Itâ€™s the weekend and maybe we can revisit the good old Canon Virtual Lens Plant and learn a bit about the manufacturing process that goes into the production of camera lenses.
Whatâ€™s in it for me, you may ask; well, for one youâ€™ll get to know why many lenses are so-o-o-o expensive, costing much more than your DSLR in many cases. For another, itâ€™s good for you, kiddo, education is always a virtue.
The plant tour takes you from the fine powder mix at the start of the production process to the finished lens, in this case an EF 500mm f/4L IS.
It also features descriptions of Canon lens technologies and interviews with Canon staff involved in lens production.
Be warned, though, watch it only if you have a good broadband connection; anything less than 768 Kbps is a drag, but you can try.