Magnesium bodies

Started Mar 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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steephill Veteran Member • Posts: 9,775
Price, weight and quantity

Titanium alloys are about 4x more expensive than magnesium alloys. And magnesium alloys are 2.5x less dense than titanium alloys so for lowest mass you would go for magnesium.

The amounts involved in camera manufacture are very small so relative material cost is not a major issue. Ease of manufacture and mechanical properties are the important criteria.

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