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A Glimpse Into How Nikon Produces the Optical Glass Used in Its Lenses

Nikon recently put out this short 3-minute video that offers an interesting glimpse into one of the critical steps of lens making: the production of the optical glass. It steps through the various stages of manufacturing, from combining the raw elements through examining the chunks of glass before they’re polished and perfected.

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We’re shared a few behind-the-scenes videos showing lens manufacturing in the past, including one that shows how Canon’s 500mm f/4L lens is made and one that shows how Leica creates theirs.

(via Nikon Rumors)


P.S. In case you’re wondering, the video was captured using a Nikon D800.