Watch the Spellbinding Process of How Nikon Makes Its Lenses

It's a work of art. The magnificently choreographed dance of manufacturing lenses seems like an ancient tradition as old as making swords or soap or something (which I guess isn't surprising because it is glass that they're making). We've seen Nikon produce the glass inside its lenses but this video shows the entire… » 2/04/13 7:20pm 2/04/13 7:20pm

Nikon's Ridiculous 800mm Lens Only Costs $18,000

Nikon has been teasing development of the new absurdly long, fixed AF-S Nikkor 800mm, f/5.6 aperture lens since last year. Now it's here, and you'll be happy to know that this lens' crazy and inflexible magnification potential is coupled with the absolutely ludicrous price of $18,000. But don't worry, cheapskates,… » 1/28/13 11:00pm 1/28/13 11:00pm

Pistol Camera Makes Scorsese, De Niro and Pesci Happy

I don't know if it is the shape, the black and silver steel contrast or the total retro feeling, but this point-and-shoot handgun and camera is just absolutely amazing. Sure, it's not digital. And maybe not as useful as the Leica Gun. I don't care. I'm in love. Bang bang, this baby shot me down. [High Tech via Gizmodo… » 1/18/08 7:10am 1/18/08 7:10am