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  • F-Mount Lenses
    Manual focus lenses for F mount cameras in industrial applications

    Telecentric Lenses
    Telecentric Visionmes lenses for optical metrology

    Customized Solutions
    Highly specialized lenses for different applications

    Lens Test Equipment
    Instruments for production, service and repair of lenses
Product Portfolio
  • F-Mount Lenses

  • Manual focus lenses for F mount cameras in industrial applications
    With our ZF lenses, we offer high resolution image quality for technical and industrial applications. Carl Zeiss F-Mount lenses for industrial applications are key components in complex production processes as well as in measuring tasks, quality assurance and many other applications. Proving their outstanding image performance, reliability and high quality.

    ZF LensesCarl Zeiss ZF lenses are compatible with any F-Mount camera. The F-Mount is a popular used standard for high-resolution industrial cameras with large sensor sizes and for line scan cameras with sensors up to 43 mm. ZF lenses from Carl Zeiss are widely used in machine vision, automation, quality inspection, optical metrology as well as in Research and Development e.g. with High Speed cameras. Thanks to the large image format, our objective lenses are ideal for the constantly increasing use of high-resolution image sensors with bigger sensor formats.

    Due to the manual adjustment of the focus the helical focusing mount of ZF lenses are much more precise than usual focusing mounts.
    • high resolution
    • color purity
    • robust housing
    • precise manual focus and aperture setting
    • stray light absorption

    ZF-I: Industrial EditionThe Industrial Edition of ZF lenses are provided with lock screws for both the aperture setting and focus.
    Both the locking screws and the stable design make the lens inure to vibrations and improve measuring repeatability and avoiding machine downtime.

    ZF-IR: Infrared Edition
    The Infrared Edition of ZF lenses are suitable for the use with special cameras like IR cameras without an IR blocking filter. The transmission of ZF-IR lenses adds up to 70% at 1000 nm, while usual lenses exhibit only 20%.

    Versatile Camera Mounts
    These high sophisticated optical designs are also available with different mounts like M42 Screw Mount (S-Mount) and EF-Mount. 

      • Super Wide Angle

          • Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZF.2

          • Aperture range
            f/2.8 – f/22 (1/ 2 stop intervals)

            • A floating elements design ensures performance virtually unchanged from close distance to infinity
            • The lens design produces nearly distortion-free images
            • Precise manual focusing
            • Robust full-metal construction
            • Fixed lens hood
            • Identical color reproduction of all models assures the quality of products measured by hue difference
            • 95mm filter thread
            Camera Mounts
            Available for other camera mounts such as M42, EF mount .
          • Distagon T* 3,5/18 ZF

          • Aperture range
            f/3.5 – f/22 (1/ 2 stop intervals)

            • A floating elements design ensures performance virtually unchanged from close distance to infinity
            • The lens design produces nearly distortion-free images
            • Precise manual focusing
            • Robust full-metal construction
            • Identical color reproduction of all models assures the quality of products measured by hue difference
            • Mounts and optical coatings can be modified on request
            ZF-I: Industrial Edition
            Features special screws to fix focus and aperture settings also in rough situations.

            Camera Mounts

            Available for other camera mounts such as EF and M42 mount.
          • Distagon T* 2,8/21 ZF

          • Aperture range
            f/2.8 – f/22

            • A floating elements design ensures performance virtually unchanged from close distance to infinity
            • The lens design produces nearly distortion-free images
            • Precise manual focusing
            • Robust full-metal construction
            • Identical color reproduction of all models assures the quality of products measured by hue difference
            • Mounts and optical coatings can be modified on request
            ZF-I: Industrial Edition
            Features special screws to fix focus and aperture settings also in rough situations.

            Camera Mounts
            Available for other camera mounts such as EF and M42 mount.
        • Wide Angle

            • Distagon T* 2/25 ZF.2

            • Aperture range
              f/2 – f/22 (1/ 2 stop intervals)
              • A floating elements design ensures performance virtually unchanged from close distance to infinity
              • The lens design produces nearly distortion-free images
              • Precise manual focusing
              • Robust full-metal construction
              • Identical color reproduction of all models assures the quality of products measured by hue difference
              • Mounts and optical coatings can be modified on request
              ZF.2-I: Industrial Edition
              Features special screws to fix focus and aperture settings also in rough situations.

              Camera Mounts
              Available for other camera mounts such as M42, EF mount .
               
            • Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZF.2

            • Aperture range
              f/1.4 – f/16 (1/ 2 stop intervals)

              • A floating elements design ensures performance virtually unchanged from close distance to infinity
              • The lens design produces nearly distortion-free images
              • Precise manual focusing
              • Robust full-metal construction
              • Identical color reproduction of all models assures the quality of products measured by hue difference
              • Mounts and optical coatings can be modified on request

              ZF.2-I: Industrial Edition
              Features special screws to fix focus and aperture settings also in rough situations.


