This is by far my favorite lens-making video.
According to PetaPixel, some old camera lenses used by photographers are actually radioactive due to their use of lanthanum and thorium to reduce the index of refraction. Of course, nowadays, you can just grow the perfect glass.
Earlier this month, I posted a video of Nikon lenses being made and noted how it was sort of surprising that none of the workers were wearing gloves while touching the glass. Well, now Nikon has released another video on how their lenses and glass are made and this time, people are wearing gloves. I [...]
Shots of glass. Shots of nature. Shots of engineers. Shots of nature. Shots of glass. Shots of nature. Japan!! This is how SIGMA lenses are made!
Canon’s Nifty Fifty from One Time on Vimeo. A good video from Borrowlenses.com on the differences between the range of 50mm lenses in Canon’s range as compared to Zeiss’ own 50mm. [via]