Select An M12 Lens (S-Mount Lens) For Your Camera

M12 Lenses / S-Mount Lenses

An M12 lens is a miniature lens with 12mm diameter threads. These lenses are also known as S-Mount Lenses or Board Mount Lenses.
M12 lenses are used in robotics,  surveillance cameras, video conferencing, and internet of things cameras.

 

Types of M12 lenses include fisheye, wide-angle, no-distortion, and telephoto. Our lenses are available with, or without, an IR cut off filter.

Our S-Mount lenses range from 1mm to 50mm focal length and 10° to 230° field of view.

Board mount lenses can be focused following our instructional guide on how to focus a camera.

These miniature lenses can be used with embedded vision systems from Allied VisionBasler, FLIR, iDSThe Imaging Source, Lucid Vision, Vision Components, Ximea, and more.

M12 lenses can also be used with many CS and C Mount cameras.

Our lenses range from 1mm to 30mm EFL and 10° to 230°. The types of M12 lenses include fisheye, wide-angle, no-distortion, and telephoto. Each of our lenses is available with, or without, an IR cut off filter.

These can be used with embedded vision systems and imaging devices from Allied VisionFLIR, iDS, Basler, The Imaging Source, Lucid Vision, and more.

Contact Us With Your Requirements 

100+

Field of View and F# Options

Find a miniature lens for your project requirements.  Only 50 are listed online. 

8MP+

Fisheye, Low-Distortion, and Telephoto

Each lens uses high quality optical components and is optimized for cost-performance.

M12 Lenses

Options for Every Format Type

These lenses are compatible with 1/4" to 1/1.7"+ format type image sensors and cameras.

M12 Lens Field of view Calculator and Product Finder

How to Use
Start: Select your sensor, sensor format type, or enter your sensor's output pixel information.
Update: The field of view of each lens is calculated. Image circle coverage (%) is calculated for fisheyes.
Refine: Filter, sort, then open individual product pages for detailed specs and samples.

Our calculator includes advanced distortion models: the web's most accurate wide-angle and fisheye FoV values.

Looking for a more Traditional Way to Find a lens?

Browse through our 20 page catalog or sort using our excel lens list.

M12 Lens Selection Chart

M12 Lens Selection Chart

What's Your Application? Our Optics Cover the Spectrum.

Does it Require an IP65+ Lens?

We offer IP65+ variants of many lenses. These are suitable for applications  exposed to the environment, without a window.

Mobile Robotics?

Find a low F# or low distortion lens to optimize your computer vision framerate.

185°@7.8mm Fisheye M12 Lens

CIL227-F2.5-M12A660

Wide Angle Fisheye Lens for S Mount
Wide Angle Fisheye Lens for S Mount
Fisheye Wide Angle M12 Lens
Board Mount Lens Wide Angle Fisheye
$49.00

Small 2.1mm M12 Lens

CIL821-F2.4-M12B650

A 2.1mm M12 Lens for 1/3
A 2.1mm M12 Lens for 1/3
Tiny Pinhole Lens for S-Mount Cameras
15mm TTL Short M12 Lens for Surveillance
$39.00

215°@6.8mm M12 Fisheye Lens

CIL220-F2.3-M12A650

215 degree Miniature Fisheye Lens CIL220
215 degree Miniature Fisheye Lens CIL220
M12 Mini Fisheye Lens
Miniature Fisheye Lens
$39.00

Surveillance?

Our low F#, high resolution lenses are suitable for 180° dome cameras, low light, and active IR illuminated scenes.

Consumer / AR+VR?

Our high resolution fisheye lenses will let you design 360° cameras and and stereographic lenses are equivalent to "GoPro" lenses.

Video Conferencing?

Our wide-angle, low distortion, high resolution M12 lenses result in optimal object deformation without post-processing.

Aerial Robotics?

Our light-weight, miniature lenses are ideal for collision avoidance, long-distance viewing, and end-customer viewing.

Surveillance?

Our low F#, high resolution lenses are suitable for 180° dome cameras, low light, and active IR illuminated scenes.

Video Conferencing?

Our wide-angle, low distortion, high resolution M12 lenses result in optimal object deformation without post-processing.

Know that you Need a Lens, but Still Trying to Determine Your Camera Requirements? 

Use our free web-based AoV Calculator to determine your system's Field of View Requirements. Then, use the M12 Lens calculator to match your requirements with the available lenses. Our Depth of Field Calculator also provides the hyperfocal distance and depth of field for every sensor and lens combination.

Camera Angle of View Calculator. Camera AoV Calculator.
Camera Depth of Field Calculator. DoF Calculator.

We also have a couple of other calculators that many engineers find interesting.

Lens Focal Length Calculator. EFL Calculator.
An FoV Calculator for Vision System Cameras
Lens Focal Length Calculator. EFL Calculator.
Camera Angle of View Calculator. Camera AoV Calculator.
Camera Depth of Field Calculator. DoF Calculator.
An FoV Calculator for Vision System Cameras
M12 Lenses Inspected in the USA.

Inspected in the US

Camera Design Customer Support Based in the USA.

US Engineering Support

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M12 Lens provider

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Want personalized recommendations for your project or trying to figure out where to start?
Contact our US-based Optical Engineers.