              Camera Mounts
              Available for other camera mounts such as M42, EF mount
            • Distagon T* 2,8/25 ZF

            • Aperture range
              f/2.8 – f/22 (1/ 2 stop intervals)

              • Low close-range adjustment (6 cm / 2.4") from object to front lens surface
              • Optimal control of flare and stray light
              • Precise manual focusing
              • Robust full-metal construction
              • Identical color reproduction of all models assures the quality of products measured by hue difference
              • For industrial cameras with F-Mount up to sensor sizes of 24x36 mm.
              • Mounts and optical coatings can be modified on request
              ZF-I: Industrial Edition
              Features special screws to fix focus and aperture settings also in rough situations.

              ZF-IR: Infrared Edition
              Features special coating for optimized performance in near-infrared applications.

              Camera Mounts
              Available for other camera mounts such as EF or M42 screw mount.
            • Distagon T* 2/28 ZF

            • Aperture range
              f/2 – f/22 (1/2 stop intervals)


              • High Speed lens
              • Integrated floating elements design ensures consistent performance at any distance
              • Optimal control of flare and stray light
              • Precise manual focusing
              • Robust full-metal construction
              • Identical color reproduction of all models assures the quality of products measured by hue difference
              • For industrial cameras with F-Mount up to sensor sizes of 24x36 mm.
              • Mounts and optical coatings can be modified on request
              ZF-I: Industrial Edition
              Features special screws to fix focus and aperture settings also in rough situations.

              Camera Mounts
              Available for other camera mounts such as EF and M42 mount
            • Distagon T* 2/35 ZF

            • Aperture range
              f/2 – f/22 (1/ 2 stop intervals)


              • High Speed lens
              • Precise manual focusing
              • Robust full-metal construction
              • Identical color reproduction of all models assures the quality of products measured by hue difference
              • For industrial cameras with F-Mount up to sensor sizes of 24x36 mm.
              • Mounts and optical coatings can be modified on request
              ZF-I: Industrial Edition
              Features special screws to fix focus and aperture settings also in rough situations.

              Camera Mounts
              Available for other camera mounts such as EF or M42 screw mount.
          • Standard & Tele

              • Planar T* 1,4/50 ZF

              • Aperture range
                f/1.4 – f/16 (1/ 2 stop intervals)

                • The fast f/1.4 aperture produces bright images even under difficult lighting conditions
                • The lens design produces nearly distortion free images over the entire frame
                • Precise manual focusing
                • Robust full-metal construction
                • Identical color reproduction of all models assures the quality of products measured by hue difference
                • For industrial cameras with F-Mount up to sensor sizes of 24x36 mm.
                • Mounts and optical coatings can be modified on request
                ZF-I: Industrial Edition
                Features special screws to fix focus and aperture settings also in rough situations.

                ZF-IR: Infrared Edition

                Features special coating for optimized performance in near-infrared applications.

                Camera Mounts
                Available for other camera mounts such as EF or M42 screw mount.
              • Planar T* 1,4/85 ZF

              • Aperture range
                f/1.4 – f/16 (1/ 2 stop intervals)

                • Thefast f/1.4 aperture produces bright images even under difficult lighting conditions
                • The lens design produces distortion-free images over the entire frame
                • Outstanding image definition enables you to clearly recognize even the edges of the object
                • Precise manual focusing
                • Robust full-metal construction
                • Identical color reproduction of all models assures the quality of products measured by hue difference
                • For industrial cameras with F-Mount up to sensor sizes of 24x36 mm.
                • Mounts and optical coatings can be modified on request
                ZF-I: Industrial Edition
                Features special screws to fix focus and aperture settings also in rough situations.

                ZF-IR: Infrared Edition
                Features special coating for optimized performance in near-infrared applications.

                Camera Mounts
                Available for other camera mounts such as EF or M42 screw mount.
              • Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 NEW

              • Aperture range
                f/2.0 - f/22 (1/ 2 stop intervals)
                • Apo Sonnar with 11 lens elements in 8 groups
                • Lens made of special glass with anomalous partial dispersion
                • Floating Elements design
                • Chromatic aberrations are significantly below the defined limits
                • Bright-dark transitions in the image, and especially highlights, are reproduced almost completely free of color artifacts.
                • Precise manual focusing
                • Robust full-metal construction
                • Identical color reproduction of all models assures the quality of products measured by hue difference
                • For industrial cameras with F-Mount up to sensor sizes of 24x36 mm.
                • Mounts and optical coatings can be modified on request
                ZF-I: Industrial Edition
                Features special screws to fix focus and aperture settings also in rough situations.

                ZF-IR: Infrared Edition Features
                special coating for optimized performance in near-infrared applications.

