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Manufacture of optical instruments and photographic equipment

26.70 Manufacture of optical instruments and photographic equipment

This class includes the manufacture of optical instruments and lenses, such as binoculars, microscopes (except electron, proton), telescopes, prisms and lenses (except ophthalmic); the coating or polishing of lenses (except ophthalmic); the mounting of lenses (except ophthalmic) and the manufacture of photographic equipment such as cameras and light meters.

This class includes:

  • manufacture of lenses and prisms
  • manufacture of optical microscopes, binoculars and telescopes
  • manufacture of optical mirrors
  • manufacture of optical magnifying instruments
  • manufacture of optical machinist’s precision tools
  • manufacture of optical comparators
  • manufacture of optical gun sighting equipment
  • manufacture of optical positioning equipment
  • manufacture of optical measuring and checking devices and instruments (e.g. fire control equipment, photographic light meters, range finders)
  • manufacture of film cameras and digital cameras
  • manufacture of motion picture and slide projectors
  • manufacture of overhead transparency projectors
  • manufacture of laser assemblies

This class also includes:

  • coating, polishing and mounting of lenses

This class excludes:

  • manufacture of computer projectors, see 26.20
  • manufacture of commercial TV and video cameras, see 26.30
  • manufacture of household-type video cameras, see 26.40
  • manufacture of electron and proton microscopes, see 26.51
  • manufacture of complete equipment using laser components, see manufacturing class by type of machinery (e.g. medical laser equipment, see 26.60)
  • manufacture of photocopy machinery, see 28.17
  • manufacture of ophthalmic goods, see 32.50
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