Tamron Releases New 3MP-Compatible Vari-Focal Lens

Tamron addresses the growing need for high resolution cameras that can be deployed for night-time surveillance use.

COMMACK, N.Y. – Tamron, an integrated optics manufacturer, announces the release of a 3-mega-pixel 1/2.7” 2.7-13mm F/1.4 Vari-Focal lens.

The M13VG2713IR lens is said to support high resolution throughout the visual and near-IR spectrum.

Product features according to a Tamron press release:

1. Distinguished Optical Performance ‘Compatible With 3-Mega-Pixels’
Leading technologies such as aspherical lens and extraordinary LD (Low Dispersion) lens were employed together with state-of-the-art optical design to achieve high-fidelity imaging compatible with 3-mega-pixel cameras, exceeding full HD1080P resolution. The lens boasts the fastest F-number F/1.4, which effectively assures mega-pixel image-quality even under low illumination condition.

2. Mega-Pixel Imaging Sustainable Under IR Lighting
Imaging quality of conventional lenses often gets compromised under a near-IR light as compared with that under a visual light. Tamron considers image-quality degradation in the “night-time mode” devalues the advantage of mega-pixel cameras. The lens newly announced maintains high-quality 3-mega-pixel imaging throughout the visual and near-IR spectrum, without quality degradation when a camera is switched to “night-mode”.

3. Wide-Utility Focal Length of 2.7 – 13mm and Wide-Angle Horizontal FOV Angle of 125.1°
Mega-pixel image-quality is assured over the most widely-utilized focal-length range of 2.7 – 13mm. The focal length of 2.7mm at the wide-angle (FOV angle of 125.1°) is especially useful to obtain an entire room view from a corner point.

4. Reduction of Color Blur by Elimination of Chromatic Aberration
A new optical design eliminates chromatic aberration to the limit, resulting in images without annoying color blur. Incoming light reflection on the lens surface is thoroughly suppressed by means of state-of-the-art lens design to prevent its incursion into output images. Employing multi-coating technology also assures flare-free and ghost-free imaging.

5. Highest-Precision and Highest-Quality Lens Construction that Maximizes Optical Performance
All lens components are designed in the highest precision and produced using the most advanced manufacturing technology. In-house manufacturing know-hows are extensively employed to eliminate image degradation such as image shifts and unbalanced blurs.

6. Improved Lens Integration
Obtrusion of the lens element at the lens mount surface is eliminated to improve lens compatibility with general cameras.

The lens will be available in the U.S. beginning May 15, 2017.

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