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View Poll Results: Black or Chrome?

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  • BLACK

    100 63.29%
  • CHROME

    58 36.71%
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    I really like those gold painted Holga cameras from Lomo. Yeah, that one. If only all cameras could be golden.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

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    Once you go black, you'll never go chrome again. Actually, some cameras were never made in black. And some never had a chrome counterpart.

    Although black cameras are handsome, I wouldn't never let it stop me from using a chrome camera.

    And I would never use those ghastly green, bright blue and other neon shades of the Pentax digital. (In reality, they're sort of cool, but not my thing.)

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    Black? Chrome? Wood!
    Michael

    "I only wanted Uncle Vern standing by his new car (a Hudson) on a clear day. I got him and the car. I also got a bit of Aunt Mary's laundry, and Beau Jack, the dog, peeing on a fence, and a row of potted tuberous begonias on the porch and 78 trees and a million pebbles in the driveway and more. It's a generous medium, photography." -- Lee Friedlander

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikon Collector View Post
    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.
    Think again, the Nikon F,F2, and Nikkormat came in chrome too, in the UK black Nikon bodys cost £10 more.
    Ben

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    I did not vote because I have both, I use both, and I love both.

    When I worry about wear and tear effecting the appearance of the camera, I prefer a chrome body.
    When I am shooting candids and need to be inconspicuous, I prefer a black camera body.
    When I am shooting a subject through glass and worry about the camera's reflection appearing in the glass, I prefer a black body.

    The best black body 35mm I ever owned was the Nikon F2 Titanium.

    The best chrome body 35mm I ever owned (and still own) is the Nikon F2 with the DE-1 standard non-metered prism finder.

    One black body 35mm I always wish I owned was the Leica MP.

    One 35mm chrome body that I always thought was attractive was the Olympus OM-1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narsuitus View Post
    I did not vote because I have both, I use both, and I love both.

    When I worry about wear and tear effecting the appearance of the camera, I prefer a chrome body.
    When I am shooting candids and need to be inconspicuous, I prefer a black camera body.
    When I am shooting a subject through glass and worry about the camera's reflection appearing in the glass, I prefer a black body.

    One black body 35mm I always wish I owned was the Leica MP.

    One 35mm chrome body that I always thought was attractive was the Olympus OM-1.
    I agree with that.

    Chrome is a tough finish and doesn't get that typical brassing as black finished cameras, my OM has a few scratches that I bet would be rather visible on black. If I'm not wrong, chrome was the pro color back in the 30s. Black was the cheap thing.
    Nowadays Black is a little bit boring, but black cameras look nifty.

    I just like both, depends of what I can get.

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    I do love gold. And black or gold shark skin. I think worst black cameras comes from Japan today. They mold them from high pressure injected polyurethane and they are dull. Than they apply a shiny thin layer of second polyurethane and it looses its look with time and sunlight and hand contact. Than it turns a ugly garbage bag. Todays digital cameras are all made from cheap car interior materials and they are so so ugly and discusting. I dont like metal finish of later 70s cameras also. They are too much shiny this time.
    I think best black or chrome black cameras are plus 60 years old Leicas.
    Hasselblads are not chrome but indium and this is different and good

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    I would love to have a black Leica M2, but since they are scarcer than chicken lips, I will have to be satisfied with my chrome model.
    Michael Cienfuegos


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    OD green.

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    Ooh! Shiny...

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