“Scaling’ refers to a method where a known lens design is proportionally enlarged or reduced geometrically to meet a different image size requirement from what the lens was originally designed for. For example, say, we have a lens that was originally designed for a 1/3” format sensor with an image circle of 6mm, we can “scale” up that design to make the image circle 8mm. This new scaled-up design is now capable of supporting a…
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With the advent of computers and more processing power, the art of lens design has matured. But computers cannot solve the whole problem. A computer can select a configuration and designer optimizes that configuration. Can a machine learning algorithm find the absolute best lens design? Yes, if you try an infinite number of different design form. But..”I still want to be young when we get there!” Hence, the journey of developing an elegant design will…
One of the most common questions Sunex receives is regarding the need for Active Alignment of lens modules. Initially, customers designing or prototyping an imaging system may find it hard to see the value of actively aligned modules. After all, active alignment requires a significant tooling investment. In addition, during the prototyping phase, customers can typically achieve great results in small numbers by manually focusing the lens and gluing it into an off-the-shelf camera module….
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Products & Solutions
Fisheye Lens for DSLR Camera
SuperFisheye® lenses with a field of view of 185 degrees are designed for digital SLR cameras such as the Canon 50D and Nikon D300. These lenses are useful for producing 360 degree panoramic images and fully immersive images (similar to Google Street View). We also provide panoramic rotators and proprietary Dewarper software for these lenses.
Industrial Imaging Lenses
These lenses are used for finite object imaging applications such as face/object recognition, barcode capturing, machine vision, and bio-medical securities. Their small size is compatible with a variety of hand-held products. We can also integrate auto-focus technologies with these lenses.
Security & Surveillance
These lenses are designed for security/ surveillance cameras where low light and day/night operations are important. The lenses have a field of view up to 185 degrees (superfisheye). Certain lenses are also spectrally optimized to cover the visible and the near infrared spectrum (NIR). We also provide day/night exchangers and special IR cut-off filters.
Typical video-conferencing cameras require lenses with high image quality and low distortion. For high frame rates in low light situation, a lens with low f/# is required. We offer lenses with advanced optical technology incorporating high-index materials and aspherical elements in various imager sizes. We also provide IR cut-off filters and optical low-pass filters as part of a complete optical solution.
If off-the-shelf optics does not meet your application requirement, we can also work with you to design, prototype and mass-produce custom optics tailored to your specific needs. We manufacture quality optics in our facilities in China and provide professional support from our USA office.