Image Capture Best Practices
  • 10 Jul 2024
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What Cameras, Lenses, and Lighting Should I Use?

Implementing a camera, lens, and lighting setup is important to ensure that all images yield consistent and accurate results. There is generally no one-size-fits-all solution, and different use cases require application-specific imaging geometries consisting of a camera, lens, and lighting.

Check out the rest of the article for more details, but to ensure that you get the right camera, lens, and lighting system for your specific use case, we recommend working with one of our LandingLens Certified Partners. Their area of expertise is developing these types of solutions, and they can offer their real-world experience to help you implement the hardware that's right for you. 

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How Having the Hardware Sets You Up for Success

The guiding principle in developing your camera, lens, and lighting system is that it should lead to reliable and repeatable results. Good data in leads to good data out.

The goal when selecting imaging hardware is to create visible contrast between the object and the background with a defined geometry. This is achieved by:

  • Defining a camera's field of view (area of inspection),
  • Identifying the working distance from the front of the lens to the object, and 
  • Selecting an appropriate lighting technique that creates contrast.

Get Started

Read through the following articles to learn how to get started with the right camera, lens, and lighting for your use case:


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