Notification to users of Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) regarding the VC functionality for panning shots

Date : 5/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

May 12, 2014
Tamron Co., Ltd.

Dear Users of the Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

Thank you for choosing the Tamron 150-600mm lens, one of the latest additions to Tamron’s product line-up.

We wish to notify you that use of the VC (Vibration Compensation) function could potentially increase the probability of image blur when shooting fast-moving subjects, such as racing cars, with a panning technique. Though the Owner’s Manual states that the VC can be effective for hand-held shots under conditions including “taking panning shots of a moving subject,” we urge you to turn the VC switch off when shooting a moving subject to avoid impairing the focus.

The above-stated behavior is specific to the SP 150-600mm alone because of its unique VC design. The VC behaves in a normal fashion for the other models including the A009, A007, A005, F004, B008, B005, B011 and B016.

We appreciate your understanding and wish to apologize for any inconvenience that might be caused.