Not to be confused with the USA-based manufacturer of photographic equipment bags, Tamrac.
Tamron Co., Ltd.
Public (K.K.)
Traded as TYO: 7740
Industry Imaging
Founded Saitama, Japan (November 1, 1950)
Headquarters Saitama, Japan, Japan
Key people
Morio Ono, President & CEO
Products Photographic lenses, Optical and other products
Revenue Decrease 56,650 million Yen (FY2010)
Number of employees
Increase 5,829 (as of December 31, 2015) [1]
Website www.tamron.co.jp
Tamron head office in Minuma-ku, Saitama, Japan.

Tamron Co., Ltd. (株式会社タムロン Kabushiki-gaisha Tamuron) is a Japanese company manufacturing photographic lenses, optical components and commercial/industrial-use optics. Tamron Headquarters is located in Saitama City in the Saitama Prefecture of Japan.

Sony Corporation maintains an 11.38% share hold in Tamron, making it the second-largest shareholder below New Well Co., Ltd. [(주) 뉴웰] with 17.81% (as of July 2015).[2][3]



Photographic lenses

The Tamron 18-270 mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (model B008) lens
The Tamron SP AF 28–75 mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] Macro (model A09), a full-frame constant aperture lens mounted on a film camera.

Tamron has sold more than 5 million lenses as of September 2014.[4]

Optical components

Commercial and industrial-use optics

List of photographic lenses

Most current Tamron lenses are available for Nikon F-, Canon EF-, Minolta/Sony A-mount-, and Pentax K-mounts.

Auto-focus lenses


Optical design

Lenses for 35mm SLR cameras

Di lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras

Tamron SP AF 180 mm f/3.5 Di LD [IF] Macro 1:1 (model B01)

Di II lenses for APS-C format DSLR cameras

The Tamron SP AF 17–50 mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] (model A16) constant aperture lens mounted on a Sony DSLR-A200 camera.

Di III lenses for digital compact system cameras

Manual focus lenses

Tamron Adaptall-2 80–210 mm on an Olympus body

Adaptall-2 lenses and adapters

Adaptall-2 mount lenses (Adaptall-2 series discontinued 2005/2006)

Focal length Max. aperture Notes Model
SP 17 mm f/3.5 SP 51B
24 mm f/2.5 01B
28 mm f/2.5 02B
SP 90 mm f/2.5 SP 1:2 macro 52B
SP 90 mm f/2.8 SP 1:1 macro 72B
135 mm f/2.5 CF close focus 03B
SP 180 mm f/2.5 SP LD IF 63B
200 mm f/3.5 CF close focus 04B
SP 300 mm f/2.8 SP LD non-IF 107B
SP 300 mm f/2.8 SP LD IF 60B
SP 300 mm f/2.8 SP LD IF 360B
SP 300 mm f/5.6 SP 54B
SP 350 mm f/5.6 SP Mirror lens 06B
SP 400 mm f/4 SP LD IF 65B
SP 500 mm f/8 SP Mirror lens 55B
SP 500 mm f/8 SP Mirror lens 55BB
Focal length Max. aperture Notes Model
SP 24–48 mm f/3.5–3.8 SP 13A
28–50 mm f/3.5–4.5 07A
28–70 mm f/3.5-4.5 44A
28–70 mm f/3.5-4.5 59A
SP 28–80 mm f/3.5–4.2 SP 27A
SP 28–105 mm f/2.8 SP LD Asph IF 176A
SP 28–135 mm f/4–4.5 SP 28A
28–200 mm f/3.8–5.6 LD Asph IF 171A
35–70 mm f/3.5–4.5 09A
35–70 mm f/3.5 17A
SP 35–80 mm f/2.8–3.8 SP 01A
SP 35–105 mm f/2.8 SP Asph IF 65A
35–135 mm f/3.5-4.2 22A
35–135 mm f/3.5-4.5 40A
SP 35–210 mm f/3.5–4.2 SP 26A
SP 60–300 mm f/3.8–5.4 SP 23A
SP 70–150 mm f/2.8 SP ‘Soft-Focus' 51A
70–150 mm f/3.5 02A
70–150 mm f/3.5 Actual aperture f/4 20A
SP 70–210 mm f/3.5–4 SP 52A
SP 70–210 mm f/3.5 SP 19AH
70–210 mm f/3.8–4 46A
70–210 mm f/4–5.6 58A
75–250 mm f/3.8–4.5 04A
75–250 mm f/3.8–4.5 104A
75–350 mm f/4.5 05A
SP 80–200 mm f/2.8 SP LD 30A
80–210 mm f/3.8–4 03A
80–210 mm f/3.8–4 103A
SP 200–500 mm f/5.6 SP 31A
200–500 mm f/6.9 06A

Adaptall-2 interchangeable mounts produced for:

To fit lens mount Model Comments
‘C’ mount (CCTV/16 mm)[7] ? ‘C’
Canon EF EOS-M
Canon FD FD2
Contax / Yashica CTX2
Fujica AX FUJ-X
Fujica ST/AZ-1 08C (Fujica ST)[7] FUS
Konica (later type) 53C (Konica AR)[7] KE2
Leicaflex (for catadioptric lenses) Leicaflex-SL LF
Leica R4 215C (Leica R4)[7] R4
Mamiya ZE 57CB (Mamiya ZE)[7] ZE
Minolta A-mount 65C (Minolta A)[7]
Minolta MC/MD MD2
‘MS’ mount (CCTV) ‘MS’
Nikon F (original type with "horn" meter coupler) NIK
Nikon F Ai 59C (Nikon Ai/E)[7] N-AI
Olympus OM OM4
Olympus OM Marked ‘OL’
Pentax/Praktica universal screw (M42)[7] 01C[7] PCS
Pentax ES/Spotmatic F (M42 mount but includes Pentax ES/ Spotmatic F open aperture metering support) PCE
Pentax K 02C (Pentax K)[7] PK
Pentax KA 63C (Pentax KA)[7] PKA
Praktica Electric (screw) LLC
Praktica B200 B200
Ricoh XR-P 61C (Ricoh XR-P)[7] XR-P
Rollei SL35 / Voigtländer VSL 12C (Rollei)[7] RF11
Topcon RE-Series Super D TO

