Have you ever wanted to discover the manufacturing process behind your beloved camera gear? A factory like this is not a place you can simply walk into. But thankfully, some virtual tours and videos take us behind the scenes and let us learn more about the process.
Such as this Fujifilm factory tour. In this video, the employees take you behind the scenes of making your favorite Fuji cameras and lenses, and other equipment produced in the company’s factory in Japan.
The video is in Japanese, but the auto-generated titles on YouTube are decent. In the seven-minute clip, you’ll learn how the lenses and cameras are made and tested at Fujifilm. Everything has to be extremely precise so you get the best results. For example, the glass lens elements must be polished and lined with micron precision.
Other than the photo and video gear, Fujifilm makes broadcast cameras, medical devices, and other gear. But they all share the precision needed to be made and the thorough testing process. Interestingly, Fuji also produces the test equipment used to test its other products.
Even though the video is commercial, it’s fun to peek at the factory and what happens behind the scenes. I have always found that interesting, and if I was given a chance, I’d love to see a place like this in person. How about you?