I have an opportunity to get inexpensive BBAR coating on DIY prisms at the end of the month. I will be in Orange County, California, from March 30-April 4.
Richard at L&L Optics in Mission Viejo, California, www.llopt.com
, quoted me $50. per pair of 5x7 prisms if I can put together a group purchase of at least 12 pairs. If I have a group order of 6 pairs the cost of coating is $75. each pair. I am in for 2 pairs myself, which I can pick up from Joe Lopez at www.CrystalFactory.com
March 30 in Buena Park. (They cost $60. each single prism for the CWD57 (non-engraved) and no further group discounts are available there.
If you don't have prisms but are thinking of doing a diy anamorphic lens in North America, this is a good chance to buy the prisms over the phone and have me pick them up and take them to L&L for coating. Then they will be shipped back to you (by me or L&L--not sure yet). Shipping cost is not included in the quotes.
If you already have the prisms but want to get them coated at a great price, you can ship them to me first and I will carry them to L&L. I must have them at my residence in Northern California by Thursday, March 29 at the latest if I am going to hand carry them.
The cost to coat one pair is $525. and I find this prohibitive. So I need a few intrepid souls to risk sending their prisms to me for the group deal. If there are 4 to 10 pairs out there looking for anti-reflection coating, send me a PM or reply on this thread with questions. We need to move quickly if this is going to happen. No one is committed (including me) until I have the minimum number. I can't take too many, either. If there is a lot of interest maybe someone else can follow up with logistics on a second order.
L&L doesn't want to receive the prisms directly in onesy-twosies at the group rate. I asked about that.
If you PM your email I can send you a copy of the original quote from L&L for your perusal.