Camera recommendations? for Iris / Eye Capture


I’m trying to get a good camera to capture iris / eye images. I’ve looked into DSLRs w/ Macro Lenses but it’s a little to expensive and bulky. I found a great small camera by IDS Imaging but they haven’t responded to my emails and their twitter hasn’t been updated since 2011 – so not sure if they’re still in business.

I’ve tried a webcam but the autofocus doesn’t work / work well for objects up close.

Does anyone have any experience w/ capturing images of objects close up? And/or does anyone have any recommendations on specific cameras?


check this video for capture iris / eye images:

the video shows 1.3 MP Monochrome USB NIR Camera board that uses Aptina sensor with s-mount lens holder.