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

Rich Silfver
02-25-2006, 18:32
First - see HERE (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18926) for how the first round finished :)

This is Group 2 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 1.


Canon P (http://www001.upp.so-net.ne.jp/credenza/camera/gif/canonP02.jpg)

Canon VT (http://www.stuartrichardson.com/canon-vt2.jpg)

Contax G2 (http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/img/user/17/55/2361755/8.jpg)

Leica III (F) (http://milim.org/milim/M-2-ZILUM/MY-LEICA/LEICA-III-F-150.jpg)

Leica IIIg (http://auction-team.de/new_highlights/2004_04/358_b%20©%202004%20by%20Auction%20Team%20Breker%20 Köln%20Germany.jpg)

Leica M2 (http://www.tow.com/photogallery/2002/20020315_leica/images/fullsize/leica.jpg)

Leica M6 (http://www.heiser.net/media/wishlist/leica_M6.gif)

Nikon S2 (http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/htmls/models/images/NikonS2big.jpg)

Xpan/Fuji TX (http://www3.xitek.com/bingqiku/hasselblad/body/image/xpan-ii-2.jpg)

Zeiss Ikon (http://www.robertwhite.co.uk/Pictures/zeiss-ikon.gif)

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, 20:48
Same post as in Post 1...?

Gabriel M.A.
02-25-2006, 21:06
Jan, try: SAME post as in POST 1?

Rich Silfver
02-25-2006, 21:49
Jan, you got it - look in the first post above :)

02-26-2006, 01:33
OK, this should be a tight race.

Rich Silfver
02-26-2006, 08:07
100 votes in so far in this group....

The Leica M2 has pulled away into the lead with 24 votes
Second spot right now is held by the Leica M6
In third place we find the Canon P closely followed by the Leica III (F) (one vote apart).

As I have mentioned in the other group please take time to consider each camera. Look at the design and how beautiful you think it is. It may be that your choice will surprise even you.

Good luck... :)

02-26-2006, 08:25
where were all the russian fake Leicas all painted up?
they may be bogus but some are pretty :D

jan normandale
02-26-2006, 09:15
Rich I've now voted on both tranches 1 & 2

I've done something strategic. I'm voting anticipating how most of the RFF crew are going to vote ( ie permutations on Leica will have a higher order of vote attractiveness) My votes are outside those anticipations. I'm trying to push something else into the final round. One of my choices looks like a contender!

The last round is where the fun will be!

cheers, Jan

BTW "participation is always fun, isn't it

02-26-2006, 11:33
The only camera in this group that I have had of used is the M6, so goes my vote.


Rich Silfver
02-26-2006, 14:33
126 votes in....

The M2 has pulled away into the lead with 27 votes...closely followed by the M6 and Canon P...

A bit over 24 hours remaining...

02-27-2006, 04:53
Seems like people are voting for the cameras they perceive to be "best," as opposed to what appeals the most esthetically. If four of the finalists are Leica Ms, then I'm thinking people haven't really gotten the point of the poll.

02-27-2006, 07:54
As did I. Love that big window. (And I don't even have one!)

Yes, it could be that people genuinely find Leicas the most esthetically appealing, but I think there are other factors at work.

Rich Silfver
02-27-2006, 08:03
I do sincerly hope that everyone is trying to challenge themselves in terms of identifying the camera that they find most esthetically pleasing - and disregard their own, normal brand preference (in the case that these two differs).

02-27-2006, 09:32
Hey, is that the super rare left hand IIIf that was made for Albert Einstein?

02-27-2006, 10:24
Brian, I think the "ae" is a little older and closer to the Greek, while the "e" is more of a modern streamlining. Your 5th grade teacher was right on.

So, Nikki doesn't mind the knob rewind on the M3? :)

02-27-2006, 12:20
Yes, I don't have a Preference myself, but I do hoPe PeoPle Pause and Ponder the PurPose of this Poll Prior to Posting their Preference for the imPlement most Pleasing to the PercePtions.