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Kowa lens for machine vision and factory automation


Kowa manufacturers extremely high quality lenses that are very cost effective for factory automation applications. Kowa categorizes their lenses into their ‘standard‘ 1/2 and 2/3" family, their ‘multi megapixel‘ family, and their 1" megapixel family.

All Kowa lenses are glass with metal barrels, have lock mounts, and short MOD. Kowa is one of the few companies that will publish MTF and distortion specifications.


Kowa 2/3" JC and 1/2" NCL Lens   |  Kowa Megapixel JCM Lens  |  Kowa 2/3" 5 Megapixel JCM2 Lens   |   Kowa 1" Megapixel HC Lens

Kowa 1" 6 Megapixel SC Lenses  |  Kowas 10 Megapixel 2/3" JC10M Lens  |  Kowa 4.3" XC Lens  |  Kowa F mount and Line Scan Lens

 

Kowa 2/3" JC and 1/2" NCL Lens

  • High resolution
  • All metal body, glass lens
  • Locking Screws Excellent Corner Performance
  • Light weight and compact
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3.5mm LM4NCL1/21.4smooth0.231x30.5YN-28%100/60
4.5mm LM5NCL1/21.4smooth0.231x29.5Y-17.50%100/60
6mm LM6JC2/31.4smooth0.130 x 33YN-10.70%100/60
6mm LM6NCL1/21.4smooth0.231x34YM25.5 x 0.5-1.00%100/60
8mm LM8JC2/31.4smooth0.130 x 30YM27 x 0.5-6.2%100/60
12mm LM12JC2/31.4smooth0.130 x 32YM27 x 0.5-2.5%100/60
12mm LM12NCL1/21.4smooth0.331x29.5YM25.5 x 0.5-0.80%100/60
16mm LM16JC2/31.4smooth0.230 x 28YM27 x 0.5-1.5%100/60
25mm LM25JC2/31.6smooth0.230 x 29YM27 x 0.5-0.6%100/60
35mm LM35JC2/31.6smooth0.3532 x 37YM30.5 x 0.5-0.2%100/60
50mm LM50JC2/32.0smooth0.532 x 40YM30.5 x 0.5-0.6%100/60
75mm LM75JC2/32.5smooth1.236 x 51YM34 x 0.5-0.1%100/60
100mm LM100JC2/32.0smooth242 x 70YM40.5 x 0.5-0.05%100/60
 

Kowa Megapixel JCM Lens

  • Super High Resolution
  • Lowest cost Megapixel Lens
  • Floating mechanism for accuracy From 5mm focal length
  • Locking screws Very low distortion, high MTF
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3.5mm LM3NC1M1/1.82.4smooth0.146.7 X 42YM40 X 0.50.46%120/100
4.4mm LM4NCM1/1.81.6smooth0.157.5 X 45YM43 X 0.75-0.2%120/100
5mm LM5JCM2/32.8smooth0.542 X 38.2YM40 X 0.50.5%120/100
6mm LM6NCM1/21.2smooth0.134 x 46YM30.5 x 0.5-0.20%120/100
8mm LM8JCM2/31.4smooth0.1234 x 42YM27 x 0.50.6%120/100
12mm LM12JCM2/31.4smooth0.1534 x 37YM27 x 0.5-0.07%120/100
16mm LM16JCM2/31.4smooth0.233 x 37YM25.5 x 0.5-0.05%120/100
25mm LM25JCM2/31.4smooth0.233 x 40YM27 x 0.5-0.07%120/100
35mm LM35JCM2/32.0smooth0.234 x 37YM27 x 0.5-0.05%120/100
50mm LM50JCM2/32.8smooth0.234 x 55YM27 x 0.5-0.03%120/100
 

Kowa 2/3" 5 Megapixel JCM2 Lens

  • Very high quality lenses
  • For up to 2/3" sensors
  • Extremely low distortion
  • Extremely low distortion
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12.5mm LM12JC5M22/31.4smooth0.155.7x38.5YM30.5x0.5-0.06%160/100
16mm LM16JC5M22/31.4 - 16smooth0.138x52YM30.5 x 0.50.03%160/100
25mm LM25JC5M22/31.6 - 16smooth0.138x45.5YM30.5 x 0.5-0.01%160/100
35mm LM35JC5M22/31.6smooth0.1858.6x38.5YM30.5x0.5-0.03%160/125
 

