Fuji gets titanium, Olympus gets...plastic?

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TomFid Veteran Member • Posts: 3,247
Re: enough with the metal obsession

LoneTree1 wrote:

TomFid wrote:

Are you going to pound nails with your camera?

Personally, I'm happy to have polycarbonate. It won't frost up as much in cold weather, and the black edges won't wear off.

I'm much more worried about breaking a lens, lens mount, LCD panel, or control dial than I am about breaking the body itself.

I admit that there's a certain allure to the feel of metal, but I don't think it's particularly rational, and I don't need it to stroke my ego.

It's not an obsession, it's a trend.

Ah, so it's fashion. Either way, it's not reason or necessity.

Bodies cost more, now more are metal.

I think you may have the causality backwards here. They cost more because metal costs more to fabricate. Complexity and a shrinking market probably have more to do with it though.

Olympus inexplicably is bucking it.

Good for them.

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