Why magnesium alloy????

Started Apr 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Pradipta Dutta
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Re: Why magnesium alloy????

golf1982 wrote:

Most cameras with metal bodies are a magnesium alloy, I wondered why this is used instead of aluminium, and for ultimate strength to weight at the very top end titanium??

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

By the way, the magnesium alloy used in camera bodies does include aluminum as well.

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