Sneak Peak: Take This Behind-the-Scenes Tour & See How Fujifilm Cameras & Lenses Are Made (VIDEO)

It’s always fun to see what goes into making today’s innovative photography gear, and in the video below you’ll get a behind-the-scenes tour of a Fujifilm factory where cameras and lenses are manufactured.

Johnnie Behri is an Austrian documentary cameraman who recently received an invitation to visit a Fujifilm factory while he was in Japan. He jumped at the opportunity to take a tour and make this short video. As often happens on factory visits where cleanliness is a key concern, Behri’s tour began by donning a sterile jumpsuit, face mask, gloves, and booties to avoid contaminating the gear.

Once properly attired, Behri passes through security into the factory itself, where he has a fascinating opportunity to observe the meticulous manner in which Fujifilm cameras and lenses are made. If you’ve never visited a manufacturing facility like this yourself, you may be surprised to see how much it resembles an oversized surgical room in an ultra-modern hospital.

Fortunately, you can take this virtual tour by watching the four-minute video below. We bet you’ll be impressed to see how cameras and lenses are assembled by hand, and carefully calibrated for optimum performance.

You can find more interesting videos on the Cinema5D YouTube channel. And be sure to watch an earlier Shutterbug video of a factory tour in Thailand, and see a Sony A7R II mirrorless camera get built from scratch.