Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/11/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Weight of the "huge" lens
From: Paul Chefurka <>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 14:19:35 -0500

On Sun, 28 Nov 1999 13:20:08 -0500 (EST), wrote:

>As an aside, why are the silver chrome models so much heavier? I wouldn't 
>think the difference would be that great.

The barrels of the black lenses are made of alumin(i)um, and have an
anodized finish.  Chrome won't apply on aluminum, so the barrels of
the chrome lenses are made of brass.  Brass has a much higher density
than aluminum, so the lenses are heavier.

Paul Chefurka