Short Compact 3.6mm M12 Lens CIL036
Short Compact 3.6mm M12 Lens CIL036
Compact 3.6mm M12 Lens CIL036
Compact 3.6mm S Mount Lens CIL036

3.6mm M12 Lens Wide-Angle | 1/2.7" S-Mount Lens

Small 3.6mm M12 Lens

This 8MP+ no distortion 3.6mm miniature lens provides a 77° Horizontal Field of View on a 1/2.7" sensor. The short 16.6mm TTL and low F/# make it great for lightweight or compact computer vision cameras.
CIL036-F2.0-M12IR
$39.00

There are 7 units With IR Cut-Off Filter in stock in California.

There are 10 units Without IR Cut-Off Filter in stock in California.

Our initial price breaks are at quantities 10, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1k, 2.5k, 5k, 10k. Low volume pricing is not indicative of 1k+. Request volume pricing below:

Lens Features

Short TTL

A low profile design with 16.5mm for compact cameras

 8MP Resolution

4K image quality on 1/2.7" format image sensors.

No Distortion

<2% TV distortion and  results in a normal appearing image.

Specification Table

Lens Model #CIL036-F2.0-M12IR
CIL036-F2.0-M12NIR
Resolution8 megapixels
Sensor size
Up to 1/2.7"
EFL3.6mm Optical EFL
Field of View88° HFoV @ 6.2mm image circle 
Calculate FoV for your sensor using our M12 Lens List
Distortion<3% TV
F/#2.0 Fixed
Hyperfocal DistanceCalculate Depth of Field and Hyperfocal Distance using our DoF Calculator
Weight4g
IR Cut Off FilterOptional
Construction3G2P+IR Filter

Mechanical Drawing

3.6mm M12 Lens Mechanical Diagram for a Wide Angle No Distortion M12 Lens with 3.6mm Focal Length

Camera Compatibility Table*

Commonlands Recommended Mount Allied Vision Alvium S-Mount FLIR Blackfly S Board iDS uEye LE The Imaging Source Basler Dart S-Mount
CLA018 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

*Mechanical compatibility only, assuming the standard M12x0.5 lens mount provided by the camera manufacturer. Please check optical compatibility separately.

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Performance Benchmark

Objectively characterizing the performance of a camera requires dozens of different metrics. While all of these are looked at by professional camera engineers, many are unnecessary for hobbyist component selection when a predetermined image sensor issued. For entry level camera engineering sake, we recommend starting with four first order system performance metrics: sharpness, color, shading and field of view. 

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