Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens - Canon & Nikon
  • 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens - Canon & Nikon

Heavyweight performance in a lightweight lens

Not all telephoto DSLR lenses are built alike, and many 100-400mm lenses are bulky, heavy, and hard to adjust, making them less-than-ideal for capturing action on the racetrack, in nature, or anywhere else you shoot with a telephoto lens.

But with the Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD lens (Model A035), all of that is about to change. This ultra-telephoto zoom lens provides a focal length of up to 400mm with incredible precision, while remaining lightweight and easy to carry and shoot with.

While 100-400mm lenses from other manufacturers can weigh up to 4lbs or more, the A035 is the lightest zoom lens in the ultra-telephoto category, with a weight of just 2.45 lbs. Thanks to a compact design that incorporates advanced composites and lightweight magnesium, the A035 is maneuverable enough to take anywhere you need it to go.

Not only that, but the Tamron Model A035 lens offers unparalleled image quality, thanks to Tamron’s eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) coating, which eliminates internal reflections and provides you with improved clarity. With moisture-resistant construction and a fluorine coating, it’s built to last, even when shooting outdoors.

Other advanced features include a built-in DSP (digital signal processor) for unparalleled autofocus responses, and a USD (ultrasonic silent drive) for fast, precise focusing. An enhanced vibration compensation (VC) system helps eliminate shakiness and vibrations to ensure clear images, even in low-light conditions.

The Tamron A035 lens is available to mount on both Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras as well as mirrorless cameras using the manufacturer’s adapter and is available with an optional tripod mount provides you with more flexibility as you shoot. Find an authorized Tamron dealer to shop now!

Excellent AF performance meets enhanced VC

Excellent AF performance meets enhanced VC
Focal length: 300mm Exposure: F/8.0 1/500sec ISO: 200

Precise AF tracking and VC (Vibration Compensation) are essential for ultra-telephoto lens performance. Thatʼs where Tamronʼs Dual MPU high-speed control system comes in. It features an MPU (micro-processing unit) with a built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for superior signal processing, plus a separate MPU dedicated exclusively to vibration compensation. With enhanced AF response speed and VC, you can accurately shoot fast-moving subjects with stability and ease—even in low-light.

Precise, responsive AF performance

A built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processor) on the MPU delivers highspeed processing of digital signals, while ensuring excellent AF responsiveness. This improvement allows you to track subjects moving at high speeds, even more accurately. The AF drive system also uses a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor for outstanding performance and fast, precise focusing.

Keep it steady with enhanced VC

Weʼve fine-tuned our original VC (Vibration Compensation) system with an enhanced control algorithm and an independent MPU dedicated to VC. Together, they meet a CIPA image stabilization performance level of 4 stops. While most ultra-telephoto lenses are prone to camera shake, the Model A035 delivers excellent stability for reliable, stress-free handheld shooting.

Optional tripod mount expands your shooting style
Optional tripod mount

Using a tripod is as easy as shooting handheld with the Model A035. A thoughtfully designed grip makes it easy to handle. Plus Arca-Swiss release compatibility and an easily detachable tripod mount improve speed and flexibility. An optional tripod lets you choose the most suitable way to shoot the subject and help to express your creativity.

Better bokeh, Greater stability

Better bokeh, Greater stability
Focal length: 167mm Exposure: F/5.0 1/200sec ISO: 100

With a minimum object distance of 1.5m (59 in) and a maximum image magnification of 1:3.6, the Model A035 can zoom in on a subject smoothly, resulting in close-up shooting with a soft, blurred effect.

The Exterior
Angle view of the 100-400
Topside view of the 100-400
Lens view of the 100-400
Sideview of the 100-400
Mount view of the 100-400
Underside view of the 100-400
Angle view of the 100-400
Topside view of the 100-400
Lens view of the 100-400
Sideview of the 100-400
Mount view of the 100-400
Underside view of the 100-400

Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens - Canon & Nikon

Technical Information


Model A035
Focal Length 100-400mm
Maximum Aperture F/4.5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) 24°24' - 6°12' (for full-frame format)
15°54' - 4°01' (for APS-C format)
Lens Construction 17 elements in 11 groups
Minimum Focus Distance 1.5m (59 in)
Maximum. Magnification Ratio 1:3.6
Filter Size Φ67mm
Maximum Diameter Φ86.2mm (3.4 in)
Length* 199mm (7.8 in) Canon
196.5mm (7.7 in) Nikon
Weight 1,135g (40 oz) Canon
1,115g (39.3 oz) Nikon
Diaphragm Blade Number 9 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum Aperture F/32-45
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, Nikon
Available Firmware updates

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Canon EOS R compatibility
Nikon Z compatibility

Format Full-Frame DSLR***

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.
*** will fit APS-C DSLR and mirrorless with manufacturer adapter

Release Date
November 16, 2017 (Canon, Nikon)

MTF Chart Guide


MTF Chart

MTF Chart

Optical Construction (17 elements in 11 groups)

Optical Construction
Front Cap
Front Cap
Supplied Accessory
Lens Hood
Lens Hood
Supplied Accessory
Tripod Mount
(Model A035TM)
Optional Accessory
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