Magnesium bodies

Started Mar 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
Owen
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Re: Magnesium bodies
In reply to Alphoid, Mar 27, 2012

Alphoid wrote:

Picture yourself as a National Geographic photographer shooting in Antarctica in the middle of snow storm. Picture your camera in your pack as you're rock climbing up Everest. Picture yourself as a photojournalist running around with your camera, dodging bullets in a war zone. Picture yourself as a wedding photographer, getting bumped by drunk guests, with an occasional drink spilled on your equipment. Picture yourself on the field of a football stadium, trying to get a photo of the winning team celebrating. Picture yourself as an amateur wannabe of any of the above.

If you're any of the above, weatherproofed, magnesium build is essential. Otherwise, it's something unnecessary you have to pay for -- in both price and weight -- in order to get the second control knob that only comes with a pro level body.

Yes I agree with you but, It is the electronics and the rest of the insides that are still as fragile as if they were in an all plastic body. All mechanical bodies like 35mm are far more reliable than electronics and their plugs which can jar loose.

Owen

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