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Camera Lenses for Machine Vision


MVL25TM23

25 mm Fixed Focal Length,
High Resolution (10 MP),
2/3" Format, C-Mount

MVL12M43

12 mm Fixed Focal Length,
4/3" Format, C-Mount

MVL16M1

16 mm Fixed Focal Length,
1" Format, C-Mount

Application Idea

MVL25M23 C-Mount Camera Lens with 1501M-USB Scientific Camera

  • Lenses for 1/2", 2/3", 1", 4/3", and 35 mm Sensor Formats
  • C-Mount (1.00"-32) Threaded or F-Mount Lenses
  • Zoom or Fixed Focal Length Lenses
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Sensor Format Compatible Cameras
1/3" a DCU223M, DCU223C, DCC1645Cb,
Fast Frame Rate Scientific Cameras
1/2" DCU224C, DCU224M, DCC1545Mb
1/1.8" a DCC1240C, DCC1240M, DCC3240M,
DCC3240C, DCC3240N,
2/3" Quantalux™ 2.1 MP sCMOS Camera
1.4 MP Scientific Cameras
1/1.2"a DCC3260M, DCC3260C
4/3" 4 MP Scientific Cameras
8 MP Scientific Cameras
  • While we do not offer lenses specifically designed for the 1/3", 1/1.8", or 1/1.2" sensor formats, lenses on this page designed for a larger sensor format can be used with these cameras with a reduced field of view (see the Camera Lens Tutorial tab for details).
  • These CS-Mount cameras are compatible with these lenses when using a CS- to C-Mount adapter (included with each camera).

Features

  • Lenses with Fixed Focal Lengths of 3.5 mm to 100 mm
  • Zoom Lens with Focal Length Range of 18 mm to 108 mm
  • High-Resolution (10 Megapixels) Fixed Focal Length Lenses Available
  • Fast Lenses with Large Maximum Apertures up to f/0.95
  • 1/2", 2/3", 1", 4/3", or 35 mm Lens Design Formats
  • Manual Focus and Aperture Control
  • Lenses with C-Mount (1.00"-32) Thread are Compatible with Most of Our CCD and CMOS Cameras
  • F-Mount Compatible Lens for 35 mm Full Frame Cameras Available

The Camera Lenses sold here are specifically designed to be used with 1/2", 2/3", 1", 4/3", or 35 mm sensor format cameras and are well-suited for machine vision applications. Thorlabs offers lenses with fixed focal length (i.e., prime lenses) that offer superior optical performance at focal lengths from 3.5 mm to 100 mm, as well as a 2/3" format zoom lens with an adjustable focal length of 18 mm to 108 mm. All lens models are equipped with lockable focus and aperture rings.

Some lenses are designed for improved aperture or resolution performance. Because of the simplified optical design, some prime lenses are designed as fast lenses with large maximum apertures up to f/0.95 (see the Camera Lens Tutorial tab for details). Thorlabs also offers 2/3" format lenses at 5 mm, 25 mm, and 50 mm fixed focal lengths that feature 200 lp/mm resolution, commonly referred to as 10 megapixel (10 MP) lenses. These lenses are the ideal choice for high-end inspection or high-resolution imaging applications. For more information on these lenses, Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) plots can be found in the 10 MP Lens Data tab above. 

Selecting an appropriate camera and lens pair can significantly improve image quality. A lens should generally not be used with camera sensors that have a larger format than the lens. While these lenses can be used with a smaller format camera, the resultant image will be cropped (see Camera Lens Tutorial tab for details). See the table above for a list of sensor formats for Thorlabs cameras.

Lenses that are equipped with C-Mount (1.00"-32) threads are fully compatible with most of our C-Mount CCD and CMOS Cameras and our line of Scientific-Grade Cameras. CS-Mount cameras, such as the DCC1545M and DCC1645C, are compatible with these lenses when using a CS- to C-Mount adapter. An unanodized CS- to C-Mount adapter is included with each of these cameras and we also offer the black-anodized CML05CML05 adapter.

Thorlabs offers a lens for 35 mm sensor formats that is compatible with Nikon F-Mount cameras. The SM2NFM F-Mount to SM2 Adapter allows F-Mount lenses to be used with SM2-threaded (2.035"-40) components.

This tab contains performance plots for the MVL5TM23, MVL25TM23, and MVL50TM23 10 megapixel lenses sold on this page. Shown below are modulation transfer function (MTF) plots for each lens calculated for an infinite object distance. The MTF is calculated at four different full-angle fields of view (FOV) that span the specified FOV of each lens, as well as the diffraction-limited case.


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Aperture

The aperture of the lens controls the amount of light that a lens can collect; the more light a lens collects, the brighter the image. Because of this, the aperture size affects the exposure time and therefore the speed of the camera. Thorlabs provides the maximum aperture size in the tables below for each lens in terms of the f-number, which is expressed using the symbol f/# (e.g., f/1.4). As the f-number increases, the aperture opening becomes smaller and less light is collected by the lens.

