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Tamron Officially Doesn’t Officially Announce the 100-400MM F/4.5-6.3 DI VC USD!

Tamron Officially Doesn’t Officially Announce the 100-400MM F/4.5-6.3 DI VC USD!

Okay, you have all heard me moan about this before, but what is it with announcing the development of a product! All you are really announcing is that one day you will be announcing something, and when you do everyone will be over the excitement.

So without further a do, Tamron have officially announced that they will be announcing the 100-400MM F/4.5-6.3 DI VC USD for Canon EF, and Nikon F-Mount, and that the announcement will hopefully be by the end of this year. It’s a good job they make some pretty killer lenses! The non-announcement even contains this awesome catch all disclaimer:

* Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.

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From Tamron

September 15, 2017, Saitama, Japan -Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the development of a new ultra-telephoto 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD zoom lens (Model A035) for full-frame DSLR cameras. The advanced optical design of Model A035 includes 3 LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements for greater aberration reduction and Tamron’s original eBAND Coating for superior anti-reflection performance. At 1,115g (39.3 oz) the new lens is the lightest weight in its class* and features magnesium material in key areas of the lens barrel to improve weight reduction, strength and portability. The Model A035 delivers fast and precise autofocus performance and consistently powerful VC (Vibration Compensation) benefits thanks to the high-speed Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) control system that is found in the latest Tamron lens models.

Model A035 is fully compatible with Tamron’s 1.4X tele converter that multiplies the lens’s focal length, and the Tamron TAP-in ConsoleTM which enables lens customizations for focus adjustments, VC mechanism adjustments and more. Additionally, an Arca Swiss compatible tripod mount is available as an optional accessory.

This combination of features and optional accessories join to create a lens that photographers everywhere will enjoy using in various shooting situations, including low-light conditions that require handheld operation as well as those where convenient attachment to a tripod is preferred.

* Among 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 lenses for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras (As of September 15, 2017; Tamron


  • 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035)
  • For Canon and Nikon mount

Launch planned by the end of 2017

  1. 3 LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements effectively compensate for axial chromatic aberrations, a potential issue for ultra-telephoto lenses, and other various aberrations
  2. eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating, with superior anti-reflection performance to eliminate flare and ghosting, provides flawless, crystal clear images
  3. High-speed Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) control system delivers quick and highly responsive autofocus performance and outstanding vibration compensation
  4. Lightest weight (1,115 g / 39.3 oz.) lens in the ultra-telephoto zoom lens category
  5. Optional accessory tripod mount is Arca Swiss-compatible
  6. MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 1.5 m (59 in) and maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.6
  7. Moisture-Resistant Construction and fluorine coating for enhanced weather protection
  8. Fully compatible with tele converters and TAP-in ConsoleTM

* Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.


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