70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD
Reach out and capture the beauty.
Travel light, stay focused
A compact, lightweight, user-friendly telephoto zoom
70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034) is a compact telephoto zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. It provides superb optical performance throughout the entire zoom range and features a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1, the highest in its class.* The design includes an internal zoom mechanism that provides solid mechanical construction and stable, reliable operation. Model A034 also employs a Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) design, which enables high-speed and high-accuracy AF performance as well as powerful VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilisation for flexible and versatile use in various situations. For dependable outdoor use, the new telephoto zoom is equipped with Fluorine Coating and Moisture-Resistant Construction.
*Among 70-200mm F/4 class interchangeable lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras (as of January, 2018: Tamron)
A high-performance, portable telephoto zoom lens with a constant maximum aperture of f/4
Leveraging Tamron’s years of knowhow developing telephoto zoom lenses, Model A034 achieves superb optical performance with high contrast and resolution. The optical construction (20 elements in 14 groups) uses three LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements to effectively compensate for axial and transverse chromatic aberrations, thereby ensuring crisp and crystal clear image quality across the entire frame. Also, Model A034 features a constant maximum aperture of F/4 throughout the entire zoom range, thus providing superior control over depth-of-field and excellent bokeh.
Compared to large-aperture telephoto zoom lenses, the new A034 is lighter with a weight of just 850g (30.3oz) and is more compact with a total length of only 174mm (6.8in.) for excellent portability. This new lens is easier to carry and instantly spring into action.
Discover the beauty and flexibility of close-up shooting
Model A034 boasts the highest-in-class maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1 and the shortest-in-category* MOD of 0.95m (37.4in). Get closer to your subjects and feel the freedom of shooting close-up images of small objects like flowers.
*Among 70-200mm f/4 class interchangeable lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras (as of January, 2018: Tamron)
Highly reliable internal zoom mechanism
An internal zoom provides stability by minimising changes to the centre of gravity while shooting. Combined with Moisture-Resistant Construction, the internal zoom creates an easier all-around shooting experience. Also, since the total length of the barrel never changes while zooming, you can easily shoot through obstructions such as wire fencing.
Keep it steady – and sharp
Reliable autofocus tracking and vibration compensation are essential in a telephoto zoom lens. Tamron’s Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) system on this lens strikes a balance between both. It includes two dedicated MPUs: one for lens system control including AF, and the other for vibration compensation processing. Each MPU is equipped with a DSP (Digital Signal Processing) block with high signal processing for exceptional AF performance and vibration compensation effects.
Capture the moment with lightning-quick AF
Tamron’s evolved AF is lightning quick to help you capture each precious moment. The USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ring-type motor in the drive unit ensures fast, highly accurate focusing, allowing you to shoot with confidence.
Keep it stable with four-stop VC (Vibration Compensation)
Tamron’s proprietary VC system features four-stop** performance to control the vibrations that can easily occur in low-light conditions. Now you can enjoy sharper images and shake-free handheld shooting – even when shooting in the evening or indoors.
** CIPA Standard Compliant. For Canon: EOS-5D MKIII is used; for Nikon: D810 is used.
Optional tripod mount with Arca-Swiss compatible quick-release plate
An optional tripod mount compatible with Arca-Swiss style quick release plates is available for the A034. Arca-Swiss style mounts can be easily attached and detached and are renowned for their excellent stability. In keeping with the lightweight nature of this zoom lens, the tripod mount is made of a light yet robust magnesium alloy to support you in a wide range of photographic conditions – like shooting at a slow shutter speed. Using a tripod makes the lens more stable, as opposed to attaching a tripod to a camera body to prevent blurred images. And since this tripod mount allows the camera body to rotate freely without moving its axis, adjusting composition is easy. Broaden your shooting style with a tripod mount that lets you shoot what you want, how you want, even at slow shutter speeds.
Compatible with Tamron tele converters and TAP-in Console
This lens is compatible with the TELE CONVERTER 1.4x (Model TC-X14) and TELE CONVERTER 2.0x (Model TC-X20), which increase the focal length of the lens to 1.4 times and 2 times the original, respectively.
It’s also compatible with the TAMRON TAP-in Console, an optional accessory that provides a USB connection to a personal computer, enabling users to easily update a lens’s firmware as well as customise features including fine adjustments to the AF and VC.
|Angle of View (diagonal)||34°21′ – 11°46′
(for full-frame format)
23°01′ – 7°46′
(for APS-C format)
|Optical Construction||20 elements in 14 groups|
|Minimum Object Distance||0.95m (37.4 in)|
|Maximum Magnification Ratio||1:3.1|
|Length*||176.5mm (6.9 in) Canon
174mm (6.8 in) Nikon
|Weight**||80g (30.3 oz) Canon
850g (30 oz) Nikon
|Aperture Blades||9 (circular diaphragm)|
|Image Stabilisation Performance||4 Stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
For Canon: EOS-5D MKIII is used
For Nikon: D810 is used
|Standard Accessories||Lens hood, Lens caps|
|Compatible Mounts||Canon, Nikon|
Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may be changed without prior notice.
* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
** Weight does not include the weight of the optional tripod mount.