Nikkor lens production backstage video

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Nikon 50mm F1.8 lens
The AF-S 50mm F1.8 lens is a budget lens. yet, most of prime lenses, even the cheapest ones still deliver a better image quality than the majority of zoom lenses, even the professional ones.

Last month, Nikon announced the 80th anniversary of its SLR lens brand : Nikkor. Since its launch, Nikon has produced over 75 million lens units. To date, the Nikkor range is rich of almost 80 references. Since last week and the CP+ announcements, Nikon’s lens offer welcomes two new representatives : the new FX wide-angle zoom lens 18-35mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED  and a luxury top professionnal super-telephoto lens of 800mm. To celebrate this 80th anniversary, Nikon has released a video that shows the making of of Nikkor lenses showing the production of Nikon lenses starting with the process of creating the glass from sand until the final assembly of the lens.