Photo Lens FAQ

Compatibility with cameras and tele converteres

  • Q01
    Please advise of compatibility with cameras.

    For information about compatibility with cameras, please refer to the following page.
    >>Compatible lens chart

  • Q02
    Which lenses can be used with Tamron tele converters?

    Tamron tele converters can be used for following 4 models;
    - Model A022 (150-600mm G2)
    - Model A025 (70-200mm G2)
    - Model A035 (100-400mm)
    - Model A034 (70-210mm)
    It cannot be attached to other lenses.
    Please note that the lenses may be damaged if you attach a tele converter by force.

  • Q03
    Are Tamron tele converters for Nikon compatible with Nikon cameras?

    Tamron tele converters for Nikon can be used in the following combinations. It cannot be used with other lenses.

    <Notes>
    • When shooting subjects with low contrast and/or luminosity values, the camera may be unable to focus.
    • Photographic data such as focal length may be displayed incorrectly.
    • If you have questions regarding the compatibility of camera models other than the ones listed, please contact your nearest Tamron distributor. For a list of Tamron distributors, click here.

    Lens Tele Converter Cameras
    Autofocus can be used Autofocus can be used at f/8 supported sensors Only manual focus can be used
    SP 150-600mm G2
    (Model A022)

    100-400mm
    (Model A035)
    TELE CONVERTER 1.4x
    (Model TC-X14)
    Z5, Z6, Z6II, Z7, Z50, D6, D5, D4S, D4, Df,
    D850, D810A, D810, D800E, D800,
    D780, D750, D610, D600,
    D7500, D7200, D7100,
    D500,
    D3X,
    D7000,
    D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000,
    D3500, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100,
    D300S,
    TELE CONVERTER 2.0x
    (Model TC-X20)
    Z5, Z6, Z6II, Z7, Z50, - D6, D5, D4S, D4, D3X, Df,
    D850, D810A, D810, D800E, D800,
    D780, D750, D610, D600,
    D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000,
    D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000,
    D3500, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100,
    D500, D300S,
    Lens Tele Converter Cameras
    Autofocus can be used Autofocus can be used at f/8 supported sensors Only manual focus can be used
    70-210mm F4
    (Model A034)
    TELE CONVERTER 1.4x
    (Model TC-X14)
    Z5, Z6, Z6II, Z7, Z50,
    D6, D5, D4S, D4, D3X, Df,
    D850, D810A, D810, D800E, D800,
    D780, D750, D610, D600,
    D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000,
    D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000,
    D3500, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100,
    D500, D300S,
    - -
    TELE CONVERTER 2.0x
    (Model TC-X20)
    Z5, Z6, Z6II, Z7, Z50, D6, D5, D4S, D4, Df,
    D850, D810A, D810, D800E, D800,
    D780, D750, D610, D600,
    D7500, D7200, D7100,
    D500,
    D3X,
    D7000,
    D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000,
    D3500, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100,
    D300S,
    Lens Tele Converter Cameras
    Autofocus can be used
    SP 70-200mm G2
    (Model A025)
    TELE CONVERTER 1.4x
    (Model TC-X14)
    Z5, Z6, Z6II, Z7, Z50,
    D6, D5, D4S, D4, D3X, Df, D850, D810A, D810, D800E, D800, D780, D750, D610, D600,
    D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000,
    D3500, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, D500, D300S,
    TELE CONVERTER 2.0x
    (Model TC-X20)
  • Q04
    Are Tamron tele converters for Canon compatible with Canon cameras?

    Tamron tele converters for Canon can be used in the following combinations. It cannot be used with other lenses.

    <Notes>
    • When shooting subjects with low contrast and/or luminosity values, the camera may be unable to focus.
    • Photographic data such as focal length may be displayed incorrectly.
    • If you have questions regarding the compatibility of camera models other than the ones listed, please contact your nearest Tamron distributor. For a list of Tamron distributors, click here.

