Large-format lenses from Kowa feature C-mounts

May 2, 2012
The 4/3-in. XC lens series from Kowa Optimed has a 23-mm diameter with a C-mount instead of a conventional F-mount found on similar large-format lenses.

The 4/3-in. XC lens series has a 23-mm diameter with a C-mount instead of a conventional F-mount found on similar large-format lenses. Five models are available with focal lengths of 12, 16, 25, 35, and 50 mm. Each model features more than 8-Mpixel resolution and has high-grade aspherical lenses to reduce distortion. To decrease glare and refraction, the lenses are also coated with wideband and multi-coatings. A floating mechanism system design may reduce or eliminate optical aberrations from close distance to infinity.
Kowa Optimed
Torrance, CA, USA

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New High Performance Large Format C-Mount Lens Series Kowa announces the expansion of its product offerings with the introduction of a new series of megapixel lenses for machine vision systems.

Torrance, CA – Kowa Optimed, a provider of machine vision and CCTV lenses, introduces their new XC lens series. Kowa’s 4/3” XC lens series has a wide 23mm diameter with a C-Mount instead of a conventional F-Mount found on similar large format lenses. Size, image quality, versatility, and overall system costs have all been taken into consideration by Kowa in the design of these lenses.

“A C-Mount allows Kowa’s XC lenses to have a relatively compact size without sacrificing the ability to accommodate larger camera sensors,” says Andrew Kam, Sales Consultant of Kowa Optimed. “Thus, one of Kowa’s XC lenses paired with a C-Mount camera can lead to a more compact and less expensive system.”

Kowa’s new XC lens series consists of five models with focal lengths of 12mm, 16mm, 25mm, 35mm, and 50mm. Each model features over 8 megapixel resolution and has high grade aspherical lenses to reduce distortion and maximize image quality. In order to effectively diminish glare and refraction, the XC lens series is also coated with Kowa’s special wide-band and multi-coatings. In addition, Kowa has also incorporated its unique floating mechanism system into the lens design to virtually eliminate optical aberrations from close distance to infinity. The XC series lenses are available through Kowa’s network of authorized dealers.

Kowa Optimed
Kowa Optimed was founded in 1980 by Kowa Company Ltd., one of the largest privately owned companies in Japan whose roots date back to 1894. Kowa continues in the tradition of its parent company in establishing a track record of innovative success as is evidenced by the breakthrough devices and products from its Electronics & Optics Division. With over 50 years of research and production experience, Kowa has established itself as an industry leader in the production of machine vision and CCTV lenses. For more information, contact Kowa Optimed, Inc. at: 20001 S. Vermont Avenue, Torrance, CA 90502, Phone (800) 966-5692.

SOURCE: Kowa Optimed

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