Is There Camera Lens with changable Focus Distance?

Updated Apr 27, 2018

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Hardware

  • Smart Camera
  • ISC-1780
  • ISC-1781
  • ISC-1782
  • ISC-1783

Issue Details

I need to use a Camera and Lens with a changeable Focus Distance. Does National Instruments or partner companies have one?

Solution

The Smart Camera NI ISC-178x series have support for Varioptic electronically focusable liquid lenses. These lenses have an oil / water barrier that allows them to change focal length based on voltage stimulation over an I2C interface. This enables variable focus from 11cm to infinity and autofocus functionality.
The following models are compatible with NI ISC-178x series:

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