Posted in | News | Imaging

Are Off the Shelf Lenses As Good as Specialist Lenses

Resolve Optics has published a new white paper entitled 'Are off-the-shelf optics always the best solution?' that compares the benefits to organisations of sourcing 'off-the-shelf' lenses with specialist lenses that meet the exact needs of their application.

Available as a downloadable pdf document from the Resolve Optics website the white paper discusses how, driven by financial considerations, organisations sometimes seek to incorporate 'off-the-shelf' lenses and lens systems in the design of their products. However adopting an 'off-the-shelf' lens strategy also necessitates accepting compromises that typically result in poorer performance, restricted applications capability, a bulkier less attractive product and having little control over security of lens supply compared to a bespoke lens design.

The white paper guides the reader through the design and manufacture process for a bespoke specialist lens. The process is illustrated with a case study describing a camera manufacturer who required a new lens that gave very high resolution over a large image format to enhance the performance and competitive standing of an important product.

Drawing upon an experienced team of optical designers and engineers - Resolve Optics is able to quickly gain an understanding of the basic physics of the technology associated with each customer's project enabling a novel, optimised and affordable specialist lens design to be proposed. The company goal is to provide a fast and flexible optical and mechanical design assessment on all projects. A project engineer is assigned to closely liase with customers at all points of a development to ensure complete satisfaction with the final lens or optical system.


Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Resolve Optics Ltd.. (2019, February 28). Are Off the Shelf Lenses As Good as Specialist Lenses. AZoOptics. Retrieved on July 15, 2024 from

  • MLA

    Resolve Optics Ltd.. "Are Off the Shelf Lenses As Good as Specialist Lenses". AZoOptics. 15 July 2024. <>.

  • Chicago

    Resolve Optics Ltd.. "Are Off the Shelf Lenses As Good as Specialist Lenses". AZoOptics. (accessed July 15, 2024).

  • Harvard

    Resolve Optics Ltd.. 2019. Are Off the Shelf Lenses As Good as Specialist Lenses. AZoOptics, viewed 15 July 2024,

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.