July 3, 2017
Tamron Co., Ltd.

Market-launch Announcement of
Expanded Line 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”  8mm F/2.4 (Model: M112FM08)
1/1.2” 35mm F/2.1 (Model: M112FM35)
1/1.2” 50mm F/2.8 (Model: M112FM50)
1/1.2” 75mm F/3.5 (Model: M112FM75)

Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka; Headquarters: Saitama City, Japan), an integrated optics manufacturer and leader in the security/surveillance equipment industry, announces release in the market of four additional models (M112FM08, M112FM35, M112FM50 and M112FM75) in the M112FM series of fixed-focal lenses for machine vision use that support full 5-mega pixel resolution for 1/1.2” imagers in industry-leading* 29mm compact bodies.
This release expands the current lens portfolio for 1/1.2” imagers (M112FM series) to seven lenses that accommodate extensive focal lengths: 8mm F/2.4, 12mm F/2.0,
16mm F/2.0, 25mm F/1.8, 35mm F/2.1, 50mm F/.2.8 and 75mm F/3.5.

  • lens: Model M112FM08
    Model: M112FM08
  • lens: Model M112FM35
    Model: M112FM35
  • lens: Model M112FM50
    Model: M112FM50
  • lens: Model M112FM75
    Model: M112FM75

*In machine-vision lenses that are compatible with a 1/1.2” imager and 5-mega-pixel resolution (survey by Tamron, effective as of June, 2017)

PRODUCT NAME M112FM08 / M112FM35 / M112FM50/ M112FM75
DATE OF LAUNCH July 10, 2017

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.
The 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 currently offers an array of mega-pixel machine-vision lenses for 1.1” imagers (four models in the M111FM series), 1/1.8” imagers (six models in the M118FM series) and 2/3” imagers (seven models in the M23FM series and three models in the 23FM series).
These newly released four models offer a wider selection of portfolio in addition to the existing three compact models in the M112FM series; the portfolio now offers a widest selection of high-resolution lenses that address a customer’s 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.

Product Information

  1. 1. 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 Examples (Image circle diameter supported
    by the M112FM-series lenses: 13.8mm)

  2. 2. 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.

  3. 3. High-Quality Imaging at Close-Shooting Distances

    The new lenses assure high-quality imaging in frequently-used close-shooting distances.

  4. 4. 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.

  5. 5. 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.

  6. 6. Cosmetic Design of Rugged Look

    A metal barrel is employed to improve durability and robustness against vibration, giving a cool and rugged exterior look.

  7. 7. 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 M112FM08 M112FM35 M112FM50 M112FM75
Imager Size 1/1.2"
Mount Type C
Focal Length 8mm 35mm 50mm 75mm
Aperture Range F/2.4 ~ 16 F/2.1 ~ 16 F/2.8 ~ 16 F/3.5 ~ 16
Field of View Angle
(Horizontal x Vertical)
1/1.2" (4:3) 70.3°x 54.9° 17.3°x 13.1° 12.2°x 9.2° 8.1°x 6.1°
(16:9) 75.3°x 45.6° 18.8°x 10.7° 13.2°x 7.5° 8.9°x 5.0°
2/3" (4:3) 59.5°x 45.8° 14.3°x 10.7° 10.0°x 7.5° 6.7°x 5.0°
(16:9) 64.0°x 37.8° 15.5°x 8.8° 10.9°x 6.16° 7.3°x 4.1°
Focusing Range 0.1m ~ ∞ 0.2m ~ ∞ 0.3m ~ ∞ 0.7m ~ ∞
Operation Focal Manual w/lock
Iris Manual w/lock
Filter Size M35.5 P=0.5mm M27 P=0.5mm
Wave Length Visible Light
Operating Temperature -20℃ ~ +60℃