Wonder why Lenses cost so Much?

These videos are long, but super super interesting for anyone who cares anything about lenses. Most of the time I feel like everything camera related is overpriced, but after you understand the work behind creating some great lenses, you'll feel very differently (well at least for Canon Lenses). This is a three part series that covers the making of a Canon L series 500mm F/4. Take the time to watch when you can.

Part #1 Making of Canon 500mm Lens

Part #2 Making of Canon 500mm Lens

Part #3 Making of Canon 500mm Lens





4 thoughts on “Wonder why Lenses cost so Much?

  1. J Toha

    Linked here from the Leica glass-making article. Amazing! I pretty much thought 90% of the process have been automated by robotics. Highly-complicated process.

    Thanks for sharing!

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