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    Some early Yashinon pre-set lenses were all chrome, I had a bid on a chrome 50/1.8 on eBay several weeks ago. And here is a nice Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primotar 1:3.5/135 in chrome

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/141083247472...84.m1431.l2649

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    If you look at a black lens through an infrared viewer, it will look like a chrome lens... It's an eerie effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegman View Post
    Pentax do some lovely looking chrome lenses, Zeiss too I think.
    My Pentax screw-mount 135mm f/3.5 from around 1958 is 'chrome'; my Pentax screw-mount 300mm f/4 from the same period is black.

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    Fashion male jewelery...

    The Zeiss Ikon cat of 58 was all chrome including the new pro SLR Contarex by the end of producion they were offering lenses in black and panda bodies.

    But early Leicas were black and nickel years before they offered chrome option

    bling

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    Older pre-AI Nikkors all had chrome barrels. Usually with black metal focusing rings and aperture rings. But, the filter ring and the barrel itself were chrome anodized.

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    AI & AIs Nikkors had aluminum barrels and, I believe, a black laquer finish rather than being anodized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip j View Post
    AI & AIs Nikkors had aluminum barrels and, I believe, a black laquer finish rather than being anodized.
    Same with the final series of pre-AI Nikkors (the K series). They also had the rubber focus ring, instead of the older scalloped metal ring.

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    Vivitar came out with a few chrome nose lenses that look great on a black camera. I have the 135/2.8
    http://www.google.ca/imgres?newwindo....com/attachmen

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    You guys need to learn to distinguish between chrome, that is chromium plating, and clear anodised/lacquered aluminum. Sheesh.

    Just because it's silver and shiny doesn't make it chrome.

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    The OP had it about the "look". As both, chromium and aluminium, surfaces show up in a variation of gloss, I guess the differentiation does not even matter in this thread.

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