Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
My Leica II is made from Nickel and I think the metal on the lens is also of the same material. I find the finish/soft colour of the metal and its weight one of the most endearing properties of this camera. Were any other cameras manufactured from Nickel? I have heard some people have an allergy to this metal, so it may have a down side.
It should be clarified: cameras are made of an aluminium alloy casting, many parts of various materials such as steel, brass, plastic, etc; and are covered with brass covers which are either painted (usually black) or electroplated with either chrome , nickel, "black chrome" or, if you're an aspiring pimp, gold.

The metal you see when you look at the camera's top and bottom plates, (or a lens barrel), is an electroplated (or anodised) layer.