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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.


 
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  • http://twitter.com/tomasramoska Tomas Ramoska

    I want to see how they produces camera sensors lol. Good place to start Sony and Toshiba sites.

  • Samuel

    kinda makes you understand why nikkor lenses are so expensive.

  • senate

    it’s fun to see that even these days of highly tecnological devices, the glass is still produced in a traditionnal ways so to speak…

  • ninpou_kobanashi

    Yes, its amazing there’s so much manual labor involved.