natshaw wrote:They store them on foil/polystyrene and don't care if the legs miss the foil, and they don't use static bags nor straps.
I very much doubt there would be an issue. Most linear ICs are fine, I'd only be worried about the likes of 4000B CMOS. I'd have no hesitation handling the pins of an average op-amp like the TL07x series.
natshaw wrote:My circuit sim shows the 4MHz-rated CA3140 have slew rate issues over a couple Mhz, resulting in poor gain - is that how opamps are rated - max Mhz is only for unity gain? I might have to go for the big brother 15MHz CA3130, or something else, feels overkill, I guess I need at least double the 3.58 Mhz pixel rate.
Slew rate and gain bandwidth are different measurements. Slew rate is the maximum rate of change of output, and limits the bandwidth at higher voltages only. Lower voltages at higher frequency have a lower rate of change. Do the calculation based on the frequency and voltage you're working with, leaving plenty of room.
I haven't looked at the specs of the CA3140 in detail, will compare them a bit later. From memory it's not really anything too special.