Lenses

Vision Systems

Canadian Firm First on the Road with New Fujinon 107x UHD/4K Lens

July 18, 2016

Customer Demand for 4K and Long Zoom Sway Video MTL and Dazmo Camera’s Selection of Two 107x and One 22x Lenses for Mobile Truck Wayne, N.J., July 13, 2016 - Montreal-based production and rental house Video MTL and its Toronto location, Dazmo Camera, are the first to put the new FUJINON UA107x8.4 (UA107x) lens into rental rotation in North America. Just introduced at NAB last April, the... Read More

Vision Systems

Full-Frame Camera Lens features F1.4 max aperture.

July 13, 2016

Designed for Sony's E-mount camera system, ZEISS® Planner T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA (Model SEL50F14Z) features F1.4 maximum aperture that provides brightness and speed for dimly lit indoor shots, night scenes, and portraits. Advanced Aspherical and Extra-low Dispersion glass elements minimize spherical and chromatic aberration, while ZEISS® T* Coating minimizes flare and ghosting. Lens also features aperture ring with adjustable On/Off switch and AF/MF focus mode switch. Read More

Vision Systems

SLR Camera Lens features weather-resistant design.

June 13, 2016

Designed for use with PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras, HD PENTAX-DA 55-300 mm F4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE Lens provides effective focal lengths from 84.5–460 mm. Weather-resistant 5.5X telephoto zoom lens offers quiet, high-speed AF operation in still-image shooting, as well as smooth and quiet AF tracking operation during video recording. High-definition coated optics deliver sharp, high-contrast images free of flare and ghosting. When retracted, portable lens measures just 3.5 in. long. 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

Materials & Material Processing, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Services, Vision Systems

LeddarTech's LeddarOne Sensor Includes ElectriPlast

April 1, 2016

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Integral Technologies, Inc. (OTC-BB: ITKG) ("Integral"), an emerging light-weighting leader and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp., today announces that LeddarTech, owner of the patented Leddar™ optical detection technology, includes ElectriPlast material to produce lens barrels in its latest release of its LeddarOne Sensing Module, a compact and low-cost... 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

Services, Vision Systems

Empire to Showcase Precision Molded Optics for Medical Device, Other Applications at Photonics West

February 1, 2016

Representatives at booth 633 will discuss molding, diamond turning, coating and assembly services Rochester, N.Y. — Empire Precision Plastics, a manufacturer of injection molded opaque parts and optics, will feature its molded and diamond turned polymer lenses at the 2016 SPIE Photonics West exhibition, Feb. 16-18 in San Francisco. Empire provides injection molded polymer optics, single... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Ross Optical's Photonics West Exhibit to Highlight Smartphone Applications of Micro Optics

February 1, 2016

Visit booth 316 to learn about current projects, including micro optics for smartphone-based diagnostic tools El Paso, TX – Ross Optical Industries, a provider of precision OEM lenses and engineering services, will discuss micro optics applications, including a smartphone diagnostics case study, at the 2016 Photonics West exhibition, Feb. 16-18 in San Francisco. The growing use of... Read More

Vision Systems

Tokyo-based Video Firm Conducts Independent, Hands-on Research into Performance of Primes vs. FUJINON Zooms

January 25, 2016

Wayne, N.J. – Tokyo-based video production company, Ellroy Inc., decided to see for themselves if zoom lenses from FUJIFILM, for all their undoubted functionality, fall short when compared to single-focal length PL mount cine lenses in terms of image quality. To independently assess the lens performances, Ellroy crew conducted a hands-on investigation, pitting three FUJINON 4K Cabrios PL-mount... Read More

Vision Systems

Achromatic Lenses offer 500-1,100 nm broadband transmission.

January 25, 2016

Consisting of 2 optical components cemented together to form doublet, TECHSPEC® YAG-BBAR Coated Achromatic Lenses provide alternative to air-spaced focusing doublets. Lenses are available in 12 models with diameters from 6.25–25 mm and focal lengths from 12.5–200 mm. With surface quality of 40-20, units are optimized for less than 0.25% absolute reflectivity at 532 nm and 1,064 nm. Lenses can be used to focus Nd:YAG lasers and correct on-axis spherical and chromatic aberrations. 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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Vision Systems

DSLR Camera Lens features weather-resistant design.

October 2, 2015

Compatible with full-frame, 35 mm image sensors, HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70 mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR Lens features large f/2.8 constant maximum aperture and 24–70 mm focal-length, minimizing need for tripod in low-light conditions. By incorporating 3 Extra-low Dispersion optical elements and 4 aspherical optical elements, K-mount lens assures sufficient light levels even at edges of image field, and compensates for aberrations. Built-in Supersonic Direct-drive Motor provides high-speed autofocus. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Micro Lens System enables inspection of shiny surfaces.

September 14, 2015

Featuring LED coaxial illumination, Micro Lens System minimizes glare and provides flat, even lighting without shadows across full area of electronic components, metal parts, biological specimens, or other shiny surfaces. Microscope accessory also includes 1x C-mount coupler, 1x objective lens, and 7 detents that let users calibrate lens for repeated measurements. Field of view is 6 x 8 mm at low magnification (0.6x) and 0.8 x 1.2 mm at high magnification. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Zinc Sulfide Optics perform across broad wavelengths.

September 14, 2015

Manufactured using Hot Isostatic Pressing for optimized clarity, hardness, and scratch resistance, ZnS Optics are suited for single aperture, multi-spectral systems that must perform over broad wavelength spectrum of 0.4–12 microns. Sizes range from 0.5–3.0 in. OD or diagonal with typical tolerances of ±0.001 to ±0.005 in. and thickness to ±0.002 in. Available as lenses and windows in plano-convex, -concave, meniscus, and flat configurations, optics are used in military applications. Read More