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Notice about compatibility for Canon EOS R with Tamron lenses for Canon mount

We would like to announce that we have clarified compatibility in general operations(*1) of following Tamron Di & Di II lenses on Canon EOS R, which was newly released on October 25, 2018, with Canon Mount Adapter(*2).

  1. Compatible models in general operations(*3)

    SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) for Canon
    SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032) for Canon
    SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) for Canon
    SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) for Canon
    SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) for Canon
    SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) for Canon
    SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F017) for Canon
    17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Canon
    70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034) for Canon

    (*1) Defined to work on existing DSLR cameras
    (*2) Canon “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”
    (*3) With the latest version of lens firmware

    About other Tamron models, we will make a further announcement of the compatibility at our support web page once the operation tests are completed.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.

Mt Spokane Photography

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For both Sigma and Tamron, it seems like a considerable number of lenses need firmware upgrades. Many of the firmware upgrades already exist, but some more will be needed. And, of course, turn off DLO, or you may get some really weird looking images.
 

Rocky

EOS 6D MK II
Jul 30, 2010
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For both Sigma and Tamron, it seems like a considerable number of lenses need firmware upgrades. Many of the firmware upgrades already exist, but some more will be needed. And, of course, turn off DLO, or you may get some really weird looking images.
What is DLO?
 

Avenger 2.0

I'm New Here
Jul 30, 2017
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How about the older G1 lenses (24-70 f2.8 vc, 70-200 f2.8 vc) that are not firmware upgradable.
Do they still work with the eos R?
 

Skyscraperfan

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Aug 7, 2018
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Only the 15-30 G2 and not the G1? If they can provide an upgrade for the G2, they should also do it for the G1, which came out in 2015. They both share the same optical formula. Basically the design of the barrel and some coatings have changed. It would be very annoying for G1 owners like me, if Tamron only provided updates for the G2 just to make sure that more people switch to G2.
 
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BeenThere

EOS 6D MK II
Sep 4, 2012
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Only the 15-30 G2 and not the G1? If they can provide an upgrade for the G2, they should also do it for the G1, which came out in 2015. They both share the same optical formula. Basically the design of the barrel and some coatings have changed. It would be very annoying for G1 owners like me, if Tamron only provided updates for the G2 just to make sure that more people switch to G2.
Well Tamron did say they were still testing other lenses for compatibility, so still some hope that the G1 is OK. If any early adopters have the G1, please check to see if it has any issues on your new R.
 

syder

EOS 80D
Apr 29, 2012
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We have some g1 lenses at work and this doesnt surprise me. Ive had terrible results trying to get the 24-70 and 70-200 to work with dpaf on the 5d4 and cinema series cameras.
 

Memirsbrunnr

EOS T7i
Nov 19, 2017
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Only the 15-30 G2 and not the G1? If they can provide an upgrade for the G2, they should also do it for the G1, which came out in 2015. They both share the same optical formula. Basically the design of the barrel and some coatings have changed. It would be very annoying for G1 owners like me, if Tamron only provided updates for the G2 just to make sure that more people switch to G2.
The difference is with the G2 versions you can update the firmware yourself with the tap in console. And I can imagine they will focus on the G2 versions first because they will reach a lot bigger part of their customers as, be honest what percentage of the people with older lenses will send them in for a firmware flash. The people with G2 series or style lenses with more than one lens will buy the tap in console. Or people will buy the newer EOS R compatible lenses.
 
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I actually have this 150-600 G2 lens and it works flawlessly with my Canon EOS R. I will, probably, try to update the firmware since they released it anyway, but the concerns that it doesn't work at all are a bit exaggerated.
 
Mar 6, 2019
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Hi, I have just bought an EOS R and have found that my Tamron G1 15-30mm (A012) does not work nor does my 90mm 1:1 Macro (F004). My 150-600 G1 (A011) and my 28-300mm (A010) work just fine though. I know there is a send back firmware update for the 150-600mm, but that seems to work fine. Maybe in time they will issue updates, until then I will need to keep using my 6D Mk1.
 

neuroanatomist

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Hi, I have just bought an EOS R and have found that my Tamron G1 15-30mm (A012) does not work nor does my 90mm 1:1 Macro (F004). My 150-600 G1 (A011) and my 28-300mm (A010) work just fine though. I know there is a send back firmware update for the 150-600mm, but that seems to work fine. Maybe in time they will issue updates, until then I will need to keep using my 6D Mk1.
Unfortunate. This is one reason I stick with OEM lenses (with the exception of a Samyang/Rokinon 14/2.8, but that’s a fully manual lens so no compatibility issues). Good luck!
 
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