    Lens Tele Converter Cameras
    Autofocus can be used Autofocus can be used at f/8 supported sensors Only manual focus can be used
    SP 150-600mm G2
    (Model A022)

    100-400mm
    (Model A035)
    TELE CONVERTER 1.4x
    (Model TC-X14)
    EOS R6, EOS R5, EOS RP, EOS R, EOS 6D Mark II,
    EOS 5Ds R, EOS 5Ds,
    EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark III,
    EOS-1D X Mark III, EOS-1D X Mark II,
    EOS-1D X,
    EOS Kiss X10i (Rebel T8i / 850D),
    EOS Kiss X9i (Rebel T7i / 800D),
    EOS 9000D (77D),
    EOS 90D, EOS 80D, EOS 7D Mark II,
    EOS 6D, EOS 5D Mark II,
    EOS Kiss X10 (Rebel SL3 / 250D / 200D II),
    EOS Kiss X9 (Rebel SL2 / 200D),
    EOS Kiss X8i (Rebel T6i / 750D),
    EOS Kiss X7i (Rebel T5i / 700D),
    EOS Kiss X7 (Rebel SL1 / 100D),
    EOS Kiss X6i (Rebel T4i / 650D),
    EOS Kiss X5 (Rebel T3i / 600D),
    EOS Kiss X4 (Rebel T2i / 550D),
    EOS Kiss X3 (Rebel T1i / 500D),
    EOS Kiss X90 (Rebel T7 / 2000D / 1500D),
    EOS Kiss X80 (Rebel T6 / 1300D),
    EOS Kiss X70 (Rebel T5 / 1200D / Hi),
    EOS Kiss X50 (Rebel T3 / 1100D),
    EOS 8000D (Rebel T6s / 760D),
    EOS 70D, EOS 60D, EOS 7D,
    TELE CONVERTER 2.0x
    (Model TC-X20)
    EOS R6, EOS R5, EOS RP, EOS R, - EOS R6, EOS R5, EOS RP, EOS R,
    EOS 6D Mark II, EOS 6D,
    EOS 5Ds R, EOS 5Ds,
    EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II,
    EOS-1D X Mark III, EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS-1D X,
    EOS Kiss X10i (Rebel T8i / 850D),
    EOS Kiss X9i (Rebel T7i / 800D),
    EOS Kiss X8i (Rebel T6i / 750D),
    EOS Kiss X7i (Rebel T5i / 700D),
    EOS Kiss X6i (Rebel T4i / 650D),
    EOS Kiss X10 (Rebel SL3 / 250D / 200D II),
    EOS Kiss X9 (Rebel SL2 / 200D),
    EOS Kiss X7 (Rebel SL1 / 100D),
    EOS Kiss X5 (Rebel T3i / 600D),
    EOS Kiss X4 (Rebel T2i / 550D),
    EOS Kiss X3 (Rebel T1i / 500D),
    EOS Kiss X90 (Rebel T7 / 2000D / 1500D),
    EOS Kiss X80 (Rebel T6 / 1300D),
    EOS Kiss X70 (Rebel T5 / 1200D / Hi),
    EOS Kiss X50 (Rebel T3 / 1100D),
    EOS 9000D (77D), EOS 8000D (Rebel T6s / 760D),
    EOS 90D, EOS 80D, EOS 70D, EOS 60D,
    EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D,
    Lens Tele Converter Cameras
    Autofocus can be used Autofocus can be used at f/8 supported sensors Only manual focus can be used
    70-210mm F4
    (Model A034)
    TELE CONVERTER 1.4x
    (Model TC-X14)
    EOS R6, EOS R5, EOS RP, EOS R,
    EOS 6D Mark II, EOS 6D,
    EOS 5Ds R, EOS 5Ds,
    EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II,
    EOS-1D X Mark III, EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS-1D X,
    EOS Kiss X10i (Rebel T8i / 850D),
    EOS Kiss X9i (Rebel T7i / 800D),
    EOS Kiss X8i (Rebel T6i / 750D),
