Transcontinenta UK Ltd., distributor for Tamron UK and Ireland, announces firmware updates for eight of Tamron's most popular lenses. Next to compatibility with the newly released Android version of the Tamron Lens Utility Mobile app, a bug fix, they offer huge improvements for the autofocus system.
Firmware v2.0 will make it possible, for all of these lenses for the Sony E-mount, to use them with the Android version of the Tamron Lens Utility Mobile app. This allows the photographer and moviemakers to make live, and on site, customizations of lens functions and focusing characteristics. All this can be done simply by connecting the lens directly to the Android Smartphone or tablet. The firmware update v2.0 for these four lenses will be done via the USB-C port on the lens, connected to the Tamron Lens Utility software on a laptop or other computer.
Firmware v3.0 adds live stabilization to the Fuji X camera “Shooting” stabilization mode, when the camera is in continuous autofocus. This is ideal for photographers who do a lot of subject tracking while using back button or half-press AF. After the update, the lens stabilization will remain active for as long as the back button or half-press is engaged. This is a big improvement for photo- and videographers, who can use it to capture the decisive moment with a stable viewfinder and final shot. The Tamron lens VC shall function when the shutter button is pressed halfway and the camera "IS MODE" is set to "SHOOTING", and the "FOCUS MODE" to "AF-C". Firmware updates for Tamron lenses for the Fuji X cameras are executed by downloading the new firmware onto a formatted memory card and use the update function in the Fuji camera.
Firmware v2.0 will add the same live stabilization to the Fuji X camera “Shooting” stabilization mode, when the camera is in continuous AF, as for the Tamron 18-300mm for Fuji X. This firmware update is also executed by downloading the new firmware onto a formatted memory card and use the update function in the Fuji camera.
The Firmware v3.0 for the Tamron 18-400mm with Canon EF mount, can be done by the lens user via the Tamron TAP-In Console. This update fixes an issue with Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10 cameras, where the AF communication could be cut off, due to a timing bug, when turning the camera on and off.
Transcontinenta UK Ltd. is a value added distributor for the United Kingdom, Ireland and as a branch office, part of the Transcontinenta Group with its headquarters in The Netherlands. The Transcontinenta Group has offices in The Netherlands, Germany, and the UK. From there we distribute well-known and leading brands in the field of photography, video, sport optics and mobile connectivity. The wide range of brands and products we represent enables us to position them in a wide range of markets. From the novice amateur, professional photo studio to museums and government.