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

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Subject: [Leica] Weight / Summilux 35mm f/1.4 -- Eric Welch
From: Andre Jean Quintal <>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 22:38:56 -0500

At 07:59 PM 11/28/1999 -0500, Andre Jean Quintal wrote:
>         --> Could it be that brass is more durable ?
>         Or more dependable ("stable") in extreme weather conditions?

It's easier to make chrome, I suppose? I prefer lenses that match aluminum
to brass, better for expansion and contraction in temperature changes.

	--> do I understand you thus chose a chrome Leica M ?
	To me, a black one is so much more discreet
	and I have VERY seldom done photography below -10 F  . . .
	which means scarce February outdoor shooting, here in Quebec,
	and it's coming our way again: yuk !