Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: New chrome etc.
From: Henning Wulff <>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 09:48:56 -0800
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At 9:29 AM -0600 3/21/01, henry wrote:
>  >What surprised me is that it looked
>>like brass beneath the lens hood, whereas I assumed it would be aluminum or
>>the like.  Could have been a trick of the light; but if it wasn't, these may
>>be the perfect lenses to match a brassed black paint body.
>>Douglas Cooper
>To plate the chrome over aluminum there has to be an intermediate layer
>of metal - thats probably what you're seeing. If it wore down more you
>would get to the aluminum.

Don't necessarily think so. My Nokton lenshood is brass. It's too 
heavy for aluminum and besides, enough black paint has now worn off 
plus I've severely dinged it. It's brass, and also the aperture ring, 
focussing ring and rest of the mount have enough wear to show the 

I would assume the 35 is constructed similarly.

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