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Do off-the-shelf optics always give the best result

Resolve Optics Design
Written by Warren Kelly | Published in
First published: 16-09-2014
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Create DateOctober 1, 2014
Last UpdatedMay 15, 2015

There is a huge range of off-the-shelf lenses available but inevitably these lenses are manufactured for the mass market where unit cost is the dominant driving force.

When it comes to an application that optically requires anything a little more demanding such as high performance, high-resolution, compactness or a large format image the off the shelf market will force you to accept a compromise in one or more aspects of optical performance.

The result can be restricted soluble product applications, a bulkier less attractive product, short product life and loss of competitive advantage – all of which ultimately lead to lower profitability.

As a result, demand for custom lens designs that meet the exact needs of the customer application are rising dramatically.

This white paper discusses the different types of off-the-shelf lenses available and exacting standards of the customer that needs to be met.

Do Off-the-Shelf Optics Always give the Best Result?

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