Stumbled across this on a photography forum.
All the bells, dials and whistles on this one. I handled her once. Nice! But surprisingly heavy. The impression of weight (and a lasting impression of value.. what a make!) was increased by its relatively compact size.
Am I getting it right that "what a make" here might mean something like, what a great composition of the impression of weight and the lasting impression of value?
I did a quick google research and found absolutely nothing in the Internet on this usage of the word. And it's definitely not "what make is it?" sort of a thing.