My OM-D is noisy!

Started Mar 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
tt321 Forum Pro • Posts: 11,879
Re: Non stop

In principle we do it like you say, otherwise most jobs won't be possible. However, on occasion the system designers have to investigate a bit further and find out where complexity and less reliability could be introduced to improve features and market perception without really making it truly worse for the user in practice. I'm sure if this had been a safety critical part of a new Airbus...

Louis_Dobson wrote:

Speaking as someone whose job is largely to specify complex equipment (computer network infrastructure) and then oversee its operation, I like to see things kept as simple as possible. Which reminds me, I have a RAID rebuild to check up on...

tt321 wrote:

Louis_Dobson wrote:

I don't need IBIS and I'd be happier with the sensor nailed firmly to the back of the camera rather than held in place with a complex electro-mechanical system that eats battery and has the potential to fail at an inopportune moment.

This intuitive argument is constantly seen whenever the complexity of some machine is increased because of additional features etc. However, engineering is seldom based on intuitive arguments. For instance, let's say with the sensor bolted to the camera's chasis solidly, the mean time between failure of this mechanical fixture is 1000 years, and with the new complex IBIS fixture, the mean time between failure is reduced to 20 years. That is a 50 times increase of the failure rate, and is also completely irrelevant so long as a modern camera and its user is concerned.

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