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Watch the Spellbinding Process of How Nikon Makes Its Lenses

It's a work of art. The magnificently choreographed dance of manufacturing lenses seems like an ancient tradition as old as making swords or soap or something (which I guess isn't surprising because it is glass that they're making). We've seen Nikon produce the glass inside its lenses but this video shows the entire lens making process — you see sand basically become a Nikkor lens. Incredible. [Nikon Imaging via PetaPixel] Read More >>

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Nikon's Ridiculous 800mm Lens Only Costs £15,600

Nikon has been teasing development of the new absurdly long, fixed AF-S Nikkor 800mm, f/5.6 aperture lens since last year. Now it's here, and you'll be happy to know that this lens' crazy and inflexible magnification potential is coupled with the absolutely ludicrous price of £15,600. But don't worry, cheapskates, because there's an actually affordable new lens coming out, too. Read More >>

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The Insane Zoom Powers of the Legendary £48,500 Zoom-Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens

Look at the insane zoom that £48,500 worth of glass got you in the 1990. It's the work of the Zoom-Nikkor 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED lens, 18 elements assembled in a body that looked like a shoulder-mounted missile launcher. Read More >>

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