What's all this talk about plastic bodies?

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Gnine Contributing Member • Posts: 835
Re: What's all this talk about plastic bodies?
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cba_melbourne wrote:

You see, in the past Olympus was very proud in releasing pictures of the metal chassis and metal top covers of their cameras. They did that for good reason, because they know metal means superior quality and durability as well as look and feel. It does cost more, to manufacture an all metal chassis that is strong yet lightweight.

Except that it isn't. There's a reason why the latest airliners are being made from carbon reinforced plastic. Strength to weight. Unlimited fatigue life. There's absolutely nothing wrong with modern engineering plastics, when designed and used correctly. Thermally and dimensionally stable. Superior wear resistance, and shock absorbing properties. And I think its usage is only going to increase.

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