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Math, Magic, And MTF: A Cheat Sheet For The Vision System Community
By Stuart W. Singer and Jim Sullivan, Schneider Optics

MTF is the best proxy for lens performance, but the math behind it and the graphs that depict it often obstruct understanding. This paper demystifies MTF, arming vision system decision makers with the knowledge they need about it to choose the right lens every time.

Understanding A Camera’s Dynamic Range
By PCO-TECH Inc.

Since many camera manufacturers define dynamic range from a different point of view, a distinction should be made between the “dynamic range of an sCMOS, CMOS, or CCD image sensor,” “dynamic range of an analog-to-digital conversion,” “usable dynamic range,” and “maximum dynamic range or SNR.”

No, Not That One: Imaging Systems And The ‘Other’ Fiber Optics
By Michael Dargie, SCHOTT North America, Inc.

Well-known as an enabling technology of telecommunications, fiber optics is also playing a pivotal role in imaging. This paper takes a closer look at the “other” fiber optics, illuminating the special qualities that make it the best solution for some of imaging’s most challenging problems and environments.

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