New imagers can capture light intensity variations up to six or more orders of magnitude within the same image frame (+120db HDR, 20*LOG(1e6)), and together with the growing number of applications using computer vision, they are putting very demanding requirements on lens performance. Designing and manufacturing an HDR lens is probably as much art as it is science and engineering. Sunex HDR Optimized™ lenses are the first stepping stone to build a system, that performs…
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Many applications require that CMOS or CCD imaging lenses be optimized for a finite object, that is, for an object distance closer than “infinity.” The practical definition of infinity varies based on individual use-case requirements and specific lens being used. It can be defined in different ways, such as spot size, through-focus MTF, etc. As a general rule of thumb, and depending on F/#, infinity is generally 100-200x the focal length (EFL) of the lens…
The general guideline for cleaning optics is “if it’s not dirty, don’t clean it”. Handling optics increases their chances of getting dirty or damaged, so you should clean optics only when necessary. Both the proper cleaning products and proper methods are equally important to cleaning the optic. There are different methods for cleaning and certain specialized optics require particular attention and change in procedures. Below are general guidelines to be used as a reference only…
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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.
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