The sheer range of this Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens makes it a versatile pick that will come in handy in a range of shooting situations requiring zoom. Whether zooming in on a wild animal in the distance or experimenting with a wider 100mm frame for candid portraits, this lens offers astounding possibilities for getting up-close shots with a soft blurred effect.
When shooting telephoto, camera shake can quickly become a problem and cause blur in images. However, in this lens Tamron has incorporated a fine-tuned version of their original VC (Vibration Compensation) system, with an enhanced control algorithm and independent MPU dedicated to VC. As a result, the lens achieves 4 stops of stabilisation performance, so you can continue shooting handheld with confidence at any focal range and in difficult lighting conditions to achieve reliably crisp, detailed images.
The Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens flaunts many ultra-impressive features that make it a superb choice for shooting moments as they unfold with total precision and clarity. With three low-dispersion glass elements in its high-quality optical construction, this lens is designed to effectively manage aberrations that can be common in telephoto lens shooting. Tamron’s proprietary eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating further enhances clarity and colour and works to minimise unintended lens flare and ghosting.
As well as the VC system, precise AF tracking is an essential component in ultra-telephoto lens shooting. Thankfully, the Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens delivers precise, responsive AF performance. With a built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processor) and Ultrasonic Silent Drive motor, it promises high-speed responsiveness that is quiet and enables tracking of subjects at high speeds with accuracy. So whether you’re tracking wild horses running or a soccer player closing in on the goal, this lens will keep up with the action.
The Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens is the lightest zoom in the ultra-telephoto zoom category, making it a stellar choice for handheld photography over long periods of time. While lightweight and highly portable, this ultra-telephoto lens is also durable, with a magnesium lens barrel and a moisture and dust-resistant construction. A special Fluorine-Coating on the front lens element adds yet another level of protection against dust, dirt, and smearing when in the outdoors environment this lens is best suited to.
|Lens Mount||Nikon F|
|Focal Length||100 - 400 mm|
|Angle of View||Diagonal : 24°24' - 6°12
|Min. Focus Distance||149 cm|
|Max. Reproduction Ratio||1:3.6|
|Filter Thread||Front, 67 mm|
|Tripod Collar||Optional, Removable, Rotating|
|Stabilisation||Yes, VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism|
|Lens Type||Telephoto Lenses, Zoom Lenses|
|Speciality||Auto Focus, Image stabilisation, Moisture Resistant, Dust Resistant|
|Genre/Use||Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Action|
|Physical Dimensions||8.62 cm x 19.9 cm|
|Physical Weight (Grams)||1115g|
There is an optional tripod collar available for this lens – perfect for those who prefer shooting with a tripod or monopod or those who simply require that extra element of stability for pin-point sharp images in low light. With Arca-Swiss release compatibility, an easy-to-detach tripod collar and a thoughtfully-designed grip for easy handling, mounting and dismounting is made quick, easy and straightforward.
This ultra-telephoto lens is designed for full-frame Nikon DLSRS. However it can also be used with APS-C models, where it’ll be equivalent to a 160-640mm focal length range.
The front filter thread is 67mm. We suggest always keeping a clear or UV filter attached to your lens to help protect it from any knocks, bumps, scratches and dirt.
Yes, the Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens supports working with the optional Teleconverter 1.4x to further extend the effective focal length range to 140-560mm.