We report on BVI CCD photometry of a field centered on the region of
the intermediate-age open cluster NGC 2112 down to V=21.
Due to the smaller field coverage, we are able to limit
the effect of field star contamination which hampered in the past
precise determinations of the cluster age and distance.
This way, we provide updated estimates of NGC 2112 fundamental
parameters. Having extended the photometry to the I pass-band,
we are able to construct a colour-colour diagram, from which
we infer a reddening E(B-V) = 0.63 ± 0.14 mag.
The comparison of the Colour-Magnitude Diagram (CMD) with theoretical
isochrones leads to a distance of 850 ± 100 pc, and an age
of 2.0 ± 0.3 Gyr. While the distance is in agreement
with previous determinations, the age turns out to be much better constrained
and significantly lower than previous estimates.