Lenses For Computer Vision, Robotics, Video Conferencing, And OEM Applications

About our Product and Capabilities

Commonlands offers high-performance cost-effective M12 lenses, C-Mount Lenses, and related accessories. Our products are commonly used across surveillance, warehouse robotics, IoT, smart retail, factory automation, and medical industries.

Commonlands was founded to help electrical, mechanical, and SW engineers succeed with new projects. Our team is here to help teams navigate the world of optics. We make it easy and handle the multitude of technical difficulties and supply chain issues that come with optics.

We try to restock out of stock samples within 2-4 weeks, however, lead-times can be longer so please contact us for accurate information, as it is product-dependent. Lead-times for volume (1kpcs-100kpcs) vary by SKU and can be quite long if glass materials are out of stock; please contact us for details. The prices online are not indicative of volume (1kpc+) pricing.

Our supply chain partnerships and our US optical/mechanical engineering expertise enable you to easily/accurately customize the F#, ingress protection, filter, and/or mechanical design; NREs, MoQs, and lead-time may apply. Please contact us for more information.

Our Quality Management System is ISO9001 Certified by Intertek

We inspect 100% of the lenses we ship with optional unit-level binning and traceability.

All of our inventory is inspected in a class 1000 cleanroom then stored in a class 10000-equivalent climate controlled room.

View/Download our ISO9001 Certificate
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We provide Consistent High Quality At An Affordable Price

We have a lot of optical test equipment ranging that allows us to measure functional performance: Lens Parameter Machine, MTF x2,  thermal test chamber, stray light testing, etc..

The equipment customizations, inspection capabilities, and business model we've developed allow us to support mid-volume high-mix inspection so that every lens you receive has great quality, regardless if you order 1k, 10k, or 100kpcs.


Our Main Facilities Are in San Diego, California

We're located 20 minutes north of the San Diego airport in the light industrial zone of Kearny Mesa.

Our address is 8170 Ronson Road, Suites A&B, San Diego, CA 92111

Our sales and technical support department is open from 8:30AM to 5PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.

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You can Meet Us at A Few Tradeshows in 2024

  • May 22-23: Embedded Vision Summit in Santa Clara / the San Francisco Bay Area. Find us at Booth #810.
  • October 8-10: VISION in Stuttgart, Germany. Find us at the entrance to Hall 10 at Booth #10A23
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We Can Ship from China for High Volume (25kpc/yr+) Projects

For volume production with China-based camera module manufacturers, we can ship direct from within Mainland China.

This location is utilized ONLY for OEM projects (10,000pcs/yr+) that demand a China-aligned supply chain.

We do not ship sample quantities from China.

Our Camera Module Partners

We work with many camera ODMs around the world, from China and India to Germany and the US. We can work with your preferred camera module manufacturer and almost certainly have worked with them on a past project.

We have publicly announced partnerships with two camera design manufacturers. Our partners are well aligned to support the bulk of our customers who need volumes ranging from 100pcs up to mass production of 250kpcs/yr. If you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact us.

e-con Systems

We work closely with e-con Systems on many projects. Together, we are well aligned to bring technical support to the early stages of your camera HW project andthen to scale the outcome to mass production.

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Are You In Europe And Do You Need To Buy From A Local Distributor?

We support customers in Europe direct, however, as a global optics supplier, we recognize that it can be easier to discuss requirements and transact with local representatives. 

Europe: TRS STAR

If you are in Europe and prefer this method, we have European based distributor, TRS-Star, located in Stutensee, Germany near Stuttgart.

You may contact Velimir Ceko and the rest of the TRS team at vision@trs-star.com who can help you if needed.


Your US-Based Source For Imaging Optics

Commonlands' Story

Commonlands is a Delaware Limited Liability Company which is located in San Diego, CA. The company was founded in 2018 as a camera engineering and optical design services company within Carnegie Mellon University's Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship. The company relocated to Southern California during COVID in 2020 and has been growing rapidly. 

The company's founder, Max Henkart, has a B.S. in Optical Engineering from the The Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester and and MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon. He is part of the Zemax Consulting Partners Program and worked for a top-3 Chinese automotive lens manufacturer. Max is a 14th generation American with lineage traceable to the Mayflower and Jamestown. 

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