Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Moss / top plates (long)
From: Occupant6C <>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 06:32:35 EST

In a message dated 98-01-21 06:19:36 EST, you write:

<< .
 This summer I was in Prague, and there was a shop full of LTM-bodies with
 all kinds of "Luftwaffe" and "photo reporter" engravings, golden and silver,
 shining new top plates. Of course they were all Russian copies, but someone
 obviously has started producing top plates for these Zorkys and FEDs.  >>

The cameras that you've seen in Prague, (and that have spread like plague all
over the world) don't necessarily use new top plates.  It's not difficult to
mill the existing top plate down if it's to be painted or replated.  The
question is, what will these cameras (and worse, like the plethora of fake
250s to come out of Warsaw) do to the value of Leica equipment?
Burt Rubin