Quote Originally Posted by NB23 View Post
No... Paint goes over brass directly.
It is Chrome that goes over Nickel. Not paint.

And no lens mount is brass.
You're right about paint going directly over brass. I should have proof read my post better. I was thinking chrome and wrote paint. I did get it right in the 3rd paragraph.

Your probably right about the lens mount metal in that brass may be too soft. However one of my cameras does have a plated brass lens munt because the threads are worn and the brass shows thru. However one mount is not really a good statistical sample.

I stand corrected.