Chrosziel collimators and lens projectors are industry standards in almost every rental house worldwide.
Their new CamCollimator C-LCC is smaller, less expensive, and more versatile. What does a collimator do? A collimator measures the flange focal distance (distance from lens mount to image plane) of lenses. For PL lenses, the magic number is 52 mm.
Whereas some collimators use a Siemens star (whose relative sharpness may be subjective), Chrosziel collimators graphically show a vertical bar between two other bars.
The previous Chrosziel Universal CamCollimator came in two different versions. One had a universally adjustable sensor head for lenses and cameras. The other was for testing and adjusting lenses only, with a fixed optical set up.
The new CamCollimator C-LCC is modular, adjustable, and the length has been reduced to 1000 mm. The lens testing module includes a sliding lens support with height adjustment. For a quick camera test without changing the measuring block, an optional second sliding platform is available (C-LCC-P2).
A TFT monitor is attached with a flexible arm and can be adjusted. The switching power supplies power for light, camera and monitor. The new Schott LED light source should last about 50,000 hours. The Chrosziel calibration equipment and all lens mounts remain unchanged and are compatible with the Chrosziel Lens Test Projector MK5 for visual inspection of lens characteristics and determining the modulation-transfer function with the MTF Star System.
By the way, all Chrosziel products are now distributed in the US by Schneider Optics. Ron Ayers is the Product Manager:
Schneider Optics Inc. 7701 Haskell Ave. Van Nuys, CA. 91406. 818-766-3715 ext 112