Uh-oh -- I'm ruined. I looked them up, and the first I saw was the "Leica 60" edition. Yummy! Then there was a Safari edition, which I love. Then the 'regular' cameras. By that time it was over for me.M240
I'm aware it's a personal choice, just like the colour of a car, but which one wears more aesthetically, Black or Silver? I must say I like the look of the two-tone black-silver, it looks really nice.
The camera might be the same but the silver lens is definitely heavier.^ '...the silver camera. With the silver lens, they are heavier however'
I thought the underlying materials were a constant, the depth of finish being measured in microns and insignificant compared to all the brass, glass and other metallics.
If the 'silver' is actually chrome plating, brass is a really good substrate. Perhaps more brass in the 'silver' lens - pure guess work, but I'd love to know.The camera might be the same but the silver lens is definitely heavier.
I have owned a black film MP and a black M240 in the past. At present, I own a black chrome M4-P and a Safari set M-P. I have never not liked the appearance of any of these cameras.
I have never owned a chrome and black M body, but would like to; I like the classic old school look of these cameras.
I am hoping that before too many more years pass, a chrome and black M3, M4-P or M5 will join my small Leica family.
All of the production M cameras are beautiful, regardless of their finish, as are the Safari cameras. It takes a hell of a lot of effort to actually make an M camera ugly, but Hermes managed to do just that with the orange leather M7. I have seen photos of some ala carte M cameras that IMHO were ugly - black paint with red leather, and black paint with green leather. Bluck...