See How an Advanced Modern Lens Is Made

Modern camera lenses are small marvels, absolutely packed with technology and intricate, precise machinery. Rarely do we get a chance to look inside them, however. This neat video takes you inside one of Fujifilm's manufacturing plants to see how they put together one of their newest and most advanced lenses, the XF 150-600mm f/5.6-8 R LM OIS WR.

Coming to you from CineD, this neat video will take you behind the scenes of the manufacturing process of the Fujifilm XF 150-600mm f/5.6-8 R LM OIS WR lens. I always enjoy these videos, as it is fascinating to see just how precise and complex the process and design are. What always strikes me, however, is just how much of the work is still done by hand. In a world where many products are manufactured mostly or even entirely by automation, many camera products, particularly of the more advanced variety, still have a lot of manual labor involved. I find it almost soothing to watch the technicians work with such care and precision, particularly knowing that my unsteady hands and lack of attention to detail would never allow me to do such careful work! Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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