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  1. Hi, My English is far from good, so bear with me, sorry. Just call me "Foggy" <edited.> I'm a full time designer and hobbyist photographer from Vietnam. I'm not making any gears for camera before, but I'm experienced with modding, building parts for RC helicopters and boats: plastic, carbon, composite, alu, steel, etc... with my friend, who is an engineer. Recently, I see a large demand of Nex housing and cage, especially when the new hack available. What I trying to build here is an aloy housing for nex5n:[list] [*]Full body housing. [*]Aloy (aircraft grade, hardened, anodize black) - precision CNC from a block. [*]I want it look like a RED camera body from outside. [*]Silent cooling fans with fan speed control, maybe dust filter to block dust and noise too. [*]All button accessible, some may under button extender build in the housing. [*]Ports available and have lock to keep cord in place. [*]Can mount on rail system or fluid head, and also can mount a lot of stuff on it. [*]Quick release and lock the body in place. [/list] What I want to hear from you:[list] [*]Which camera I should focus on first: Nex 5N, Nex 7, or waiting for 5F, 6 or anything else like GH2, GH3? [*]Most of you prefer cage or housing? [*]Include plate and mount for rail system or not? Modular or just screw hole so you can mount yours on? [*]Battery for fans: Canon battery or Eneloop or anything else? [*]You guys will put functional first, or the look (to please clients) first or balancing between them? [*]What you dont like about current products available on market right now? [/list] Quality of finish product will be at level can hold up against ReWo products - at least with what I see via photo, I'm not seeing it in real life, but I can sure RC helicopters part quality is not far behind, maybe even better in models using gasoline. Don't suggest me cloning ReWo's cage or Richard's housing, of course all previous products on market give me insipration and design clue, and I learning a lot from them. I can build one myself with feature you demands, but I'm not doing clone. Price: I can not promise anything at this stage, but housing will be around 800-900 usd, cage will be around 400-500, I will try to keep cost down without cutting quality, but I will not run down to "mass produced in china" level. I willing to work on mattbox, follow focus and many things, but let just start with this housing project first. Thanks for reading.
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