Ever wonder why camera lenses are so pricey? Well, this Leica lens was cut in half to show just how complex they really are. To be more specific, “it’s a Leica Tri-Elmar-M 28-35-50mm sliced cleanly down the middle, revealing all the glass and pieces inside that go into making the lens.” Click here for the first picture in gallery. Continue reading for a video on how camera lenses are made.

[via LikeCool]