Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens - Canon &Nikon
  • 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens - Canon & Nikon

Heavyweight performance in a lightweight lens

Telephoto DSLR lenses are not all built alike. Most are bulky and heavy with hard-to-adjust 100-400mm lenses making it less ideal for capturing on-the-go action. But not the Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens. It’s an ultra-telephoto zoom lens that is still lightweight and easy to carry, even with a focal length of up to 400mm.

At only 2.45 lbs., the Tamron 100-400mm is the lightest zoom lens in the ultra-telephoto category. This light weight is achieved with a compact design that incorporates advanced composites and lightweight magnesium, making it maneuverable enough to take anywhere you need it to go.

Tamron’s eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) coating eliminates internal reflections and enhances image quality. With moisture-resistant construction and a fluorine coating, it’s built to last – even when shooting in harsh outdoor conditions. Advanced features include a built-in DSP (digital signal processor) for autofocus, a USD (ultrasonic silent drive) for fast and precise focusing, and an enhanced VC system that eliminates vibrations and produces clear images even in low-light conditions.

Plus, the Tamron 100-400mm lens is compatible with Nikon and Canon DSLRs and mirrorless cameras with an adapter, and it can also be equipped with an optional tripod mount for added shooting flexibility.

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Excellent AF performance meets enhanced VC

Excellent AF performance meets enhanced VC
Focal length: 300mm Exposure: F/8.0 1/500sec ISO: 200

Precise AF tracking and VC (Vibration Compensation) are essential for ultra-telephoto lens performance. Thatʼs where Tamronʼs Dual MPU high-speed control system comes in. It features an MPU (micro-processing unit) with a built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for superior signal processing, plus a separate MPU dedicated exclusively to vibration compensation. With enhanced AF response speed and VC, you can accurately shoot fast-moving subjects with stability and ease—even in low-light.

Precise, responsive AF performance

A built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processor) on the MPU delivers highspeed processing of digital signals, while ensuring excellent AF responsiveness. This improvement allows you to track subjects moving at high speeds, even more accurately. The AF drive system also uses a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor for outstanding performance and fast, precise focusing.

Keep it steady with enhanced VC

Weʼve fine-tuned our original VC (Vibration Compensation) system with an enhanced control algorithm and an independent MPU dedicated to VC. Together, they meet a CIPA image stabilization performance level of 4 stops. While most ultra-telephoto lenses are prone to camera shake, the Model A035 delivers excellent stability for reliable, stress-free handheld shooting.

Optional tripod mount expands your shooting style
Optional tripod mount

Using a tripod is as easy as shooting handheld with the Model A035. A thoughtfully designed grip makes it easy to handle. Plus Arca-Swiss release compatibility and an easily detachable tripod mount improve speed and flexibility. An optional tripod lets you choose the most suitable way to shoot the subject and help to express your creativity.

Better bokeh, Greater stability

Better bokeh, Greater stability
Focal length: 167mm Exposure: F/5.0 1/200sec ISO: 100

With a minimum object distance of 1.5m (59 in) and a maximum image magnification of 1:3.6, the Model A035 can zoom in on a subject smoothly, resulting in close-up shooting with a soft, blurred effect.

The Exterior
Angle view of the 100-400
Topside view of the 100-400
Lens view of the 100-400
Sideview of the 100-400
Mount view of the 100-400
Underside view of the 100-400
Angle view of the 100-400
Topside view of the 100-400
Lens view of the 100-400
Sideview of the 100-400
Mount view of the 100-400
Underside view of the 100-400

Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens - Canon & Nikon

Technical Information


Model A035
Focal Length 100-400mm
Maximum Aperture F/4.5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) 24°24' - 6°12' (for full-frame format)
15°54' - 4°01' (for APS-C format)
Lens Construction 17 elements in 11 groups
Minimum Focus Distance 1.5m (59 in)
Maximum. Magnification Ratio 1:3.6
Filter Size Φ67mm
Maximum Diameter Φ86.2mm (3.4 in)
Length* 199mm (7.8 in) Canon
196.5mm (7.7 in) Nikon
Weight 1,135g (40 oz) Canon
1,115g (39.3 oz) Nikon
Diaphragm Blade Number 9 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum Aperture F/32-45
Image Stabilization Performance 4 Stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
For Canon: EOS-5D MKIII is used / For Nikon: D810 is used
Standard Accessories Lens hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon
Available Firmware updates

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Canon EOS R compatibility
Nikon Z compatibility

Format Full-Frame DSLR***
Price $799 USD / $1,199 CAD

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may be changed without prior notice.

* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.
*** will fit APS-C DSLR and mirrorless with manufacturer adapter

Release Date
November 16, 2017 (Canon, Nikon)

MTF Chart Guide


MTF Chart

MTF Chart

Optical Construction (17 elements in 11 groups)

Optical Construction
Front Cap
Front Cap
Supplied Accessory
Lens Hood
Lens Hood
Supplied Accessory
Tripod Mount
(Model A035TM)
Optional Accessory
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