TAMRON Announces Development of TAMRON Lens Utility MobileTM for AndroidTM1 OS
Users can tune lens features in the field via a smartphone
August 3, 2022, Commack, NY - Tamron announces the development of TAMRON Lens Utility MobileTM, a dedicated application for smartphones and tablets running the Android OS2 that provides convenient use in the field and expands the possibilities of video and still photography. The application is the mobile version of the TAMRON Lens Utility dedicated PC software that has earned praise from many TAMRON lens users since its release in October 2021 and was developed in-house by TAMRON. The Tamron Lens Utility Mobile is expected to launch later this year.3
Summary of TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile
October 2021 marked the release of TAMRON Lens Utility, a dedicated PC software that enables the customization of various functions of select TAMRON lenses to match the video and still photography style of the lens user. Since then, we have received feedback regarding improved convenience from customers wishing to make lens function customizations when shooting in the field. As a result, we have developed TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile for Android OS (compatible OS Android 6-124). Using the optional TAMRON Connection Cable5, an Android smart device can be connected to a lens to easily configure lens customizations without requiring a computer.6
A new function that enables lens operations to be controlled from a smartphone has also been added. For example, the A-B Focus function that smoothly shifts the focus from one preselected subject to another can be setup without touching the lens.
Expansion of functions in the future is possible to make users even more comfortable to try out video production.
Functions of TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile
Tethered remote control
Customizing the Custom Switch or Focus Set Button (Normal functions available with the PC version)
*The function of the Focus Set Button can be cleared.
Customizing the Focus Ring
*As the application is still under development, the screenshots are subject to change without notice due to design evolution or other factors.