The Science Behind Nikon Lenses
Calling a lens ‘glass’ is only scratching the surface.
If you’ve ever had the privilege of opening up a modern lens than you know they are much more than glass. Beneath their plastic shell lies a complex array of motors, microchips, and wire. Often, the more expensive the lens the more complex the inside. A lot goes in to making a high-quality lens. Things like image stabilization, silent motors, and quick autofocus are all dependent on the design of a lens.
In the following video created by Nikon you’ll learn the various elements that make up the inside of a lens. The video covers such features as:
- Vibration Reduction (VR)
- Silent Wave Motors (SWM)
- Electromagnetic Diaphrams
- Lens Barrel Mechanisms
- The Glass
- Nano Crystal Coating
This video comes to us just a few days after Fuji released a video explaining how they create their Fujinon lenses. Probably just a coincidence, right?
If this video has sparked your interest in the science of lenses, check out our Understanding Lenses series where we cover how lenses work on an in-depth level.
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