                Camera Mounts
                Available for other camera mounts such as EF or M42 screw mount.
            • Makro Lenses

                • Makro-Planar T* 2/50 ZF

                • Aperture range
                  f/2 – f/22 (1/ 2 stop intervals)

                  • A fast f/2 aperture is useful under low-light conditions
                  • A floating elements design ensures performance virtually unchanged from close distance to infinity
                  • The lens design produces nearly distortion-free images over the entire frame
                  • Robust full-metal construction
                  • Identical color reproduction of all models assures the quality of products measured by hue difference
                  • For industrial cameras with F-Mount up to sensor sizes of 24x36 mm.
                  • Mounts and optical coatings can be modified on request
                  • High resolution
                  ZF-I: Industrial Edition
                  Features special screws to fix focus and aperture settings also in rough situations.

                  Camera Mounts
                  Available for other camera mounts such as EF and M42 mount
                • Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZF

                • Aperture range
                  f/2 – f/22 (1/ 2 stop intervals)

                  • A fast f/2 aperture is useful under low-light conditions
                  • Outstanding image definition enables you to clearly recognize even the edges of the object
                  • Precision mechanics and a very large angle of rotation enables to focus very precisely on image details
                  • Robust full-metal construction
                  • Identical color reproduction of all models assures the quality of products measured by hue difference
                  • Mounts and optical coatings can be modified on request


                  ZF-I: Industrial Edition

                  Features special screws to fix focus and aperture settings also in rough situations.

                  Camera Mounts
                  Available for other camera mounts such as EF and M42 mount
              • Telecentric Visionmes Lenses

              • Carl Zeiss VISIONMES lenses are developed for crucial measuring tasks in industry and feature telecentric optics. For optical metrology at high precision telecentric optics are essential.

                With this type of objective lens the light is parallel over the whole object field and the image size will remain the same even if the objects position would vary.
                Carl Zeiss offers telecentric lenses with outstanding image performance and extremely low distorsion for the purpose of imaging and/or measuring objects up to 300 mm diameter.

                Distorsion up to 105 mm object size: 3 µm
                Distorsion up to 300 mm object size: 5 µm

                Every single lens is manufactured in Germany and quality tested with the accurateness you can expect from Carl Zeiss. Inspection certificate on request.
                  • Features

                  • VISIONMES® telecentric lenses use a parallel beam path, permitting exact imaging of even difficult object shapes.

                    Measuring excellence:

                    • Extreme low distortion over the entire object field
                    • Connection of any standard CCD matrix
                    • High information transfer rate for the use in CCD receivers
                    • Diffraction-limited imaging for maximum resolution
                    • High aperture for short exposure times
                    • Optimum adaptation of edge contour and depth of focus to the measuring object
                    • Low sensitivity to stray light
                    • Modular design permitting the
                    • Graduated object fields up to 300 mm diameter


                    All lenses for 1" CCD-chip diagonal on request.
                    All lenses with c-mount. All lenses for spectral range from 480 nm to 690 nm.
                  • Lenses

                  • Object field / Image field /
                    Aperture
                    CCD
                    chip size
                    Working
                    distance1
                    S [mm]
                    Telecentric
                    range1
                    T [mm]
                    Measuring field Object size [mm]
                    11 / 8 / 0.01 1/2" 160 + / – 9 ~ 6 x 8
                    11 / 11 / 0.02 2/3" 54 + / – 2.5 ~ 6 x 8
                    11 / 11 / 0.02o 2/3" 17 + / – 5 ~ 6 x 8
                    11 / 11 / 0.02b 2/3" 54 + / – 5 ~ 6 x 8
                    13 /11 / 0.01 2/3" 65 + / – 2 ~ 8 x 10
                    22 / 11 / 0.05 2/3" 66 + / – 2.5 ~ 13 x 17
                    22 / 11 / 0.05o 2/3" 56 + / – 5 ~ 13 x 17
                    18 / 6 / 0.05 1/3" 66 + / – 10 ~ 20 x 17
                    35 / 6 / 0.1 1/3" 67 + / – 2.5 ~ 39 x 33
                    35 / 8 / 0.1 1/2" 64 + / – 2 ~ 21 x 28
                    35 / 11 / 0.1 2/3" 58 + / – 1.4 ~ 21 x 28
                    70 / 6 / 0.1 1/ 3" 113 + / – 13 ~ 79 x 67
                    70 / 8 / 0.1 1/ 2" 103 + / – 10.5 ~ 43 x 55
                    70 / 11 / 0.1 2 / 3" 75 + / – 8 ~ 43 x 55
                    70 / 16 / 0.1 1" 58 + / – 4 ~ 40 x 40
                    105 / 6 / 0.1 1/ 3" 182 + / – 16 ~ 119 x101
                    105 / 8 / 0.1 1/ 2" 171 + / – 12 ~ 65 x 83
                    105 / 11 / 0.1 2 / 3" 121 + / – 10 ~ 65 x 83
                    150 / 8 / 0.1 + 1/ 2" 225 + / – 35 ~ 93 x118
                    150 / 11 / 0.1+ 2 / 3" 165 + / – 25 ~ 90 x120
                    150 / 16 / 0.1+ 1" 110 + / – 20 ~ 86 x 86
                    225 / 8 / 0.1 + 1/ 2" 340 + / – 55 ~ 140 x177
                    225 / 11 / 0.1+ 2 / 3" 260 + / – 40 ~ 135 x 180
                    300 / 8 / 0.1 + 2 / 3" 450 + / – 75 ~ 187 x 236
                    300 / 11 / 0.1+ 1/ 2" 335 + / – 55 ~ 180 x 240
                    300 / 16 / 0.1+ 2 / 3" 230 + / – 40 ~ 172 x172
                    6 / 18 / 0.029 85 85 + / – 1 ~ 4 x 4

