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10-17-2013, 11:53 AM   #1
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MX-1 — Silver vs. Black: Same brassing effects?

New Pentax user here, first post.

I just picked up an MX-1 off an Amazon marketplace seller for $300. I'm happy with the camera all around, and am occasionally blown away by the quality of the images for a camera of its class.

My question is, will the silver also exhibit the brassing effect of the black model? I know that, even if it does, it will be less noticeable than the black version. But my question is more specifically, will it do it at all? Because I'm a curious bastard (it's gotten me into a lot of trouble), I took a metal brush and scraped some of the bottom of the silver cap, right underneath the screen. I didn't see any golden hues beneath—just looked like I scraped something silver.

Anyone know? Better yet, anyone else have a silver version and took any similar liberties with theirs?

10-17-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
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If the construction is painted brass, eventually exposed corners will brass. This is also true for plated brass, though somewhat less so. Much depends on the thickness of the plating.


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