Starrett Telecentric Optics

Starrett Telecentric Optics:  Telecentric vs. Zoom Lenses.  There are many Starrett instruments that use Telecentric optics. All of them have a variety of lenses, cameras, computer systems and physical characteristics that provide for different uses and performance. The manual for each product provides the type and specifications for each particular option for the given platform (also included in this document). From this, it is possible to determine the particular model and configuration that is right for a given specific application.

Zoom optics have long been the standard for microscopes and video-based measurement systems. Zoom lenses continue to offer exceptional magnification range, imaging versatility and measurement results, especially for measuring small parts and very fine details. Starrett offers video measurement systems that take advantage of both Zoom lenses and Telecentric lenses by means of a unique quick-change bayonet-style lens mounting system that allows the user to select the best lens for the application.

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Starrett Telecentric Optics

  • Larger Field of View than traditional Zoom Optics—up to 80 mm
  • Greater Depth of Focus
  • Higher optical resolution over conventional lenses in a given Field of View (FOV)
  • Higher accuracy measurements in a larger field of view
  • Capable of measuring larger parts in one image
  • Virtually no image distortion, especially on contoured parts
  • Adaptability to image stitching, DXF file input and other advanced features