Nikon is one of the few remaining companies that makes most of its optical glass in-house, through the wholly owned subsidiary Hikari Glass. We were invited to Japan last month to see the entire process from start to finish.
Articles tagged "factory-tour"
Take a peek inside Fujifilm's camera and lens factory in Sendai, Japan, where Fuji manufactures the Fujinon MK cinema lenses, the X-T2 ILC, and the medium format GFX-50S and its lenses.
DPR was lucky enough to be invited to tour the Hasselblad factory in Sweden to see the H6D and X1D medium format cameras in production.
Leica is one of the oldest names in photography, and has long been one of the most prestigious. Recently, we had the opportunity to visit Wetzlar, to see for ourselves how Leica's lenses are put together.
We asked three gentlemen who each have multiple decades of experience designing lenses for Canon to share with us their first and favorite lens – find out what they had to say. Read on
Recently, we were granted the enormous honor of a guided tour through Canon's EF lens factory, in Utsunomiya, Japan. We were the first journalists ever to be allowed inside. Read more
We interviewed the gentlemen who oversee operations and development at Canon's Utsunomiya lens factory, the birth place of all L glass. Read more
After the official launch of the X-Pro2 recently in Tokyo, Fujifilm invited a select group of press to visit its Taiwa assembly plant in Sendai, to see the camera being put together. As well as the X-Pro2, we were also able to see the assembly lines for the X-T1, X100T and several lenses. So of course, being the nerds that we are, we took a bunch of pictures. Click through to check out our factory tour
On our recent visit to Japan to attend the CP+ show in Yokohama we were fortunate to be invited to tour Sigma's factory in Aizu. The Aizu factory is where all of Sigma's lenses are manufactured, including the company's impressive new 'Art' line of primes. Click through to take a virtual tour of the factory, in the company of Kazuto Yamaki, Sigma's CEO.
Last week I attended a trip to Japan organized by Fujifilm UK. This trip included an extensive tour of the Fujifilm manufacturing plant at Sendai, Japan. This is the place where the majority of Fujifilm digital cameras are made. This brief report is designed to give you an insight into what is involved in the manufacture of a Fujifilm digital camera and how Fujifilm have built an advantage over others.