EF Lens Control

EF Lens Controller

(Product ID: Controller: LC-2, Adapters: LC-2A-C, LC-2A-M42, LC-2A-T, LC-2A-T18, LC-2A-M58-75)

Add EF/EF-S lens control to any camera.  The EF Lens Controller is a two-piece control system designed to operate the motorized features of most Canon® (USM), Sigma® (HSM) and Tamron® (USD) EF/EF-S lenses including L series and both APS-C and full-frame models, with and without image stabilization.  A control box (LC-2) houses the control board and an Ethernet interface allowing the device to be operated over long distances.  A separate adapter (LC-2A-) connects the lens to the control box via a cable and locking connector.    


Features

  • Accurate and repeatable control of Focus, and Aperture (Iris)
  • Image stabilization control (IS for Canon®, OS for Sigma® and VC for Tamron®)
  • Auto-detection of attached lens and F-number stops with included lens adapter
  • Read current zoom position (for zoom lens)
  • Lens drift compensation
  • 10/100Mbps Ethernet interface
  • Multiple controllers can be connected and simultaneously controlled over a network
  • Simple software interface, ASCII-based API commands for integration with LabView & Python
  • Programmable preset capability to easily store and recall saved focus/aperture positions on the lens
  • M42x1-mount (LC-2A-M42), c-mount (LC-2A-C), T-mount (LC-2A-T) and M58-mount (LC-2A-M58-75) lens adapters are available with the LC-2

Components

LC-2 Controller C-mount Lens Adapter M42-mount Lens Adapter T-mount Lens Adapter T-mount Lens Adapter (Thin) M58-mount Lens Adapter

Note: Adapters pictured without cord


Applications

  • Machine Vision Systems
  • Aerial Surveillance Systems
  • Sorting Systems
  • Inspection Systems
  • Event Monitoring Systems
  • Video Production
  • Astrophotography and Astronomy

Pairing a Lens Adapters to a Camera

In order for infinity focus with EF lenses, the flange focal distance of 44.0 mm must be maintained.  Flange focal distance is the distance from the lens mounting flange to the sensor image plane.  Drawings below in the CAD Drawings section show the thickness of each adapter ("B").  Camera datasheets will specify "A" in their mechanical drawings.

Custom solutions are available.  Please call us to discuss.


Ordering Information:

Package consists of LC-2 control box and one lens adapter.  Specify lens adapter type (C-, M42-, M58 or T-mount).

Control Box: LC-2

Adapter: LC-2A-C (EF to c-mount lens adapter), LC-2A-M42 (EF to M42x1 lens adapter), LC-2A-T (EF to M42x0.75 lens adapter), LC-2A-T18 (EF to M42x0.75 lens adapter), LC-2A-M58-75 (EF to M58x0.75 lens adapter)

Carrying case also available.


Downloads

EF Lens Controller (LC-2) Datasheet.pdf

EF Lens Controller (LC-2) User Manual.pdf

EF Lens Controller Catalog.pdf

EF Lens Controller (LC-2) API Programming Reference.pdf

User Interface: v1.3.13 Windows (32/64 bit)

Firmware: v1.7.9

Canon Lens Controller GUI Canon Lens Conttroler

CAD Drawings


Tested Lenses

Canon EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM (Compatible with PZ-E1 Zoom Adapter)

Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 IS USM

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Contemporary

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary

Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD


The LC-2 and lens adapters are designed and made in the U.S.A. right here in our production facility in Dayton, OH.

EU Declaration of Conformity.pdf


For ordering information please contact our sales department: issi-sales@innssi.com or call us at (937) 630-3012

For technical support, please contact our support department: support@innssi.com or call us at (937) 630-3012


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