MKS Instruments, a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir LightIR 15-75mm f/1.2 zoom lens, a new member of the LightIR family of lightweight, continuous zoom lenses, at EUROSATORY 2018. The company says the LightIR 15-75mm f/1.2 is the first compact, thermal imaging lens optimized specifically for uncooled 10–12-µm-pixel-size long–wave infrared (LWIR) detectors. It is designed for use in a wide range of reduced size, weight and power (SWaP) applications, including unmanned aerial systems (UAS), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), aircraft vision systems, drones and handheld applications, such as thermal goggles.
The newest LightIR product is a compact, high performance, motorized continuous zoom lens with a focal length of 15–75 mm. At only 320 g, it is one of the lightest-weight, continuous zoom lenses on the market. It maintains sharp focus over the entire zoom range. The mechanical/electrical interface facilitates integration into camera systems.