How the Fujifilm XF 150-600mm f/5.6-8 Lens is Made

A current manufacturing unit tour reveals a number of the steps that Fujifilm takes to hand-assemble its big XF 150-600mm f/5.6-8 R LM OIS WR lens.

Johnnie Behiri from CineD not too long ago visited Fujifilm’s Japanese lens manufacturing facility and was allowed to seize video that reveals how the corporate hand-assembles the large telephoto zoom lens.

Introduced in Could of 2022, the XF 150-600mm f/5.6-8 lens is a behemoth of an optic that’s designed to assist, primarily, wildlife photographers. The corporate says that when mixed with a digicam just like the X-H2S and its improved autofocus system, the 2 items of kit are able to delivering sharp, deep zoom in even difficult conditions.

150-600mm f/5.6-8 lens

The ability for lens building is, as anticipated, saved extraordinarily clear. Earlier than being allowed to enter the manufacturing space, Behiri has to don a full clear go well with, together with gloves, masks, head smock, and full exterior masking. Whereas he doesn’t clarify why, this stage of masking is probably going required to maintain undesirable mud or hair from getting into the manufacturing space, which may make its approach right into a lens meeting.

As defined — and proven — within the video above, the lens takes 480 components to completely full a single lens, together with the 24 glass components which are organized into 17 teams. Due to the combination of three extra-low dispersion components and 4 tremendous additional low dispersion components, Fujifilm says that the lens is ready to ship “a complicated stage of picture decision edge to edge.”

Whereas no specific part of a lens’ meeting is lingered on for lengthy within the brief 4 and a half minute video, the optical picture stabilization system, wiring, casing, and testing and calibrating are all proven as main steps within the optic’s building. Additionally of word are a number of occasions when staff visually examine numerous features of the lens as it’s coming to gether to, assumingly, guarantee that it comes collectively accurately.

150-600mm f/5.6-8 lens

“Seeing firsthand how a lens is made is at all times thrilling and the Fujifilm XF 150-600mm f/5.6-8 R LM OIS WR was no exception. The dedication and stage of focus these individuals have whereas assembling this 480 components lens is nothing wanting superb,” Behiri writes.

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