Specifically, f-number is defined as:
Aperture Equation N = f/d
where f/# is the f-number, f is the focal length and d is the entrance pupil diameter.

Camera lenses that can collect a lot of light (i.e., a low f-number) are known as fast lenses as they can be used with shorter exposure times and are ideal for low-light conditions. For example, a 50 mm focal length lens with a f/1.4 aperture has a bigger aperture and is therefore faster than a lens at the same focal length with a f/2.5 aperture. While using larger apertures increases light collection, doing so reduces the axial in-focus region of the image, known as the depth of field. To illustrate the effect of different aperture sizes visually, the table below shows a sequence of images taken with the same lens (MVL12M43 on a DCU224C 1/2" format camera) for increasing f-numbers. Because the images were taken at constant exposure, for each f/# increase (by a factor of ~1.4) the amount of light collected by the lens is reduced by half.

Aperture Size Effects (Click Photos to Enlarge)
f/2 f/2.8 f/4 f/5.6 f/8 f/11 f/22
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Focal Length

The focal length (FL) is roughly defined as the distance from principal plane to the focal plane. For a camera lens, the focal length determines the field of view of the camera system; the longer the focal length, the smaller the field of view. As a general guideline, a 50 mm focal length lens and 35 mm format camera combination produces roughly the same field of view as the human eye (~53° diagonal). The table below lists the focal lengths needed to achieve the same field of view as the human eye for different sensor formats.

There are three general classifications for lenses related to the image field of view. A lens with a focal length close to the diagonal length of the sensor format produces an image with a near-human field of view and is considered a "normal" lens for that sensor format. A wide-angle lens has a focal length shorter than normal, which produces a wider field of view but has a tendency to exhibit barrel distortion effects towards the edge of the image. Finally, a lens with a focal length longer than normal is known as a telephoto lens, which has a smaller field of view and a greater magnification of objects in the image.

DCU224C 1/2" Format CCD Camera


MVL4WA - 3.5 mm FL
Wide-Angle: 132.1° FOV
MVL4WA on DCU224C
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MVL8M1 - 8 mm FL
Normal: 53.5° FOV
MVL8M1 on DCU224C
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MVL25M23 - 25 mm FL
Telephoto: 17.5° FOV
MVL25M23 on DCU224C
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To illustrate this, the sequence of three images to the right were taken with the same camera with three different lenses. As focal length of the lens increases, magnification of the objects in the photos increases while the field of view decreases. The items in the image are each roughly spaced in 10" (254 mm) increments in the following order: Polaris™ Fixed Monolithic Mirror Mount (10" from camera), Ø1/2" post with KM100 mirror mount (20" from camera), and post-mounted RSP1 rotation mount (30" from camera). The MVL4WA used to shoot the first image is a wide angle lens which clearly distorts the door frame on the left edge of the image.

Sensor/Lens Combinations for Human Eye Field of View
Sensor Format Lens Focal Length
1/3" (6 mm Diagonal) 6.9 mm
1/2" (8 mm Diagonal) 9.2 mm
1/1.8" (9 mm Diagonal) 10.4 mm
2/3" (11 mm Diagonal) 12.7 mm
1/1.2" (13.3 mm Diagonal) 15.3 mm
1" (16 mm Diagonal) 18.5 mm
4/3" (23 mm Diagonal) 26.6 mm

 


Camera Sensor Format Diagram

Crop Factors for Different Sensor/Lens Combinationsa 
Sensor Format Lens Design Format
  1/3" 1/2" 1/1.8" 2/3" 1/1.2" 1" 4/3"
1/3" (6 mm Diagonal) 1 1.33 1.50 1.83 2.22 2.67 3.83
1/2" (8 mm Diagonal) - 1 1.13 1.38 1.66 2.00 2.88
1/1.8" (9 mm Diagonal) - - 1 1.22 1.48 1.78 2.56
2/3" (11 mm Diagonal) - - - 1 1.21 1.45 2.09
1/1.2" (13.3 mm Diagonal) - - - - 1 1.2 1.73
1" (16 mm Diagonal) - - - - - 1 1.44
4/3" (23 mm Diagonal) - - - - - - 1
  • Larger crop factors correspond to more overfilling of the camera sensor. For details, see the text.

Combining Different Camera Sensor and Lens Formats

Modern cameras that use CCD or CMOS sensors are specified for a camera sensor format, and similarly, lenses are designed to provide optimal imaging for a specific camera format. This format designation (e.g., 1/2", 2/3", 4/3") is a hold-over convention from when video was recorded using cathode-ray tubes and refers to the outer diameter of the video tube required for a given image size. The diagram to the right illustrates the size difference between several standard camera formats. In the ideal imaging system, a camera and lens would be designed for the same format, however, it is also possible to use camera/lens combinations with different formats. Doing this will have an effect, either vignetting or cropping, on the resulting image.

