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

Vered Aizenshtat, Marcom Manager, Optics Division, Ophir
Shari Worthington, PR Counsel, Telesian Technology,

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

April 6, 2022 – Andover, MA – 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.

Ophir SupIR 30-385mm, 50-700mm, and 80-120mm MWIR f/5.5 lensesThe 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 world-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 Dr. 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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About MKS Instruments
MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), is a global provider of instruments, systems, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity for our customers. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, flow measurement and control, gas and vapor delivery, gas composition analysis, electronic control technology, reactive gas generation and delivery, power generation and delivery, vacuum technology, lasers, photonics, optics, precision motion control, vibration control and laser-based manufacturing systems solutions. We also provide services relating to the maintenance and repair of our products, installation services and training. Our primary served markets include semiconductor, industrial technologies, life and health sciences, research and defense. Additional information can be found at

About the Ophir Brand
Ophir is a brand within the MKS Instruments Light & Motion division. The Ophir product portfolio consists of laser and LED measurement products, including laser power and energy meters, laser beam profilers measuring femto-watt to hundred-kilowatt lasers, high-performance IR and visible optical elements, IR thermal imaging lenses and zoom lenses for defense and commercial applications, OEM and replacement high-quality optics and sub-assemblies for CO2 and high-power fiber laser material processing applications. Ophir products enhance our customers’ capabilities and productivity in the semiconductor, industrial technologies, life and health sciences, research and defense markets. For more information, visit

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For further information contact:
Vered Aizenshtat, Marcom Manager, Optics Division
Ophir Business Unit
Science-Based Industrial Park, Har Hotzvim
Jerusalem 9145001, Israel
Tel: +972-52-2550566

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