Most of us are guilty of babying our camera gear at some point. We want it to look pristine from day one until the day we die (or sell it). But camera gear – and cameras in particular – are made to be used. They’re designed and built to be able to handle the rigours of whatever daily working life can throw at them, at least once you get past a certain price point.
Arri recently posted a video showing off part of their durability testing process for their shiny new Arri Alexa 35 – which looks like an absolute beast offering an incredible 17 stops of dynamic range. But when you’re paying $65K for the body alone, you’d expect it to be pretty good.