Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/04/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: m3 releather
From: Kip Babington <>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 10:43:30 -0500

Youxin's work appears regularly on ebay.  At least two of his cameras are on
auction now, if you'd like to take a look at his work.  They are items
316754798 and 316760801 (someday I'm going to be high bidder on one of his
black paint jobs, and I like to keep track of how things are going with his
stuff.)  Truly beautiful to behold.


"C. E. Workman Jr." wrote:

> John,
> I just had my M3 recovered by a gentleman in Mass.  His name is Youxin YE.
> He does remarkable work, including painting of the older IIIC's, etc.  The
> material he uses is much closer to the original Vulcanite than the current
> M6 as sold by Leica.  Leica charges $49. just for the die-cut material and
> you would have to get someone like Sherry or DAG to put it on for you.  I
> think Youxin charges around $75. to do the job on an M camera.  His email
> address is
> You might want to contact him.
> Chuck