Cooled CMOS Camera – P4: Lens Mount
April 16, 2017 Leave a comment
Things have been going slowly recently. Instead of improving the image acquisition pipeline, I decided to apply some mechanical touch to make it more stable. The PCI-E connector is without a doubt, the weakest link for the entire structure. Also I need to actually make this a camera by mounting a lens on it, instead of just several pieces of PCBs.
3D Visualization with PCBs
Notice that the linkage of side plate consists of three slots instead of holes. This was designed for tuning the flange distance from the focal plane. Both PCBs are mounted on M3x0.5mm standoffs just like your motherboard in a computer case.
View through the lens mount
An EF macro extension tube is used to mounting the lens. The flange distance is approximately 44mm. The electrical contacts are left float for now. I attached a 50mm 1.8D lens using a mount adapter.
First image this camera sees through my window.