    EOS Kiss X7i (Rebel T5i / 700D),
    EOS Kiss X6i (Rebel T4i / 650D),
    EOS Kiss X10 (Rebel SL3 / 250D / 200D II),
    EOS Kiss X9 (Rebel SL2 / 200D),
    EOS Kiss X7 (Rebel SL1 / 100D),
    EOS Kiss X5 (Rebel T3i / 600D),
    EOS Kiss X4 (Rebel T2i / 550D),
    EOS Kiss X3 (Rebel T1i / 500D),
    EOS Kiss X90 (Rebel T7 / 2000D / 1500D),
    EOS Kiss X80 (Rebel T6 / 1300D),
    EOS Kiss X70 (Rebel T5 / 1200D / Hi),
    EOS Kiss X50 (Rebel T3 / 1100D),
    EOS 9000D (77D), EOS 8000D (Rebel T6s / 760D),
    EOS 90D, EOS 80D, EOS 70D, EOS 60D,
    EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D,
    - -
    TELE CONVERTER 2.0x
    (Model TC-X20)
    EOS R6, EOS R5, EOS RP, EOS R, EOS 6D Mark II,
    EOS 5Ds R, EOS 5Ds,
    EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark III,
    EOS-1D X Mark III, EOS-1D X Mark II,
    EOS-1D X,
    EOS Kiss X10i (Rebel T8i / 850D),
    EOS Kiss X9i (Rebel T7i / 800D),
    EOS 9000D (77D),
    EOS 90D, EOS 80D, EOS 7D Mark II,
    EOS 6D, EOS 5D Mark II,
    EOS Kiss X10 (Rebel SL3 / 250D / 200D II),
    EOS Kiss X9 (Rebel SL2 / 200D),
    EOS Kiss X8i (Rebel T6i / 750D),
    EOS Kiss X7i (Rebel T5i / 700D),
    EOS Kiss X7 (Rebel SL1 / 100D),
    EOS Kiss X6i (Rebel T4i / 650D),
    EOS Kiss X5 (Rebel T3i / 600D),
    EOS Kiss X4 (Rebel T2i / 550D),
    EOS Kiss X3 (Rebel T1i / 500D),
    EOS Kiss X90 (Rebel T7 / 2000D / 1500D),
    EOS Kiss X80 (Rebel T6 / 1300D),
    EOS Kiss X70 (Rebel T5 / 1200D / Hi),
    EOS Kiss X50 (Rebel T3 / 1100D),
    EOS 8000D (Rebel T6s / 760D),
    EOS 70D, EOS 60D, EOS 7D,
    Lens Tele Converter Cameras
    Autofocus can be used
    SP 70-200mm G2
    (Model A025)
    TELE CONVERTER 1.4x
    (Model TC-X14)
    EOS R6, EOS R5, EOS RP, EOS R,
    EOS 6D Mark II, EOS 6D,
    EOS 5Ds R, EOS 5Ds, EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II,
    EOS-1D X Mark III, EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS-1D X,
    EOS Kiss X10i (Rebel T8i / 850D), EOS Kiss X9i (Rebel T7i / 800D),
    EOS Kiss X8i (Rebel T6i / 750D), EOS Kiss X7i (Rebel T5i / 700D),
    EOS Kiss X6i (Rebel T4i / 650D),
    EOS Kiss X10 (Rebel SL3 / 250D / 200D II), EOS Kiss X9 (Rebel SL2 / 200D),
    EOS Kiss X7 (Rebel SL1 / 100D), EOS Kiss X5 (Rebel T3i / 600D),
    EOS Kiss X4 (Rebel T2i / 550D), EOS Kiss X3 (Rebel T1i / 500D),
    EOS Kiss X90 (Rebel T7 / 2000D / 1500D), EOS Kiss X80 (Rebel T6 / 1300D),
    EOS Kiss X70 (Rebel T5 / 1200D / Hi), EOS Kiss X50 (Rebel T3 / 1100D),
    EOS 9000D (77D), EOS 8000D (Rebel T6s / 760D),
    EOS 90D, EOS 80D, EOS 70D, EOS 60D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D,
    TELE CONVERTER 2.0x
    (Model TC-X20)
  • Q05
    Can Tamron lenses be used with adapters of other companies?

