|Originally posted by ryan.hess:|
I would suggest ray tracing it
You can ask a company for a "sample" lens to see if it fits your application. Sometimes a lazer pointer and a white sheet of paper will tell you what you want to know.
I'm in the R&D department for a company that builds 3D stereo vision headsets. Also the primary installer/Maintenance for our microscopes and camera's. Not an engineer but i've pushed my way through quite a bit of lenses and applications of said lenses.