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Tamron Develops Lens App “Lens Utility Mobile” for Android

Tamron Announces Development of “TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile” Lens App for Android

Cologne, August 4, 2022 – Japanese lens manufacturer Tamron, a leader in manufacturing high quality optical products, announces the development of the “TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile” lens app for smartphones and tablets with the Android operating system. With the application, various lens parameters can be quickly and easily adjusted to the individual needs of photographers and filmmakers. This app is the mobile version of the popular Tamron lens utility software, available from October 2021.

Product Name: TAMRON Lens Utility MobileTM
Market Launch: By the end of 2022
OS: Android 6-12
Suitable Purpose: 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063), 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD (Model A058)

(1) Android is a trademark of Google LLC.
(2) Estimated time to market; The release date may change depending on the stage of development.
(3) Only Android devices with USB Type-C port are compatible.

Overview of TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile’s functionality

Tamron introduced the Tamron Lens Utility software in October 2021, which enables Tamron lens functionality to be adapted to the individual needs of computer-using photographers and filmmakers. Since then, we have received very encouraging feedback from customers who like to customize their lenses for shooting situations on the go. This inspired us to develop the TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile. The Lens app for Android OS makes it possible to customize the way lenses work with Android smart devices when connected to the lens with a USB-C connector cable.

The app also has new features that allow you to control lens settings directly from your smartphone. For example, the AB focus feature, which transfers focus from one pre-selected point to another, can be adjusted without touching the lens. In order to be able to make video production more convenient, additional function extensions are possible for the future.

*Lens firmware updates are not supported on the mobile version. Updating firmware requires TAMRON Lens Utility software and a computer.
* The app was developed for Android OS. Please note that iOS is not supported at this time.

Features of TAMRON Lens Utility Mobile

Tethered Remote Control:

New functions have been developed for remote control of lens functions through the app. The remote set button can also be used with lenses that do not have a focus button. The following functions are available:

  • AB Focus: Setting two focus positions (A and B) and setting the focus to A and B. move between
  • Focus Presets: Shift focus by tapping the remote control button once[1]for a pre-defined setting distance

Adjusting custom switches and focus set buttons:

  • AB Focus: Setting two focus positions (A and B) and setting the focus to A and B. move between
  • Focus Presets: Shift focus by tapping the remote control button once5 for a pre-defined setting distance
  • Select AF/MF: Switch between auto and manual focus with the focus button
  • Ring Function (Focus / Aperture): Switching the focus ring function between focus and aperture settings
  • Camera Function: Assigning different camera functions to the focus button

* The function of the focus button can be reset.

Adjusting the focus ring:

  • MF-RingRotation: Change the direction of rotation of the focus ring when focusing manually
  • MF-method: Adjusting the rotation angle of the focus ring (shorter or longer focus travel)

[5] With the app, AF speed can be adjusted in 0.1 second increments. The PC version has eight possible speed levels.

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