Adjusting Focus on the Logitech C270 (Ciclop Scanner)

The Logitech C270 is a low budget and easy to use HD web camera. The camera has a fixed focal length which is great for fixed-camera systems such as a 3D scanner. For best results, you should adjust the focus of your Logitech camera.

Left: Blurry, out of focus.  Right: After adjustment it is clear and sharp
A minor adjustment makes a huge difference in the clarity of items on the scanning platform

The example image above highlights the difference between an out-of-focus and in-focus image. Note that the pattern created by OpenCV is crystal clear in both images, but the actual object is very blurry. The out-of-focus image may not trick the OpenCV tracking but it can definitely cause some concerns with a laser scanner!

Adjusting the focus is easy:

  • Remove the first face plate
  • Unscrew the three screws holding in the second face plate
  • Locate the camera and turn the lens adjustment
  • Position the camera in the scanner's camera holder to check focus
  • Repeat making small adjustments and checking the scanner's image
  • Reassemble!

We've created a quick video to help you through the process of disassembling and adjusting the camera.

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