Vignetting
Vignetting occurs when the lens format is smaller than the camera format. When this occurs, the area of the sensor is incompletely exposed, causing a dark ring to appear around the borders of the image. The vignetting effect is illustrated in the two images below, which were both captured using the same 4/3" format camera. In the image to the left, using a 12 mm focal length, 4/3" format lens produces a full image with slight dimming around the edges. This minor example of vignetting is due to the lens design which has decreased transmission at the edge of the lens. On the other hand, a 2/3" format lens at the same focal length produces a prominent dark ring around the photo edge. As the latter example is very visually apparent, we do not recommend using lenses with smaller formats than the camera sensor for imaging.

Vignetting: 8051M-GE 4/3" Format Camera

MVL12M43 4/3" Format Lens
FL = 12 mm
MVL12M43 on 8050M-GE
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MVL12M23 2/3" Format Lens
FL = 12 mm
MVL12M23 on 8050M-GE
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Adjusted Focal Length (AFL) for Various Sensor Formatsa
Item # 1/3" 1/2" 1/1.8" 2/3" 1/1.2" 1" 4/3"
MVL4WA 4.6 mm 3.5 mm - - - - -
MVL5WA 5.9 mm 4.5 mm - - - - -
MVL5M23 9.2 mm 6.9 mm 6.1 mm 5 mm - - -
MVL5TM23 9.2 mm 6.9 mm 6.1 mm 5 mm - - -
MVL6WA 7.8 mm 6 mm - - - - -
MVL8M23 14.6 mm 11 mm 9.8 mm 8 mm - - -
MVL8M1 21.4 mm 16 mm 14.2 mm 11.6 mm 9.6 mm 8 mm -
MVL12WA 15.6 mm 12 mm - - - - -
MVL12M23 22 mm 16.5 mm 14.6 mm 12 mm - - -
MVL12M1 32 mm 24 mm 21.4 mm 17.4 mm 14.4 mm 12 mm -
MVL12M43 46 mm 34.6 mm 30.7 mm 25.1 mm 20.8 mm 17.3 mm 12 mm
MVL16M23 29.3 mm 22 mm 19.5 mm 16 mm - - -
MVL16M1 42.7 mm 32 mm 28.5 mm 23.2 mm 19.2 mm 16 mm -
MVL17HS 45.4 mm 34 mm 30.3 mm 24.7 mm 20.4 mm 17 mm -
MVL25M23 45.8 mm 34.4 mm 30.5 mm 25 mm - - -
MVL25TM23 45.8 mm 34.4 mm 30.5 mm 25 mm - - -
MVL25HS 66.8 mm 50 mm 44.5 mm 36.3 mm 30 mm 25 mm -
MVL25M1 66.8 mm 50 mm 44.5 mm 36.3 mm 30 mm 25 mm -
MVL25M43 95.8 mm 72 mm 64 mm 52.3 mm 43.3 mm 36 mm 25 mm
MVL35M23 64.1 mm 48.1 mm 42.7 mm 35 mm - - -
MVL35M1 93.5 mm 70 mm 62.3 mm 50.8 mm 42 mm 35 mm -
MVL50M23 91.5 mm 68.8 mm 61 mm 50 mm - - -
MVL50TM23 91.5 mm 68.8 mm 61 mm 50 mm - - -
MVL50HS 133.5 mm 100 mm 89 mm 72.5 mm 60 mm 50 mm -
MVL50M1 133.5 mm 100 mm 89 mm 72.5 mm 60 mm 50 mm -
MVL75M23 137.3 mm 103.1 mm 91.5 mm 75 mm - - -
MVL75M1 200.3 mm 150 mm 133.5 mm 108.8 mm 90 mm 75 mm -
MVL100M23 183 mm 138 mm 122 mm 100 mm - - -
  • The native format focal length of each lens is highlighted in green. See text to the left for an explanation of adjusted focal lengths.


Cropping
When the lens format is larger than the camera format, the effect on the resultant image is known as cropping. In this case, a full image is produced but at a smaller size (i.e. cropped) because the sensor is only capturing a fraction of the complete image. A crop factor or focal length multiplier quantifies the amount of cropping and is defined as the ratio of the diagonal length of the lens' design format divided by the diagonal length of the sensor format. The crop factor for all possible 1/3", 1/2", 1/1.8", 2/3", 1", and 4/3" format lens/sensor combinations are shown in the table to the right.

An image that is cropped appears as if it was taken with a lens of higher focal length (i.e. a smaller field of view), but does not magnify the image. The cropping effect can be quantified using an adjusted focal length (defined as the crop factor multiplied by the lens focal length). For example, an image taken using a 1" format, 50 mm focal length lens with a 1/2" format sensor will produce an image with an adjusted focal length of 100 mm. While the field of view is reduced as if using a 100 mm lens, objects in the image will remain at the same size. The table to the right lists all of the lenses offered on this page with the adjusted focal length for different sensor formats.

