Sony has a great new 1.1” Image Sensor, but what kind of lens can I use with this format? Computar MPY Series!

If you have been around industrial camera lenses for a while, you know that there are many ½” and 2/3” lenses, not as many 1” lenses, but what do you do when you have a 1.1” sensor?!   The solution?  Use the Computar MPY  12 Megapixel lenses! If you have been following Sony’s new IMX image …

What is a lens optical format? Can I use any machine vision camera with any format? NOT!

Image lens format

Common lens questions we are often asked are,  “What is a lens’s optical format (or size; we will use the two interchangeably) and how does it relate to specific image sensor sizes in industrial cameras?   Along with, “Can any size machine vision camera be used on any lens format or do they need to …

Learn about 1stVision’s new OEM 1” machine vision lenses which provide excellent price vs performance ratios

For many years 1stVision has offered several lines of OEM machine vision lenses. These lenses are ‘unbranded’ but they are made with the glass of one of the big three Japanese optical manufacturers. 1st Vision lenses have excellent optical performance for a great price currently offering a product line designed for a 2/3” image formats …

Learn how liquid lenses keep continuous focus on machine vision cameras when the working distance changes.

Optotune focus tunable lenses

Optotune lenses solve a machine vision industry problem!  Machine Vision applications requiring the inspection of objects at various heights can become a challenge as normal lens have limited depth of field.  Objects outside of the depth of field become out of focus, limiting the vision application.  Historically, a lens with motorized focus adjustment would be …