Originally Posted by Mackinaw
Yeah, thereís something about factory black paint that just looks warm and rich, but Kanto does a pretty good job with their repaints. At least for the ones Iíve seen online.
I was so lucky and bought my black Canons when they were not really expensive. IMO, there is no more beautiful black rangefinder, and I have owned several. The paint is thin (high clarity), but hard, and has a subtle, but not overpowering gloss. The Nikon S2 is a close second, also a high clarity lacquer. The Contax I is also a black beauty.
Leica did a beautiful job on the M6 TTL Millenium, IMO.