Why magnesium alloy????

Started Apr 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
RedFox88
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Re: Why magnesium alloy????
In reply to Pradipta Dutta, Apr 20, 2013

Pradipta Dutta wrote:

RedFox88 wrote:

Pradipta Dutta wrote:

It is because Magnesium Alloy provides the best compromise between weight, strength and cost.

No, plastic over a metal frame is the best compromise betwen weight, strength, and cost.

No. Plastic will be cheaper but not strong enough for the durability offered/required by pro bodies relative to the magnesium alloy construction. That is why the cheaper, consumer grade bodies, are made of plastic over metal frame while the more expensive bodies are made of magnesium alloy.

No, "pro" cameras are made of metal to help keep the price up, not that its an advantange at all.  There are different grades of plastic and it can be made very durable.  The flexibility of plastic makes it more durable than metal.  Metal is the shell construction of the 70s and 80s.  Plastic is 21st century!

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