Saturday, January 17, 2015

Release Announcement Industrial-Vision Fixed Focal Lens for 3.1µm Pixel Pitch Imager Supporting Distinguished High Performance 1.1" 50mm F/1.8(Model M111FM50)

January 13, 2015 - Tamron Co., Ltd., Saitama, Japan (President & CEO: Morio Ono), specialized manufacturer of optics and one of the leading companies in the security/surveillance equipment industry announces the launch of a new 50mm F/1.8 fixed focal lens in 1.1" format tuned for a pixel pitch of 3.1㎛.
Development Concept

Cameras with Mega-pixel sensors for an array of industrial applications, including production equipment, chip mounters, various test apparatus, machining centers and the like, are migrating towards even higher pixel counts of late.

Tamron offers an extensive range of optics for a whole variety of customer needs so customers can pick and choose the best solution for their own applications. Users of certain types of equipment require particularly high-fidelity images.

In addition to the FA (Factory Automation) series of lenses for high-pixel count imagers currently available, Tamron releases the 1.1" M111FM50 to support 3.1µm pixel pitch imagers, boasting the highest level of resolution among the entire lens lineup.

Furthermore, the new 1.1" format lens model in expands the product portfolio of the company's industrial-vision optics beyond the existing lineup comprised of 1/1.8" (six models in the M118 Series) and 2/3" (seven models in the M23 Series) respectively. With the broader range of product offerings to support the higher imaging quality needs, the scope of applications making the most of high mega-pixel cameras shall be brought to the next height.

Looking forward, Tamron is poised for accelerating development of new industrial-vision lenses, keeping pace with the advancement of cameras geared towards higher pixel counts and more diversified application fields, with greater versatility and handling ease as well as ensuring outstanding optical performance across the entire field.
Main Features
High Resolving Power

・Industry-leading resolving power optimally tuned for 3.1µm pixel pitch 1.1" imagers renders high-fidelity images equivalent to 12MP resolution.
Image Quality Prioritized for Closer Distance Range

・The superb image quality at the most commonly used closer distance range is achieved in line with the design philosophy that has been demonstrated in our current FA-series lenses.
Operational Ease

・Smooth rotation torque of both focus and iris rings facilitates the adjustment of both focusing and aperture.
Sophisticated Optical Design to Deliver Distinguished Image Quality

・Excellent image quality from center to corner is delivered based on the latest optical design technology with discernible resolution and contrast.
・Enhanced transmissivity across the whole bandwidth is attained with Tamron's original coating technology.
Compatibility with Diversified Imagers

・The17.6mm Effective Image Circle Diameter of the lens expands its compatibility with a broader range of cameras with multiple imager formats up to 1.1".
Main Specifications
Model M111FM50
Imager Size 1.1"
Mount Type C
Focal Length 50mm
Aperture Range F/1.8 ~ 22
Field of View Angle
(Horizontal x Vertical) 1.1" (1:1) 14.1°× 14.1°
(4:3) 15.9°× 11.9°
6) (1:1) 12.9°× 12.9°
(4:3) 14.6°× 11.0°
2/3" 10.1°× 7.6°
Focusing Range 0.4m ~ ∞
Operation Focus Manual w/lock
Iris Manual w/lock
Filter Size M49 P=0.75mm
Wave Length Visible Light

*Specifications, appearance are subjected to be changed without notice.
*Data is as of end of January 2015.

Release Date and Price
Release Date January 20, 2015
Price Open

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