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How the Leica M10 is Made – a Cinematic behind-the-scenes

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It is probably because I worked at Boeing for so many years and was able to regularly visit the shop floor to watch the F-15 and F-18 fighters being built and visiting the different shops where parts were made; electronics, heads up displays, carbon fiber, the paint rooms, and everything all the way up to final assembly of fighter planes; but this behind-the-scenes of the making of the Leica M10 is just fascinating!

And very well shot.

And besides, it is a very good reminder of just how much work goes into building something like these cameras… things we take for granted every time we put our camera to our eye.

I hope you enjoy this… if you do, please let me know in the comments.

This is How the Leica M10 is Made

Via PetaPixel:

Leica writes that the M10 is exclusively put together by Leica specialists at the company’s factory in Wetzlar using 1,100 individual components. These parts include 30 brass-milled components, 126 screws, and 17 optical elements.

After the top and base plates are milled from solid blocks of metal, workers spend 40 minutes grinding and polishing them by hand.

Here are some still frames from the video that show different steps in the assembly process:

Leica M10

Leica M10

Leica M10

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(cover photo credit: snap from PetaPixel)


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