Watch: Tour the Fujifilm Factory to See How Its Cameras and Lenses Are Made
Here's your chance to go behind the scenes to see how Fujifilm's cameras and lenses are made.
Don't we all enjoy seeing how things are made, whether it's your meal at a hibachi restaurant or a caricature of your sexy mug in Central Park? Well, if you're a filmmaker, going on a factory tour—or watching one on YouTube, at least—to see your favorite gear be assembled piece by piece is kind of the ultimate damn thing. In this video, Johnnie Behiri of cinema5D takes you along on his private tour of the Fujifilm factory in Sendai, Japan to get a peek at the production floor where some of the company's best cameras and lenses are put together by hand. Check it out below:
Though the tour was short, Behiri was able to suit up in all-white decontamination coveralls and check out the manufacturing process at the Sendai factory, which is where Fujinon MK and GF lenses, as well as the X-T2 and GFX 50S mirrorless cameras, are handmade.
It was a great chance to see how some of our prizes are made and although it was a short visit, it was hard not to be impressed by the process of making these products literally by hand.
If you want to go on more virtual tours, we've covered a bunch of them in the past. Check out:
- Sony's factory in Chonburi, Thailand where they make the a9
- The RED factory in Southern California
- The Hikari Glass factory that produces the glass used in their Nikkor lenses
- The LEE factory where they make all of their filters by hand
You can also read more about Behiri's visit to the Fujifilm factory by heading over to cinema5D.