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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Bakelite!



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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    Ben, Titanium is much heavier than Aluminiun and difficult to work on.
    I used to work as an engineer in the aerospace industry at a company that made turbine blades for Rolls Royce jet engine out of Titanium, and I know it has the lightest weight and highest tensile strength of any metal on the planet, and how difficult it is to work with I'm wearing a signet ring I made by hand out of it from solid many years ago. One of the other drawbacks of Titanium is how difficult it is to produce and how expensive, I know at the time I worked with it weight for weight it cost about the same as Silver.
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    “We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.
    We are monkeys with money and guns.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Bakelite!
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    Like my century graphic Weighs a ton. Bakelite may be brittle in sheets, but in a complex form it feels indestructible, well, stable and free from flex.

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    Depends on what type of camera: I'd say aluminium for <120mm: easy to work with and quite strong. On the other hand, aesthetically, (especially with replica LF and cine cameras) nothing beats a nice hardwood veneer with the right varnish and brass trim. Perhaps the only con using wood is cracking due to temperature variations and humidity levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    I used to work as an engineer in the aerospace industry at a company that made turbine blades for Rolls Royce jet engine out of Titanium, and I know it has the lightest weight and highest tensile strength of any metal on the planet...
    spec. density Aluminiun = 2,70

    spec. density Titanium = 4,50

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    There is no ideal material, only the best compromise for the intended purpose of the camera.
    Titanium flavored koolaid anyone?

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    Plutonium! It may be a tad heavy & a bit radioactive but still you would probably have the only one.
    It's a little more rugged than peanut shells I suspect, haven't done any real field testing though.

    FWIW I don't believe any camera is one metal through and through.

    Leica and others used brass that were either plated or painted. The earlier Leitz cameras used a cage frame
    most likely aluminum. Later cameras used a cast frame of an aluminum alloy.
    The M6 is now some sort of white metal that's anodized.
    Nikon did make a titanium body (Top & Bottom covers) but the innards were still cast alloy.
    For bearing surfaces brass. Lens mounts brass plated with chrome although there was at least one that used
    stainless steel.
    Can't forget the "resin"(plastic) covers from Canon either.
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    How about Platinum?

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    OM4t was titanium top and bottom as well. It's not that exotic...

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