Glass Catalogs and DIY Lens

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by Mustafa Umut Sarac, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Mustafa Umut Sarac

    Mustafa Umut Sarac Subscriber

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    Hello there,

    I know didymium glass intensify colors. If I am not wrong, Lanthanides contains some rare elements and should intensify colors also. How can I select a glass from catalog with looking some variables on the list and understand that glass and how that glass intensify color ?

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  2. Leigh B

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    Hi Umut,

    I doubt that you can get optical glass in any reasonable quantity... probably nothing less than 100kg as a guess.
    If you could, you'd have to melt it, form it, grind the surfaces and profile, then center it.
    That's a lot of work with specialized equipment.

    You might check with Edmund Optics, one of the largest manufacturers of optical products in the US.
    They offer a wide range of lens elements. I don't know what options exist for glasses.

    http://www.edmundoptics.com

    - Leigh