Ever wonder what goes into making a camera lens?
In this day and age of sophisticated machines and technology, we tend to forget how manual labor and handmade craftsmanship was once the only way to build something.
In this interesting video, the Leica Camera company, a brand that seems to have a cult-like photographer following of die hard fans, takes you through a tour of the manufacturing process at their German facility and show you their steps in constructing a camera lens.
The guys at Leica still handcraft their lenses, and the video is filled with all types of facts. Did you know a standard lens is made of 100 types of optical glass? If only more companies would let us get an inside look at their manufacturing process…