November 1, 2016
Tamron Co., Ltd.

Market Launch Announcement

Market-launch Announcement of Fixed-Focal Lenses for Machine Vision Use: Full 5-Mega Pixel Resolution for 1/1.2” Imagers In a Compact Size of φ29㎜

1/1.2” 12mm F/2.0   (Model: M112FM12 )
1/1.2” 16mm F/2.0   (Model: M112FM16 )
1/1.2” 25mm F/1.8   (Model: M112FM25 )

Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka; Headquarters: Saitama City, Japan), an integrated optics manufacturer and leader in the security/surveillance equipment industry, announces the market launch of a series of fixed-focal lenses for machine vision use that support full 5-mega-pixel resolution for 1/1.2” imagers in industry-leading compact bodies: Model: M112FM12/M112FM16/M112FM25.

  • Model: M112FM12

    Model: M112FM12

  • Model: M112FM16

    Model: M112FM16

  • Model: M112FM25

    Model: M112FM25

*In machine-vision lenses that are compatible with a 1/1.2” imager and 5-mega-pixel resolution (survey by Tamron, effective as of October, 2016)

Product name
M112FM12 / M112FM16 / M112FM25
Market-launch date Suggested retail price
November 8, 2016 Open

Mega-pixel cameras used for machine-vision applications including production equipment, substrate mounting equipment, various test equipment, and various engineering machines migrate toward larger-size imagers and higher resolution.
Market offers an extensive selection of lenses that fit each application. However, a camera-and-lens combination needs to be optimized for the individual installation condition. Some specific production equipment, substrate inspection equipment, and industrial-use printers mandate lenses that can be installed in a limited space, and ensure high resolution and high contrast imaging in a close-shooting distance.

Tamron’s machine-vision mega-pixel lens portfolio currently offers lenses for 1.1” imagers (4 models in M111FM series), 1/1.8” imagers (6 models in M118FM series), and 2/3” imagers (7 models in M23FM series, 3 models in 23FM series). With addition of new compact lenses for 1/1.2” imagers (M112FM series), the portfolio offers the widest selection of high-resolution lenses that address customers’ particular needs.

Tamron, as an integrated lens manufacturer, aggressively develops distinguished high-resolution fixed-focal lenses that address customers’ critical requirements in machine vision, particularly for high optical performance that assures high-fidelity over the whole image, and advanced user utility.


  • Unrivalled High Contrast and High Resolution in the Industry.
  • The new models are compatible with both 5.86μm pixel-pitch 1/1.2” imagers and 3.45μm pixel-pitch 2/3” imagers, and assure an equivalent resolution of full 5 mega-pixels, an industry-leading resolution and contrast in φ29mm machine-vision lenses. Tamron’s proprietary optical design offers equal first-class performance in all different focal lengths of the models.

    <Imager Size Examples>
    Imager Size*(image circle diameter: 13.8mm)

  • Advanced Coating Technology and State-of-the-art Optical Design
  • Tamron’s state-of-the-art optics and advanced coating technologies assure distinguished optical performance, particularly in contrast and resolution, and superb optical transmissivity for crisp and clear images.

  • High-Quality Imaging in a Close-Shooting Distance
  • The new lenses assure high-quality imaging in frequently-used close-shooting distances.

  • Rigid Inspection on Quality
  • Critical performance in resolution is thoroughly examined from the center to the periphery of images, assuring high-contrast and high-resolution, devoid of unbalanced blurring, throughout the entire lens view.

  • Improved Maneuverability and User Utility
  • Rotational torque is increased to improve maneuverability for focusing and iris adjustment. Lock-screw positions are increased to four instead of the three of the former models, assisting easier installation for users.

  • Cosmetic Design of Rugged Look
  • A metal barrel is employed to improve durability and robustness against vibration, giving a cool and rugged exterior look.

  • A Commonly-Used Setscrew is Included as a Standard Accessory
  • A lock-screw used in previous models is replaced with an embedding-type setscrew, making the lens barrel free of a screw-head to enable installation in a compact space.


Model M112FM12 M112FM16 M112FM25
Imager size 1/1.2"
Mount C
Focal length 12mm 16mm 25mm
Iris range F/2.0 ~ 16 F/1.8 ~ 16
Field-of-view angle
(horizontal x vertical)
1/1.2" (4:3) 49.2°x 37.6° 37.4°x 28.4° 24.1°x 18.2°
(16:9) 53.2°x 30.6° 40.5°x 22.3° 26.2°x 15.0°
2/3" (4:3) 40.9°x 31.1° 31.0°x 23.4° 19.9°x 15.0°
(16:9) 44.4°x 25.5° 33.7°x 19.2° 21.7°x 12.3°
Focusing range 0.1m ~ ∞
Operation Focusing Attached with a manual lock
Iris Attached with a manual lock
Filter-screw diameter M27 P=0.5mm
Spectrum range of imaging Visible light
Range of operational temperature -20℃ ~ +60℃

*Specifications and exterior looks are subject to change without notice.
*Information effective as of the date of market-launch announcement (November 1, 2016).