20 April, 2017
Tamron Co., Ltd.

A notice regarding compatibility issue with the EOS M6 and availability of firmware update service (Model B011 for Canon)

Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.

Thank you for using Tamron products.
We wish to notify you that the following interchangeable lens for Canon EOS M series, which have not updated firmware when there was the firmware update service announcement below, do not function properly when used on the EOS M6 which went on sale recently in Japan.

*Please see the below link for the previous firmware update service announcement regarding Firmware update service is now available for 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC (Model B011) for Canon.
http://www.tamron.co.jp/en/news/release_2017/0117.html

We sincerely apologize to all users and potential purchasers for any inconvenience the issue may cause.

Affected model

  1. ・18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC (Model B011) for Canon

Serial number

  1. Serial numbers which have produced after January 1st, 2017
    Firmware update will not be required for those lenses (serial numbers).
    Please check the serial number from the link below.
    http://www.tamron.co.jp/en/news/release_2017/0117/index.html

The improvements expected as a result

  1. When used in combination with the Canon EOS M5 / M6, behavior, where power is turned off or is not turned on, making it impossible to use the camera when attaching the lens, has been improved.

How to update the firmware

  1. For those who require firmware update service, please contact your local Tamron distributor for more details.
    http://www.tamron.com/company/tamron_group-europe.html

    Sincerely,
    Tamron Co., Ltd.