This month we’re giving away a Tamron 18-270mm superzoom lens for use on your Canon, Nikon or Sony DSLR!

Update Friday 13 July 2012 14:02 PM:

And the winner is… Leslie!

Leslie’s comment:
“Paired with my Nikon D5000 :-)”

Congratulations – enjoy the lens! And HUGE thanks to everyone that entered – keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter feeds for regular competitions and giveaways!

Update Friday 13 July 2012 12:17 PM:

The competition is now closed. Thanks for the phenomenal response – 499 comments! The winner will be announced after lunch, good luck!

Hi everyone! On Friday we shared an update stating that we’ve got a great prize to give away this week, and we weren’t kidding! Up for grabs is a Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZC lens worth R5,995!

Orms is now stocking a wide range of Tamron lenses for Canon and Nikon mounts, with a selection of Sony mount lenses available on request. The Tamron 18-270mm is a great day-trip lens for your Canon, Nikon or Sony* APS-C DSLR. It is lightweight and compact, while offering a massive zoom range covering everything from wide angle to telephoto – ideal for traveling!

*The Sony mount version of the Tamron 18-270mm does not feature Vibration Compensation, and is available on request.

Please take note that the Tamron 18-270mm will only mount on crop format DSLRs! Due to the short back focus, the lens will not work with full frame DSLRs. If you’re not sure about which DSLR you have, send us a Tweet or a message on Facebook and we’ll be glad to help.

How to enter:
Make sure that you have liked our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter, and then leave a comment on this blog post, answering the following question:

“What DSLR will you be pairing with the Tamron 18-270mm superzoom lens?”


  1. The competition is open to all South African residents, 18 or older.
  2. The winner will be selected randomly, and will need to be a fan of Orms Direct on Facebook or follow @OrmsDirect on Twitter.
  3. Only one comment/entry per person will count. If you leave more than one comment, it will only count as one entry.
  4. No exchanges or returns available – the prize is awarded as is.
  5. The prize is specific to each DSLR manufacturer. The Canon version will only work on Canon DSLRs, etc.
  6. The prize will only work with crop format DSLRs, including APS-C and DX format. It will NOT work on full frame DSLRs or 35mm SLRs.
  7. The prize does not include a DSLR – the winner will need to own either a Canon, Nikon or Sony DSLR in order to make use of the lens.
  8. Competition closes Friday 13 July 2012 at 12:00 PM.

Please note: We make use of to randomly generate a number corresponding to the eventual winner’s comment. We run the number generator once – the first number is the winner. All comments get checked for duplicates first and each valid entry gets a number assigned to it. The nature of this random system ensures that everyone has a fair chance of winning, which is very important to us. If you post under an anonymous nickname, we will attempt to maintain your anonymity.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.


Connect Giveaway: Tamron 18-270mm Lens

  1. Wow! I will make good use of this lens on my old workhorse Canon 400D. I have been looking for a zoom lens and want to upgrade to the 600D and getting this will help a bit getting both sooner than expected! Holding thumbs.

  2. Tamron is advertised extensively in good quality photographic magazines with excellent write ups. I would love to put it to the test with my ultra critical eye and have it has part of my photographic bag! Will compliment my 7D perfectly!

  3. My 7D for action sports. This Tamron lens has a great focal length for all photography needs but will be great for my sporting requirements. While getting close to the action them zooming in from a distance yet still filling the frame.

  4. I will use this lens on my trusty (and only DSLR) Canon 400D… The camera that opened my eyes to what is possible… Now I just need a lens that will do the same!

  5. It would be best mates with my Canon 550d, which I bought form Orms as a birthday gift to myself. Otherwise, It may spend sometime getting to know my boyfriends 400d too. Great giveaway guys. Keep it up!! <3

  6. A lens like this would be a dream addition to any photographer’s toolbox. With the versatility it offers, one’s imagination runs wild with possibilities…oh the dreams I have…my 400D would be complimented rather fabulously by this beautiful Tamron lens…

  7. Super amped about this give-away. Been eyeing this lens for a while now. And seeing that it will be compatable with my Alpha 330y, it would be a great addition to my current collection. Can see how this lens’ versatility will come in handy for any shoot imaginable.

  8. My trusty old Nikon D100 will be styling with this baby. Been everywhere with me, Up beautiful rock climbs in the Cederberg, Wolfberg, snow and ice on Matroos berg and even down some caves on Table Mountain,.

  9. I would love a chance to pair this rad lense with my Sony Alpha 390.
    I’m a poor man and she doesn’t get much love besides the stock lenses.
    It would definitely help me excel to better photo’s…

  10. My Canon 40D & the Tamron 18-270mm lens may be the perfect match… ( as the Tamron 18 – 270mm lens will not work on my Full frame Canon 5D)

  11. i will be pairing it with my D90 Nikon camera that i LOOOOOOOOVE 😀 it would really be AMAZING to win this! I saved up for so long to be able to buy my camera, eing a college student who only works part time. This would be incredible to get for free 😀 very hopeful and excited 🙂

  12. The Tamron 18-270mm would actually just cause so much havoc in my life , I know this lens would force me to go to orms and spend a bank load of money on upgrading from my Canon 500D just to compliment this awesome lens

  13. I will be pairing the Tamron 18-270mm superzoom lens with my Nikon D3100. I’m a novice photographer with a love for outdoor photography and this lense will be a great addition…

  14. I know only one comment will count but i am sooooooooooo excited for this competition, i REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY want to win to get my photography up and going, its my life passion. I would be extremely grateful to ORMS if they were the ones who started off my exciting career through this opportunity to win 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  15. I will be pairing this lens with my Canon 400D – and I really need it for my holiday in the Sabi Sand at the end of the month! My last Tamron zoom lens broke and I’ve been without zoom for too long!

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