December 1, 2020
Tamron Co., Ltd.

Market-launch Announcement of
Five New Models of Compact φ29 mm Machine-Vision Lenses
Compatible with 1/1.7” Imagers and Full-6-Mega Pixel Resolution

Expansion of M117FM Fixed-Focal Lens Series for Machine Vision
1/1.7” 12mm F/2.4 (Model: M117FM12)
1/1.7” 16mm F/2.4 (Model: M117FM16)
1/1.7” 25mm F/2.4 (Model: M117FM25)
1/1.7” 35mm F/2.4 (Model: M117FM35)
1/1.7” 50mm F/2.8 (Model: M117FM50)

December 1, 2020, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka; Headquarters: Saitama City, Japan), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, currently offers an array of industry-leading* φ29mm compact-size fixed-focal lenses, M117FM series, compatible with 1/1.7” imagers and full 6-mega pixel resolution, for machine-vision applications. On December 4, five new models, M117FM12 / M117FM16 / M117FM25 / M117FM35 / M117FM50, will be released to support the growing needs of applications.

lens: Model M117FM12
Model M117FM12
lens: Model M117FM16
Model M117FM16
lens: Model M117FM25
Model M117FM25
lens: Model M117FM35
Model M117FM35
lens: Model M117FM50
Model M117FM50

*In machine-vision camera lenses compatible with 1/1.7 imagers and supporting 6-mega pixel resolution (survey by Tamron, effective as of November, 2020)

Model Numbers M117FM12 / M117FM16 / M117FM25 / M117FM35 / M117FM50
Release Date December 4, 2020
Recommended Retail Price Open Price

Mega-pixel cameras used for machine-vision applications including production equipment, print circuit board mounting equipment, various test equipment, and various machine tools, are migrating toward higher resolution.
Tamron currently offers a variety of mega-pixel machine-vision lenses with 30 different models compatible with 1.1”, 1/1.2”, 2/3”, 1/1.7” and 1/1.8” imagers.

Currently, rapid growth is expected in the use of machine-vision lenses compatible with 1/1.7” and 1/1.8” imagers of 6-mega pixel resolution. To meet the need, Tamron’s M117FM series is added with five new models. The new M117FM portfolio, in addition to the two models currently available (wide-angle 1/1.7” 6mm F/2.4 (Model: M117FM06) and 1/1.7” 8mm F/2.4 (Model: M117FM08)), offers a total of seven models to meet the requirements of a wide range of field of view in machine-vision applications.

The expanded lineup of compact-size M117FM models, with an outer diameter of φ29mm, offers an optimum selection for all machine-vision applications, and assures compact size, high-resolution, high-contrast imaging for all shooting distances including up-close distances.

Tamron develops industry-leading high-resolution fixed-focal lenses that address customers’ critical requirements and needs in all machine-vision applications and pursues optical performance that assures distinguished fidelity in all image details with excellent user utility.

Key Features

  1. 1. High Contrast and Resolution Unrivaled in the Industry

    The new lenses are compatible with 1/1.7” imagers supporting 2.74μm pixel-pitch 6-mega (max) pixel resolution, with an approved highest-level resolution and contrast in φ29mm machine-vision lenses.

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  2. 2. Industry-leading Low Distortion (TV Distortion)

    Tamron’s state-of-the-art optics technology significantly reduces TV distortion compared with previous models.
    Specification: M117FM12: -0.45% / M117FM16: -0.1% / M117FM25: -0.1% / M117FM35: -0.1% / M117FM50: -0.1%

  3. 3. High-Quality Imaging in Close-up Shooting Distances

    The new lenses assure high-quality imaging in commonly used close-up distances.

  4. 4. Rigorous Guarantee of Image Quality

    Thorough inspection is performed on the imaging resolution from the center to the periphery, delivering high-contrast and high-resolution without unbalanced blurring throughout the entire lens view.

  5. 5.Robust Design of Anti-Vibration and Anti-Shock Mechanism

    New mechanism improves anti-vibration and anti-shock performance compared with previous models. Even under adverse conditions, the new mechanism suppresses the impact of vibration and shock of up to 10G of magnitude, and limits the optical (image) deflection within 10μm.
    *Vibration frequency 10-60Hz (amplitude 0.75mm), vibration frequency 60-200Hz (acceleration 100m/s2), and the number of cycles: 50 cycles.

  6. 6. A Common-use Setscrew is Included as a Standard Accessory

    A lock-screw provided with the models can be changed to an embedding-type setscrew. This further reduces the overall diameter of the lens barrel for more compact installation.


Model Numbers M117FM12 M117FM16 M117FM25 M117FM35 M117FM50
Imager Sizes 1/1.7" 1/1.7" 1/1.7" 1/1.7" 1/1.7"
Mount C C C C C
Focal Length 12mm 16mm 25mm 35mm 50mm
F-Ratio Range F/2.4 ~ 16 F/2.4 ~ 16 F/2.4 ~ 16 F/2.4 ~ 16 F/2.8 ~ 16
Field of View

(H x V)
1/1.7” (4:3) 34.3°x 25.9° 26.1°x 19.7° 17.4°x 13.1° 12.6°x 9.5° 8.9°x 6.7°
1/1.8” (4:3) 33.7°x 22.9° 25.7°x 17.4° 17.1°x 11.5° 12.4°x 8.4° 8.7°x 5.9°
Focal Range 0.1m ~ ∞ 0.1m ~ ∞ 0.1m ~ ∞ 0.1m ~ ∞ 0.2m ~ ∞
Operation Focus With manual lock With manual lock With manual lock With manual lock With manual lock
Iris With manual lock With manual lock With manual lock With manual lock With manual lock
Filter Screw Diameter M27 P=0.5mm M27 P=0.5mm M27 P=0.5mm M27 P=0.5mm M27 P=0.5mm
Imaging Frequency-Band Visible Light Visible Light Visible Light Visible Light Visible Light
TV Distortion -0.42% -0.1% -0.1% -0.06% -0.01%
Weight 40g 40g 45g 65g 60g
Operational Temperature Range -20℃ ~ +60℃ -20℃ ~ +60℃ -20℃ ~ +60℃ -20℃ ~ +60℃ -20℃ ~ +60℃