Selecting the correct machine vision lens is a science. There are many factors to consider. Some key lens criteria include:
Most of these critiera are intrinsically connected, and there is no value in considering one outside the context of the rest. Lens selection is often a compromise between many competing factors. And it is all too easy to limit your camera's performance by using the wrong lens.
So, how do you select the appropriate lens for your application? First consider the general type of lens you need. You may use the table below as a rough guide.
|Object Width||Lens Type||Calculator|
|> 12 mm||General Purpose Lens||Entocentric Lens Calculator|
|1 - 25 mm||Macro Lens||Macro Lens Calculator|
|< 1 mm||Microscopic Lens|
|Precision Gauging 1 - 240 mm||Telecentric Lens||Telecentric Lens Calculator|
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