Originally Posted by Ambro51
So....what’s the origin of the Red Dot Anyway? ...
The M6 is essentially an M4-P with a meter. At the time, Leica was still looking for ways to cut costs, so they came up with the idea of moving the red "Leitz" logo (later changed to "Leica") from the front of the camera (where the self-timer used to be) to the front of the topcover, replacing (and eliminating the cost of) the screw.
The movement to zinc as the topcover material was also in order to cut costs.