February 23, 2016
Tamron Co., Ltd.

Market Launch Announcement

Tamron announces the launch of
A New 3-Mega-Pixel NIR (Near-IR) Vari-Focal Lens

1/2.7” 2.8-12mm F/1.4 (Model: M13VG2812IR)

February 23, 2016, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd., (President & CEO Morio Ono), an integrated optics manufacturer and leader in the security/surveillance equipment industry, announces the release of a 1/2.7” 2.8-12mm F/1.4 3-mega-pixel NIR Vari-Focal Lens (Model: M13VG2812IR).

Model: M13VG2812IR

Model: M13VG2812IR

Release Date Price
March 1, 2016 Open

Demand for IP/network cameras is growing at an unprecedented speed in the security market. Today’s requirement for high image-quality mandated resolution higher than 3-mega-pixel / Full HD 1080P.

To address the market need, Tamron has released a ‘Double Vari-Focal’ lens system, a complementary lens-pair solution that powerfully supports major security applications: an M13VG288IR (f=2.8-8mm) lens and an M13VG850IR (f=8-50mm) lens to seamlessly cover the entire focal length range from the wide-angle f=2.8mm to the telephoto-end f=50mm. Because of the universal angular field of view coverage being addressed between the two, the solution has received exceptionally high recognition in the market.
Demand for large-size 1/1.8” and 1/2” imagers has also grown prominently for surveillance installations in highly populated urban areas, where distinguished resolving power becomes critically important to make the most of the imaging capabilities of 5-mega-pixel sensors. A new lens, M13VG2812IR, now released by Tamron, specifically addresses the needs in the surveillance market.

Tamron, as an integrated optics manufacturer, progressively pursues the development of such high-quality and innovative products.


  • High Resolution for High-Quality Images
  • The new lens supports image resolution higher than 3-mega-pixel / Full HD 1080P, which is a major trend in the security market.

  • Compatibility with 1/2.7" Imagers
  • The image circle is expanded to permit compatibility with 1/2.7" imagers.

  • Performance Extended over to the NIR Spectrum
  • Chromatic aberration has been corrected throughout the visible and the NIR spectrum; the new lens is ideal for integration with day-and-night cameras and enhances the performance of 24-hour mega-pixel surveillance.


Model M13VG2812IR
Imager Size 1/2.7"
Mount Type CS
Focal Length 2.8~12mm
Aperture Range F/1.4~F/360
Field of View Angle
(Horizontal x Vertical)
1/2.7" Wide 107°x 79.3°
Tele 26.4°x 19.8°
1/3" Wide 96.8°x 71.6°
Tele 24.0°x 18.0°
1/4" Wide 71.6°x 53.4°
Tele 18.0°x 13.5°
Focusing Range 0.3m~∞
Operation Focus Manual w/lock
Zoom Manual w/Lock
Iris DC Auto Iris
Wave Length Visible Light ~ Near Infrared

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.