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 (Updated : September 1, 2021/ Model F017N)

February 2024
Notice about Tamron repair service

Thank you for your continued patronage of Tamron products.

We wish to convey the current situation for the repair of Model: 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD Model A034 for Nikon and Canon

It has become difficult to obtain certain parts, therefore, some repairs cannot be completed to conduct a successful repair. We have made every effort to obtain these parts, but we were unable to do so.

The symptom we may have trouble repairing is an Auto Focus malfunction. However, there are many cases where repairs are possible, and we ask that you send us the lens for evaluation to make that determination.

Our customer service staff is here to support and assist you so feel free to contact us at 631.858.8400 option 1 or

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to our customers who have supported us, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by this announcement.

September 1, 2021
Notice about compatibility for Nikon Z series with Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F017) for Nikon

*** Update parts are limited at this time***
You must contact Tamron USA prior to sending in your 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F017) for Nikon.
Inquiries regarding this matter please contact Tamron USA.
email or call 1-800-827-8880, prompt 1

Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron products.

Thank you for using Tamron products.

This is an update regarding our announcement for the compatibility notice with our Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F017) on Nikon Z series used with Nikon mount adapter "FTZ".

We are pleased to inform you that from September 1, 2021 there will be a new firmware available to update the Model F017 for Nikon to match the Nikon Z series.

We sincerely apologize for the long wait and thank you for your patience.

Please review the information below.

Subject model
SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F017) for Nikon

How to get support
Your lens requires the update be done by Tamron service staff. Please contact your local Tamron USA.
email or call 1-800-827-8880, prompt 1

[NOTE] This cannot be updated by the TAP-in Console.

Inquiries regarding this matter
Please contact Tamron USA.
email or call 1-800-827-8880, prompt 1

June, 2020
Notice about compatibility for Nikon D6 with Tamron lenses

Dear Tamron product users and potential purchasers.

Thank you for your continued support of Tamron products.

We would like to announce to you that we have confirmed that some of our lenses do not work properly with the Nikon D6 released on the Japanese market on June 5, 2020.

Affected models
SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045) for Nikon
17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Nikon

1. AF does not work when the camera power is turned on after mounting the lens with the camera power off.
2. AF does not work when the camera returns from sleep mode.

We are currently working on the cause of those issues and will inform you of updated information on our website.

We sincerely apologize to all users and potential purchasers for any inconvenience this issue may cause.

May 2015
SP 150-600mm VC Panning

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