plastic body

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by blackgold, Jan 6, 2004.

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    blackgold Guest

    How does one find out if a camera has a metal body or plastic body. They
    appear the same to me, but apparently there must be a way to distinguish
    them apart.
    blackgold, Jan 6, 2004
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  2. Take it outside on a very cold day. After about 30 minutes try to hold
    it with your bare hands. If you can it's plastic.
    Joseph Meehan, Jan 6, 2004
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    Drop it on trhe cement. If it is plastic it might bounce. If it is metal it
    will dent.
    Tony Spadaro, Jan 6, 2004
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    S. Cargo Guest

    Don't do this.. You'll probably damage the camera.

    This person is obviously a troll with too much time on his

    If you don't have to know on the spot, just post a message here
    indicating the model number of the camera. There are a lot of
    intelligent people here.. who can provide productive answers.

    Also... A lot of the camera sites review cameras and indicate
    the composition of the body in their reviews. Try a google search
    for the camera model number..
    S. Cargo, Jan 6, 2004
  5. Go to the manufacturers' website and look up your model. Read the specs.
    They pretty much always tell you the body composition.

    Mike Lipphardt, Jan 6, 2004
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    Nick James Guest

    Follow this easy plan:

    1. Find a large hammer

    2. Hit camera* with large hammer

    3. Examine camera body

    If the camera body body appears to be cracked and broken it is probably

    If the camera body is dented and broken it is probably metal.

    If the hammer bounces back and hits you in the face the camera body is
    probably made of rubber, you probably have a broken nose.

    If the camera body has disappeared into a pile of dust you may have some
    sort of superpower, perhaps you have the strength of ten men, each with
    the strength of ten men.

    Nick :)

    * please remove the lens from the camera body before testing otherwise
    the optical path may be altered.
    Nick James, Jan 6, 2004
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    Ron Todd Guest

    Between all synthetic (plastic) and all metal you have many variations
    in construction. There are high end cameras that are almost all metal
    inside and then cased in a plastic shell. The best recommendation, as
    was said, is to check the manufactures data sheets and independent

    Synthetic composition is not necessarily bad, and has many advantages
    over metal. Time will tell if it can provide the longevity.

    Best Regards.

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    Ron Todd, Jan 6, 2004
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    Mike Guest

    I agree with this. My Minolta X-700 feels very solid and has held up over
    the years. It certainly feels more solid than something like the Canon
    Rebel 2000...
    Mike, Jan 6, 2004
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    Everybody needs an asshole, and I guess you want to be mine.
    Tony Spadaro, Jan 6, 2004
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    jriegle Guest

    Is there a particular camera model your concerned about? Someone in the
    group may know.

    If the camera performs well, has the features you desire and feels good in
    your hand, what makes the difference?
    jriegle, Jan 6, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Shove your boycott list up your ass or take it to a newsgroup where it's
    Alan Browne, Jan 6, 2004
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    Nick James Guest

    Alan, it's probably best to allow Ron's use of free speech to speak for
    itself. I'm just suprised and dissapointed that NZ isn't among such
    distinguished company :)

    Nick James, Jan 6, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    If the hammer breaks, the body is an F-5, EOS-1V or Maxxum 9.
    Alan Browne, Jan 7, 2004
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    blackgold Guest


    blackgold, Jan 7, 2004
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    blackgold Guest

    I bought this (used)camera the Cosina "CT 1 Super" at the Salvation Army.
    Though the brand may not be as well known as the Olympus, Canon or Nikon,
    this SLR is light and should be easy to lug around. The case is black and
    looks like it's made of metal though I'm not sure. By the way, is the camera
    very old, though what I got looks new.
    blackgold, Jan 7, 2004
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    Skip M Guest

    I, on the other hand, am glad that California is on his list. Keeping
    people like him out of here leaves more for those of us who like it here.
    Skip M, Jan 7, 2004
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    blackgold Guest

    That's a good idea, but over here the temperature is a "cool" 30 degrees
    Celsius. Thanks.
    blackgold, Jan 7, 2004
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    blackgold Guest

    The camera is Cosina CT1 Super. I have been searching the web using google,
    yahoo, and hotmail, but with no result. I got it from the Salvation Army.
    blackgold, Jan 7, 2004
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    blackgold Guest

    I bought it used so I don't even know who the manufacturer is. Dumb eh?
    blackgold, Jan 7, 2004
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    Jim Guest

    Who cares, if it meets your neeeds what difference does it make?


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    Jim, Jan 7, 2004
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