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. Using this accessory and an internet connection, you can access a dedicated website and update firmware by yourself at any time, 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.

#1 Setting Up the TAP-in Console

#2 Firmware Update

#3 Focus Adjustment for Minimum Object Distance

#4 Focus Adjustment for Intermediate or Infinite Focus

#5 Focus Distance Limiter

#6 Adjusting Vibration Compensation

#7 Adjusting the Manual Focus Override System

Dedicated Software
TAMRON TAP-in Utility

Download the free TAMRON TAP-in Utility and install it on your PC. Updating firmware and customizing 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.

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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.

Customization of Selected Tamron Lenses

Various lens functions can be customized, depending on the lens model and built-in features.

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 customization for the three distance regions is possible.

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

Focus distance limiter customization

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)

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.

  • Prioritize viewfinder image stabilization: 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 stabilization 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 customization

For any lens with a Full-time Manual Focus override system, you can set the mode to ON or OFF. In addition, you can optimize 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.

Model F045
SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD
Di
LD
SP
USD

Born of a vision, perfected by hand
Model A041
SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2
Di
eBand
LD
SP
USD
VC

Unleash your creativity
Model A035
100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
Di
eBand
LD
USD
VC
ZL

Shoot precisely in the moment
Model A032
SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2
Di
eBand
IF
LD
SP
USD
VC
XR
ZL

Simply Superb
Model B028
18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD
Di II
ASL
LD
VC
ZL

Powerful performance that exceeds imagination
Model A025
SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2
Di
eBand
IF
LD
SP
USD
VC
ZL

Fast telephoto shooting
Model A022
SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
Di
eBand
IF
LD
SP
USD
VC
ZL

You're never too far from a great close-up
Model A043
35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD
Di
LD
OSD
VC

One lens, endless possibilities
Model A034
70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD
Di
IF
LD
USD
VC

Reach out and capture the beauty
Model B023
10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD
Di II
eBand
IF
LD
VC
XLD
ZL

Enjoy the full measure of wide-angle expression
Model F016
SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD
Di
eBand
LD
SP
VC
XLD

The power of great portraits is in your hands
Model F017
SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD
Di
eBand
LD
SP
USD
VC
XLD

Advanced features and level of craftsmanship
Model F012
SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD
Di
SP
USD
VC

The beginning of a new era
Model F013
SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD
Di
SP
USD
VC

The beginning of a new era

Technical Information

Specifications

Product name TAMRON TAP-in Console (Model TAP-01)
Interface (Computer side) USB 2.0
Interface (Lens side) Nikon, Canon, and Sony
Power Supply USB bus-powered
Power Source MAX. 500mA
Dimensions (W/D) Φ72mm (H) 26mm [(W/D) 2.8in (H) 1in]
Weight 70g/ 2.5oz (TAP-in Console)
Operating Temperature 0°C – 40°C (32°F – 104°F)
Operating Humidity 85% or less
Standard Accessories USB cable, Cap
Dedicated Software Program TAMRON TAP-in Utility
* Free download from Tamron website
Compatible Mounts Canon EF mount, Nikon F mount, Sony A-mount
* 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.

TAMRON TAP-in Utility

  Windows Mac
OS Windows10
Windows8.1
Windows8
macOS X10.10
macOS X10.11
macOS 10.12 Sierra
macOS 10.13 High Sierra
macOS 10.14 Mojave
CPU Core2Duo with 2.0 GHz or faster Intel processor
RAM 1 GB or more 1 GB or more
Hard Disk Drive Capacity 1 GB or more of available space 1 GB or more of available space
Monitor Display Resolution 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more
24-bit color or more
1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more
24-bit color or more
Interface USB 2.0 as standard feature USB 2.0 as standard feature
  * Functionality of this software program is not guaranteed on all Windows computers * Functionality of this software program is not guaranteed on all Mac computers.