Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 colours
From: Chris Bitmead <>
Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 13:02:39 +0000

Dan Cardish wrote:
> At 09:57 AM 20-05-98 +0800, Adrian wrote:
> >Just for the record - I have two black M6s. I wish they were available
> >in black enamel like my old and much loved M4 (which I inherited from a
> >photographer who died with it in his hand - how is that for a history!).
> >
> >I would also like the M6 to be blacker - less writing and coloured dots
> >
> Isn't black enamel actually shinier (hence brighter) than the finish on the
> modern M6?

Shiny black tends to be blacker than matte black. Compare glossy
B&W paper to low-sheen B&W paper.