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line scan lenses

The ultimate solution for high magnification 12k & 16k line scan Applications


Key features of the Lenses

  • Extremely high resolution down to 3.5µm pixel size
  • Image circle: 62.5 mm - 82 mm
  • Optimized for specific magnifications
  • 5 magnifications available: 2.6x - 5.2x
  • Versions with beamsplitter available
  • Best azimuth marking
  • V-Mount for easy installation

Our DIAMOND lenses

The high-magnification DIAMOND lens series from Schneider Kreuznach is designed to meet the specific requirements of high-resolution imaging in professional environments. These magnification lenses are optimized for 12k/5µm (DIAMOND XL: 16k / 5µm) line scan sensors. These lenses support resolutions down to 16k/3.5µm pixel size and are compatible with a wide range of line scan and large area sensors, including those up to 82mm diagonal. The DIAMOND series is designed to provide flexibility with magnifications from 2.6x to 5.2x to meet a variety of industrial, medical and scientific imaging requirements. The installation and operational flexibility of the diamond lenses is further enhanced by the V70/V90 mount interface, which allows for easy mounting and rotation of the lens to the best azimuth. This design consideration ensures that users can achieve optimal image quality in applications ranging from manufacturing process control to detailed medical imaging.

From PCB inspection to medical Imaging: The versatile power of DIAMOND lenses
In practice, diamond lenses are used in a wide range of technical disciplines. They are essential for detecting early production defects in display manufacturing, ensuring precision in printed circuit board inspection, and enabling comprehensive automated optical inspection (AOI) in component manufacturing. In addition, their performance is critical in line scan imaging and medical applications where high-resolution and accurate imaging is paramount.

DIAMOND lenses: Transforming Fluorescence Lightsheet Microscopy
The DIAMOND lens series represents a significant advancement in fluorescence light sheet microscopy and offers a solution uniquely tailored to the challenges of modern medical research. The unique feature of these lenses - their large image circle and high magnification - allows the use of cameras with large sensors. This integration provides many benefits, including the ability to capture very high resolution images and the ability to analyze larger specimens in a single image (in the µm range). Traditionally, examining "large" samples required the laborious process of stitching together multiple images to create a complete view. DIAMOND lenses eliminate this need. This breakthrough has been recognized and adopted by leading research organizations, including the Allen Institute, which is using these lenses to push the boundaries of biological research. For an in-depth look at how our lenses are being used in groundbreaking medical research, we invite you to read their aritcle detailing their experience with the DIAMOND lens series.

Discover the compatibility of DIAMOND lenses with top sensor brands
Check out the optimal sensor compatibility for DIAMOND lenses. Our selection includes a variety of compatible sensors from leading manufacturers such as OnSemi, GPixel, ams. Improve your imaging efficiency and accuracy with the ideal lens-sensor combination.




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Product sheet PDF


Download the DIAMOND lens product sheet for details of the lens family. It provides a comprehensive overview of the features, specifications and capabilities of each lens in the family.



Beamsplitter Lenses 
DIAMOND Lens 0.22 5.2x V70 Beamsplitter

Lenses with beam splitters use coaxial illumination, i.e. the light falls on the object parallel to the optical axis of the objective. This provides a uniform and shadow-free illumination of the object. The beam splitter splits the incoming light beam into two beams. One beam is used to illuminate the object and the other beam is used for image acquisition.

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Environmental Facts of the DIAMOND lenses

Our DIAMOND line scan lenses are tested to DIN standards to ensure they meet stringent environmental requirements. These tests check the durability of the line scan lenses, their resistance to temperature changes and their ability to withstand shock tests and sinusoidal vibration. This ensures that the industrial lenses are up to the task in demanding industrial applications such as machine vision or automated optical inspection, providing consistent performance and reliability over time.

Slow temperature cycling

-25°C - +50°C
5 cycles a 12h

DIN ISO 9022-2-14-03 -1
Damp heat, cyclic

-23°C - +40°C
80% - 95% rel. humidity

DIN ISO 9022-2-16-01-1
Shock testing

50 g / 11 ms
18 shocks

DIN ISO 9022-3-30-06-1

Sinusoidal vibration

2 g
10-500 Hz

DIN ISO 9022-3-36-04-1

optical filters

By protecting the lens, eliminating unwanted wavelengths and enhancing contrast, optical filters can improve the image quality of your lens in industrial applications.



Maximise the potential of your industrial lens with our range of high quality accessories including camera adapters, extension tubes, filter holders and UNIFOC.

Overview of all Schneider-Kreuznach Products

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The interactive eBrochure includes all standard Industrial Lenses and Industrial Optical Filters currently available from Schneider-Kreuznach. 
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MORE line scan LENSES

Discover our range of line scan lenses for industrial applications. Optimized for different sensors and working distances, these lenses deliver high quality images in demanding environments. These lenses are ideal for display inspection, pcb inspection and line scan.


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