Comparison: c-mount lenses vs. s-mount lenses (M12x0.5)

Featurec-mounts-mount (M12x0.5)
Thread1″ 32 TPIM12x0.5
manual iris+generally not
IR-Cut filterin camerain general possible in the lens
Special filtersfront filters by thread in general, in the lensin the lens
Sensors1/10″ … 4/3″1/4″ 1/3″ (most used) 1/1.8″ (2/3″ very rare)
Filter changercamera sidecamera side or in the lens
F-NumbersF# 0.7 .. F#360F0.95, F1.0, F1.2 ..
focal length1.7mm .. 2000mm0.98mm .. 50mm  (others on request)
Total Track(27) 55mm .. 3000mm9.5mm .. 25mm
Availability Varios+++
Availability Zoom(very expensive)
Availability Fisheyes+ (expensive)+ (low price)
5 Mega+(expensive)+(low price)
Availability 10 Mega+(very expensive)+ (few types, but good price)
low distortionexpensivelow price
Irisadjustable– not adjustable + doesn’t move
mountingscrew in as far as possibleo Lockring recommended
focussingInner focussing by focus ringouter focussing using thread
Delivery times+ small volume, – large volume+ few + large amounts
custom design generally not possible (but ask us! )++ (could make sense for 50+ )
consumer market++
Distance Sensor-Lensgenerally 6-10mm0.5 (!) – 20mm
use in OEM projectsless and lessmore and more
use in handhelds++
use in mobile phones++
famous brands+
text on the lens+o in general not (on demand)
Optomechanical qualityin general pretty gooddepends on origin –(toy quality) to ++ (OEM)
Availability Telezentric++o few available (ask us 🙂 )
Availability Macro(expensive)o (using toolbox) low cost
Availiability Micro(expensive)
Availability scientific(very expensive )

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