Adaptall lenses and adapters

Tamron Telezoom 85-210 mm F4.5 MACRO BBAR MC, ca. 1975, Adaptall

Adaptall (first series) mount lenses

Focal length Max. aperture Notes Model
24 mm f/2.5 CW-24
28 mm f/2.8 CW-28
105 mm f/2.5 CT-105
135 mm f/2.8 CT-135
200 mm f/3.5 CT-200
300 mm f/5.6 CT-300
Focal length Max. aperture Notes Model
35–80 mm f/2.8–3.5 QZ-35M
38–100 mm f/3.5 SZ-38
38–100 mm f/3.5 SZ-38M
70–150 mm f/3.5 CZ-150
70–150 mm f/3.5 QZ-150M
70–150 mm f/3.8 CZ-715
70–220 mm f/3.8 Z-220
70–350 mm f/4.5 CZ-735
80–250 mm f/3.8 Z-250
80–250 mm f/3.8–4.5 CZ-825
80–250 mm f/3.8–4.5 QZ-825M
85–210 mm f/4.5 Z-210
85–210 mm f/4.5 CZ-210M
85–210 mm f/4.5 QZ-210M
200–500 mm f/6.9 Z-500
200–500 mm f/6.9 CZ-500

Adaptall (first series) interchangeable mounts produced for:

To fit lens mount Model
Canon FD ???
Contax ???
Pentax/Praktica universal screw (M42) ???
Miranda bayonet ???
Nikon F (original type with ‘horn’ meter coupler) ???
Olympus OM ???
Rollei SL35 ???
Topcon RE-Series ???

Adapt-A-Matic lenses and adapters

Adapt-A-Matic mount lenses

Focal length Max. aperture Notes Model
21 mm f/4.5 PFJ-45Au
24 mm f/3.5 PFY-35Au
28 mm f/2.8 62 mm filter PFH-28Au
28 mm f/2.8 58 mm filter ???
35 mm f/2.8 PSG-28Au
105 mm f/2.5 JOG-25Au
135 mm f/2.8 JSG-28Au
135 mm f/3.5 ???
200 mm f/3.5 870Au
300 mm f/5.6 670Au
Focal length Max. aperture Notes Model
70–220 mm f/4 PZ-30Au
80–250 mm f/3.8 PZ-20Au
85–205 mm f/3.5 PZ-60Au
200–500 mm f/6.9 PZ-150Au

Adapt-A-Matic interchangeable mounts produced for:

To fit lens mount Model
Canon FD C-AF
Exacta EX
Konica K-A
Pentax/Praktica universal screw (M42) P-CS
Minolta SR-1, SR-2, SR-7 SR
Minolta SR-T SR-T
Miranda bayonet M-A
Nikon F N-IF
Petri P-E
Topcon RE T-O

T2 lenses and adapters

T2 screw mount lenses

Focal length Max. aperture Notes Model
35 mm f/2.8 460
58 mm f/1.2 380
135/225 mm f/2.8/5.5 680 ‘Twin-Tele’ or ‘Converto’
135 mm f/3.5 860
135/225 mm f/4.5/7.7 Older, smaller thread (37 mm) 280 ‘Twin-Tele’ or ‘Converto’
180 mm f/3.5 JH-35
200 mm f/2.8 360
200 mm f/3.5 870
200 mm f/5.9 F0-59
200 mm f/6.3 F0-63
250 mm f/4.5 FG-45
300 mm f/5.6 670
300 mm f/6.9 S0-69
350 mm f/5.6 750
400 mm f/5.6 340
400 mm f/6.9 F0-69
400 mm f/7.5 490
400 mm f/8 Y0-8
450 mm f/8 880
Focal length Max. aperture Notes Model
55–90 mm f/4 PZ-50
95–205 mm f/5.6 PZ-60P
95–205 mm f/6.3 910P
95–250 mm f/5.6 PZ-10II
200–400 mm f/6.3 PZ-70

T2 interchangeable mounts produced for: (Manufactured by Tamron, as well as third party manufacturers)

To fit lens mount Tamron Model #
Canon EF
Canon R, FL, FD T400-C A
Exacta/Topcon RE T400-K E
Exacta/Topcon RE Older, 37 mm thread
Pentax/Praktica universal screw (M42) T400-C S
Pentax screw Older, 37 mm thread
Minolta/Sony A-mount (AF/Dynax/Maxxum/α)
Minolta SR-mount (SR/MC/MD) T400-SR2
Miranda bayonet T400-MA
Nikon F T400-NIF
Olympus OM
Pentax K
Petri bayonet
Topcon/Exacta RE
Yashica Pentamatic T400-Y A

See also


  1. "TAMRON - IR Tools". tamron.co.jp.
  2. "TAMRON - Stock Information". tamron.co.jp.
  3. Annual Report 2010 p. 25
  4. 1 2 "News Feed". Popular Photography. Bonnier Corporation. 79 (1): 14. January 2015.
  5. 1 2 "Q&A". Popular Photography. Bonnier Corporation. 79 (1): 29. January 2015.
  6. "Di III lenses". Tamron Japan. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  7. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 "Tamron Discontinued Products List - Adaptall-2 Interchangeable Mount System". Tamron Japan. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
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