The images below illustrate this effect visually using two images taken using the same lens with 1/2" and 1/3" format cameras. The image taken using the smaller 1/3" format camera produces an image that is cropped compared to the image taken using the 1/2" format camera. Note, however, that the objects in both images remain at the same magnification.

Cropping: MVL8M1 8 mm FL, 1" Format Lens

DCU224C Camera: 1/2" Sensor Format
AFL = 16 mm
Focal Length 3.5
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DCU223C Camera: 1/3" Sensor Format
AFL = 21.4 mm

Focal Length 4.6
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Posted Comments:
Poster:ns.park
Posted Date:2016-11-22 16:59:27.83
Hello, I am Nam Su Park in Pusan National University, Korea. Where can I ZEMAX file about MVL35M1? If you offer the ZEMAX file of MVL35M1, I would like to get from you. I can't find ZEMAX file on your website now. Please confirm my message and I will wait your reply. Sincerely, Nam Su Park.
Poster:tfrisch
Posted Date:2016-11-22 07:26:59.0
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. Unfortunately, the Zemax file is proprietary to Navitar, the manufacturer, and we cannot offer it. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Poster:zachary.flom
Posted Date:2016-11-22 01:34:58.423
Are there MTF plots for any lenses other than the MVL5TM23, MVL25TM23, and MVL50TM23? Also, are these white-light MTFs?
Poster:tfrisch
Posted Date:2016-11-28 02:18:53.0
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. I will reach out to you directly about your application.
Poster:dzack
Posted Date:2016-05-13 15:25:55.197
Hello. We're using the MVL12M1 lens attached to an iDS camera (http://www.1stvision.com/cameras/IDS/dataman/UI-3370CP-C-HQ.pdf). The lens/iDS combo is looking into the eyepiece of another camera, we'll call it camera B, to take pictures of what a human eye would see looking into camera B. In order to accurately simulate the human eye, the entrance pupil of the MVL12M1 must be located ~25mm from the vertex of the eyepiece element. The issue we're having is how far to place the lens behind camera B's eyepiece, that is, where is the entrance pupil located within the MVL12M1 lens? Thank you.
Poster:besembeson
Posted Date:2016-05-17 10:01:08.0
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: The entrance pupil is 19.72mm from the front mechanical surface of the lens.
Poster:o-leprette
Posted Date:2015-06-04 12:03:33.227
Hello, Do you have the MTF curve of this camera lens ? Of other camera lens ? I would be very grateful, Thank you, Olivier
Poster:besembeson
Posted Date:2015-08-28 04:53:46.0
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: At the following link under the "10 MP Lens Data", you will find the MTF plots. http://www.thorlabs.com/NewGroupPage9.cfm?ObjectGroup_ID=1822
Poster:ekocabas
Posted Date:2015-02-05 15:08:16.797
Is it possible to use the MVL7000 zoom lens with any of the magnifying lens or extension tubes available under the "High-Magnification Zoom Lens Systems for Machine Vision" section so as to effectively have a teleconverter to multiply the zoom range? If not, can you recommend any teleconverters compatible with MVL7000 ?
Poster:jlow
Posted Date:2015-02-10 11:59:37.0
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: The extension tubes and magnifying lens used in the high-magnification zoom lens systems are not compatible with MVL7000. We do not currently sell any teleconverters compatible with the MVL7000. I will contact you directly to discuss more about this.
Poster:paul.hockett
Posted Date:2015-01-28 10:12:56.937
Hi, Is it possible to get transmission curves for the MVL16M1, or the Navitar lens range in general (assuming they're all pretty similar)? Also, related to this: do any of the machine vision lenses transmit reasonably well down to around 350nm? For our application we'd ideally like to transmit light ~350 to 500nm, but can probably tolerate a cut-off of ~400nm (as seems typical VIS-optimized lenses) if we have to. Thanks, Paul
Poster:jlow
Posted Date:2015-01-29 03:27:24.0
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: We are working on putting the transmission curve for the C-mount lenses on the website. Typically these lenses do have poor transmission below 400nm. I will contact you directly to provide the curve for this.
Poster:fmu
Posted Date:2014-11-19 20:07:06.533
There is a small typo in the description of the MVL12WA lens: it has an M25.5x0.5 filter thread, not an M30.5x0.5 thread as stated in the table in the "12 mm Fixed Focal Length" section.
Poster:myanakas
Posted Date:2014-11-25 04:29:21.0
Response from Mike at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. You are correct, the MVL12WA has an M25.5 filter thread, not an M30.5 x 0.5 thread as stated on the web and in our drawing. We are working on updating this information now.
