8 May, 2015
Tamron Co., Ltd.

Update of SP150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) for panning shots

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 your local Tamron distributor.

This update only effects lens performance when taking panning shots, so you may continue to enjoy the lens without this update.

Please feel free to inquire any further details to our authorized service stations. Thank you very much.

<Identification of Firmware Status by Serial Number>

◎ Locating your serial number.

Locating your serial number

◎ Model A011 with the following serial numbers have the new firmware.

Serial Number   [As of May 12]
For Canon 055889~055907, 055909~055986, 055988~056009,
057062~057151, 058382~058501, 058832~058951,

For Nikon 046722~

◎ Some A011 outside of above serial numbers may have new firmware as well. Please contact your local Tamron distributor if you prefer the firmware update on your A011.

# This firmware upgrade does not apply to the Sony mount version as it does not include VC.