This evening I was able to obtain some images with the same lens on the GigE.
The problem earlier, as Johannes pointed out, was that we were using too many adapters on the camera and so it was able to focus at really shallow distances or at really low depths of focus.
So after removing the adapters we were able to focus on objects at much larger distances.
The mug for example was at a distance greater than 1.5 meters from the camera.
Here are some images that were captured on Allegra by plugging in the GigE to the PoE connector connected to the Martian.
I tried to emulate the analog controls (gain at 360, Black level 121) as in Johannes’ elog 12617 and varied the exposure rate from 1 to 5 milliseconds. The camera had the Rainbow 50mm lens with which I was able to focus on some markings on the white board, however the image was extremely magnified and this lens was extremely sensitive which meant that the image went quickly out of focus.