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At 07:52 AM 6/6/97 -0700, Stephen wrote: >The change to a >lower outside standard of finish is obvious. A quick look at the >M3/M2/M4 chrome or black enamel finish vs today's black or chrome, or >the stamping on the top plate where engravings used to be, or the old M >vulcanite vs the M6's plastic covering, quickly tell that story. > >But the idea that lower internal construction costs combined with an >eye towards longevity engineering can make a more reliable M camera is >very intriguing. > >How did you come across this information? I was first alerted to this by a series of discussions with a swathe of repair folks, including our own John Van Stelten, Ken Ruth, and the folks at Leica USA. Then I have a fair amount of personal experience to bolster this. The plastic covering on the M6, by the way, is supposed to be substantially longer wearing than the Vulcanite and not to suffer from the drying problem which so deeply afflicts the older Leica cameras. Marc firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!