Black or Chrome?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by darinwc, Jan 19, 2010.

Black or Chrome?

  1. BLACK

    100 vote(s)
    63.3%
  2. CHROME

    58 vote(s)
    36.7%
  1. darinwc

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    Black or Chrome?
    poll to follow
     
  2. 2F/2F

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  3. JLP

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    Black and Chrome. Years ago black why most of my small cameras are black but today it does not matter.
     
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  5. DWThomas

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    Mostly black -- but not all that fussy!
     
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    I prefer all black but since I'm buying mostly second hand, my choices are mostly based on availability.
     
  7. E76

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    Black with a touch of chrome, a la Hasselblad.
     
  8. wblynch

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    I'll have one of each, please
     
  9. RMP-NikonPro

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    Black! I've never seen a Chrome F100!!
    :munch:
     
  10. Rol_Lei Nut

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    Black, though some of my favorite cameras are chrome (not always much choice when a good used bargain comes along)...

    I think black really does get noticed less, except in the case of huge AF monsters...
     
  11. Rick A

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    What ever color it comes in, so long as it does what is expected of it.
    Be they yellow-black-or white, they are precious in my sight--Ricky loves the little cameras of the world!
    (sung to the tune of Jesus loves the little children)

    Rick
     
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    I used to prefer all black until I got a chrome spotmatic. The Nikon F looks nice in chrome too.

    Actually, my Minolta XE-1 is both. A chrome top with a black prism cover. The US designated XE-7 is an all black version of the same camera.


    Steve.
     
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    I've always prefoerred the black, though I own both. My favorite is a Black Nikkormat EL. There must be a reason that starting with the F3 I think all "pro" Nikons are black.
     
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    I use to like chrome but there is now just something that I like with black cameras. Love my Nikkormat FTn in black!
     
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    I voted for black because I usually like that on 35m cameras. On the other hand I like black and black & chrome for Hasselblads and I mix parts of both.

    Steve
     
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    I have a black and a chrome Olympus OM4Ti, but if I was knocked down I would prefer people to find the black version in my camera bag.

    I should also add that when TV's had the chrome finish I refused to buy a new one.
     
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    has a black paint m4 and now i've got a black chorme m7. i prefer the black paint over the chrome black.
     
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    Chrome... it wears better and reflects the heat.
     
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    Chrome - because they don't make it anymore (well, except for $5,000 Leicas)
     
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    Black, of course! Everybody knows that black is better! That's why the pros use them??

    What are we talking about, anyway? Mag wheels on cars?
     
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    I like my black F, which is really more brass than black. :smile:

    Mike
     
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    That's because you likked off the black!
     
  24. Poisson Du Jour

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    Black.
    With chrome accents.
    ( I can be dreadfully indecisive... ).
     
  25. Jeff Kubach

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    I kinda favor black, but I do have a couple cameras that are chrome.

    Jeff
     
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    Black is classy but chrome is durable.