First large format SWIR lens series now available from Alternative Vision Corporation

July 8, 2010
Alternative Vision Corporation has announced the arrival of the new f/1.4 SWIR lens series from Optec S.p.A.


Alternative Vision Corporation (Tucson, AZ, USA), the North American distributor for Optec S.p.A., is pleased to announce the arrival of the new f/1.4 SWIR lens series from Optec S.p.A.

The first complete lens line designed for large format (20.5 mm) SWIR imagers, the Optec f/1.4 SWIR series combines high throughput with very low vignetting and distortion. Ideal for a variety of high-performance imaging applications, the Optec f/1.4 SWIR series is optimized for use with indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) SWIR sensors. Individual models support 900-1700 nm, 1700-2300 nm and even 900-2300 nm wavelength bands, respectively.

The Optec f/1.4 SWIR series, available in five focal lengths ranging from 25 mm to 100 mm, features a front protective window and a choice of lens mounts: Nikon F-mount, Canon FD mount, or M42 thread mount. The lenses also feature standard front threads for bandpass filters and allow for a large working distance from the back of the lens to the focal plane. All models feature an adjustable iris and adjustable focus that can be motorized upon request.

Pricing for the Optec f/1.4 SWIR series starts at $US 6500.00 (QTY 1) depending on the configuration. Lead time is two to six weeks from ordering.

About Alternative Vision Corporation
Alternative Vision Corporation (AVC) provides marketing, distribution, applications engineering, development tools, field support and other value-added services for manufacturers of high-performance imaging components. AVC handles Optec products and services in North America through a network of manufacturersí representatives. AVC is privately held. For further details see

About Optec S.p.A.
Optec S.p.A. (Optec) designs and manufactures high performance optical and optoelectronic components and systems. Optecís primary product lines include an extensive range of two to five channel spectral separation prisms for UV, visible and infrared applications, a comprehensive line of near-infrared camera lenses and a broad portfolio of coupling optics for x-ray intensifier systems. Optec also has extensive experience in designing and building motorized opto-mechanical assemblies. Optec, located in Parabiago, Italy, near Milan, is privately held. For further details, see

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