Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon EF

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon EF

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon EF

B&H # TA100400C MFR # AFA035C-700
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Product Highlights

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/45
  • Three Low Dispersion Elements
  • eBAND and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console
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Lens Mount: Canon EF

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Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 overview

  • 1Description

A flexible lens for telephoto shooting, the Canon EF-mount 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD from Tamron spans a useful focal length range along with a lightweight design for even greater versatility. The lens's optical design incorporates three low dispersion elements to suppress color fringing and chromatic aberrations, while an eBAND coating has been applied to individual elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and clarity. Complementing the optical design is a high-speed Ultrasonic Silent Drive autofocus system, which is benefitted by a dual MPU for quick and responsive performance. Vibration Compensation is also featured to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Suiting this 100-400's use outdoors, it's magnesium alloy construction is also weather-sealed for working in harsh environmental conditions.

Spanning a versatile range of long focal lengths, this telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 160-640mm equivalent focal length range.
Three LD (low dispersion) elements are used in the optical design to greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy throughout the zoom range.
An eBAND coating has been applied to suppress ghosting and lens flare for improved contrast when working in backlit conditions.
VC image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for more effective handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions.
An Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) autofocus motor delivers quick and precise focusing performance to suit working with moving subjects. This motor also affords full-time manual focus control, and it is possible to focus on subjects as close as 4.9' away.
Dual Micro-Processing Unit control system contributes to quick and responsive performance for both the autofocus and Vibration Compensation systems.
A sealed, dust- and moisture-resistant construction benefits this lens' use in inclement conditions, and a fluorine coating has also been applied to the front lens element to protect against dust, dirt, and smearing.
Through the use of magnesium alloy components, the lens's physical design is both lightweight and durable.
An optional removable rotating tripod collar is available, which features an Arca-type compatible foot and benefits working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod.
Supports working with the optional Teleconverter 1.4x to further extend the effective focal length range to 140-560mm.
Compatible with optional TAP-in Console for fine-tuning select focusing adjustments and for updating lens firmware.
UPC: 725211035015
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Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon EF
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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    Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 specs

    Focal Length 100 - 400mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/4.5 - 6.3
    Minimum: f/32 - 45
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Angle of View 24° 24' - 6° 12'
    Minimum Focus Distance 4.92' / 1.5 m
    Magnification 0.2777777777777x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.6
    Optical Design 17 Elements in 11 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar Optional Removable - rotating
    Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.39 x 7.83" / 86.2 x 199 mm
    Weight 2.50 lb / 1135 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.4 x 7.7 x 6.6"

    Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 reviews

    100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon EF is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Image Quality I love this lens.� The image quality is outstanding.� Both attached picture were taken from 3000 ft away.� The first I had to crop it quite a bit to get the file size down to <5mb, so it is probably zoomed to more than 1:1.� The second pic is almost un-cropped.� A good friend is jealous that he spend >2k for his Canon L 100-400. Vignetting is noticeable when wide open and Adobe has not included a lens profile to deal with that yet.� But, I used the profile for their G2 150-600 and that worked ok with some manual tweaking. Build quality is top notch.� You won't be disappointed. I only wish it had a tripod mount included.� But hey, for $800 I won't complain. Buy it!
    Date published: 2018-01-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Lens , Sharper the Canon I hve been shooting Canon lenses on my Sony� a6300 and A7rII with the Metabones IV converter for some time now . I would stack this Tamron100-400 lens up against my Canon glass and it is as sharp or sharper ..I have been waiting for a small quality compact 100- 400 to come along to complete my a6300 kit . This lens is very good and together with my Sony 35mm , Sigma 19mm and Sigma 60mm I now have a complete extremely high quality sharp system that is lite and fits into a 12" wide X8inch high X 7inch deep solder� bag . Best quality system I own. Great work Tamron & Sigma
    Date published: 2018-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best long reach lens for the price Wanted a lens for shooting Blue Angels air show with my Canon 80D. I first tried the Tamron 18-400 which was a big disappointment, could not get sharp pictures at all & chromatic aberration was terrible. Thank goodness for B&H return policy, it was returned & I replaced it with the 100-400. What a difference! Pictures for the most part are sharp with just a little vignetting. Keeper rate of air show photos was higher than I have had with any of my other lenses. The lens is also fairly light & easy to handle. Very pleased with this lens.
    Date published: 2018-07-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent cost-effective lens for bird photography After 4 years of shooting birds with a Canon 5D Mark III and a Canon prime lens, 400mm f5.6, I was shopping for a lens with image stability and closer focusing. The obvious choice was the new Canon 100-400mm lens with IS II and minimum focusing of 3.2 feet. After reading some reviews of the Tamron 100-400, I took a chance and ordered it from B&H on April 17 and started shooting with it on April 18. After approximately 400 shots, I can say with confidence thet the image quality is better than the results I was getting with my 400mm prime and I think the IS/VC may have something to do with it and I can focus at less than 5 feet (about 12 feet for the Canon 400mm prime). The Tamron weighs much less than the Canon100-400mm, comes with a 6 year warranty vs one year for the Canon and it is significantly less expensive. In conclusion I am very happy with my purchase.
    Date published: 2018-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY happy with this lens ;) I had the Sigma before I bought the Tamron and was never 100% happy with it.� The main attraction for me to the Tamron was the weather resistance, 9 seals compared to the Sigma's 1 seal.� Comparing the two side by side for IQ, I found them to be about the same with a very small edge to the Tamron.� The Tamron has better focus and better IS/OS/VC.� I use the Tamron 100-400 on both my 7DII and M5.� The Sigma back focused on the M5 with no way to correct it :(��� One extra kicker for the Tamron was it works with TC's and the Sigma does not.
    Date published: 2018-02-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Lens!� I was scared at first.� It Takes Practice. I am not a pro - just an enthusiast.� Which actually makes me & likely you - the exact target of this lens.� I am shooting this lens on a canon 77D. + Images can be outstanding when I nail the focus.� + Autofocus is fast, but I do not have the tracking success Dustin Abbot shows on his videos with the dog.� I have many misses.� But he is also using a much more powerful body and I am unclear on the exact impact of that.... although I assume it does matter.�� Much more likely is that it's my technique, which I am practicing! After 2 outings of shooting I was afraid I had a bad copy or that this was not the lens for me.� So many out of focus pictures!� Pictures I felt like I was right on top of and my existing lens setups would have hit.�� Hours on the internet and I stumbled across the two most important tips for this lens.� �� # 1:� Turn OFF the VC for any shutter speed above 1/640 or so.�� Maybe this is common knowledge in some circles??? I had rarely seen it mentioned and I had no idea!� But - at high shutter speeds the VC was absolutely blurring my pictures!�� Turning off the Vibration Compensation and the success rate was night and day.� I still have many out of focus shots - but the sharp % and pleasure of using the lens went way up!� # 2:� I was expecting this lens to reach further then it really is meant too.� It's 400mm.� If I want a really good shot of a Sparrow or small bird .... I need to be within 10 to 20 feet.� Closer is better.� A Duck or a Gull - maybe 30 to 40 feet.� �And ALWAYS - closer will be better always.�� In the end I have had the most success using either Center Point Only focus - or the Center Small Zone focus (the nine points) + Al Servo.� I am glad I hung in there!� Because I see that I am going to be able to have a lot of fun with this lens once I really get better at using it.� And it's the right price for a person like me.� No one is paying me to take pictures....� For Reference:� The other combo I own and have used quite a bit for wildlife is 135mm L + 1.4x converter.� Which is great and I will still use in lower light.� �Buy it used!� It's an amazing lens!� I also shoot mostly all Manual.� OR Manual Shutter & Aperture with auto ISO capped at 1600.�� Hope this helps!� I know I was looking for more reviews the last few weeks as I was narrowing in on pulling the trigger.� Bring on the spring!�� instagram:� jspencer999
    Date published: 2018-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice lens Lens is very nice. It takes very sharp pictures even at dusk. Only critique is the auto focus is noticably slower on this lens vs. my canon lens. That is almost neglegable, though. So far a great purchase.
    Date published: 2018-01-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from This lens is special I purchased this lens after thinking if I should purchase the Canon 100-400mm. After some serious thought I decided to go with the Taron. Originally it was the price that helped me decide. After my first use of the lens I knew that I had something special.� I was somewhat bothered that I have to purchase the Tripod ring separately, at $130, and a carrying case.
    Date published: 2018-04-24
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