                    Object field and Image field diameter in millimeter
                    (o) Lens with 90° angle on the object side
                    (b) Lens with 90° angle on the image side
                    ((+) Lenses with variable stop

                    All lenses are available for 1" CCD on request! Spectral Range for all lenses 480 - 690 nm
                  • Modules

                  • Telecentric Visionmes Modules
                    TVM is a illumination module for telecentric lenses and works either with Carl Zeiss Visionmes lenses for an object field of 35 mm or 70 mm.

                    It features highly parallel and homogeneous illumination exactly fitting to the telecentric Carl Zeiss Visionmes lenses. Due to its high parallelism* diffraction at the edges is nearly prohibited and the exact detection is considerably improved. *The angle to the optical axis is less than 0.1°

                    As the TVM is designed to be robust and shows several machine seating surfaces it proves to be - in combination with a 35 mm or 70 mm Visionmes lens - an ideally tuned module featuring illumination and objective lens you can easily integrate in your metrology solution.
                • Scanning Lens

                • Originally developed for film scanning and film restoration, the Scan-Makrotar 5.4/106 T* is designed for precise optical printing where extremely high resolution, low distortion and minimal aberrations are required. This lens eliminates all optical especially chromatic aberrations at the specified standard magnification.
                      • Scan-Makrotar 5.4/106 T*

                      • Aperture 5.4 (non-linear; iris stops at 5.4, 6.7, 8.0, 9.5, 11.3))
                        Image field 31 mm
                        Object field 33.8 mm
                        Magnification ratio -0.9167
                        Flange focal distance 168.83 mm (measured from mount flange to image field)
                        Weight 750 g / 1.65 lbs
                        Length 148.5 mm / 5.85 ‘’
                        Largest diameter 57 mm / 2.24 ‘’
                        Thread with adapter ring M45x0.75

                        Anti-reflex coating:
                        420 nm – 720 nm < 0.35 %
                        720 nm – 900 nm < 0.6%
                        900 nm – 1000 nm < 2.1%
                  • Customized Solutions

                  • Many technical applications require highly specialized lenses and individual solutions. Customized and modified lenses from Carl Zeiss provide tailored solutions for image capturing and projection. Our customized solutions have a wide range of uses from digital aerial photos and space applications to industrial image processing and coordinate metrology.
                      • Lens Measuring Technologies

                      • Carl Zeiss lenses comply with challenging lens requirements.
                        In order to ensure this constant high quality in R&D and production Carl Zeiss has developped various sophisticated lens testing instruments. Based on decades of experience both economical and technical aspects were implemented in these instruments.

                        Optic manufacturers around the world work with these instruments in their production und labs.
                          • MTF-Tester K8

                          • The MTF-Tester K8 of Carl Zeiss is a versatile and compact instrument for the measurement of the modulation transfer function of photographic lenses or similar systems at infinite object distance. The measurement is performed in real-time at three different spatial frequencies. The measurement is based on a line image analysis by means of a scanning slit system.
                          • On-axis MTF-Tester K9

                          • The Carl Zeiss On-Axis MTF Tester K9 is a universal, modular designed equipment for measuring MTF on-axis at close distance. The MTF is determined for three spatial frequencies in real - time, applying line image analysis with a scanning slit system. Based on this principle important lens parameters as flange focal distance, accuracy of distance ring and focus shift can be measured precisely.
                          • T-Stop Tester


                          • Since for the correct exposure of a film or an image sensor not the geometric aperture but the transmission corrected one is decisive, this equipment displays T-stop values. In order to ensure a simple and quick judging the measured values are displayed in exposure values (EV).
                          • Distortion Tester


                          • The Carl Zeiss distortion measurement device permits the radial distortion of lenses with an infinite object distance to be determined in compliance with the German standard DIN 58187. Furthermore, the focal length of the lens under test is measured precisely.