Poster:
Posted Date:2014-10-23 16:38:21.703
Whats the performance of the MVL5M23 lens around 370 nm?
Poster:besembeson
Posted Date:2014-10-23 11:06:59.0
Response from Bweh: We have transmission data between 400nm and 1600nm which I can share with you by email if provided and from that plot, we won't recommend this for that wavelength.
Poster:jsilver
Posted Date:2014-03-24 12:25:11.807
What is the operating wavelength range for this lens?
Poster:jlow
Posted Date:2014-03-27 11:11:52.0
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: These camera lenses are designed for the visible wavelength range.
Poster:dgardner
Posted Date:2012-05-09 10:08:00.0
Response from Dave at Thorlabs: Thank you for your question. Your Thorlabs CCD camera is fully compatible with the MVL7000 Zoom Lens, as both feature a C-Mount lens mount. Please note that since the MVL7000 is designed for a 2/3" sensor, a crop factor will be present. Refer to the Specs table in the MVL7000 desicrption for details. Your CCD camera is also compatible with Thorlabs' SM1 lens tube threading, via the included C-Mount to internal SM1 and C-Mount to external SM1 adapters. Please contact techsupport@thorlabs.com if you have any further questions.
Poster:carlos.jarro
Posted Date:2012-05-08 15:58:13.0
Hello, I already have a CCD camera which comes with a plastic case. Now I am really needing the MVL7000 zoom lens. You recommend "additional hardware" to mount the camera/lens in your web page. What is the recommended hardware to mount the camera/lens on a cage system?
Poster:bdada
Posted Date:2012-03-15 11:49:00.0
Response from Buki at Thorlabs to gilad: Thank you for your feedback. We are working on getting the MTF curves and will post an update here when we get it.
Poster:gilad
Posted Date:2012-03-12 11:02:56.0
Must have MTF for all the lens in order to see if it is good enough.
Poster:bdada
Posted Date:2011-10-31 18:28:00.0
Response from Buki at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. The objective is coated and we will send you a graph that shows the transmission of the objective from 400nm to 1000nm. We will also update our web presentation to include more information. Please contact TechSupport@thorlabs.com if you have further questions.
Poster:otni
Posted Date:2011-10-31 06:05:28.0
I am constructing a vision system for hyperspectral imaging, and need an objective that can cover the spectral range from ~450 nm - 1050 nm. But i have not found any description of the coating for your lenses. Can you supply me with this, or tell me how to retrieve it myself? Kind regards -Otto Nielsen
Poster:Thorlabs
Posted Date:2010-07-14 09:28:06.0
Response from Javier at Thorlabs to steffen.kalfhues: thank you for your feedback. The transmission for the MVL25 camera lens is ~40% in the 340-350 nm range. We currently do not offer lenses specifically designed for use in the UV spectrum.
Poster:steffen.kalfhues
Posted Date:2010-07-14 01:49:21.0
Hi, what will the transmission of the MVL25 @ 343nm be? Do you offer lenses for explicit use with UV? Thx
Poster:Javier
Posted Date:2010-06-16 10:15:33.0
Response from Javier at Thorlabs to mskiba: you can use our SM1A10 and SM1A9 adapters, along with an SM1 lens tube, to reduce the focusing distance of your lens. I will contact you directly with links for these parts.
Poster:mskiba
Posted Date:2010-06-16 05:46:00.0
Do you offer an accesory to reduce minimum focusing distance (i.e. extension tube)? Thanks
Poster:Adam
Posted Date:2010-05-27 17:34:42.0
A response from Adam at Thorlabs to Ron: The transmission of the MVL25 at 365nm is ~40%.
Poster:ron
Posted Date:2010-05-27 13:04:12.0
Whats the performance of the MVL25 lens at 365 nm?
Poster:apalmentieri
Posted Date:2010-02-24 16:18:33.0
A response from Adam at Thorlabs to Mtrigo: The DCC1545M CMOS camera comes with CS-C mount adapter so you will not need to purchase extra components.
Poster:mtrigo
Posted Date:2010-02-24 15:38:58.0
which mounting adapter do I need to use the zoom lens MVL74L with a DCC1545M CMOS camera? I dont think this is clear from the website
Poster:apalmentieri
Posted Date:2010-02-08 15:17:03.0
A response from Adam at Thorlabs to Soia: The spectral transmittance of our lenses found on this website are 400-1000nm with a %T>90%. The cameras we offer are based off of silicon technology and would detect light from 400-1100nm(Monochrome only), but the color camera versions have IR filters that filter out the IR light so they would only detect light from 400-700nm. I will email you directly to find out which camera you are referencing so we can provide more accurate data.
Poster:soia_1_is
Posted Date:2010-02-07 01:56:09.0
I would like to know what is the spectral transmittance of these cameras and lenses. Too bad the data is not available in the specs. Jonathan

