Like the dummies, cutaways were produced for demonstration purpose and to show off their state of the art technology. They were not available for sale to general public. Only the dealers were provided with these cameras for display. Since they are very sought after by the collectors, there is a strong incentive to make them privately and commercially. Some cutaway models have their top and bottom plates replaced by transparent ones and are therefore much harder to replicate though.

23 Mar 2017