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    Reinforced gold with diamonds. Good investment over time.
    Gold is the best material reflecting IR so your IR film won't be destroyed by sun and diamond for toughness of the case.

    Cheap-chinese could be anodized aluminum with Swarovski crystals.

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    Pentelic marble - it was good enough for the Parthenon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truzi View Post
    Pentelic marble - it was good enough for the Parthenon.
    As used by gladiators.

    “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”

    Francis Bacon

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    What's that stuff they use to make "Peeps"?
    "Photography is a marvelous discovery, a science that has attracted the greatest intellects, an art that excites the most astute minds — and one that can be practiced by any imbecile." – Nadar, 1856

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Koehrer View Post
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    FWIW I don't believe any camera is one metal through and through.
    Well my soup can pinhole cameras do use a little square of aluminum ( aluminium for Clive ) for the pinhole.

    But occasionally I make a pinhole camera out of an aluminum drink can, and then it's one metal through and through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannL. View Post
    What's that stuff they use to make "Peeps"?
    Oh god no - my Mom would eat it on site. She's addicted to those things.
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    It would be useful to have somewhere for the light to get in, whether that is a hole or an assembly of glass parts, so how about a camera body made entirely of glass? Some of it would be black and probably painted, with other bits transparent.

    I'm not sure how to make a glass spring to drive the shutter. Possibly a gravity powered "falling hole" shutter could be tried instead, but then you are limited somewhat in the orientation of your camera....

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    To my inderstanding the Kiev 35 is built that way. Or at least to that effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinP View Post
    It would be useful to have somewhere for the light to get in, whether that is a hole or an assembly of glass parts, so how about a camera body made entirely of glass? Some of it would be black and probably painted, with other bits transparent.

    I'm not sure how to make a glass spring to drive the shutter. Possibly a gravity powered "falling hole" shutter could be tried instead, but then you are limited somewhat in the orientation of your camera....
    In the 19th century glass balance springs were experimented with on chronometers. I forget exactly why they were abandoned - probably the insane expense of making them and there were more practical methods of securing the desired result - but it wasn't fragility.

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