for folks wanting remarkable image quality with the flexibility of both wide angle and telephoto in one lens.
 
Available CANON pick-up dates: 4/21; 4/28
Available NIKON pick-up dates: 4/14; 4/21

 
Email TamronTestDrive@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 
 


Tamron SP 24­-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
Features Tamron’s VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization system, USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) for fast, quiet and precise autofocus, and a 9-blade round diaphram for perfect bokeh. It’s compact size and light weight will make it your everyday lens. Recommended for folks wanting a standard full-frame lens that offers a fast F/2.8 aperture for low/natural light shooting.
 
Available CANON pick-up dates: 4/14; 4/21; 4/28
Available NIKON pick-up dates: COMPLETELY BOOKED

 
Email TamronTestDrive@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 
 


Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

The new SP Series 35mm lens produces stunning high-resolution quality across a wide range of focusing distances. In particular, this lens features a milestone of proximity never before achieved with a standard lens – at an MOD of 0.2m.
And with VC, photographers can now fully take advantage of the potential of optical performance from F/1.8 full open aperture. Furthermore, even in close-ups, the lens maintains a wide-angle perspective that will add context and story depth to your subject.
 
Available CANON pick-up dates: 4/14; 4/21; 4/28
Available NIKON pick-up dates: 4/21; 4/28

 
Email TamronTestDrive@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 


Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

The 45mm format is the closest approximation to human field of vision and captures high-resolution shots to an unparalleled degree of resolving power. Furthermore, the integration of VC into a 45mm fast standard prime lens for full-frame DSLR cameras is an industry-first*. Compose an image at will, without regard to shooting distance or ambient lighting constraints – to produce crisp, tack sharp images from F/1.8 full open aperture.
 
Available CANON pick-up dates: 4/14; 4/28
Available NIKON pick-up dates: 4/14; 4/21; 4/28

 
Email TamronTestDrive@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 


Tamron SP 70­-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
High performance fast tele zoom delivering leading-edge image quality and featuring Tamron VC image stabilization and USD autofocus for speedy and accurate AF response. Recommended for folks wanting a standard full-frame lens that offers a fast F/2.8 aperture for low/natural light shooting, and need a compact fast telephoto zoom for portrait, event/journalism and sports photography.
 
Available CANON pick-up dates: 4/14; 4/21; 4/28
Available NIKON pick-up dates: 4/14; 4/21; 4/28

 
Email TamronTestDrive@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 


Tamron SP 90mm 1:1 Macro f/2.8 Di VC USD
XY-Shift compensation has been added to this lens that reinforces VC functionality, further improving image stabilization capabilities at any shooting distance from infinity to macro. Advancements in USD control software have also increased AF focusing speed and optimally fine-tuned for various framing conditions. Furthermore, a high standard of Moisture-Proof and Dust-Resistant Construction has been added to prevent intrusion of dust or water droplets.
 
Available CANON pick-up dates: 4/28
Available NIKON pick-up dates: 4/14

 
Email TamronTestDrive@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 


Tamron SP 150­-600mm f/5­6.3 Di VC USD
Ready and very steady. With proprietary Vibration Compensation system, the Tamron SP 150-600mm zoom keeps you primed for action. Recommended for folks wanting the greatest super-telephoto focal length available in a zoom lens, and who passionately pursue a close-up view of wildlife and nature, or want to capture sports action from the stands or sidelines.
 
Available CANON pick-up dates: 4/14; 4/21; 4/28
Available NIKON pick-up dates: COMPLETELY BOOKED

 
Email TamronTestDrive@gmail.com to request a reservation.
 
 



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