Camcorderinfo scratched up a very cool online video that shows the entire process of manufacturing a lens, from cutting plugs from optical glass all the way through final assembly of mechanical components. The one thing that suprised me the most is the sheer amount of hand work involved…and how many opportunities there seem to be for mistakes in the process. Watch the video below. (UPDATE: Canon has a similar video at their site. Looks more current.)


2 Responses to “Watch a camera lens being made”  

  1. 1 Kendal Miller

    That is super cool I can’t believe lenses are so cheap now LOL!!!

  2. 2 Matthew Jeppsen

    Exactly, I’ll never complain about the cost of glass again. Well, maybe not as much…

    -MJ