Teardowns are a handy way to satisfy the urge to see what's inside expensive and prized electronics, while remaining a safe distance away and keeping warranties intact.

Behold, a teardown of the Sony 24-70mm F2.8 GM, a lens that sells for $2200. Sony's own SGNL YouTube channel does the dirty work of prying it apart for us, giving us a close-up look at the inner workings of the fast full-frame zoom.