Zoom Lens

The native format specifications of each lens are highlighted in green.
Item #MVL7000
Focal Length 18 - 108 mm
Aperture (Max) f/2.5
Min Object Distance 130 mm (5")
Design Formata 2/3"
Transmission -
Field of View (1")b N/A
Field of View (2/3")b 5.83° (Min) - 34.0° (Max)
Field of View (1/1.8")b 4.8° (Min) - 28.1° (Max)
Field of View (1/2")b 4.24° (Min) - 25.1° (Max)
Field of View (1/3")b 3.18° (Min) - 18.9° (Max)
Maximum Magnification 1.1X at 5" Working Distance
Filter Threading M52 x 0.75
Camera Threading C-Mount (1.00"-32)
  • This lens can be used with smaller format camera sensors; however, this will result in a reduced field of view. Please see the Camera Lens Tutorial tab for details.
  • The field of view is specified for the diagonal.

The MVL7000 macro lens features a removable close-up lens for imaging between 5" (130 mm) and 12" (305 mm). When removed, the MVL7000's minimum object distance is 24" (610 mm). The MVL700 can achieve a maximum magnification of 1.1X.

Due to the weight of the MVL7000, we do not suggest using it with cameras with plastic lens mounts unless the lens is supported by additional hardware.

MVL7000
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3.5 - 6 mm Fixed Focal Length

The native format specifications of each lens are highlighted in green.
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MVL4WA

MVL5WA

MVL5M23

MVL5TM23 Lens

MVL6WA

Item # MVL4WA MVL5WA MVL5M23 MVL5TM23 MVL6WA
Focal Length 3.5 mm 4.5 mm 5 mm 5 mm 6 mm
Aperture (Max) f/1.4 f/1.4 f/2.8 f/1.8 f/1.4
Min Object Distance 200 mm (7.9") 200 mm (7.9") 50 mm (2") 100 mm (3.9") 200 mm (7.9")
Design Formata 1/2" 1/2" 2/3" 2/3" 1/2"
Transmission
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10 MP Compatible
(Click for MTF Plot)
No No No Yesb No
Field of View (2/3")c N/A N/A 94.7° 94.7° N/A
Field of View (1/1.8")c N/A N/A 84.0° 84.0° N/A
Field of View (1/2")c 132.1° 98.2° 77.3° 77.3° 69.4°
Field of View (1/3")c 81.2° 67.4° 61.9° 61.9° 51.1°
Filter Threading - - M40.5 x 0.5 M46 x 0.75 M25.5 x 0.5
Camera Threading C-Mount (1.00"-32)
  • These lenses can be used with smaller format camera sensors; however, this will result in a reduced field of view. Please see the Camera Lens Tutorial tab for details.
  • Raw Data for this plot is available in the 10 MP Lens Data tab above.
  • The field of view is specified for the diagonal.
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MVL5M235 mm EFL, f/2.8, for 2/3" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$538.00
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MVL5TM235 mm EFL, f/1.8, for 2/3" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock, 10 Megapixels
$1,209.00
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MVL6WA6 mm EFL, f/1.4, for 1/2" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$150.00
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8 mm Fixed Focal Length

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MVL8M23

MVL8M1

Item # MVL8M23 MVL8M1
Focal Length 8 mm 8 mm
Aperture (Max) f/1.4 f/1.4
Min Object Distance 120 mm (4.7") 100 mm (3.9")
Design Formata 2/3" 1"
Transmission
Raw Data

Raw Data
Field of View (1")b N/A 92.4°
Field of View (1/1.2")c N/A 81.5°
Field of View (2/3")b 67.0° 70.7°
Field of View (1/1.8")b 50.7° 59.1°
Field of View (1/2")b 45.7° 53.5°
Field of View (1/3")b 35.1° 41.3°
Filter Threading M27 x 0.5 M55 x 0.75
Camera Threading C-Mount (1.00"-32)
  • These lenses can be used with smaller format camera sensors; however, this will result in a reduced field of view. Please see the Camera Lens Tutorial tab for details.
  • The field of view is specified for the diagonal.
  • This field of view specification is estimated.
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MVL8M18 mm EFL, f/1.4, for 1" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$482.00
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12 mm Fixed Focal Length

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MVL12WA

MVL12M23

MVL12M1

MVL12M43

Item # MVL12WA MVL12M23 MVL12M1 MVL12M43a
Focal Length 12 mm 12 mm 12 mm 12 mm
Aperture (Max) f/1.4 f/1.4 f/1.4 f/2.0
Min Object Distance 300 mm (11.8") 150 mm (5.9") 300 mm (11.8") 100 mm (3.9")
Design Formatb 1/2" 2/3" 1" 4/3"
Transmission
Raw Data

