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Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Fujifilm Optical Devices to Showcase Variety of Lens Offerings at Upcoming Tab Show

August 4, 2016

Wayne, N.J., August 1, 2016 - The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America announces it presence at the upcoming Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) Show. Taking place August 10-11 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, this year marks TAB’s 63rd annual convention and trade show. FUJIFILM Optical Devices will exhibit in Booth #72 with some of its most recently introduced lenses. ... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

LWIR Zoom Lenses serve OEM, surveillance imaging applications.

July 29, 2016

Operating in 8–14 µm spectral range, Tamron LWIR Zoom Lenses include 2 zoom range models (35–105 mm and 50–150 mm) available with diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings and one zoom range model (35–105 mm) with anti-reflective (AR) coating. All models offer optimized parfocality (focus through zoom) and provide continuous, precision athermalization. Standard M34 x 0.5 mm thread mount supports use with microbolometer cameras. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Tamron Announces the Launch of the SP 35mm F/1.8 Di USD (Model F012) and SP 45mm F/1.8 Di USD (Model F013) for Sony mount

May 17, 2016

Redefining the SP Series Lenses designed for the New Era of Imaging New Delhi – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the release of SP 35mm F/1.8 Di USD (Model F012) and SP 45mm F/1.8 Di USD (Model F013) for Sony mount. The first two lenses in the series are compatible with full-frame DSLR cameras and offer... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Edmund Optics® Honored by Vision Systems Design 2016 Innovators Awards Program

May 6, 2016

TECHSPEC® Cx Series Fixed Focal Length Lenses Recognized with Silver Award Barrington, NJ – Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, announced today that it was awarded a Silver Level Award for its TECHSPEC® Cx Series Fixed Focal Length Lenses. These lenses were recognized among the best in the industry by the judges of the Vision Systems Design 2016 Innovators... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Fixed Focal Length Lenses suit machine vision applications.

May 4, 2016

Designed for pixels that are ≤2.2 µm, TECHSPEC® UC Series provides resolution of >200 lp/mm across sensor and is built specifically for machine vision working distances and resolution requirements. RoHS-compliant ultra-compact lenses are available in 5 focal lengths from 4–25 mm. Although lenses are optimized for 1/2.5 in. sensors, number of focal lengths support sensors up to 1/1.8 in. Compatible with C-mount cameras, lenses feature locking iris and focus adjustment with recessed set screws. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Telecentric Lenses suit volume inspection applications.

March 8, 2016

Available in 40 models with working distances from 40–300 mm and magnification from 0.5–8x, TECHSPEC® Compact Telecentric Lenses provide solution for machine vision applications. All offer in-line illumination option, which uses port to connect fiber optic light guide or LED module. RoHS-compliant lenses feature telecentricities of <0.2° and distortions of <0.2%. With fixed aperture and lockable focus, lenses are suited for assembly lines and factory floors. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Vision Systems

NAB 2016: FUJIFILM's Optical Devices Division to Highlight Full Range of Lens Offerings

March 4, 2016

Wayne, N.J., – At the upcoming NAB Show, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will showcase its entire range of 4K Ultra HD Series, Cabrio PL cine/ENG-Style lenses, Premier PL 4K+ cine lenses, as well as the popular XA55x9.5BESM 2/3-inch zoom and XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field production lens. The company will exhibit in Booth C7125 during the show, which runs from April 16-21 at... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Sapphire and Ruby Balls create short focal length lenses.

February 18, 2016

Featuring 9 Moh hardness, Meller Sapphire and Ruby Balls come in 42 in. and metric sizes from 0.1–0.5 mm diameter with 0.000025 in. sphericity and ±0.0001 in. basic diameter tolerance. Units can be precision ground into plano-convex lenses with surface finishes to 80–20 scratch dig. Unaffected by fast moving dirt and impervious to most chemicals, solvents, and detergents, balls crafted into lenses for micro air vehicle applications are available A/R coated and provide 85–98% typical transmission. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

GS Plastic Optics Features Precision Polymer Optics at Photonics West 2016

February 17, 2016

Rochester, NY – GS Plastic Optics, a leading manufacturer of precision polymer optics, will feature diamond turned, injection molded, and thin-film coated lenses at the SPIE Photonics West 2016 exhibition, February 16-18 in San Francisco. Every day GS Plastic Optics works with executives and program managers to solve complex optical challenges. The company manufactures polymer optics... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Sony Launches New G Master(TM) Brand of Interchangeable Lenses

February 10, 2016

Three new models including 24-70mm F2.8 Zoom, 85mm F1.4 Prime and 70-200mm F2.8 Zoom deliver unrivaled imaging experiences NEW YORK, – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world's largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced their flagship G Master™ brand of interchangeable lenses. Sony's new brand includes three new E-mount full frame... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

AR-Coated Cylinder Lenses focus light in one direction.

