Thursday, June 23, 2011

At last! Lens information!

A few weeks back there was a little discussion on this blog regarding the scarcity of information about lens performance. Well this should probably be posted under the heading of “One small step for a machine vision engineer,” but lens manufacturer Kowa seems to have responded.

Kowa have redesigned their web site to make information on industrial FA lenses more accessible. I’ve spent some time clicking through, and I have to say that it works well. Lens types – 2/3” High Resolution, ½” 3CCD Megapixel and so on – are listed down the left of the page. Clicking on these takes you to a listing of models of that type. Best of all, MTF data is provided.

All I want now is an on-line price list.


Nicholas James said...

Just wanted to let you know that Edmund Optics has launched new specsheets on our most common lens families like our TECHSPEC Compact Fixed Focal Length Lenses:

Under the Documents/Downloads tab. We will be rolling it out to all our Edmund designed lens families over the rest of the year.

I hope this helps with lens selection choice.

Nicholas James
Product Line Manager - Imaging
Edmund Optics

P.S. We show all our list prices too!

Anonymous said...

BTW, you can find competitive Kowa prices online at Machine Vision Store. Simple lens calculators too!