Every time a new lens is announced, the optical makeup is always listed. This many elements in that many groups and a certain amount of them are “aspherical”. But what exactly does that mean? Is it just nonsensical jargon that doesn’t actually mean anything? Well, in this video from Michael the Maven, you’ll find out exactly what they are, how they do what they do and why they’re a big deal.
Nikon has recently uploaded a video interview with a couple of its lens designers which is the first volume in a series of videos titled ‘Philosophy of Nikkor’.
The name of the video, ‘What do designers think, and how do they create lenses?’, sums up the essence of it.
Another video interview, this one with a product manager for Nikkor lenses in Europe, lets us in to Nikon’s planning process and discusses some of the hottest topics surrounding the company and its competitors.