The Science Channel on YouTube just released a really neat video in which they show you the inner workings of a $50K cinema lens. A piece of technology they call, “the perfect combo of modern technology and old fashioned craftsmanship.”
The lens they break down looks like one of the Arri Zeiss Master Primes, and in the video they use some CGI to give you an exploded look at the insides. Once it’s opened up, they show you exactly how the focus ring works and how the aperture blades come together.
It’s a quick video but it manages to drive home their point well: high end cinema lenses like these really are the perfect combination of modern tech and old fashioned craftsmanship. Check out the video for yourself up top.