Matching Lenses and Sensors

Hollows, Greg; Singer, Stuart
March 2009
Vision Systems Design;Mar2009, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p13
The article discusses the factors to consider in image sensor/lens combination such as diffraction, lens aperture, focal length and the wavelength of light. It seeks to show manufacturers how lenses limit the performance of imaging systems through these factors. Manufacturers will thus be motivated to produce lenses with higher optical performances to take advantage of new sensors. It says sensor manufacturers have failed to communicate with lens manufacturers and this has resulted in a mismatch in sensor/lens combination.


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