We are American and Taiwanese artists passionate about producing superior products for creators, like you. Whether you are a astrophotographer, travel vlogger or filmmaker, we are all about creating high quality optics and tools for creators using the latest technologies.
We're blessed to have our factories and partners based in Taiwan where we have access to bleeding edge materials, crazy smart engineers and optical techniques. We've been known to use semiconductor equipment to get the job done too!
Founded in 2010, STC Optics is part of a larger group focused on nanotechnology, advanced materials, chemicals, healthcare and semiconductors.
We got annoyed by the poor quality and knock-off products flooding the market. We knew we could do better. The team at STC wanted to leverage our engineering expertise and Taiwan's technology base to create thoughtful high quality products for creators.
We are a team of diverse creators making products for diverse creators like you.
So if you want to geek out on the tech, read on! Otherwise go check out our awesome filter finder!
CORE TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCT
In 2010, STC was the first to use semiconductor technology to take great optical glass and transform it into something exceptional. Our patented Ultra Layer® coating technology takes high quality optical glass and makes it even better. Multiple coatings make our products hydrophobic, waterproof, smudge proof, and scratch resistant.
Our engineers can block out specific frequencies of light (UV, variable neutral density, IR, and so on) and giving creators more options. Our astrophotography filters are well-known for their light pollution capabilities allowing you to capture the Milky Way from the city!
Our attention detail even includes rimming our filters with carbon to eliminate internal reflection. We spare no expense in grinding our optics to extreme tolerances. And we use CNC technology to create precise parts out of aerospace grade aluminum. We consider ourselves lucky to be able to leverage all the advanced technology in Taiwan that you cannot find elsewhere.
The STC difference is all about our team's focus on engineering products for creators that are thoughtful, high-quality, easy-to-use and durable.
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