Kowa 1" Megapixel HC Lens

  • Super High Resolution
  • For 1" sensors and smaller
  • Economically priced
  • Excellent Light Transmission
  • Excellent Corner Brightness
  • Excellent Corner Brightness
  • Locking Screws
  • Designed for Near Infrared and SWIR applications. Optically coated to maintain high transmission from 800nm-2000nm
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6mm LM6HC11.8smooth0.154x56Y-0.2%100/80
8mm LM8HC11.4smooth0.157 x 58YM55 x 0.75-1.2%100/80
12mm LM12HC11.4smooth0.343 x 52YM35.5 x 0.5-1.5%100/80
16mm LM16HC11.4smooth0.342 x 53YM35.5 x 0.5-1%100/80
25mm LM25HC11.4smooth0.343x43YM35.5 x 0.5-1.0%120/80
35mm LM35HC11.4smooth0.342 x 43YM35.5 x 0.5-0.5%100/80
50mm LM50HC11.4smooth0.549 x 48YM40.5 x 0.50.05%100/80
75mm LM75HC11.8smooth149 x 57YM46 x 0.75-0.2%100/80
 

Kowa 1" 6 Megapixel SC Lenses

  • 6 Mpixel rated
  • 1/1.8 maximum sensor size
  • Very high resolution
  • Very high resolution
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12mm LM12SC11.8Smooth0.182.0x41.0YM40.5x0.50.55%160/120
16mm LM16SC11.8Smooth0.180.1x41.0YM34x0.50.20%160/120
25mm LM25SC11.8Smooth0.1588.9x41.0YM34x0.50.03%160/120
35mm LM35SC12Smooth0.274.0x42.0YM34x0.50.20%160/120
50mm LM50SC12Smooth0.378.5x42.0YM34x0.50.30%160/120
 

Kowas 10 Megapixel 2/3" JC10M Lens

  • Highest quality lenses available
  • 10 Megapixel rating
  • For up to 2/3" sensors
  • Extremely low distortion
  • Extremely low distortion
  • Very high MTF both center and corner
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5mm LM5JC10M2/31.8 ~ 16smooth0.148x57YM46 x 0.75- 0.33%200/160
8mm LM8JC10M2/31.8 ~ 22smooth0.136x56YM34 x 0.50.31%200/160
12mm LM12JC10M2/31.8 ~ 11smooth0.132x53YM25.5 x 0.5- 0.12%200/160
16mm LM16JC10M2/31.8 ~ 16smooth0.133x48YM25.5 x 0.5- 0.20%200/160
25mm LM25JC10M2/31.8 ~ 16smooth0.133x46YM25.5 x 0.5- 0.09%200/160
35mm LM35JC10M2/32.0 ~ 16smooth0.143x49YM34 x 0.5- 0.05%200/160
50mm LM50JC10M2/32.8 ~ 16smooth0.138x77YM30.5 x 0.5- 0.02%200/160
 

Kowa 4.3" XC Lens

  • c mount for up to 23 mm image circle
  • 160+ lp/mm
  • very low distortion
  • wideband multi-coating reduces glare and refraction
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12mm LM12XC 4/32smooth0.157 x 85YM55 x 0.750.59%160
16mm LM16XC 4/32smooth0.145 x 80YM40.5 x 0.50.02%160
25mm LM25XC 4/32smooth0.1545 x 89YM40.5 x 0.5-0.57%160
35mm LM35XC 4/32smooth0.245 x 74YM37.5 X 0.5-0.17%160
50mm LM50XC 4/32smooth0.345 x 74YM37.5 X 0.50.80%160
 

Kowa F mount and Line Scan Lens

  • F mount for up to 43.3mm image circle
  • Very low distortion
  • Very close working distance
  • Nikon F or 48mm mount
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28mm LM28LF43.32.8smooth0.375 x 98YM72 x0.75-0.17%
35mm LM35LF43.32.8smooth0.2554 x 71YM52 x 0.75-0.15%
50mm LM50LF43.32.8smooth0.2554 X 77YM52 x 0.75-0.04%