Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/05

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Bessa R2
From: Stephen Gandy <>
Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2002 13:01:39 -0800
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well, I've been told brass, but I will double check just to make sure.


Matthew Phillips wrote:

> Brass covers? My understanding was the Bessa R2 had magnesium alloy covers
> and brass fittings (shutter speed dial, etc.). The photos of the nude
> stampings at the Cosina site show dull silver-grey metal covers.
> Looking forward to my olive R2 regardless.
> Cheers,
> M.Phillips
> >The R2  amounts to the Bessa R with an M mount, able to take the T trigger
> >winder, with brass top, bottom and back.   The new covers give the camera
> a much
> >different feeling than the plastic bodied R,  now it feels much like a
> classic
> >camera of the 60's.
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