Enhance Your Embedded Vision System

Commonlands is where engineers, managers, and hobbyists learn about optics, find new lenses, and design their vision systems.

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Get Started With Our Free Camera Calculators 

Start Your Optics Selection Process with Free Online Camera Calculators

Wondering how to calculate the field of view or depth of field? Our calculators help you determine which lens and image sensor combination is optimal. 

Lens Focal Length Calculator. EFL Calculator.
Camera Angle of View Calculator. Camera AoV Calculator.
Camera Depth of Field Calculator. DoF Calculator.
An FoV Calculator for Vision System Cameras
Lens Focal Length Calculator. EFL Calculator.
Camera Angle of View Calculator. Camera AoV Calculator.
Camera Depth of Field Calculator. DoF Calculator.
An FoV Calculator for Vision System Cameras

Robotics

Computer Vision Camera Lenses

Find a lens suitable for your custom robotics project. Example use-cases include warehouse automation robotics, and agricultural drones.

Video Conferencing

Teleconferencing Camera Lenses

Enhance your video-conferencing camera with high resolution low distortion lenses. Examples include medical telepresence and huddle room cameras.

Surveillance

Wide-Angle Cameras

Customize your OEM Camera. Examples include retail traffic measurement cameras and building occupancy counters.

Find A Lens For Your Project Using our Advanced M12 Lens Calculator

Select from More than 50 Off-the-Shelf Board-Level Lenses

We provide cost-effective M12 lenses and CS mount lenses to help you get started quickly. Our M12 lens calculator provides the Field of View of our lenses on any sensor.

 

An M12 lens is a small lens for 12mm diameter threaded mounts. Our lenses range from 1mm to 25mm EFL and include fisheye, wide-angle, and no-distortion lenses.

Find an M12 lens

Identify a Solution Using Our M12 Lens Finder and Field of view Calculator

M12 Lenses Inspected in the USA.

Inspected in the US

Camera Design Customer Support Based in the USA.

US Engineering Support

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Customizations Available

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Global Shipment

Interested in Customizations?

We offer several customizations for our lenses. Contact us to discuss feasibility, Minimum Order Quantities, and NRE requirements.

  • Custom filters (bandpass, dual notch, etc..)
  • Customized higher F# 
  • Barrel mechanical design adjustments (e.g. active alignment, ingress protection)
  • Hydrophobic coating on front optical surface
  • Preassembly with M12 lens holders to reduce anodization debris and match torque
  • Optical data (MTF, EFL, etc..) with serialized unit-level traceability

We also consider full custom lens designs starting from 5,000pcs.

Increase your Production-Level Unit-to-Unit Image Quality

 

What's Your Application? Our Board Lenses Cover the Spectrum.

200°@4.5mm MiniFisheye M12 Lens

CIL914-F2.4-M12B650

200°@4.5mm MiniFisheye M12 Lens

Wide-Angle 4mm M12 Lens

CIL339-F1.6-M12A640

Wide-Angle 4mm M12 Lens

Does it Require an IP67 Lens?

Our new Automotive 8MP 1/1.7" lineup is suitable for applications  exposed to the environment, without a window.

Mobile Robotics?

Find a low F# or low distortion lens to optimize your computer vision framerate.

Small 2.1mm M12 Lens

CIL821-F2.4-M12ANIR

Small 2.1mm M12 Lens

Low Distortion 6mm M12 Lens

CIL060-F2.8-M12A650

Low Distortion 6mm M12 Lens

215°@6.8mm M12 Fisheye Lens

CIL220-F2.3-M12B650

215°@6.8mm M12 Fisheye Lens

Surveillance?

Our low F#, high resolution lenses are suitable for 180° dome cameras, low light, and active IR illuminated scenes.

Consumer / AR+VR?

Our high resolution fisheye lenses will let you design 360° cameras and and stereographic lenses are equivalent to "GoPro" lenses.

Video Conferencing?

Our wide-angle, low distortion, high resolution M12 lenses result in optimal object deformation without post-processing.

Aerial Robotics?

Our light-weight, miniature lenses are ideal for collision avoidance, long-distance viewing, and end-customer viewing.

Low Distortion 3.0mm M12 Lens

CIL030-F2.1-M12A650

Low Distortion 3.0mm M12 Lens

IP67 12mm M12 Lens

CIL120-F2.4-M12A650

IP67 12mm M12 Lens

Wide-Angle 4.4mm M12 Lens

CIL343-F2.3-M12A650

Wide-Angle 4.4mm M12 Lens

Surveillance?

Our low F#, high resolution lenses are suitable for 180° dome cameras, low light, and active IR illuminated scenes.

Video Conferencing?

Our wide-angle, low distortion, high resolution M12 lenses result in optimal object deformation without post-processing.

Looking for recommendations, trying to figure out where to start, Or Want to Discuss Customizations?
Contact our US-based Optical Engineers.