October 21, 2015

TECHSPEC® Laser Line PCX Cylinder Lenses serve applications that require light to be focused in only one direction, including light focused into slit or line scan detector. With <0.25% reflection at laser output wavelength, anti-reflective (AR) coatings for common wavelengths maximize transmission. RoHS-compliant lenses, which come in 24 models with 12.5 or 25 mm dia, feature N-BK7 substrate and 60-40 surface quality and may be used in pairs to collimate and circularize diode laser output.
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Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

SWIR Fixed Focal Length Lenses suit inspection applications.

August 18, 2015

Available in 7 models, TECHSPEC® SWIR Fixed Focal Length Lenses serve applications — inspection, sorting, or quality control — operating in short-wave infrared (SWIR) spectrum from 0.9–1.7 µm. SWIR-optimized, 0.8–1.8 µm anti-reflective (AR) coatings and glass types maximize image quality. Designed to cover large, 25 mm sensors, RoHS-compliant lenses are offered in 25, 50, and 100 mm focal length models with choice of C-Mount, F-Mount, or M42 x 1.0 Mount. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Camera Lenses target sports and entertainment applications.

July 27, 2015

Part of 4K Ultra HD Series, UA22x8 Portable Zoom Lens and UA80X9 Field Lens feature 2/3 in. design and 16-bit encoder. Model UA22x8, offering 22x zoom ratio and focal length from 8 mm in wide angle to 176 mm in telephoto, is suitable for live sports, program production, and news reporting. With 80x zoom and optical image stabilization, UA80x9 is suited for coverage of large-scale live events, such as concerts and sports. Lens covers focal lengths from 9 mm in wide angle to 720 mm in telephoto. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Macro and Telephoto Lenses expand IR camera inspection abilities.

June 18, 2015

Pre-calibrated lenses are precisely engineered germanium optics available for Fluke IR cameras with 320 x 240 and under resolution. While 25 micron macro lens can identify defects that might otherwise be too small to see on such targets as PCBs, 4x telephoto lens provides 4X magnified view of target at distance to enable inspection of such targets as high electrical line or tall flare stack. LaserSharp® Auto Focus button can set focus at optimal distance for lens. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

'Gear Dictionary' Web Series Uses Zylight for Studio Shoots

June 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES – For Zeke Kamm, a week does not go by without a call from someone in the industry looking for production equipment advice. A self-described “gear head” filmmaker with more than 20 years in the industry, he decided to create Gear Dictionary, a free online educational series, to collect his advice on a number of subjects in one spot. Kamm, who serves as CEO of Aviator Camera... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Coated Aspheric Lenses work with high-power Nd: YAG lasers.

April 29, 2015

Featuring precision aspheric designs, TECHSPEC® Laser-Line Coated Precision Aspheric Lenses maximize performance in high-power Nd: YAG laser applications. RoHS-compliant lenses have Laser V-coatings with absolute reflectance of <0.25% at design wavelength, and UV fused silica substrate is resistant to thermal expansion. Supplied in 15 and 25 mm dia sizes, 12 models offer numerical apertures (NA) of 0.60, 0.50, and 0.42 and design wavelengths of 355, 532, and 1,064 nm. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

4K Ultra HD Zoom Lens suits broadcast applications.

April 20, 2015

Designed for 2/3 in. sensor, Model UA80x9 has 80x zoom and optical image stabilization, making it suitable for coverage of large-scale live events, such as concerts and sports. Lens covers focal lengths from 9 mm in wide angle to 720 mm in telephoto. Digital servo’s 16-bit encoding ensures that all lens data output—including position of zoom, iris, and focus—is accurate. Applied to lens, High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating optimizes transmission and color reproduction. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Fixed Focal Length Lens targets factory automation applications.

April 2, 2015

With large maximum apertures that enable use in even restrictive lighting conditions, TECHSPEC® 3.5 mm Compact Fixed Focal Length Lenses offer high resolution performance on up to 1/1.8 in. camera sensor formats. These C-Mount machine vision lenses, which support up to 2/3 in. sensors and come in ruggedized housing, feature angular field of 102.3°, 425–675 nm BBAR coating, and OD of 50 mm. Uses include factory automation, inspection, and qualification. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Precision Optics are designed for Nd:YAG and fiber lasers.

March 18, 2015

Intended for use in Nd:YAG and fiber lasers, precision laser optics include lenses, beamsplitters, polarizing components, super flat mirrors, and high-damage threshold coatings that operate in 1 micron wavelength region. Key specifications, including transmission, wavefront, and laser damage threshold (LDT), are analyzed and measured by technicians and scientists. Subesquently, measurements are tested at RMI facility via high-power Nd:YAG laser. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Zoom Lenses use internal liquid lens to adjust focus.

March 13, 2015

Suited for such applications as microscopy and circuit board inspection, Dynamic Focus VZM Lenses use internal liquid lens to seamlessly adjust focus over 7X range, from 0.65X–4.6X, and offer zoom capabilities. RoHS-compliant lenses measure 248 mm long, provide 2/3 in. max camera sensor format with working distance of 87 mm, and offer lockable iris, zoom control, and rotatable mount for optimal camera orientation. Internal liquid lens is controlled via 6-pin HIROSE connector and USB port. Read More