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Kowa LM12NC3 Lens

Kowa Lens

Product Family

1/2" 3CCD NC3 Series

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Sensor Size


Lens Type


Focal Length

12 mm

Salient Features

1/2” 3CCD NC3 Series

Introducing a lineup of megapixel lenses specially designed for 1/2 inch 3CCD megapixel C-mount cameras, the 1/2″ 3CCD megapixel NC3 lens series reproduces highly accurate colors with little chromatic aberration and low distortion.


  • Ideal for Megapixel Cameras
  • Assists megapixel cameras in producing large, high resolution images
  • Excellent Corner Brightness
  • No fading along edges of the image
  • Low Distortion
  • Kowa’s design solves distortion issues to create an accurate reproduction of the environment
  • Low Chromatic Aberration
  • Reduces color distortion rings along edges of image, thus reproducing a more accurate reproduction of the surrounding environment
Focal Length (mm) 12
Lens Type Fixed
Image Size (mm) 1/2″ (Φ8)
Iris Range (F-stop) F1.8 ~ F16
Focusing Range (m) 0.15 ~ ∞
Iris Control Manual
Focus Control Manual
Shooting Range at M.O.D. (mm) 89(H) x 66(V)
Angle of View 1/2″ (°) 30.4 x 22.8
Angle of View 1/3″ (°) 22.8 x 17.2
Horizontal Angle of View (°) 30.4°
Vertical Angle of View (°) 22.8°
Diagonal Angle of View (°) 37.9°
Resolution (Center, Corner) 120lp/mm, 199lp/mm
TV Distortion (%) -0.90
Back Focus in Air (mm) 15.2
Mount C-mount
Filter Thread Size (mm) M27 x P0.5
Minimum Focus Distance (m) 0.15
Flange Back in Air (mm) 17.526
Front/Rear Effective DIA (mm) Φ14.1, Φ19.4
Exit Pupil (mm) -495
Size (mm) Φ30 x 58.5
Weight (g) 90
Temperature Range (°C) -10 ~ +50

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