TAP-in Consoles 2018-02-21T04:49:23+00:00

TAP-in Consoles 

An accessory that enables firmware updates and customised setups for selected Tamron lenses.

By attaching a TAMRON TAP-in Console and running the dedicated software on your personal computer by USB connection, you can update firmware in selected Tamron lenses and customise various lens functions to meet your needs simply. Using the new accessory and an internet connection, you can access a dedicated website and update firmware by yourself anytime, anywhere. In addition, selected lenses can be customised by changing various settings to match your preferences based on how you like to use the lens, making it even more versatile and user-friendly.

Key Features

Dedicated Software TAMRON TAP-in Utility

Download the free TAMRON TAP-in Utility and install it on your PC. Updating firmware and customising various lens functions is as easy as connecting the TAP-in Console with a USB cable and making selections. An internet connection is required for using TAMRON TAP-in Utility.

Online Help

Updating Firmware

You can update firmware of selected Tamron lenses using this utility. Additionally, the firmware in the TAP-in Console unit can be updated as needed. Using an internet connection and the utility software, you can access a dedicated website and easily confirm that the lens attached to the TAP-in Console—and the Console itself—have the most up-to-date firmware. If a newer version is available, updating is quick and secure.

Focus adjustment

Focus can be adjusted in three distance regions: close, intermediate, and far ranges. For zoom lenses with variable focal length ranges, adjustments can be made for up to eight segments, which means that focus adjustment for a combined total of up to 24 regions is possible. Fixed-focal length lenses have only one segment, so customisation for the three distance regions is possible.

*The conditions and range of possible adjustments may differ according to the lens model.

Focus distance limiter customisation

For lenses equipped with a Focus Limiter switch, it is possible to adjust the autofocus drive range by setting the near and far limits according to your preferences. If the Focus Limiter switch has three positions, setting the middle position is also possible. Only lens models equipped with the Focus Limiter function can be adjusted. The conditions and range of possible adjustments may differ according to the lens model.

VC adjustment (only for any lenses with VC)n

You can choose the VC (Vibration Compensation) mode you prefer from the selection below for any TAP-in Console compatible Tamron lens equipped with the VC system.

  • Prioritise viewfinder image stabilisation: This mode places priority on the stability of the viewfinder image
  • Standard (Factory Default): This mode is the same as the factory default, and strikes a balance between the stability of the viewfinder image and vibration compensation effects
  • Prioritize stabilisation of captured images: This mode ensures stable vibration compensation effect

*These options apply only to lens models equipped with the VC system. The conditions and range of possible adjustments may differ according to the lens model

Full-time Manual Focus override customisation

For any lens with a Full-time Manual Focus override system, you can set the mode to ON or OFF. In addition, you can optimise the sensitivity of the focus ring to your preference relative to its angular rotation anywhere between High and Low, when setting the manual focus mode menu button to ON.

Compatible Tamron Lenses(As of November 2017)

100-400mm F/4.5-6.3

Model A035


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SP 70-200mm F/2.8

Model A025


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SP 90mm F/2.8

Model F017


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SP 85mm F/1.8

Model F016


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SP 45mm F/1.8

Model F013


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SP 35mm F/1.8

Model F012


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SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3

Model A022


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SP 24-70mm F/2.8

Model A032


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18-400mm F/3.5-6.3

Model B028


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10-24mm F/3.5-4.5

Model B023


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For Users of SP 35mm (Model F012) and SP 45mm (Model F013)

Initial firmware update by Tamron service facility is required to enable compatibility with the TAP-in Console. Please contact sales@blonde-robot.com.au for more info.

Technical Information

Product Name TAMRON TAP-in Console (Model TAP-01)
Interface (Computer side)

Interface (Lens side)

USB 2.0

Canon, Nikon, and Sony

Power Supply

Power Source

USB bus-powered

MAX. 500mA

Dimensions (W/D) Φ72mm (H) 26mm [(W/D) 2.8in (H) 1in]
Weight 70g / 2.5oz (TAP-in Console)
Dedicated Software TAMRON TAP-in Utility * Free download from Tamron website
Operating Temperature

Operating Humidity

0°C – 40°C (32°F – 104°F)

85% or less

Standard Accessories USB cable, Cap
Compatible Mounts For Canon, Nikon, and Sony * Only selected lenses made by Tamron

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.

TAP-in Utility Operating Environment

This software program operates on a computer satisfying the following conditions.