The Utsunomiya lens factory in Japan is where all Canon L-series lenses are produced.
Sci-fi style robots, fault-hearing engineers, anti-static shoes – Canon’s Utsunomiya lens factory is a hotbed of innovation and precision. Canon’s L-series lenses are known around the world for their professional-quality build and sharp results, but to produce such outstanding lenses requires impressive levels of craftsmanship, attention to detail, and a few surprising practices.
- Japanese engineering is everywhere
- Lens experts can hear faults
- Lens polishing tools are made with diamonds
- Aspherical lenses are made by melting glass
- Sci-fi robots roam the factory
- Lens polishing machines self-correct
- Lens measurements are incredibly precise
- The hardest lens to make is…
- The innovation never ends
- Canon lenses could (probably) cover half the world
If you want to know more about the facts listed above (every point comes with text and pictures) and the Utsunomiya factory, I encourage you to head over to Canon Europe.