70-210mm F4 Di VC USD
Model A034

Reach out and capture the beauty.

Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034)

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.

A034 – class-leading close-up

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.

Tamron A034 internal zoom

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.

A034 – fast autofocus
A034 – four stop Vibration Compensation

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.

A034 optional tripod mount


Model A034
Focal Length 70-210mm
Maximum Aperture F/4
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
Filter Size φ67mm
Maximum Diameter φ76mm
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)
Minimum Aperture f/4-f/32
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.


A034 – MTF at 70mmA034 – MTF at 210mm

20 elements in 14 groups

A034 optical construction