How Nikon Made Lenses

In 1966.



Nikon 80th anniversary video.

While the inspection techniques have improved, the basic grinding techniques for grinding lenses hasn’t changed very much.



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  2. jccarlton · January 10, 2017

    Reblogged this on The Arts Mechanical and commented:

    Another neglected post to bring to people’s attention. Having worked at the company that built the machines that measure Nikon’s optics I got to see optics being ground. It’s more art than science and these videos are definitely worth a look.


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