I am curious as to whether Nikon F2 build quality matched or surpassed the build quality of the Leica M bodies built generally during the same time. The Nikon F2, (1971-1980), was the last camera body Nikon assembled by hand, and has mostly brass gears. I believe the Leica M4/M5 were the last hand assembled Leica cameras which also had brass gears. Production stopped for both the Leica M4 & M5 in 1975. Having owned many of both the early Leica M and Nikon F2 bodies , it is this layman's opinion that the hand assembled Nikon F2 is build every bit as well as the early hand assembled Leica M bodies. What is your opinion?