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do you really want me to comment on that particular exercise?
using the "assume" principle it sounded like a plain rectangular real baseline plate. with no other data it was useless incomplete information.
so do you have some real data on specing out a the cost of designing a real plate from design time to the actually setup and machine cost for a specific lot. that includes tooling and actual steps? or is this just a block of alloy given a basic wedge edge and a hole blown thru it for the screw. cause when I hear "die cut gasket with the pressure sensitive adhesive applied" I here crap.
which he does make mention as an obvious get outa jail free card if questioned beyond the basics.
now if this is Mr Koenig of Luna Labs they also sorta (not in stock at this time with no date of availability to order for awhile) make (made?) a strap I like and use which retails out at $70 US+ shipping. I give them their due because of the design/functionality of the product not its manufacturing cost. I did have to modify it to work the way that was more to my liking.
quote from mr Koenig:
"Now, if you are running big gear, in a tough environment - get a fitted plate. The pricing dynamics are different because there is some more R&D involved, the production volumes go way down and you now have a very niche SKU to manage. Still though - it isn't exactly rocket ship building."
so is building a strap with a $70 price tag.
Quote from LL on their $70 Cinch Strap that I like, own and use:
"Cinch is like no other camera strap available today and we've never built any of our products like anyone else. Cinch's shoulder pad is reenforced with mil-spec mechanical stretch webbing and easily holds over 250lbs. Edges are all finished with die-cut, full grain American leather. The polymer camera connectors and webbing are all the same kind that NASA specifies and flies. Our metal hardware is all CNC machined aerospace grade aluminum. For the geeks out there, itís 6061-T6 thatís been Type II anodized. CinchMount is black-oxide finished ordinance steel.
We donít skimp on anything. Itís simply not in our nature. Even the smallest of details has been lovingly designed for maximum utility and enjoyment.
One more thing we should mention: Each and every Cinch is crafted in our hometown of Portland, Oregon USA."
a fine piece of techno babble with a little flag wave at the end marketing run. again I say I do like this strap and use it all the time. I'd like to get a second one but.........
as you can see also that LL is "on hiatus" "retooling" at this time. this will be the second time for them of (0) product for en extended period.
the pot should not call the kettle black
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