Leica lenses manufacturing video

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by joemod, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. joemod macrumors regular

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    Leica posted a really nice video of their lenses' manufacturing process. It really tempts me to buy one although I can't afford it (don't neet it also :) ).
    What do you think?

    p.s. I searched the forum and did not find a topic about this. Sorry if it has been already posted.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I've marvelled at the fact that my Summicron which was is 51 years old still feels amazingly precise with no slop in the movements at all. It's certainly built to last. Solid metal construction throughout. The only plastic is the little red dot for aligning the lens during mounting!
     
  3. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    Well, almost all lenses that old are probably like that. What's amazing is that Leica still uses this same manufacturing process today, when most companies have opted for cheaper, faster methods that don't produce as high quality lenses.
     
  4. jabbott macrumors 6502

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    Very neat video. I'm surprised by how much hand assembly they do for their lenses! There was another video posted a while back that showed how Canon manufactures their 500mm f/4L lens... here is the link.
     
  5. joemod thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting video.
     

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