February 17, 2018
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.