Nikon Service Updates

Notice of Firmware Update for Tamron Lens Compatibility with Nikon Z6/Z7 with the FTZ Adapter

Firmware versions are now available for the Tamron models listed below. The new firmware versions make the models compatible with Nikon Z6/Z7 with the FTZ adapter for general operations[1].

We would like to announce that we have clarified the compatibility of the following Tamron Di & Di II lenses on Nikon Z6 & Z7 with "Nikon mount adapter FTZ".

The lens firmware can be updated with the separately sold TAP-in Console.
If you do not have a TAP-in Console, please contact Tamron by phone at 631-858-8400 or email at
For the steps for updating the firmware with the use of the TAP-in Console and other details, click here >> Online Help

New F/W update coming soon

To be released on 7 August, 2019 (Click here for the updating process.)
SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) for Nikon

Planned to be released (Release dates will be announced once they are decided.)
10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (Model B023) for Nikon
SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012) for Nikon (*)
SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) for Nikon
SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A030) for Nikon (*)
SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F017) for Nikon
SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) for Nikon (*)

F/W readily available (Updating to the latest version confirms compatibilty.)
SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) for Nikon
17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Nikon
18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028) for Nikon
SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032) for Nikon
SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) for Nikon
SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) for Nikon

70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034) for Nikon
SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) for Nikon
100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) for Nikon

Operational only in MF (No plan for new F/W.)
SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A09) for Nikon (*)
SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) for Nikon (*)
SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009) for Nikon (*)
SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 (Model 272E) for Nikon (*)

(*) Not supported in TAP-in Console.

a. All Nikon-mount models released after in May, 2019 are compatible with Nikon Z6 and Z7.
b. F/W updates can be performed using Tamrons TAP-in Console (sold seperately) or by visiting your local Tamron Service Center.

Notice about compatibility for Nikon Z7 with Tamron lenses (October, 2018)

Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.

Thank you for using Tamron products and for your continuous support.

We would like to announce that we have discovered that some of the Tamron Di/Di II series lenses for Nikon mount may not operate properly on the newly released Nikon Z7 with the Nikon Mount Adapter FTZ (release date of September 28, 2018).

We are in the process of reviewing the cause and will make further announcements of compatibility for each model as we find the solution.

SP 150-600mm VC Panning (MAY 2015)

Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses for SP150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) for Nikon/Canon. 

Thank you for using our well-acclaimed Telezoom SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD.

This lens is a high quality Super Performance-Telezoom for various types of photography. Due to the original design, the use of VC (Vibration Compensation) function could potentially increase the probability of image blur when shooting fast-moving subjects, such as racing cars, using a panning technique.

We are pleased to advise you that the VC function of SP 150-600mm now can be updated to accommodate panning shots with VC Mode “ON”.
Whether you try to capture a stationary subject or something moving at a relatively high speed such as automobiles, the system automatically selects the optimal VC mode by detecting the motion of the camera/lens outfit. Thus, no switch-over is required between “ON” and “OFF” after the update.

The modification can be done by overwriting the firmware data at Tamron authorized service station. For handling procedures please contact our service department at 1-800-827-8880 (option 1) or by emailing us at

This update only effects lens performance when taking panning shots, so you may continue to enjoy the lens without this upgrade.

Please feel free to inquire any further details. Thank you very much.

Tamron USA

Note: This overwrite service will only apply to authorized Tamron products purchased inthe USA. No service will be offered to the “gray-market products”, such products bought from and unauthorized Tamron USA dealer. Please contact retailer if the original purchase was made from an unauthorized dealer.

<Identification of Firmware Status by Serial Number>

~ Locating your serial number.

~ Model A011 with the following serial numbers have the new firmware.


Serial Number


For Canon

054212 and above


For Nikon

042668 and above


Some A011 outside of above serial numbers may have new firmware as well. Please contact us if you prefer the firmware update on your A011.

# This firmware update does not apply to the Sony mount version as it does not include VC.

March 3, 2010

Tamron lenses built for use on Nikon cameras, with the exception of those listed below, feature a Built-In Motor for autofocus compatibility with Nikon's D40, D40X, D60, D3000 and D5000 Digital SLR cameras. These Tamron lenses in Nikon mount can be identified by the model number, which includes the Roman numeral two after the "N" (e.g., B003NII-700). If you have any question about the compatibility of a Tamron lens with one of the above listed cameras, please do not hesitate to call Tamron to verify that the lens you own or are intending to purchase is one with the Built-In Motor for Nikon.

Lenses that do not have a Built-In Motor are limited to only the following:

AF03N-700 28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical (IF) Macro
AF061N-700 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di Aspherical (IF) Macro (pls note that our current 28-300mm VC model AF020NII-700 features the Built-In Motor)
AF015N-700 55-200mm F/4-5.6 Di-II LD Macro
AF08N-700 200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD (IF)
AFB01N-700 180mm F/3.5 Di LD (IF) 1:1 Macro
AF77N-700 AF28-80mm F/3.5-5.6 Aspherical
AF276N-700 AF75-300mm F/4-5.6 LD