FUJIFILM Fujinon HF-12M series machine vision lenses

Product Profile

FUJIFILM Europe GmbH has launched of new Fujinon HF-12M series as top-of-the-range machine vision lenses for use in inspection and measurement applications in production lines.

The HF-12M lenses can resolve the high resolution of up to 12 megapixels with a pixel pitch of 2.1µm. All models of the new series maintain the high level of even sharpness from the image centre up to the corners and compensate for the resolution degradation that typically occurs when changing working distance or aperture value. This enables the consistent delivery of high-resolution images even under varying installation and shooting conditions at the manufacturing frontline.

Small light body

Despite the high resolution, the lenses surprise with the smallest and lightest body compared to other high resolution lenses that are currently available on the market, measuring only 33mm in outer diameter. Fujinon HF-12M series is available in five models of various focal lengths from 8 mm to 35 mm and is officially designed for 2/3” sensors, but especially the longer focal lengths are applicable on larger sensor sizes of up to 1/1.2” as well. All models offer low-distortion design and small working distances as of 100mm. Therefore they are very flexible and reliable for a wide range of applications. The combination of high resolution implemented in a small size makes the new Fujinon series unique lenses on the market.

Product names and focal lengths




MOD 100mm




MOD 100mm




MOD 100mm




MOD 100mm




MOD 200mm

Main features

Advanced optical performance

When the iris (aperture) is set at the orange F4 marker on the lens barrel the
HF-12M series offers the highest resolving power of 2.1µm pixel pitch on a 2/3” sensor, which is equivalent to 12 megapixels. The HF-12M maintains ultra-high definition with 2.7µm in the whole frame area; even on sensor sizes of up to 1/1.2”

Small size

Despite being high-resolution lenses, all five models come in a compact form measuring only 33mm in diameter. The small size makes the lenses the smallest lenses currently available on the market compared to other Machine Vision lenses within this resolution segment. This allows installation flexibility even in manufacturing facilities with space constraints.

Edge-to-edge sharpness

Due to physical properties the resolution varies when working distance or aperture is changed, but thanks to the unique optical design this resolution degradation is minimised. The new Fujinon lenses maintain their high resolving power from the image centre to all corners even when the aperture is wide open under low light conditions as well as over changing working distances. This enables a flexible usage of the lenses in versatile applications with constant image quality.

Added value

General machine vision lenses use iris and focus locking screws with a head protruding out from the lens body, potentially causing interference within the machine vision system. Fujinon HF-12M comes with regular locking screws as well as headless compact screws, which can be countersunk into the lens body to minimise interference with the machine vision system, thereby increasing flexibility in system installation and design.

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Technical Specification

Make Fujinon
Manufacturer FUJIFILM Optical Devices Europe GmbH
Model code HF818-12M
Series HF-12M Series
Lens Type Fixed
Lens Format inches 2/3 inch
Focal Length mm 8 mm focal length
Iris Type Manual Iris
Lens Mount C mount
F-Stop F1.8 ~ F22 F-stop
Angle (Field) of View o 56.9 x 43.9
Minimum Object Distance m 0.1
Physical Specifications Weight g: 95
Additional info

HF-12M is a series of prime lenses that produce ultra-sharpness with 2.7µm pixel pitch (equiv. to 8MP) in the whole frame area. HF-12M lenses maintain a high level of even sharpness at the centre as well as around the edges and mitigating resolution degradation that typically occurs when changing a working distance or aperture value. This enables the consistent delivery of high-resolution images, even under varying installation and shooting conditions at the manufacturing frontline.

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