Tamron Lens Utility Mobile Now Available for Android OS

From Tamron USA:

TAMRON Announces the Launch of TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile™ for Android™ OS

Users can now tune lens features in the field via a smartphone.

November 28, 2022, Commack, NY - Tamron announces the launch of TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile™, a dedicated application for smartphones and tablets running with Android™1 OS 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 UtilityTM dedicated Windows and Mac 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 application will be available on Google Play™ on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.

The TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile is compatible with Androids running with OS 6-122 and the following TAMRON lens models: 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063), 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD (Model A058), and 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A062).3 4

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. Using the TAMRON Connection Cable5, an Android smart device can be connected to a lens to easily configure lens customizations without requiring a computer.

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

1. Tethered remote control

  • Dedicated features developed for the smartphone can be configured to perform tethered control.(Features that can be configured with the Remote Set Button in the application)
  • A-B Focus: Set 2 focus positions (A and B) and make the focus shift between A and B6
  • Focus Preset: Set your desired focus position and move the focus to the recorded point by a single tap of the Remote Set Button6

2. Customizing the Custom Switch or Focus Set Button (Normal functions available with the PC version)

  • A-B Focus: Set 2 focus positions (A and B) and make the focus shift between A and B6
  • Focus Preset: Set your desired focus position and move the focus to the recorded point by a single press of the Focus Set Button6
  • Focus Limiter: Select the autofocus search range between Full and Limit
  • Select AF/MF: Select AF and MF function using the Focus Set Button
  • Switch Focus Ring Function (Focus/Aperture): Switch Focus Ring Function from focus adjustment to aperture adjustment
  • Assign function from the camera: Assign custom functions from the camera body to the Focus Set Button

*The function of the Focus Set Button can be cleared.

3. Customizing the Focus Ring

  • MF Ring Rotation: Change the rotation direction of the focus ring
  • MF Method: Choose the method of focus operation when using the focus ring

For more details, please visit TAMRON Lens Utility product page: https://www.tamron.jp/en/product/software/lensutility.html

* Lens firmware updates are not supported with the Mobile version. Performing firmware updates requires the TAMRON Lens Utility for PC and a computer.

* This application is designed for Android OS. Please note that iOS is not supported at this time.

[1] Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

[2] Compatible with Android devices fitted with USB Type-C ports only.

[3] Please update your lens to the latest firmware before using TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile. For the firmware update, please use TAMRON Lens Utility PC version.

[4] TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile will be supported on the 50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A067) at a later date. When the new firmware is released, it will be announced on the “Support” page (https://www.tamron.jp/en/support/). In addition, the “Compatible Lens List (https://www.tamron.jp/en/support/lensutility/help/compatible_lenses/)” under the “TAMRON Lens Utility Online Help” shall be updated as well.

[5] TAMRON Connection Cable (USB Type C to Type C) (Model CC-350) is sold separately.

[6] With the Mobile version, the focus travel time can be specified in 0.1-second increments. With the PC version, there are eight possible speed levels.

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Posted: 11/29/2022 7:08:02 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News, Sony News    Category: Tamron Announcements
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