Raw Data

Raw Data
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Field of View (4/3)c N/A N/A N/A 87.6°
Field of View (1")c N/A N/A 67.7° 67.4°
Field of View (1/1.2")d N/A N/A 57.8° 58.9°
Field of View (2/3")c N/A 46.8° 48.3° 49.2°
Field of View (1/1.8")c N/A 39.1° 39.8° 41.1°
Field of View (1/2")c 38.5° 35.0° 35.7° 36.9°
Field of View (1/3")c 28.1° 26.6° 27.9° 28.1°
Filter Threading M25.5 x 0.5 M27 x 0.5 M35.5 x 0.5 M55 x 0.75
Camera Threading C-Mount (1.00"-32)
  • The MVL12M43 is compatible with our Scientific-Grade Cameras, but when used with the hermetically-sealed camera package the IR filter included with the camera may need to be removed. For questions about compatibility and recommended usage please contact Tech Support.
  • These lenses can be used with smaller format camera sensors; however, this will result in a reduced field of view. Please see the Camera Lens Tutorial tab for details.
  • The field of view is specified for the diagonal.
  • These field of view specifications are estimated.
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MVL12WA12 mm EFL, f/1.4, for 1/2" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$150.00
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MVL12M2312 mm EFL, f/1.4, for 2/3" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$196.00
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MVL12M112 mm EFL, f/1.4, for 1" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$385.00
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MVL12M4312 mm EFL, f/2.0, for 4/3" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$1,525.00
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16 - 17 mm Fixed Focal Length

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MVL1623

MVL16M1

MVL17HS

Item # MVL16M23 MVL16M1 MVL17HS
Focal Length 16 mm 16 mm 17 mm
Aperture (Max) f/1.4 f/1.4 f/0.95
Min Object Distance 200 mm (7.9") 300 mm (11.8") 500 mm (19.7")
Design Formata 2/3" 1" 1"
Transmission
Raw Data

Raw Data

Raw Data
Field of View (1")b N/A 54.4° 50.4°
Field of View (1/1.2")c N/A 46.0° 42.6°
Field of View (2/3")b 37.0° 38.3° 35.9°
Field of View (1/1.8")b 30.2° 31.4° 29.7°
Field of View (1/2")b 27.0° 28.1° 26.5°
Field of View (1/3")b 20.4° 21.6° 20.0°
Filter Threading M25.5 x 0.5 M35.5 x 0.5 M40.5 x 0.5
Camera Threading C-Mount (1.00"-32)
  • These lenses can be used with smaller format camera sensors; however, this will result in a reduced field of view. Please see the Camera Lens Tutorial tab for details.
  • The field of view is specified for the diagonal.
  • These field of view specifications are estimated.
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MVL16M2316 mm EFL, f/1.4, for 2/3" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$196.00
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MVL16M116 mm EFL, f/1.4, for 1" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$456.00
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MVL17HS Support Documentation
MVL17HS17 mm EFL, f/0.95, for 1" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$1,051.00
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25 - 28 mm Fixed Focal Length

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MVL25M23

MVL25TM23

MVL25HS

MVL25M1

MVL25M43

MVL28LF

Item # MVL25M23 MVL25TM23 MVL25HS MVL25M1 MVL25M43 MVL28LFa
Focal Length 25 mm 25 mm 25 mm 25 mm 25 mm 28 mm
Aperture (Max) f/1.4 f/1.8 f/0.95 f/1.4 f/2.0 f/2.8
Min Object Distance 200 mm (7.9") 100 mm (3.9") 500 mm (19.7") 300 mm (11.8") 150 mm (5.9") 300 mm (11.8")
Design Formatb 2/3" 2/3" 1" 1" 4/3" 35 mm
10 MP Compatible
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No Yesc No No No No
Transmission
Raw Data
-
Raw Data

Raw Data
- -
Field of View (35 mm)d N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 78.8°
Field of View (4/3")d N/A N/A N/A N/A 49.4° 42.2°
Field of View (1")d N/A N/A 35.5° 36.6° 35.5° -
Field of View (1/1.2")e N/A N/A 29.7° 30.5° 30.3 -
Field of View (2/3")d 24.3° 24.9° 24.8° 25.2° 24.8° -
Field of View (1/1.8")d 19.6° 20.5° 20.4° 20.5° 20.4° -
Field of View (1/2")d 17.5° 18.2° 18.2° 18.3° 18.2° -
Field of View (1/3")d 13.2° 13.7° 13.7° 13.8° 13.7° -
Filter Threading M27 x 0.5 M25.5 x 0.5 M40.5 x 0.5 M35.5 x 0.5 M40.5 x 0.5 M72 x 0.75
Camera Threading C-Mount (1.00"-32) F-Mountf
  • Photo of the MVL28LF is not to scale.
  • These lenses can be used with smaller format camera sensors; however, this will result in a reduced field of view. Please see the Camera Lens Tutorial tab for details.
  • Raw Data for this plot is available in the 10 MP Lens Data tab above.
  • The field of view is specified for the diagonal.
  • These field of view specifications are estimated.
  • This lens is compatible with F-Mount cameras. For compatibility with SM2-threaded (2.035"-40) components, please use our SM2NFM F-Mount Adapter Ring.
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$196.00
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MVL25TM2325 mm EFL, f/1.8, for 2/3" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock, 10 Megapixels
$890.00
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MVL25HS Support Documentation
MVL25HS25 mm EFL, f/0.95, for 1" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$870.00
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MVL25M1 Support Documentation
MVL25M125 mm EFL, f/1.4, for 1" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$421.00
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MVL25M43 Support Documentation
MVL25M4325 mm EFL, f/2.0, for 4/3" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$1,279.00
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MVL28LF Support Documentation
MVL28LF28 mm EFL, f/2.8, for 35 mm F-Mount Cameras, with Lock
$1,381.00
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35 - 50 mm Fixed Focal Length

