Fujifilm Europe GmbH is launching a new line of the Fujinon HF-12M series as top-of-the-range machine vision lens portfolio for use in inspection and measurement applications in production lines.
The HF-12M lenses can resolve the high resolution of up to12 megapixels with a pixel pitch of 2.1µm. All models of the new series maintain the high level of even sharpness from the image centre up to the corners and compensate for the resolution degradation that typically occurs when changing working distance or aperture value. This enables the consistent delivery of high-resolution images even under varying installation and shooting conditions at the manufacturing frontline.
Despite the high resolution, the lenses surprise with the smallest and lightest body compared to other high resolution lenses that are currently available on the market, measuring only 33mm in outer diameter. Fujinon HF-12M series is available in five models of various focal lengths from 8 mm to 35 mm and is officially designed for 2/3” sensors, but especially the longer focal lengths are applicable on larger sensor sizes of up to 1/1.2” as well. All models offer low-distortion design and small working distances as of 100mm. Therefore they are very flexible and reliable for a wide range of applications. The combination of high resolution implemented in a small size makes the new Fujinon series unique lenses on the market.
The main features include advanced optical performance – When the iris (aperture) is set at the orange F4 marker on the lens barrel the HF-12M series offers the highest resolving power of 2.1µm pixel pitch on a 2/3” sensor, which is equivalent to 12 megapixels. The HF-12M maintains ultra high definiton with 2.7µm in the whole frame area even on sensor sizes of up to 1/1.2”
In addition they offer a small size, edge to edge sharpness and added value, as general machine vision lenses usually use iris and focus locking screws with a head protruding out from the lens body, potentially causing interference within the machine vision system. Fujinon HF-12M comes with regular locking screws as well as headless compact screws, which can be countersunk into the lens body to minimize interference with the machine vision system, thereby increasing flexibility in system installation and design.