Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/06/07

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 black paint/brassing
From: "Craig Roberts" <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 10:49:33 -0400
References: <v04011700b5639dd8536a@[]>

RE: "Brassing is the whole point of the black paint camera...... isn't it?"

Okay, let me get this straight:  if a chrome body has a few "bright marks"
or any other sign that it's actually been used to (gulp) take pictures, its
value deteriorates dramatically, right?  Yet if a black body gets beat get the point.

Why not remove the paint altogether and display the camera in polished
brass?  That, in my mind, would look beautiful, indeed.  And, f the brass
weren't lacquered, it would tarnish quickly and, thus, increase in value,
right?  Or...maybe tarnish would decrease the value?

I'm glad I like chrome.

Craig Roberts

In reply to: Message from Guy Bennett <> (Re: [Leica] M6 black paint/brassing)