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  1. #1 What is carbon on the carbon Dragon ? 
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    I know that the weight of the Carbon version is about 1lb lighter due to some carbon graphite usage and a Mg lens mount.
    My question is, what parts are carbon ?
    Am I correct in saying that it is the side SSD module casing, and on the other side the panel that the side handle fits on to is carbon.
    Anything else ?
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    All of the exterior side panels. The interior is Magnesium as is most of the PL Mount that comes with the body.
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    OK , Thanks Phil. With all that Mg, I would have thought it would be a little lighter. Every little bit helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Dittert View Post
    OK , Thanks Phil. With all that Mg, I would have thought it would be a little lighter. Every little bit helps.
    Heh. Even if we had carbon fiber bones, we'd still be a big bag of water. Dragon guts still have to weigh something :)

    A pound shaved off the base weight of the brain is actually pretty impressive. It feels sort of freaky on a totally stripped camera.
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