Magnesium bodies

Started Mar 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Owen
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Magnesium bodies
Mar 26, 2012

I keep hearing about "build" quality of the new expensive cameras like Nikon, Canon, Sony.

Now I don't figure my camera is going to be run over by a car or truck so why add an expensive magnesium body to the build. New plastics are plenty strong for todays cameras.

What's more likely to happen is the camera will be dropped, the lens will be damaged or the more fragile insides will be damaged.

It seems better to add a thicker rubber coating to the camera to provide more protection than a stronger frame.

I dropped my Olympus E510 off my computer desk. It fell 2 feet onto a rug. No outside damage but the finder readouts and the flash stopped working. Now that wasn't even a hard fall.

Owen

Olympus E-5
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