I LOVE my new lens!…….and you won’t believe how little I paid for it!

Tamron 28-75mm 2.8 (for Nikon)

I’m going to be totally honest here…..I’ve had lens envy for quite some time.  As much as I enjoy my 35 mm 1.8 Nikon lens for portraits and food shots, it’s not a great “walk around lens.  It’s a prime lens, meaning no zoom (you zoom with your feet).

When I was in Monterey with Dole I was introduced to a new lens. Kristen and Shaina had a very intimidating gorgeous lens on their cameras.  I fell in love with it that day.  Fast forward a few months to my Utah trip, and that same lens starts popping up again, this time on Katie and Helen’s cameras.  I start to notice more of my favorite bloggers, Amanda and Jenny, are shooting with this lens as well.  By this time, I know I want the Nikon 24-70mm  2.8 ….but I’m also wanting a new camera.  I soon find out my dream lens is out of my budget, especially if I want a camera any time soon. {hangs head}

That’s when I started thinking about a Tamron lens.  I talked to Amy and Angie of i heart faces and they had nothing but rave reviews about Tamron lenses.  Did you know that Tamron makes lenses that are compatible with both Nikon and Cannon?  Well, Tamron has a lens similar to my dream lens! 

So I got the Tamron 28-75mm 2.8 

I LOVE it! It’s not as heavy as the 24-70 mm and it was one third of the price! Perfect solution to my needs, right now.  Some day when I can splurge for the other lens, I can sell this one.

But take a look at some of the pictures I’ve taken with it!

Family fun with the dogs……the day I got the lens.


Whirlpool’s Real Whirled House I stayed at when visiting Whirlpool.


Whirlpool test center……testing washing machine agitators.


Birthday cake I made for my husband’s birthday.  Yellow Cake with dark chocolate frosting, his favorite.

Saving my money by buying this lens, allowed me to upgrade my camera sooner as well!! My Nikon D40 is being replaced with the Nikon D7000!! {squeel} I still have to pinch myself that I finally pulled the trigger and ordered it!  I’ve only had it a few days and I’m still learning how to set it up and use it!  But I’m on cloud nine right now!

Want to know the BEST part about it?!!!!!!!

The lens was almost FREE! That’s right, I paid for most of this $500 lens with my Swagbucks!!

I exchange my Swagbucks for Amazon gift cards.  I pile them up in my Amazon account and then splurge on something big!  You might remember when I got my KitchenAid Mixer at half price, and paid for some of my Christmas shopping thanks to Swagbucks!!

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