Another case of the E-M5iii tripod mount failing

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400trix
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Re: Plastic-c-c-c-c-c-c

Carbon comes in all sorts of grades, as does glass fiber reinforced plastic. Just because something is made from carbon fiber doesn’t mean it’s meant for airplanes and race cars. You can get a carbon fiber bike frame from China for well under $1k, for example. And methods are being invented to lower the cost further. There’s lots of carbon fiber tubing out there that is massed produced and reasonably priced.

So, carbon fiber camera bodies are not out of the question at all. Just don’t expect to see one this century, as this technology is well outside any camera maker’s comfort zone.

Part of me would like to see some carbon fiber lens barrels, though. Those could be insanely light and stable.

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