Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/08

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Leicaflex Lenses
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 1998 10:07:13 +0100

Bill Rosauer wrote:

<< BTW, the story goes that the reason why the finish was changed from
chrome to black anodized was that the chrome finish reflected light off the
lens barrel into the  Leicaflex's external meter, throwing off the meter
reading.  Changing the finish to black solved the problem.>>

I also heard that this was the reason that Zeiss Ikon changed Contarex
lenses from silver to black - the external meter of the "Bullyeye" was
affected in the same way - and that was some years before the Leicaflex was