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.

Please be advised that the VC function of SP 150-600mm 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 stations. For handling procedures please contact your local distributor.

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

Please feel free to inquire about any further details. Thank you very much.

Note: This overwrite service will only apply to products which were legally and officially imported into the EU, Andorra, Gibraltar, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey or Ukraine, and distributed by an authorized Tamron Europe distributor (see also: Grey market).

Identification of Firmware Status by Serial Number

  • Locating your serial number. The serial number is located on the barcode sticker on the packaging as well as on the lens between the zoom ring and the focus ring.
  • Model A011 with the following serial numbers have the new firmware.
    Serial Number
    For Canon: 055889 to 055907, 055909 to 055986, 055988 to 056009, 057062 to 057151, 058382 to 058501, 058832 to 058951, 059102 and higher
    For Nikon: 046722 and higher
  • 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.

Note: This firmware update does not apply to the Sony mount version as it does not include VC.