May 1, 2018
Tamron Co., Ltd.

Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) wins

May 1, 2018, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces that its ultra-telephoto zoom lens 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) has won the Grand Gold Prize in the Interchangeable Lens / DSLR category at the DIGITAL CAMERA GRAND-PRIX 2018 SUMMER.

About the award-winning products

The Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) is a highly portable, ultra-telephoto zoom lens with AF precision for shooting in-the-moment action clearly and easily. It delivers fast and precise AF performance and consistently powerful VC (Vibration Compensation) 4 stops*1 benefits thanks to the high-speed Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) control system that is found in the latest Tamron lens models. The advanced optical design of Model A035 includes three LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements for aberration reduction and Tamron’s original eBAND Coating for superior anti-reflection performance. At 1,115g (39.3 oz), the new lens is the lightest in its class*2 and features magnesium alloy in key areas of the lens barrel to ensure weight reduction, and improve strength and portability. Additionally, an Arca Swiss compatible tripod mount is available as an optional accessory.

*1 CIPA Standard Compliant. For Canon: EOS-5DMKIII is used. For Nikon: D810 is used.
*2 Among 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 lenses for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras (As of March, 2018; Tamron)

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About the Digital Camera Grand-Prix

The Digital Camera Grand-Prix is a consumer-oriented awards ceremony for all manner of digital imaging-related solutions. Winners are selected by a panel of photographers, critics and distribution-related professionals with a view to choosing optimal products with which users can also enjoy photographs and photography, and not merely the taking of photographs. Full details of results and award-winning products are distributed at retail outlets, the form of a free magazine entitled Digital Camera Grand-Prix Award-winning Product Shopping Guide.

About the Grand Gold Prize

The Grand Gold Prizes are awarded to the products rated as the most excellent, taking into consideration all aspects such as product performance and function, design, cost performance, marketing creativity and feasibility in each department.

Tamron Lenses that have received awards at the Digital Camera Grand-Prix

The receipt of this prestigious Grand Gold Prize this year marks the seventh time that a Tamron lens has won an award at the Digital Camera Grand-Prix.

Year Awarded Product Name Name of Award
2011 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di Ⅱ VC PZD (Model B008) Digital Camera Grand-Prix 2011 Summer
Grand Gold Prize (Interchangeable Lens category)
2012 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di Ⅲ VC (Model B011) Digital Camera Grand-Prix 2012 Summer
Grand Gold Prize (Interchangeable Lens category)
2013 SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) Digital Camera Grand-Prix 2013 Summer
Grand Gold Prize (Interchangeable Lens category)
2016 SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) Digital Camera Grand-Prix 2016 Summer
Grand Gold Prize (Interchangeable Lens / DSLR)
2017 SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) Digital Camera Grand-Prix 2017 Summer
Grand Gold Prize (Interchangeable Lens / DSLR)
2018 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028) Digital Camera Grand-Prix 2018
Grand Gold Prize (Interchangeable Lens / DSLR)
  100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) Digital Camera Grand-Prix 2018 Summer
Grand Gold Prize (Interchangeable Lens / DSLR category)