Pick and Place Lens Calculator

The below calculator should allow you to get a rough idea of the right lens for you.

Find the Pixel pitch for your camera’s sensor;

  • OV2710, OV9712, AR0144, = 3
  • IMX179 = 1.4
  • IMX214 = 1.12

This calculator is only a first-order approximation and doesn’t take into account lens distortion effects.

Gotcha’s when buying a lens;

  • Buy the lowest distortion lens you can afford, if the seller doesn’t publish distortion info, be very afraid!
  • Check that the imaging circle is correct for your sensor. Fitting a lens meant for a 1/4″ sensor onto a 1/3″ sensor will give vignetting effects.