Did You Know That You Can Adjust Tamron’s Lens Image Stabilization?

This quick video will show you how you can get more out of your Tamron lenses’ image stabilization.

Like a lot of modern lenses these days, Tamron lenses are no strangers to built-in image stabilization (or Vibration Compensation, as Tamron calls it). Thanks to modern technology, we can now alter how our lenses work thanks to customizable firmware that the lenses are programmed with. If you have always wished you could change the way the image stabilization works on your Tamron lens, you’re in luck. The short video after the break will show how to set up your lens to suit your type of shooting.

Changing the image stabilization settings on your lens used to be limited to switching between on or off, and switching between modes one and two. But now, you can dive even deeper into the inner workings of your Tamron lenses. This process may sound a little scary, but trust us when we say it is very straightforward. In fact, the video from Tamron will show you just how easy it is.

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To change how the image stabilization works on your Tamron lens, you will need to have the Tamron plug-in console attached to your computer (it costs $59 for both Canon EF and Nikon F mount versions). Once you have the lens connected to the console and the console connected to your computer, you access the custom setup option. The options allow you to choose between optimized viewfinder stabilization, which can make the VC take a small performance hit, or you can choose capturing stabilization, which means the vibration control is working at its peak. The final option is the standard mode, which will try to find a happy balance between the two.

The video, posted to Tamron’s official Youtube channel, is just under two minutes long, but it is packed with a ton of information. If you have a Tamron lens that features image stabilization and you would like to learn more about adjusting it, check out the video above. For more informational videos, check out the official Tamron YouTube channel.