Right now at Amazon you can get a mail-in rebate for Tamron lenses! What a score… Anytime you’re in the market for a new lens, camera or whatever and you can find a mail-in rebate or coupon then take it! I don’t think anyone would complain about extra money in their pocket! Right now they’re offering $100, $50 and $25 mail in rebates through April 30th.
If you’re not familiar with Tamron they produce a variety of optical products including both film and digital slr lenses as well as vari-focal lenses for surveillance cameras. All their lenses are different but they are compatible with Nikon, Canon, Sony, Konica Minolta and Pentax.
There are quite a bit to choose from. The one that I noticed was the Tamron f/2.8 LD Aspherical (IF) Lens. The list price is $1,022.95. Right now it was on sale for $499.00 what a deal plus a $25.00 mail in rebate bringing this Tamron lens down to $474.00 not bad at all! f/2.8 – f/32 aperture which is pretty dreamy I think. The first thing I usually notice on a lens is the aperture. What is the largest aperture setting it has… It doesn’t take long to realize light is extremely important in photography in fact it is photography. So when there isn’t enough light it came make things difficult if not grainy or blurry having the option to open up to 2.8 is great!