Some might look at these images from photographer and lens enthusiast Hispan, and call him a monster, but I look at them and just see the marvel and beauty of engineering that is the legendary SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 lens. It’s a classic amongst both photographers and filmmakers and lets you produce some fantastic imagery.
Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your perspective), this particular SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 was no longer usable for its intended purpose. So, Hispan decided to cut it in half to see exactly how it all goes together and show how the various internal parts all slot together. Cutting something in half is relatively easy, but cutting something with this many parts in half perfectly… Not so much.