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Rich Silfver
02-25-2006, 19:28
First - see HERE (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18926) for how the first round finished :)


This is Group 1 out of 2 of the semi finalist.

Before you cast your vote please consider ALL the options...try to ignore aspects like price, rarity, etc and vote on THE camera you feel manage to convey a sense of beauty through its design.

Thanks again for all your votes.

This is a TWO day poll.

The THREE top rated cameras from this group will go onto the FINAL along with the top three cameras from group 2.

PHOTOS OF THE CAMERAS YOU ARE VOTING ON (click on the names):

Canonet QL G-III (http://cutgroove.free.fr/vign_canonet.jpg)

Contax II/IIa (http://www.cameraquest.com/jpg6/Pic_6_CZJ_Contax_II_Na_pamjat.JPG)

Leica IIIc (http://www1-1.kcn.ne.jp/~sumichan/leica/iiic01_s.jpg)

Leica IIIf (http://homepage1.nifty.com/momotaroh/photo_leica/3f_f.jpg)

Leica M3 (http://www.schouten-select.org/Pictures/Items_site/M3915230_1.jpg)

Leica M7 (http://www.rglewis.co.uk/leica/m/m7/m7chromefrontmidsize.jpg)

Leica MP (http://www.leicaboutique.com/images/msystem/mp/10301-b.jpg)

Nikon SP (http://www.nikon.co.jp/main/eng/portfolio/about/history/d-archives/highres/range/sp_i.jpg)

Zorki 3M (http://camera.web.infoseek.co.jp/images/ZORKI-3M.jpg)


As always - these are SAMPLE photos - if there is a camera model you are unfamilar with please browse the net for additional photos of it.

jan normandale
02-25-2006, 21:46
Rich, last time you had links for the cameras. Is it possible to include those, for this round?

Rich Silfver
02-25-2006, 21:57
jan, I got lazy and assumed that by now most people voting in the semi finals had already looked at the photos of the cameras in the initial round. I actually just tried - but can't seem to change the poll (to add links).

SO - I urge EVERYONE to post photos in the SEMI FINAL threads promoting cameras that they feel strongly for. Lobby for those votes! :)

But..I'll see what I can do about adding the links in the text body right under the poll. Hold on.....

Rich Silfver
02-25-2006, 22:21
Ok Jan you got it - check above. :)

cp_ste.croix
02-25-2006, 23:21
ack! I may need to create multiple user accounts in order to get all the votes in I need...I feel I'm betraying my QL GIII in voting for the MP...

Rich Silfver
02-25-2006, 23:28
I know the feeling...I was really torn between the Leica M3 and the Contax II here....

traveller
02-26-2006, 01:13
I really have to lay my hands on a canonet, time to get some taxes back

Rich Silfver
02-26-2006, 02:16
Well, six cameras in total will go to the final...three from this group..and three from the other... I will however say that the chance that both the M3 and the M2 will be amongst those six cameras seem pretty big at this time...

rover
02-26-2006, 02:34
Is there going to be a swim suit competition?

nzeeman
02-26-2006, 05:36
Go Zorki Go

Rich Silfver
02-26-2006, 09:00
With a 109 votes in...the race is on....
Only three cameras will move on.....

Right NOW these three cameras are...
* Leica M3 with 20 votes
* Leica MP with 19 votes, and
* Canonet QL G-III with 15 votes.

(The Zorki has 13 votes and is just behind the Canonet).

At this point anything can still happen.

Please get your votes in - and remember: Don't knee-jerk vote on the camera you happen to have/love - take some time to look at all the entries and consider what camera really has the most good looking design..... :)

Rich Silfver
02-26-2006, 09:10
I guess I know where the one vote that the Fed 2 got in group F came from :)

dostacos
02-26-2006, 09:20
shoulda been a Leica only thread and a everything else thread :( :D

lkgroup
02-26-2006, 12:31
I voted for the Lieca IIIc, it's one of my favorite walk around cameras. I also have the Zorki 3M and the Canon QL III which I also like and use.

Leo

Rich Silfver
02-26-2006, 15:31
133 votes in...

The M3 and MP are at a tie at 26 votes each...closely followed by the Canonet at 19 votes...

Close semi group

KoNickon
02-27-2006, 05:49
Gimme a break. The M3 and MP are basically the same freakin' camera. How about some originality, folks??

titrisol
02-27-2006, 06:43
I prefer the Contaxes.....

Bobbo
02-27-2006, 07:06
The visual difference between the M3 and MP is the same as the IIIc and IIIf...a self-timer lever. I'm going to go shoot or do something else productive.

Bob Clark

gustav[] pEņa
02-27-2006, 10:03
I guess we all agree that silver cameras a pretier than black ones. An I also belive that silver cameras call less attention becouse they look older and for that reason less usefull.