Arecont Vision CS-Mount 12 to 40mm Varifocal Megapixel Lens (DC Iris)

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Arecont Vision CS-Mount 12 to 40mm Varifocal Megapixel Lens (DC Iris)
Key Features
  • For Use with MegaVideo Series Cameras
  • Compatible with 1.3 to 5MP Cameras
  • CS-Mount
  • 1/2" Optical Format
The CS-Mount 12 to 40mm Varifocal Megapixel Lens from Arecont Vision can be used with the Arecont Vision MegaVideo Series cameras with 1/2" format sensors. The lens is IR corrected and features a DC iris.
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Arecont Vision MPL Overview

The CS-Mount 12 to 40mm Varifocal Megapixel Lens from Arecont Vision can be used with the Arecont Vision MegaVideo Series cameras with 1/2" format sensors. The lens is IR corrected and features a DC iris.

Arecont Vision MPL Specs

For Use with
MegaVideo Series Cameras: AV1115, AV2115, AV3115, AV5115
Mount
CS
Optical Format
1/2"
Focal Length
12 to 40mm
Aperture
f/1.8
Horizontal Angle of View
Wide @ 12mm: 17.6° (AV1115), 26.7° (AV2115), 20.7° (AV3115), 26.2° (AV5115)
Tele @ 40mm: 4.1° (AV1115), 9.1° (AV2115), 7.1° (AV3115), 9° (AV5115)
Iris Range
DC Iris
IR Corrected
Yes
Dimensions
1.3 x 2.0" / 3.3 x 5.2 cm
Weight
3.5 oz / 99.1 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
2.8 x 2.5 x 2.2"

Arecont Vision MPL Reviews

Great Fisheye 180

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-30

An excellent lens, screwed nicely into a ZWO astro camera to convert it to 180 degree fisheye.

Perfect for Raspberry Pi All-sky Camera Applications

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-09

This fisheye lens is a notable improvement on similar cheaper M12 mount 180 degree lenses available. Works very well with the Raspberry Pi HQ (Sony IMX477 12.33 MP) Camera with only a negligible amount of FOV clipping occurring at the very top and bottom of the frame.

Excellent

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-19

Bought for an all sky camera (ASI 120) and it is nicely made, easy to focus accurately, focus doesnt shift when locked and produces nice tight stars. Excellent product and fast delivery to Scotland!

Works good for the money

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-08-18

I bought this to mount to a monochrome NTSC camera with a 1/2 sensor. Didn't want to spend a ton on a lens and this works well for me. You can adjust the focus manually and there is a screw to lock it in. I'm only using it indoors so can't speak to outdoor use but I'd imagine it would be fine. Mated it to a used Watec camera that had an electronic shuttle control to adjust for different light levels since this lens doesn't have an electronic iris.

Nice quality fish eye lens

By Albert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-22

Nice quality lens, I use it in an all sky camera, the stars are quite sharp right to the edge of the 180 degree wide field. Delivery was about a week to Europe, and I got lucky with Customs, they just passed it on to me, no duties to pay!

excellent� lens

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-21

Perfect lens for my Allskycamera

A wonderful lens for All Sky Camera

By Harkant
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-04

I used with RPi HQ camera to DIY an All Sky Camera. It works wonderfully. I don't think you can get a better lens at this price.

Good for an All-sky webcam

By Jeff
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-20

Bought this for an all-sky camera project, and it does just what I needed: gives my webcam (C-mount) a full horizon-to-horizon view.

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question

What is the minimum focus distance for this lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
18 inches away.
Answered by: Zev B
Date published: 2018-08-25

Will this lens fit a ZWO ASI 178MC camera?

Will this lens fit a ZWO ASI 178MC camera?
Asked by: William
Thank you to all those that replied. I deeply appreciate your help in the matter of answering my concern.
Answered by: William
Date published: 2021-03-03

question

range of light is passing through your lens. 400-950nm? or 840-860nm
Asked by: Musa C.
The IR light that can pass through is 850nm.
Answered by: Zev
Date published: 2019-10-07

Will this lens fit a ZWO ASI 178MC camera? Thank ...

Will this lens fit a ZWO ASI 178MC camera? Thank you for any help.
Asked by: William
Yes it will, as long as you have the adapter ring that came with the zwo camera
Answered by: Sarah
Date published: 2021-03-03
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