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Machine vision lenses for industrial cameras

At Get Cameras we offer high-quality, affordable lenses for industrial image processing and we have a wide range of industrial lenses C-mount lens, F-mount lens, M12 lens, telecentric lens, and more, for industrial image processing / machine vision in various industries.

Our unique selling points are:

  • Price: our machine vision lenses are 30 to 50% cheaper than a comparable industrial lens;
  • Quality: every machine vision lens is of very high quality. Our partner manufactures lenses for well known companies such as Tesco, Volkswagen, Foxconn, Ikea and Samsung;
  • Machine vision lens portfolio: we have a large portfolio for all standard applications. In addition, we can supply special lenses and custom machine vision lens on request.

On the bottom of this page there is more information about how to select the required lens.

Industrial lenses for industrial image processing

What are the advantages of C-mount lens?

C-mount is a standardized thread connection. The main advantages are:

  • Suitable for all our image-sensors;
  • You can set the aperture (iris);
  • You can set the focus;
  • You can attach the iris and focus by means of screws;
  • You can easily and securely mount the lens;
  • The lens is very light sensitive.

The only disadvantages of the C-mount lens is the size (relatively large) and the price. This lens is the most expensive version of machine vision lenses that you can place on an industrial vision camera. 

What is a CS mount lens?

A CS-mount lens is a lens that is often used in security cameras. A CS-mount lens can only be used on a CS-mount camera. When ordering our machine vision camera, you also have the option to provide the camera with CS-mount.

What are the characteristics of a CS mount lens?

  • It’s very affordable
  • You can set the focus;
  • Usually you can’t adjust the iris;
  • You can easily and securely mount the CS lens;
  • Regular new models where the old lenses go EOL, unless large orders of 2000-5000 are placed.

Due to a poorer predictability of the delivery reliability of CS-mount lenses, we do not offer this standard in our online store. We only offer this for volume projects from 100 pieces per year. The prices of this lens usually vary between 8 and 25 euros per piece. In addition, we have the possibility to make adjustments to the iris. If you are interested in this lens, please let us know.

What is an M12 or S-mount lens?

A M12 lens, also called S-mount lens, is the most compact lens for a vision camera. For example, this lens can be used in medical equipment and compact handheld devices. The S-mount lens is very small and is often used on compact board-level cameras. Do you want to use this lens on our machine vision camera? Then it is best to purchase a CS-mount camera. You also need a CS to M12 adapter and a M12 lockring to secure the lens. The lens can be used with a vision camera that has a sensor size of 1/3", 1/2.5", 1/2.3", 1/2" or 1/1.8".

Get Lenses M12 lenses

We have chosen not to sell cheap M12 lenses, but high quality M12 lenses with little to no distortion. More expensive M12 lenses are suitable for very high resolution cameras and large image sensors (up to 1/1.8 "). Cheap M12 lenses often have a lot of geometric distortion and are only suitable up to a sensor size of 1/3".

Special machine vision lenses

We have special industrial lenses designed to meet the unique requirements of your image processing projects.

C-mount lens for microscope

We offer a series of Microscope C-mount lenses that are compatible with our industrial cameras. Select between magnifications and opt for models with or without coaxil input.

Machine vision UV lens

For UV lengths between 240nm to 1000nm, you can find UV lens available for you machine vision application.

C-mount SWIR lens

Our SWIR C-mount lens series are made for industrial applications and supports the wavelength range from 400nm to 1700 nm. With this wavelength, they cover visible spectrum + SWIR spectrum, being considered VIS-SWIR lenses.

Varifocal and zoom lenses

Machine vision lenses usually have a fixed focal length and manual adjustable aperture. For some machine vision applications, we understand the need of a varifocal lens or a motorized focal / zoom lens or even a auto focus lens. If you didn’t find the lens that you are looking for, please contact us.

C-mount vs Cs-mount

The difference between a C-mount machine vision lens and CS-mount lens is that the lens mount of the camera with a CS-mount is 5mm shorter. A CS-mount lens must be 5 mm shorter to the image-sensor than a C-mount lens.

It is possible, by means of a lens adapter (5mm ring), to use a C-mount lens on a CS-mount vision camera. However, it is not possible to use a CS-mount lens on a C-mount vision camera. That is because in that case the lens will not be close enough to the image sensor.

Lens Calculator

An easy way to find the right focal length for your application is using our lens calculator. By inputting camera sensor size, field of view and working distance, a recommended focal length for your machine vision lens is calculated. As an advanced feature, you can input your camera parameters (resolution and pixel size) and find out the final FOV with the recommended focal length.

Which machine vision lens should I purchase?

GeT Lenses has an assortment of different types of industrial lenses. When selecting the correct machine vision lens, we recommend the following:

  • If you have a machine vision application with low volumes or a camera with a sensor larger than 1/1.8" we recommend the use of a C-mount lens.
  • If you develop a volume product in which the dimensions of the lens are critical, a M12 lens is the best choice. The camera sensor must not exceed 1/1.8".
  • If you develop a volume product in which the cost of the lens is critical, then both a M12 lens or CS-mount lens are a good choice. Again, the camera sensor must not exceed 1/1.8".

Machine vision lens life cycle

Here at Get Cameras, we understand the importance of long-term planning for your machine vision projects.  While our machine vision lenses don't have guaranteed life cycle, we're committed to keeping you informed. We work closely with the lens manufacturer and proactively monitor their availability.  If a lens is nearing its End of Life (EOL), we'll reach out well in advance to let you know.  This gives you ample time to consider a last-time purchase or explore suitable alternatives we can offer. By staying informed, you can ensure a smooth transition and avoid any potential disruptions to your projects.

Need support for industrial lenses?

Would you like to purchase a machine vision lens (C-mount lens, M12 lens, telecentric lens or any other) but you still have a question? Please let us know, we are more than happy to help you further.


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