Video: inside the Nikkor Glass Factory

One of the coolest experiences of being a photographer is how the camera, along with the assignments or projects, serve as a pass into rooms that are otherwise unseen by the general public. As a photographer I’ve been behind doors that wouldn’t be open to me if not for the camera over my shoulder. Photography is a great way to get behind the scenes and into the secret worlds of everyday life. This is an interesting short video featuring how Nikkor lenses are produced and it’s fair to say this is not the environment I imagined for the production of precision lenses. There is a certain elemental poetry at work here; heavy machines, raw materials and fire conspiring to make something, which is very cool since the something in question is something I use almost daily. This video comes from Nikon Imaging Japan and was shot with the new Nikon D800 DSLR.

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