Tamron Announced “Lens Utility Mobile” For Android Devices

Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Review

Tamron released a “Lens Utility Mobile” app for Android devices. See below for what it is good.

Tamron press release:

TAMRON announces TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile™ for Android™ 1 OS; users can tune lens features in the field via a smartphone

November 29, 2022, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka; Headquarters: Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile™, a dedicated application for smartphones and tablets running with Android™ 1 OS that provides convenient use in the field and expands the possibilities of video and still photography.

The application is the mobile version of the TAMRON Lens Utility™ dedicated Windows and Mac PC software that has earned praise from many TAMRON lens users since its release in October 2021 and was developed in-house by TAMRON.

APPLICATION NAMETAMRON Lens Utility Mobile™
DATE OF LAUNCHNovember 29, 2022
COMPATIBLE OSAndroid 6-12 2
COMPATIBLE LENS 3 428-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063)
35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD (Model A058)
20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A062)

Summary of TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile

October 2021 marked the release of TAMRON Lens Utility, a dedicated PC software that enables the customization of various functions of select TAMRON lenses to match the video and still photography style of the lens user. Since then, we have received feedback regarding improved convenience from customers wishing to make lens function customizations when shooting in the field. As a result, we have developed TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile for Android OS. Using the TAMRON Connection Cable 5, an Android smart device can be connected to a lens to easily configure lens customizations without requiring a computer.
A new function that enables lens operations to be controlled from a smartphone has also been added. For example, the A-B Focus function that smoothly shifts the focus from one preselected subject to another can be setup without touching the lens.
Expansion of functions in the future is possible to make users even more comfortable to try out video production.

  1. Tethered remote controlDedicated features developed for the smartphone can be configured to perform tethered control.
    (Features that can be configured with the Remote Set Button in the application)
    – A-B Focus: Set 2 focus positions (A and B) and make the focus shift between A and B 6
    – Focus Preset: Set your desired focus position and move the focus to the recorded point by a single tap of the Remote Set Button 6
    6 With the Mobile version, the focus travel time can be specified in 0.1-second increments. With the PC version, there are eight possible speed levels.
  2. Customizing the Custom Switch or Focus Set Button (Normal functions available with the PC version)- A-B Focus: Set 2 focus positions (A and B) and make the focus shift between A and B 6
    – Focus Preset: Set your desired focus position and move the focus to the recorded point by a single press of the Focus Set Button 6
    – Focus Limiter: Select the autofocus search range between Full and Limit
    – Select AF/MF: Select AF and MF function using the Focus Set Button
    – Switch Focus Ring Function (Focus/Aperture): Switch Focus Ring Function from focus adjustment to aperture adjustment
    – Assign function from the camera: Assign custom functions from the camera body to the Focus Set Button

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Deal: Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD $379 (reg. $799, today only)

Tamron 70-210mm F/4

It’s Black Friday time so there will be more deal posts than usual. Apologies to those not interested. Here is a Tamron 70-210mm f/4 deal.

Only for today (11/23/20) B&H Photo has a 53% discount on the Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD, get it at $379. Compare at $799.

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization

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Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Deal – $699 (reg. $899, limited time)

Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Deal

Authorized retailer Adorama has a very good Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 deal.

Get the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens (Canon or Nikon mount) on sale at $699. Compare at $899. Free shipping. Limited time offer, free shipping.

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 deal key features:

  • High-resolution image quality
  • Appealing background bokeh
  • Fast F/1.4 aperture and high-speed
  • Prime Lens
  • Lens Format: Full Frame
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.4
  • Lens Type: Wide Angle SLR Lens
  • Image Stabilization Type: No
  • Lens Series: Tamron Di Series

Want to know more about this lens? DPReview’s video below might answer your questions.

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Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Deal – $399 (reg. $599, limited time)

Tamron SP 45mm F/1.8 Deal

Adorama has an excellent Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 deal.

Get the Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens for Canon EF mount at $399. Compare at $599. Free shipping and limited time offer.

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 deal key features and description:

  • EBAND Coating deployed to thoroughly suppress ghosting and flare
  • Fluorine coating on the front element repels water and fingerprints
  • Circular aperture for enhanced bokeh
  • Lens Mount: Canon EOS
  • Zoom Focal Length: All Primes Lens
  • Fixed Focal Length: 45mm Lens
  • Lens Format: Full Frame
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.8
  • Lens Type: Wide Angle SLR Lens
  • Image Stabilization Type: Yes (VC)
  • Series: Tamron Di Series
  • Special Features: Aspherical
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Tamron SP 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di Deal – $369 (reg. $499, today only)

Tamron SP 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di Deal

Tamron SP 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di deal at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • XR and LD Elements
  • Internal AF Motor, Manual Override
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 13″
  • Maximum Magnification 1:3.9

Only for today (11/6/2019) B&H Photo has a Tamron SP 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di Deal. Get the Tamron SP 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di at $369. Compare at $499. Free shipping.

A versatile zoom lens for everyday shooting, this SP 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di Lens from Tamron covers a useful wide-angle to portrait-length range of focal lengths to suit photography in a variety of environments. Its internal auto focus motor provides quick and precise focusing performance, while a sophisticated optical design that incorporates XR (Extra Refractive Index) and LD (Low Dispersion) glass among 16 elements and 14 groups helps to improve sharpness, contrast, and color accuracy. To benefit working in difficult lighting conditions, a wide, f/2.8 constant maximum aperture affords consistent brightness throughout the lens’s zoom range.

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Review And Sample Gallery

Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Review

The Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 is in Tamron’s own words “the finest lens in its history“. Well, that’s a statement.

In this Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 review (video below), Chris and Jordan from DPReview TV put the lens to test (on a Nikon Z 7) to see how it performs. For the pixel peepers there is a sample photo gallery to browse.

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4:

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