TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile

 TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile

TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile

With TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile (TLU-M), photo and film enthusiasts can customize the configuration of the current TAMRON lenses directly on site. In practice, this has several advantages. For example, the focus can be set directly to a specific distance or the speed of manual focusing can be determined. This makes it quicker and easier to achieve the desired image result. There are essentially two things you can do with the app: firstly, you can use it to customize two of the lens' controls: the focusing button and the focusing ring. Secondly, you can use it to remotely control the focus in order to focus on a predetermined point or to move the focus between two points as quickly as you like when recording video. The TAMRON Lens Utility mobile app offers all the essential functions of the familiar desktop version. The only exception: the lens firmware can still only be updated on a Windows PC or Mac.

Easily adjust lens functions with your smartphone

Control the autofocus remotely or convert the focus ring into an aperture ring? With the new TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile smartphone app, you can easily do all of this.

Overview of functions

You can set the following lens functions with TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile:

A-B Focus

A-B Focus

Two focus positions can be saved and called up one after the other at the touch of a button. The speed of the focus movement can be adjusted.

Focus Preset

Focus Preset

A focus position can be saved and recalled at any time at the press by pressing the button.

Focus Limiter

Focus Limiter

(only with the TAMRON 50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD and 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 - as of 11/2023) The focus limiter can be switched on and off using the focus button. In the limited focus range, the autofocus can focus even faster.

Select AF/MF

Select AF/MF

This function allows you to switch instantly between autofocus (AF) and manual focus (MF).

Focus Ring Function Setting

Focus Ring Function Setting

The focus ring of the lens can be converted at the touch of a button so that it is used to set the aperture rather than the focus.

Assign function from the camera (Camera Function)

Assign function from the camera (Camera Function)

The focus button can be used as an additional function button of the camera.

In focus: TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile

In focus: TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile

The focus of the lens is a great tool, as the focus can be used to guide the view in video films, for example. Important image elements can be highlighted, while unimportant ones disappear in blur. With the TAMRON Lens Utility mobile app, this is now easier than ever. If the lens is connected to the smartphone via USB-C cable, several different focus functions can be used - either via the focus button on the lens or using the smartphone display, and the app offers two basic options: (1) set up the lens and (2) control the focus remotely. Let's take a closer look at the two options.


Set up the lens

Set up the lens

Two operating elements of the TAMRON lenses can be individually set up in the "Lens" section of the TAMRON Lens Utility mobile app: the focus button and the focus ring. The focus button is located on the side of the lens. It is the "key" to several lens functions.


Remote focus control

Remote focus control

The new "A-B focus" function allows the focus to be controlled remotely via smartphone during recording. In video recordings, the focus can be shifted absolutely evenly and harmoniously without any other tools - for example between two people talking to each other in the foreground and background.

For remote control, the TAMRON Lens Utility mobile app has a "Remote" section with three buttons, which are comparable to the focus button on the lens: Each button can be assigned a specific focus position and a focus function - either "Focus preset" or "A-B focus". The respective configuration can be seen above the buttons. The settings can be changed using the gear wheel symbol. You can also set how long the focus process should last - anything between 0.0 and 99.9 seconds is possible here.


Tutorials for TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile

In the following videos, TAMRON reference photographer Long-Nong Huang explains how to use the TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile and how to set up and use the various functions in the smartphone app.

Short film

Short film

Created with the TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile

Overview

Overview

Get a quick overview of the smartphone app features

The art of focussing

The art of focussing

Learn how to tell stories using focus as a tool

A-B Focus

A-B Focus

Set your individual focus points directly in the app

Aperture Control

Aperture Control

Use the focus ring as an aperture control

Compatible lenses – TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile

28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2

Malli A063S

Di III
uusi
Standardi
Art, Ihmiset
50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD

Malli A067S

Di III
uusi
Teleobjektiivi
Ihmiset, Matkailu, Urheilu, Maisema
70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2

Malli A065S

Di III
uusi
Teleobjektiivi, Standardi
Art, Ihmiset, Matkailu, Maisema
20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD

Malli A062S

Di III
uusi
Leveä, Standardi
Maisema, Art, Ihmiset, Matkailu
17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD

Malli A068S

Di III
uusi
Standardi
Matkailu, Art, Ihmiset, Maisema
35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD

Malli A058

Di III
uusi
Standardi
Matkailu, Art, Ihmiset

Tutorials for the TAMRON Lens Utility (Desktop Version)

In the following videos, TAMRON reference photographer Luke Stackpoole explains how to use the TAMRON Lens Utility and how to set up and use each feature. Here you can find our detailed compatibility list.

Introduction

Introduction

A-B Focus

A-B Focus

Focus Preset

Focus Preset

MF Method

MF Method

Compatible lenses – TAMRON Lens Utility Desktop

28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2

Malli A063S

Di III
uusi
Standardi
Art, Ihmiset
50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD

Malli A067S

Di III
uusi
Teleobjektiivi
Ihmiset, Matkailu, Urheilu, Maisema
70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2

Malli A065S

Di III
uusi
Teleobjektiivi, Standardi
Art, Ihmiset, Matkailu, Maisema
20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD

Malli A062S

Di III
uusi
Leveä, Standardi
Maisema, Art, Ihmiset, Matkailu
17-50mm F/4 Di III VXD

Malli A068S

Di III
uusi
Standardi
Matkailu, Art, Ihmiset, Maisema
70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD

Malli A047

Di III
Teleobjektiivi
Ihmiset, Matkailu
35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD

Malli A058

Di III
uusi
Standardi
Matkailu, Art, Ihmiset