Synthetic fluorite puts lens biz in focus

| Dec 7, 2014

Synthetic fluorite puts lens biz in focus

by Kazuaki Nagata

Iwatani Corp. brightened the outlook for camera fans in October by announcing it had developed the world’s first viable technology for synthesizing high-purity fluorite — an element critical to making the world’s best lenses. Lenses in top-flight cameras and telescopes require fluorite to reduce ...