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    Re: "How it's made" on Discovery channel

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric James View Post
    You're right poco, some of the segments are rather silly. They designate roughly the same amount of time for, say, golf tees, as they do scissor lifts.



    I have Singh Ray filters. When I saw the woman dipping the Lee grads I imagined that the same imprecise approach was behind the off-kilter horizon of my 3-stop hard Singh-Ray grad. I don't know how they make them at Singh Ray; I just know that the QC could be better. I returned my last filter, a 3-stop soft because the density was 2 1/3rd stops at the darkest margin.
    At the prices Singh-Ray charges I'd return anything I wasn't 100% satisfied with.

    Scott

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    Smile Re: "How it's made" on Discovery channel

    OK, I have one person who says Ebony cameras. Any other makers?
    I Think a segment on the wood field cameras would be very interesting. Every time, I go out to photograph, someone is bound to ask me what kind of camera, how old is it and if I made it. They always state of beautiful it is.
    There is a bunch of craftsmanship that goes into a quality camera. If I get more info from you and catch the website of the show? I'm going to make the suggestion.
    If enough of us do it then maybe they will!

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    Re: "How it's made" on Discovery channel

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrus View Post
    There's actually a nice video on how camera lenses are made
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7_wL0ZZi6k

    Wow, that's so cool.

    Canon had some promotional material / "tour of the lens factory" videos up once, but half of it was just this suave announcer voice repeating the phrase "The Canon five-hundred millimeter eph-four ell eye-ess you-ess-emm!". This tour of the JML factory is much more interesting.

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    Re: "How it's made" on Discovery channel

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Brummitt View Post
    OK, I have one person who says Ebony cameras. Any other makers? . . . . . . . .

    My preference would be for Linhof, like a factory tour, or perhaps Arca Swiss. Lots of metal being turned and milled. However, I don't watch television much, so I have only seen this show a few times. Last I recall seeing was one about making imaging sensors, and I believe they were at Dalsa.

    Ciao!

    Gordon Moat Photography

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    Re: "How it's made" on Discovery channel

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrus View Post
    There's actually a nice video on how camera lenses are made
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7_wL0ZZi6k
    Thanks for the link Cyrus. I really enjoyed that.

    Steve

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