View Full Version : RF Camera Beauty Contest: Semi Final Group 1/2

Rich Silfver
02-25-2006, 18:28
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.


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, 20:46
Rich, last time you had links for the cameras. Is it possible to include those, for this round?

Rich Silfver
02-25-2006, 20:57
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, 21:21
Ok Jan you got it - check above. :)

02-25-2006, 22:21
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, 22:28
I know the feeling...I was really torn between the Leica M3 and the Contax II here....

02-26-2006, 00:13
I really have to lay my hands on a canonet, time to get some taxes back

Rich Silfver
02-26-2006, 01:16
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...

02-26-2006, 01:34
Is there going to be a swim suit competition?

02-26-2006, 04:36
Go Zorki Go

Rich Silfver
02-26-2006, 08:00
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, 08:10
I guess I know where the one vote that the Fed 2 got in group F came from :)

02-26-2006, 08:20
shoulda been a Leica only thread and a everything else thread :( :D

02-26-2006, 11:31
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.


Rich Silfver
02-26-2006, 14:31
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

02-27-2006, 04:49
Gimme a break. The M3 and MP are basically the same freakin' camera. How about some originality, folks??

02-27-2006, 05:43
I prefer the Contaxes.....

02-27-2006, 06:06
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, 09:03
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.