Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/17

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Subject: Re: [Leica] gold plating
From: John Collier <>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 14:17:50 -0600

Leica made gold M4-2s in 1979 and the Russian cameras are polished brass
which, if you were so inclined, you could do to your M4-2 as it has brass
underneath them there black hills. Personally my attitude is:

You think my camera looks tough right now? Wait another week and it will be

John Collier

> From:

> I just had this crazy idea after I saw some of the Soviet fakes of the
> screwmout Leicas.
> I thought a modern M would look great if gold-plated and my camera is not a
> collector's piece so I do not care much about its looks (if I did, I would
> have the black re-done and I would take the dent out of it, if possible).