Cameras and Zoom Lenses

Compact Camera Zoom

I designed this camera lens example to match the specifications of a common Sony zoom lens (F/3.5 to F/5.6, 16-50 mm EFL). The general design form is widely used for compact zoom lenses, its origin being the “Double-Gauss” developed in the late 1800’s.

Double Telecentric Zoom

I designed this 2-4x aspheric zoom to be telecentric in both object and image space with fixed total track.

Off-Axis Camera

Off-axis imaging cameras, such as the example I designed below, use a tilted image plane. This approach is useful when illumination and detection paths need to be separated or for any optical system that needs to be tilted.

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