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Offline 5DandMe

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how a lens is made
« on: May 08, 2007, 12:34:13 PM »
for those with hi-speed broadband check out how your lens are made...it's quite interesting.....for those who haven't....i'm sorry...lol

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Re: how a lens is made
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2007, 01:12:07 PM »
and yaa wonder why those things are so expensive : )

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Re: how a lens is made
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2007, 02:12:17 PM »
yep, 6 weeks for this tiny lens... what about big and complex one ;)
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Re: how a lens is made
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2007, 03:05:43 PM »
Goes to show how manual lens production remains.

I read that only the highest quality lenses have elements ground in this manual way, many are simply pressed or moulded right into shape.

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Re: how a lens is made
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2007, 07:32:55 PM »
Very interesting !