The Tamron TAP-in Console is a new lens accessory that enables firmware updating and customized setups for selected Tamron lenses. Scheduled for late March availability for certain Canon and Nikon mount Tamron lenses, Sony lenses later, the accessory connects to your computer (PC or Mac) and, using the TAP-in Utility as well as an internet connection, users can access a dedicated website and update firmware themselves anytime, anywhere. In addition, selected lenses can be customized by changing various settings to match the customer’s preferences based on how they like to use the lens.
So what can you do with the thing? Update firmware; focus adjustment; focus distance limiter customization; VC adjustment (only for any lenses with VC, of course); prioritize viewfinder image stabilization; Full-time Manual Focus override customization (only for lenses that have the Full-time Manual Focus feature); and more.