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Kowa LM16JC

2/3" 16 mm Lens

Price: $117.00 each

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16 mm lens
Locking focus and aperture adjustments
Compact, lightweight and durable
Excellent corner brightness

The JC Series is the go-to lens for many machine vision projects. The Kowa LM16JC has all the features and performance characteristics most applications demand.

This lens has a compact metal housing that moves the front and rear spherical elements independently for better resolution and contrast, regardless of working distance. The focus and aperture adjustments lock-down with thumb-screws to resist equipment vibration.

The optical resolution is 100 lp/mm at center and 60 lp/mm at the corners. The minimum object distance is just 20 centimeters.

The 16 mm focal length is ideal for many projects. Image distortion is minimal – just .8% for a 1/2 size sensor – making it good for pattern match and OCV applications. And a system having a 16 mm lens will be more compact than one having a 25 or 35 mm lens.


Lens Mount: C-Mount
Length: 28.0 mm
Filter Thread: M27 x .5


Lens Type: General
Focal Length: 16 mm
Distortion: < -1.50 %
Center Resolving Power: 5.00 µm, 100 lp/mm
Corner Resolving Power: 8.30 µm, 60 lp/mm
Minimum Object Distance: 200 mm
F#: 1.4 - 16.0
Image Circle: 11.00 mm (2/3")

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