Video: The making of a 500mm F/4L IS Canon lens

Part1

You can witness the process involved in taking raw materials and turning them into a lens that costs just over $6,000 when finished. We love looking inside our favorite gear and, in this video, you’re walked through the entire process from creating the glass from a pile of powder to the incredibly complex assembly of the familiar beige body. Next time you’re thinking about how much money you spend on lenses, it might be worth bringing these up again just to be reminded why a good piece of glass comes with such a high price tag. See the next two parts after the jump.

Part2

Part3

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