In order to meet the increasing market demands for more lens options to address different use cases, Arducam selected and tested a wide range of M12 mount optimal lenses from long focus to fisheye for shooting on your Raspberry Pi or Arduino cameras. It’s now much easier for you to get the best lens you’ll need, and we will keep the lens list growing in the near future.
1.Choose a suitable lens holder as follows:
a) Determine the lens holder height listed in the lens specifications for your selected lens. If you use a different lens holder height, you might not be able to focus the lens at all.
b) Ensure that the lens holder matches the screw hole pitch of your camera board. Lens holders are available with18mm and 20mm pitches.
2.If required, the thread gap between the lens and lens holder can be filled with damping grease or similar glue in order to fix the lens in position after focusing.
3.Specks of dust or tiny bubblers might be visible on the image while focusing the lens. These will disappear when the lens is in focus, and will not affect image quality.
4.When focusing or replacing a lens, do not screw the lens into the lens holder too deep, otherwise the lens might touch and damage the image sensor. Often, focusing a lens is performed while monitoring the image quality on a video screen. A blurry image will result if the lens is screwed in either too deep or too shallow from where it is in focus.
5.You have to manually remove the IR filter at the bottom of the lenses when using them with a NoIR camera
Great assortment of lenses…Its a great assortment of lenses for the Arducam. I did have some issues with one of the lenses, contacted the company and they have been quick to replace it. Other than that, for the Raspberry cam enthusiast this is a great collection!
Paul Hoover –
Excellent lenses for a great price from an awesome sellerThese lenses are perfect for the Raspberry Pi project that I’m working on. It was easy to find them and the fulfillment turn around from the seller was great. Support your “Ma & Pa sellers” and order from Arducam
Adam Goodwin –
Great for benchmarking and sampling specifications!Most of the specs were available (missing a few) and it was a perfect sample for what I needed. Great set of different angled lenses to determine FOV, and get a benchmark for other necessary specs. Especially useful if you have potentially changing applications.
Joseph A. Vrba –
The best way to identify the best lens for Arducam applicationsSure, we could just use the lens that came with the camera. We could have estimated which lens might be best for a given application. But this high quality, inexpensive and complete collection of lenses for our Arducam cameras allows us to easily determine the appropriate lens for our various applications. The kit is ideal for experimentation on the “optical side” so as to frame up the best image for capture, processing and display.
A very interesting lens setLike it all. A very interesting lens set, which covers most needs. A good value for money.
Six cats in a trenchcoat. –
Great value, make sure it fits.Make sure your arducam module has changeable mounts so you don’t have to order a different one like I did.
Dave Mueller –
Nice little bundleThe flexibility these lenses add to the camera make them a worthy investment.
Thomas Wilson –
Great valueI like the quality of these lenses.