Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 Black Paint, Leitz Wetzlar Back on Top
From: Stephen Gandy <>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 10:04:03 -0800
References: <000101c08629$acd51240$21b52dc7@spncr>

Many Leica watchers are predicting black paint will once again become a standard
Leica M finish this year.  Time will tell.

I was surprised to be told by two sources about a new "Japanese Market M6."

The top plate is said to have "Leitz Wetzlar" in Leica script, stamped instead
of engraved. I'm told it's available in six flavors:  chrome or black chrome in
your choice of .58, .72, or .85 finders.   This is apparently not limited
production, but a standard option.

Stephen Gandy

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