Seize the moment in its true colors
Travel light, Stay focused
With the culmination of our years of expertise in telephoto zoom lens development, the versatile 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034) provides superb optical performance throughout the entire zoom range. Applying three LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements enables the Model A034 to correct chromatic aberrations effectively while shooting for clear, crisp images to the edges of the frame. Also, by achieving a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1, the highest in its class,* you will enjoy ultra-soft “bokeh” when shooting up close. Additionally, the Model A034 supports photo shooting with various features such as an internal zoom mechanism that provides solid mechanical construction and stable, reliable operation, and a Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) design, which enables high-speed and high-accuracy AF performance as well as powerful VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization for flexible and versatile use in various situations. For dependable outdoor use, the new telephoto zoom is equipped with Fluorine Coating and Moisture-Resistant Construction. Lightweight and compact, this telephoto zoom is ideal for travel. Now you can go lightweight while greatly expanding your shooting possibilities.
* Among 70-200mm interchangeable lenses for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras (As of January, 2018: Tamron)
Focal length: 182mm Exposure: F/4 1/200sec ISO: 100
Discover the beauty of close up shooting
With a category-leading magnification ratio of x0.32, this telephoto zoom lens achieves a MOD of just 0.95m. Get closer to your subjects and feel the freedom of shooting.
Internal zoom combines reliability with stability
An internal zoom provides stability by minimizing changes to the center of gravity while shooting. Combined with Moisture-Resistant Construction, the internal zoom creates an easier all-around shooting experience. Also, since the total length of the barrel never changes while zooming, you can easily shoot through obstructions such as wire fencing.
Keep it steady—and sharp
Reliable autofocus tracking and vibration compensation are essential in a telephoto zoom lens. Tamron’s Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) system on this lens strikes a balance between both. It includes two dedicated MPUs: one for lens system control including AF, and the other for vibration compensation processing. Each MPU is equipped with a DSP (Digital Signal Processing) block with high signal processing for exceptional AF performance and vibration compensation effects.
Focal length: 165mm Exposure: F/4 1/4000sec ISO: 160
Capture the moment with lightning-quick AF
Tamron’s evolved AF is lightning quick to help you capture each precious moment. The USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ring-type motor in the drive unit ensures fast, highly accurate focusing, allowing you to shoot with confidence.
Focal length: 95mm Exposure: F/4 1/30sec ISO: 640
Keep it stable with four-stop VC (Vibration Compensation)
Tamron’s proprietary VC system features four-stop** performance to control the vibrations that can easily occur in low-light conditions. Now you can enjoy sharper images and shake-free handheld shooting—even when shooting in the evening or indoors.
** CIPA Standard Compliant. For Canon: EOS-5D MKIII is used; for Nikon: D810 is used.
Optional tripod mount with Arca Swiss-compatible quick-release plate
An optional tripod mount compatible with Arca-Swiss style quick release plates is available for the A034. Arca-Swiss style mounts can be easily attached and detached and are renowned for their excellent stability. In keeping with the lightweight nature of this zoom lens, the tripod mount is made of a light yet robust magnesium alloy to support you in a wide range of photographic conditions—like shooting at a slow shutter speed. Using a tripod makes the lens more stable, as opposed to attaching a tripod to a camera body to prevent blurred images. And since this tripod mount allows the camera body to rotate freely without moving its axis, adjusting composition is easy. Broaden your shooting style with a tripod mount that lets you shoot what you want, how you want, even at slow shutter speeds.
Compatible with the TAMRON TAP-in Console™
The optional TAP-in Console™ provides a USB connection to your personal computer, enabling you to easily update your lens’s firmware as well as customize features including fine adjustments to the AF and VC.
Image illustrates resistance to grime (oil-based felt marker)
Left side: Without Fluorine Coating
Right side: With Fluorine Coating
Fluorine Coating for protection and safe cleaning
The front surface of the lens element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that is water- and oil-repellant. The lens surface is easier to wipe clean and is less vulnerable to the damaging effects of dirt, dust, moisture and fingerprints.
Electromagnetic diaphragm system compatible with Nikon cameras
An electromagnetic diaphragm system, which has been a standard feature for Canon-mount lenses, is employed in Nikon-mount lenses*. More precise diaphragm and aperture control is possible because the diaphragm blades are driven and controlled by a motor through electronic pulse signals.
Two exclusive new tele converters
Two exclusive tele converters, which match the optics of the new 70-210mm F/4, offer 1.4x and 2.0x magnification, and provide a maximum zoom range up to 420mm. These new tele converters extend focal length of the master lens, making it possible to take pictures in farther ultra-telephoto ranges.
Moisture-Resistant Construction protects your lens
For greater protection when shooting outdoors, leak-proof seals throughout the lens barrel help protect your equipment.
|Angle of View (diagonal)||34°21′ -11°46′ (for full-frame format)
23°01′-7°46′ (for APS-C format)
|Lens Construction||20 elements in 14 groups|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.95m (37.4 in)|
|Maximum. Magnification Ratio||1:3.1|
|Length*||176.5mm (6.9 in) Canon
174mm (6.8 in) Nikon
|Weight||860g (30.3 oz) Canon
850g (30 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 EF mount, Nikon|
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.