Buying custom optics not only takes quite a bit more time, as your custom order needs to be designed and manufactured, the cost is also quite a bit more as well. These two reasons are why some people avoid custom optics and buy the generic lenses they can easily get from their usual supplier.
That being said, buying custom optics from an optical lens manufacturer may actually be a smart thing to do. If you can get past the possibly more expensive price and look at things from a different perspective instead.
Custom optics are so much more precise — One reason some people go the custom optics route is simply because the lenses they receive are so much more precise than anything they can buy off the shelf. If they are working on a project that needs the utmost precision, custom optics are often their only option.
If you too are working on a project that needs to be as precise as it is possible to be, then custom optics should be something you seriously consider. The quality of the lenses you will receive will be second to none, and what they can do may just astound you.
Custom optics are easy to buy — While you may think placing an order for custom optics from an optical lens manufacturer is going to be confusing and frustrating, it is not at all. In fact, ordering custom optics is actually quite easy. All you need are the precise measurements of the equipment you need lenses for, and the optical lens manufacturer will come up with a lens design for you.
Prototypes are often created quickly — If time is a factor, you may not want to have to wait for a long time to be able to get a prototype made and then have your lenses manufactured as well. After all, who has several months to waste waiting for lenses to be made?
Thankfully, with the high-tech equipment available nowadays, prototypes often do not take very long to design and make and, once approved, the manufacturing process can be fast as well.
Choose the right optical lens manufacturer — If the price is still a concern, it really does not have to be. Not if you choose the right optical lens manufacturer for your lenses.
Look at companies in China, as there are several that have been in the business for 50 years or more and definitely know how to make custom optics. There are also some companies in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Vietnam that can also provide high quality custom optics.
The beauty of all of these companies is that they work under international regulations and produce the highest quality custom optics yet, due to local economies, the price they charge if less than you would pay at any company in the west.
That is why, if price really is a concern, look at Asia for your first order of custom optics and chances are you will never order from anywhere else.