MKS Announces Ophir® Long Range, Ruggedized Family of 30-385mm, 50-700mm, and 80-1200mm f/5.5 Continuous Zoom Lenses for Cooled MWIR Cameras

New lenses deliver disruptive cost-performance for defense and commercial applications

Andover, Massachusetts, April 6, 2022 – MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® SupIR 30-385mm, 50-700mm, and 80-1200mm MWIR f/5.5 lenses designed for 15µm pitch VGA FPA (focal plane array) cooled MWIR detectors. The newly introduced products enable longer detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) ranges, exceeding 26km (using the SupIR 80-1200mm lens). An industry-leading combination of performance, reliability, and design-to-cost make these lenses ideal for the demanding requirements of extended observation and surveillance systems in both defense and commercial markets.

The new Ophir SupIR lenses feature a rugged design for operation in harsh environmental conditions. The lenses provide an operating temperature range from -32˚C to +70˚C, as well as Ophir’s work-renowned abrasion-resistant, anti-reflective (AR) coatings; IP 67 sealing; and a mechanical design that withstands severe shock and vibration. Designed for ease of mechanical integration, the lenses include Ophir’s standard software for optimal integration, calibration, and field operation.

“The MWIR f/5.5 VGA 15µm lens family addresses increasing demands for extended range, high performance, reliability, and cost considerations in the defense and commercial markets,” said Kobi Lasri, General Manager, Ophir Optics Group. “These new lenses deliver an unparalleled combination of functions and features. And we’ve taken the next step beyond with the SupIR 80-1200mm lens, which provides an impressive +26km detection range, making it ideal for advanced long-range thermal imaging applications, such as counter UAV systems and other extended observation security and surveillance systems.”

The Ophir SupIR 30-385mm f/5.5 lens has a horizontal field of view (H-FOV) of 0.7° to 18.6° with detection range exceeding 17km, the SupIR 50-700mm f/5.5 lens has an H-FOV of 0.4°-11.4° with detection range exceeding 22km, and the SupIR 80-1200mm f/5.5 lens has an H-FOV of 0.5° to 7.1° with a detection range exceeding 26km.


The SupIR 30-385mm, 50-700mm, and 80-1200mm MWIR f/5.5 lenses are available now. OEM prices available on request.

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