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Lenses & Optical Systems

The optics have an often underestimated task in industrial image processing: they must project the illuminated object as undistortedly as possible onto the sensor while fully exploiting the possible quality and resolution of the camera. The optics are decisive for the image quality and cost-related compromises have a correspondingly strong effect. However, the spectrum of different lenses and optical systems is huge. When selecting a suitable product, one should in any case pay attention to the following features:

Here's what you should pay attention to:

Image circle diameter, lens mount, magnification, possible resolution (MTF, line pairs), distortion and light spectrum. Our experienced specialists will be happy to help you find the optimal optical system for your camera and your application:

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Our brands and partners


    The Japanese manufacturer of optical components offers a wide range of lenses, lighting, and light guides for industrial image processing. The company entered into a cooperation with Schott in 2013. Since 2015, it has been operating again under the name MORITEX. In 2023, MORITEX Corporation was acquired by Cognex Corporation. The acquisition was completed on October 18, 2023. Cognex acquired MORITEX from Trustar Capital, a private equity affiliate of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited, for about 40 billion yen, which is approximately 275 million US dollars.

    MORITEX offers a Lens Selector on its website, which allows you to quickly find the right lens for your application:
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  • Myutron

    The Japanese company µ-TRON (or Myutron) is a reliable lens manufacturer for line scan cameras up to 16K pixels and area scan cameras up to 47M pixels. The focus is on optical systems optimized for machine vision with low distortion and great flexibility in focal lengths for specific requirements.

  • Kowa

    KOWA is a well-known Japanese brand that specializes in the production of high-quality optics and healthcare products. With over 100 years of experience in the industry, KOWA has built a reputation for excellence and innovation. Their range of products includes binoculars, spotting scopes, cameras, and pharmaceuticals. KOWA's commitment to research and development has enabled them to create cutting-edge products that meet the needs of professionals and enthusiasts alike. From bird watchers to hunters, photographers to scientists, KOWA's products are trusted and respected across the globe. Whether you're looking for a reliable pair of binoculars for outdoor adventures or high-performance pharmaceuticals, KOWA is a brand that you can trust.


    Qioptiq is a leading brand in the field of optical solutions, established in 2005 as a spin-off from Thales High-Tech Optics. In 2009, Qioptiq acquired LINOS, and in 2013, it joined Excelitas Technologies, which expanded its optical heritage. With a focus on defense and aerospace technologies, Qioptiq offers dismounted soldier optics, avionics, optronic modules and systems, and space optics. Additionally, Qioptiq provides commercial technologies such as advanced OEM-integrated custom solutions for semiconductor equipment, medical imaging, endoscopy, dentistry, and biophotonics. Its product portfolio includes LINOS products, Optem micro-inspection lenses, Rodenstock Photographic Optics, iFLEX Flexible Laser Technology, and micro-optics fabrication and assembly capabilities. Qioptiq is committed to investing in research and development to offer the best-in-class solutions to meet the most challenging optical requirements of its customers worldwide.


    ZEISS is a brand that has been synonymous with precision optics for over 175 years. Known for their high-quality lenses, microscopes, and other optical instruments, ZEISS has established a reputation for excellence in a variety of fields. From medicine to astronomy, ZEISS products are used by professionals and hobbyists alike to capture the world in stunning detail. With a focus on innovation and a commitment to sustainability, ZEISS continues to push the boundaries of what's possible in the world of optics. Whether you're a scientist, photographer, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of the natural world, ZEISS is a brand that you can trust to deliver exceptional quality and performance.


    Fujifilm is a well-known brand in the photography industry, offering a wide range of cameras, lenses, and accessories. With over 80 years of experience, Fujifilm has become a household name among professional and amateur photographers alike. Known for its excellent image quality and innovative technologies, Fujifilm cameras are favored by many for their retro design, easy-to-use controls, and exceptional performance. Additionally, the brand offers various film types for traditional film enthusiasts. With a commitment to sustainability, Fujifilm has also made efforts to reduce its environmental impact through eco-friendly packaging and production methods. Overall, Fujifilm has established itself as a leading player in the photography market, delivering high-quality products and continually pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the world of photography.

    • HF-12M series 12MP, 2/3"
    • HR-XA series 3MP, 2/3"
    • HF-HA series 1.5MP, 2/3"
    • HF-SA series 5MP, 2/3"
    • CF-HA series 1.5MP, 1"
    • TF series 3CCD, 1/3"

Comprehensive product range

Our product range covers many brands and manufacturers, as well as almost every conceivable application: Focal lengths from 3 - 500 mm (complete series for all sensor sizes Macro- and Micro-Zooms for different working distances), CCTV, MegaPixel, High-Resolution, diffracted telecentric lenses with magnifications from 0.1x - 10x C-Mount, CS-Mount, M-Mount, F-Mount, M42, M58 and MFT. Mountings resistant with fixing screws for difficult environments, motorized systems for focal length, focus and iris, various lens controllers as well as attachment rings and filters.

Benefit from our expertise.

The perfect interaction of camera, sensor and optics enables your application to fully exploit its potential. With our expert knowledge of a physically optimal beam path, we are at your side from the planning to the realization of your system. Call us and describe your requirements. What do you have in mind? We will help! In a personal conversation we often find the right optics better than any online calculator. From protection classes to lenses specially optimized for CCTV or microscopy, we show you solutions for your applications. The combination with filters or an adapted and structured illumination makes the effective success! We create for you the interrelationships of light, optics and sensor technology that give your system the added value.