"RichA" <com> wrote in message
Forgive a wry smile!
Back in the days when I earned a living with my cameras the "standard"
finish on bodies was a matt chrome plate.
It was durable, but too visible.
So "Pro" cameras started to appear in satin black enamel.
These were less visible, but prone to scratching and wear.
I used to wear my battered bodies with pride, the brass showing through on
the strap eyelets, the prism edges and baseplate being proof that my cameras
earned their keep!
Only rookies had shiny pristine bodies. (Both camera body and their own!)