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MVL35M23

MVL35M1

MVL50M23

MVL50TM23

MVL50HS

MVL50M1

Item # MVL35M23 MVL35M1 MVL50M23 MVL50TM23 MVL50HS MVL50M1
Focal Length 35 mm 35 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm 50 mm
Aperture (Max) f/2.0 f/1.4 f/2.8 f/2.8 f/0.95 f/1.4
Min Object Distance 200 mm (7.9") 300 mm (11.8") 200 mm (7.9") 100 mm (3.9") 600 mm (23.6") 500 mm (19.7")
Design Formata 2/3" 1" 2/3" 2/3" 1" 1"
10 MP Compatible
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No No No Yesb No No
Transmission
Raw Data
- - - - -
Field of View (1")c N/A 26.1° N/A N/A 18.2° 18.0°
Field of View (1/1.2")d N/A 21.8° N/A N/A 15.0° 14.7°
Field of View (2/3")c 17.9° 18.0° 11.9° 12.6° 12.6° 12.5°
Field of View (1/1.8")c 14.7° 14.7° 9.8° 10.4° 10.3° 10.3°
Field of View (1/2")c 13.1° 13.1° 8.7° 9.2° 9.2° 9.1°
Field of View (1/3")c 9.8° 9.8° 6.5° 6.9° 6.9° 6.9°
Filter Threading M27 x 0.5 M35.5 x 0.5 M27 x 0.5 M30.5 x 0.5 M62 x 0.75 M40.5 x 0.5
Camera Threading C-Mount (1.00"-32)
  • These lenses can be used with smaller format camera sensors; however, this will result in a reduced field of view. Please see the Camera Lens Tutorial tab for details.
  • Raw Data for this plot is available in the 10 MP Lens Data tab above.
  • The field of view is specified for the diagonal.
  • These field of view specifications are estimated.
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MVL35M135 mm EFL, f/1.4, for 1" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$421.00
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MVL50M23 Support Documentation
MVL50M2350 mm EFL, f/2.8, for 2/3" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$196.00
Today
MVL50TM23 Support Documentation
MVL50TM2350 mm EFL, f/2.8, for 2/3" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock, 10 Megapixels
$890.00
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MVL50HS Support Documentation
MVL50HS50 mm EFL, f/0.95, for 1" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$1,731.00
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MVL50M1 Support Documentation
MVL50M150 mm EFL, f/1.4, for 1" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$456.00
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75 - 100 mm Fixed Focal Length

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MVL75M23

MVL75M1

MVL100M23

Item # MVL75M23 MVL75M1 MVL100M23
Focal Length 75 mm 75 mm 100 mm
Aperture (Max) f/2.5 f/1.8 f/2.8
Min Object Distance 1.2 m (47.2") 1 m (39.4") 2.0 m (78.7")
Design Formata 2/3" 1" 2/3"
Transmission -
Raw Data
-
Field of View (1")b N/A 12.0° N/A
Field of View (1/1.2")c N/A 9.7° N/A
Field of View (2/3")b 8.3° 8.3° 6.3°
Field of View (1/1.8")b 6.8° 6.8° 5.1°
Field of View (1/2")b 6.1° 6.1° 4.6°
Field of View (1/3")b 4.6° 4.6° 3.4°
Filter Threading M34 x 0.5 M46 x 0.75 M40.5 x 0.5
Camera Threading C-Mount (1.00"-32)
  • These lenses can be used with smaller format camera sensors; however, this will result in a reduced field of view. Please see the Camera Lens Tutorial tab for details.
  • The field of view is specified for the diagonal.
  • This field of view specification is estimated.
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MVL75M2375 mm EFL, f/2.5, for 2/3" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$199.00
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MVL75M1 Support Documentation
MVL75M175 mm EFL, f/1.8, for 1" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$456.00
Today
MVL100M23 Support Documentation
MVL100M23100 mm EFL, f/2.8, for 2/3" C-Mount Format Cameras, with Lock
$183.00
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