    We do not guarantee the performance of the tele converters which are manufactured by the other companies when you use them with our lenses.

VC (Vibration Compensation)

  • Q01
    Is it possible to use the Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism with not hand-held shooting?

    VC may work incorrectly with not hand-held shooting (e.g. the camera is fixed on a tripod or monopod), so it should be switched off.

  • Q02
    Can the Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism be used for panning?

    VC can be turned on and used even when panning.

    *It may not be panning depending on the shooting conditions, so it should be switched off.
    *The Model A025 (70-200mm G2), the Model A022 (150-600mm G2) can be used for panning by setting the VC mode switch to MODE 2 (Panning mode).

  • Q03
    What is the difference between "MODE" of the Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism?

    Affected models
     Model A022 (150-600mm G2)
     Model A025 (70-200mm G2)
     Model A035 (100-400mm)

    Switch the mode depending on the shooting conditions.
    - The standard mode;
    It balances finder-image stability and compensation effects.
    Normally, you can use it in this mode.

    - The panning shot mode;
    For the Model A022 (150-600mm G2) and the Model A025 (70-200mm G2)

    - The Capturing image stabilization prioritized mode;
    It prioritizes compensation effects, compensating only at the moment the shutter is released.
    As the viewfinder image is not stable, it is not suitable for landscapes or portraits which is needed precise composition.
    Effective for sports photography which the reduction of subject blur is required to the maximum, and when the feet are unstable.

Names of lenses

  • Q01
    What is the name "Di", "Di II" and "Di III"?

    Tamron lenses are divided into the following three series;

    Di series          : For full-frame Digital SLR Cameras
    Di II series       : For APS-C Digital SLR Cameras
    Di III series      : For Mirrorless Cameras
     *Lenses for APS-C Mirrorless cameras which were launched after Janurary 2021, "Di III-A" is included in the lens name.

    For more information about the compatibility between Tamron lenses and cameras, please refer to the following page;
    >>Compatible lens chart

  • Q02
    Is there a difference between the "Macro" written on macro lenses and the "Macro" written on zoom lenses?

    Zoom lenses with macro capability are geared towards the image quality of general shooting, while still enabling easy close-up shooting with their macro capability.

  • Troubleshooting

    • Q01
      Images shot at close distance have a wider angle of view.

      The focal length is specified at an infinite shooting distance and its angle of view (AOV) at an infinite distance is the same as other lenses. AOV at closer distance depends on the mechanical focus design of the lens. An IF (Internal Focus) lens tends to give a wider AOV.

    • Q02
      When I use a macro lens, the maximum aperture value displayed on the camera is smaller than designated on the lens.

      This phenomenon, during close-distance shooting with a macro lens, is not a lens defect, but is a camera characteristic. Macro lenses apply an exposure magnification ratio during close-distance shooting. Usually this value is not displayed, but is just used internally to determine the exposure. However, Nikon cameras show the actual aperture value, so the maximum aperture value displayed on the camera is sometimes smaller than designated on the lens.

    • Q03
      When I point an all-in-one zoom lens downwards, the lens barrel extends.

      The structure of all-in-one zoom lenses with significant telescopic motion is such that zoom creep is unavoidable during their use.
      We recommend that you use the "zoom lock switch".

    • Q04
      Flaws (dusts or blemishes or shadows) are appearing on my photos.

      It is quite common for fine particles of dust on, or in front of, the camera's internal imaging sensor to show up in the photo. They are not caused by the lens in any of the following circumstances.

      -The flaws appear in the same place even when the focus or zoom is changed.
      -The flaws are blurred when the photo is shot with an open aperture, but appear clearly when the aperture is closed.
      -The flaws do not appear when another camera is used. Or they appear in a different place.

    • Q05
      The display in the viewfinder shakes when I start or end the Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism.

      The phenomenon of the display shaking when VC starts and ends is a normal part of VC's operation and is therefore not abnormal.

