Nikon Service Updates

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

For information about compatibility with Nikon Z series cameras, check here

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