With the 60d being released there has been a lot of harping for and against the new 'plastic' body vs. magnesium. My questions are as follows:
- Have any of you ever had a situation where you can say that having a metal body truly saved your camera?
- Have any of you ever had a situation where plastic was enough?
Everyone I know that has ever dropped anything but a 1-series has had issues with the body later so I can't for the life of me think of any situation where a camera would be adversely affected by being constructed of modern composite plastics vs. magnesium.
Isn't magnesium one of the softest metals? Please discuss productively.