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Here’s Why Leica Lenses Are So Damn Expensive [Video]

A stunning look at the painstaking handcraft that produces some of the world’s best camera lenses.

Here’s Why Leica Lenses Are So Damn Expensive [Video]
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In the age of digital photography, how does Leica, a German camera company founded in 1849, still attract legions of devotees? The answer, as this video shows, is in their lenses — which go through 60 quality control checks by (human) technicians before making it into a user’s snap-happy hands.

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Enjoy watching the lens travel through each step in the meticulous manufacturing process, down to the hand-lacquered engraving. But be warned: You may decide that nothing short of a $5,000 Leica will do.

About the author

A former editor at such publications as WIRED, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Fast Company, Belinda Lanks has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The New York Observer, Interior Design, and ARTnews.

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