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Schneider-Kreuznach ZIRCONIA

12k and 16k line scan lenses with large apertures

The ZIRCONIA series is made for high-end line scan applications. It offers a sensor resolution of 5 µm over the whole image circle diameter making it suitable for 12k (62.5 mm line length) but also for 16k (82 mm line length) line scan cameras.

It comes in various magnifications ranging from -0.2x to -2.0x and uses a V48 mount. The ZIRCONIA lenses require a V48 to V70 focusing mechanism. From V70 you can use camera mounts like M58, M72, M90 and M95.

Reasons to choose the Schneider-Kreuznach ZIRCONIA lenses

Much larger aperture than the SAPPHIRE

When compared to for example the Schneider-Kreuznach SAPPHIRE series, the ZIRCONIA lenses come with a considerably larger aperture, making them suitable for applications where more light or a faster throughput is required.

Versatile lens series

The whole series offers many different magnifications, ranging from -0.2x to -2.0x which means if your sample changes, you do not necessarily have to look for a new lens.

Adaptable to many different cameras

The V70 mount has been adapted to work with M72 and gives you the option to mount the lens on M58, M90, M95 and, of course, M72 threads. This enables you to work with the vast majority of high resolution line scan cameras on the market. As it offers many different extension tubes as well, it is very likely that it can be adapted to work with your camera.

The best performance, made even better

All ZIRCONIA lenses are measured and checked at Schneider-Kreuznach at almost every single step in its production. The manufacturer marks the best alignment to the sensor line with a red dot and calls it "red dot for best azimuth" in the datasheets. This spot marks the best performance and contrast for your specific lens, making each lens unique. This is also the reason why Schneider decided to work with V-mounts. You can easily rotate your lens to the best position and fix it with the fixing screws.

Broadband coating

Offering a coating from 400 nm to 1000 nm Schneider stays true to their commitment to offer lenses which are suitable for almost all industrial lighting conditions.

Resistant to vibration

All ZIRCONIA lenses come with very robust mechanics, making them exceptional optically and mechanically... ideal for industrial environments.

Outstanding optical performance

The MTF (contrast) over the whole image circle is very homogenous, there is virtually no distortion. The word "vignetting" is unheard of with the ZIRCONIA.


  • Magnifications: -0.2x, -0.33x, -0.5x, -0.7x, -1.0x, -2.0x (optional with beamsplitter)
  • Initial aperture: 2.8-4.0
  • Filter thread: M46 x 0.75
  • Transmission: 400 - 1000 nm
  • Miscellaneous:
    • V70 mount adaptable to M58, M72, M90 and M95
    • V48 to V70 focusing mechanism required
    • Various extension tubes to fit your needs

Renaming of Schneider-Kreuznach lenses

In order to make information more accessible, Schneider-Kreuznach has decided to restructure the lens range and rename the lenses accordingly. Following existing names, all product families will be named after gemstones.

Your benefit

  • You will be able to find a lens with specific features faster.
  • The naming is consistent across all documents, data and on the lens.
  • All features are transparent through the "descriptive name”. Our example below shows the current Xenoplan-M 2.0/28.

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Model Camera mount (optics) Focal length (mm) Max. sensor size Magnification (min) Magnification (max) Optimised magnification
SCHNEIDER ZIRCONIA 0.03/0.2x V48 V48 92.00 62.5 mm 0.200 0.200 0.20
SCHNEIDER ZIRCONIA 0.05/0.5x V48 V48 91.50 82.0 mm 0.5 0.50
SCHNEIDER ZIRCONIA 0.07/0.7x V48 V48 91.20 82.0 mm 0.7 0.70
SCHNEIDER ZIRCONIA 0.09/1.0x V48 V48 88.80 82.0 mm 1.0 1.00
SCHNEIDER ZIRCONIA XL 0.03/0.33x V48 V48 85.00 82.0 mm 0.33 0.33
SCHNEIDER ZIRCONIA XL 0.10/2.0x V48 V48 91.60 82.0 mm 2.0 2.00
SCHNEIDER ZIRCONIA XL 0.10/2.0x V48-BS V48 91.60 82.0 mm 2.0 2.00
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DAtasheet ZIRCONIA XL 0.03/0.33x V48 | 04/2022
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Datasheet ZIRCONIA 0.01/0.1x V48 | 04/2022
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Datasheet ZIRCONIA 0.03/0.2x V48 | 04/2022
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Datasheet ZIRCONIA 0.05/0.5x V48 | 04/2022
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Datasheet ZIRCONIA 0.07/0.7x V48 | 04/2022
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Datasheet ZIRCONIA 0.09/1.0x V48 | 04/2022
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Datasheet ZIRCONIA XL 0.10/2.0x V48 | 04/2022
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Datasheet ZIRCONIA XL 0.10/2.0x V48-BS | 04/2022
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