      * Model B018 uses an electromagnetic lock method locking the VC lens in the center of optical system using electric power supplied by the camera.
      Therefore, when the camera power is turned on or the shutter button is pressed halfway, the viewfinder image will move but is not a malfunction.When shooting with the camera fixed on a tripod, turn on the camera power and decide the composition with the shutter button pressed halfway.

    • Q06
      A lens which is removed from the camera makes a rattling noise.

      When a lens is removed from a camera while VC is active, such as the lens is released from the camera immediately after the shutter was released, a rattling sound will happen.
      Please attach the lens to the camera again, and there will be no sound.

    • Q07
      The zoom ring does not move.
      Affected model: A022 (150-600mm G2)

      The Model A022 (150-600mm G2) has the "FLEX-ZOOM LOCK MECHANISM". The mechanism is intended to stop the lens from zooming inadvertently at any position. Rotate the zooming ring to the zoom position, and then apply the lock after you have determined the position.

      - Setting the zoom lock: Move the zooming ring to the subject side until the white mark is visible.
      - Releasing the zoom lock: Move the zooming ring to the camera side.

      Please refer to the following;

    • Q08
      Error code appears.

      There may be a temporary poor contact between the camera and the lens.
      Please clean the contacts of the camera and the lens with a clean cloth or silicone cloth and try again.

      If the problem cannot be resolved, there may be a problem with the lens.
      Please consult the shop where you bought the product or your nearest Tamron distributor.
      >>Tamron Lens Distributors

    • Q09
      How can I update the firmware of the lens?

      Regarding the Lens Update Service Information, please refer to the following page;
      >> Lens Update Service Information

    • Q10
      What should I do for lens cleaning?
      Can I get remove dust inside the lens?

      Please refer to the following page regarding the way of lens maintenance;
      >>Lens Maintenance

      Regarding dust inside the lens, it cannot be removed by yourself.
      Please consult the camera shop where you bought the product or your nearest Tamron distributor.
      >> Tamron Lens Distributors

    • Q11
      AF does not work in combination with Tamron lens and the Nikon camera.

      Some of Tamron lenses for Nikon have two models, a new type with built-in AF motor (N II type) and an old type without built-in AF motor (N type). It has been changed since 2008.

      For the presence or absence of the AF motor, please make sure that the lens barrel has an “AF/MF” selector switch. If it has an "AF/MF" selector switch, it is a type with a built-in AF motor.
      * For Model 272E (90mm macro), please judge by the aperture ring. With aperture ring: AF motor non-built-in type

      If you do not have a built-in AF motor, AF will not work in combination with the Nikon cameras which are "non-AF motor type (D5000 series, D3000 series, etc.)".

    • Repairs and Maintenance

      • Q01
        The product is in poor condition (broken or needs to be cleaned). What should I do?

        Please consult the camera shop where you bought the product or your nearest Tamron distributor.
        >> Tamron Lens Distributors

      • Q02
        How can I update the firmware of the lens?

        Regarding the Lens Update Service Information, please refer to the following page;
        >> Lens Update Service Information

      • Q03
        What should I do for lens cleaning?
        Can I get remove dust inside the lens?

        Please refer to the following page regarding the way of lens maintenance;
        >>Lens Maintenance

        Regarding dust inside the lens, it cannot be removed by yourself.
        Please consult the camera shop where you bought the product or your nearest Tamron distributor.
        >> Tamron Lens Distributors

      • Q04
        Whad can I do for focus adjustment?

        Please consult the camera shop where you bought the product or your nearest Tamron distributor.
        >> Tamron Lens Distributors

        For lenses which are compatible with TAP-in Console (sold separately), you can make focus adjustment by yourself.
        Please refer to the following page about the TAP-in Console;
        >>TAMRON TAP-in Console TAMRON TAP-in Utility Online Help

      • Q05
        Can I replace a lens mount for one camera maker with a lens mount for another camera maker?

        All Tamron lenses now in the market are maker-specific fixed mount lenses. They cannot be changed (modified or converted by using an adapter) for use with other makers. If you have a mount lens for a certain camera maker, you can only use it on that maker's cameras.