How a Canon L Lens is Made - Link to Tour

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    To be honest I only looked at the final assembly of the 500mm L lens. With that lens costing about $5,500US, I would expect hand assembly. Keep in mind I do own at least one t this time an L lens. But I have no delusions that my 17-40L was hand assembled.
     
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    nice link!!!

    i wonder what percentage of lenses are hand assembled
     
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    Sweet link.

    very interesting. they need to make a flash movie that has it all in
     
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    I know - it sort of has an old elementary school film strip (at least those over 30 will remember, roll of pictures in a little projector and a cassette tape that made the "bing" sound to advance) feel to it.

    Chip - in addition to assembly, you might also find the glass making process and lens creation part of interest.
     
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    nice link. Very interesting for someone new to photography. Hope you don't mind if I post it on another forum I take part in.
     
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    Interesting tour...it would be nice it they updated the pictures a little, it looks like it was made in the early 1990's but still cool to see the process.
     

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