Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens - Canon & NikonHeavyweight 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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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.
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.
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.
Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens - Canon & NikonTechnical Information
|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|
|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)**|
|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|
|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
November 16, 2017 (Canon, Nikon)
Optical Construction (17 elements in 11 groups)
MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) curves describe to what extent the tested lens can faithfully reproduce contrast of the subject in images it captures.
The closer the 10 lp/mm (line pairs per millimeter) curve (the thick line for low frequency) in an MTF chart to "1" of the vertical axis (the higher up), the higher the contrast reproduction performance of the tested lens will be. The closer the 30 lp/mm curve (the thin line for high frequency) to "1" (the higher up), the higher the resolving power and thus the subjective sharpness of the lens will be.
Lens performance differs depending upon directions. Solid lines show performance in the sagittal (radial) direction while dotted lines indicate performance in the meridional (circumferential) direction. When sharp lenses capable of delivering uniform optical performance over the entire image field are tested, MTF charts show curves plotted in good balance.
Performance characteristics of photographic lenses cannot be expressed with only MTF charts. There are other factors that are expressed in different methods, such as taste of softness and degrees of compensation of various aberrations. But you can use MTF charts as a scale to measure lens performance.
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