How Nikon Made Lenses

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.

The Arts Mechanical

In 1966.

And

Now.

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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