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Leica M4 Competition Entries

July 20, 2016

The Leica M4 competition is now closed. Below you can see a list of all of the entires that have so far qualified. I had a total of 373 entires, of which 357 made it through my light touch disqualification. I am now putting it into the hands of the judges. Over the course of the next week of so, the list below will shrink until only one remains, at which point, I will announce the winner.

That’s all for now – good luck to all who entered!

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  • Reply
    Mitch Zeissler
    July 20, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Wow — that’s a lot of entries! I thought the length of the page was going to be due to all the comments… boy, was I wrong.

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      July 20, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Yeah … People like Leicas I reckon 🙂

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    Daniel Fjäll
    July 20, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I’m excited to see so many great entries. Well done and good luck to the participants!

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    Max Brug
    July 20, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    I’m really sad that I missed this competition. I will hopefully keep my eye open for the next one 🙁

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    Michael Rennie
    July 22, 2016 at 8:17 am

    So many fantastic entries! Chapeau to all that entered 🙂

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    Dan Castelli
    July 22, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Hey Hamish,
    You’ve created a delightful monster! First, hats off to you for this idea, second I don’t envy your judging team…I picked out about 20 favorites, then I just gave up. Third, you’ve provided a nice platform for people to post their images and a chance to comment on their work. They provided me with an armchair world tour on a hot & humid Friday in Connecticut! It’s always good to see the world through other people’s eyes!
    Good luck to all the photographers!

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    Pavol Vlcek
    July 22, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Hi Hamish,

    I took the picture below this February on my boat trip to Whitsundays Islands. Every underwater image I took that day was out of focus, or completely dark. My name is Paul. So before you look at the link below, check out again Paul’s entry above – the boat picture from the Calanques. And you may guess which camera and film did I use for mine. Happy guessing! 🙂[email protected]/25160920364/in/photostream/lightbox

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    Janet Clark
    July 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    So sad to see mine disappear from the list so quickly ? But good luck to the remaining photographers

  • Reply
    July 23, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    So it’s now down to 74 entries, or is this just the first batch of photos akin to last year’s competition?


    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      July 23, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      Yeah, it’s been whittled down to these – more whittling soon. They will be all back up on display once a winner is chosen

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        Ian Voce
        July 25, 2016 at 9:44 am

        Dear Hamish

        Thank you for the competition. I enjoyed choosing the camera, taking the photos, choosing a photo, scanning and submitting. Who knows, I may venture out again with the AF10!

        • Reply
          Hamish Gill
          July 25, 2016 at 2:53 pm

          You should – I hoped people would be inspired that way!

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    July 28, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Twas much fun! Both the shooting and fantasizing about an M4 shooter! Thanks!

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    Ric Capucho
    July 28, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    A big congratulations to all in the Top Ten. Amazing to have risen to the top of 357 entries. You can be proud.


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    July 29, 2016 at 5:48 am

    Great images on that shortlist, good luck to everyone…!

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    David S. de Lis
    July 30, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Well, I concur with others in this comments section: it’s been great to see so many fantastic and varied photographs partaking just two common ideas: cheap camera and Leica prize! 🙂

    I am very happy to have made it to the best 73, although there were a lot of photos I liked more than mine that went away sooner! Again, from the last two chomps, there are some fantastic pictures I am missing. The last 10 are, however, amazing as well… Oh, boy, am I so glad I don’t have to choose! 🙂

    I would love, however, to be able to learn something from this competition and my fellow participants, I hope to learn enough of photography to be able to do so! Thanks for this site, Hamish! Cheers!

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    jeremy north
    July 31, 2016 at 5:00 am

    These are all excellent. I know which one I’d pick out.

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    August 2, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    This competition has undoubtedly given light to some truly incredible photos, and I am very grateful for that.

    However, I must be honest about one thing. I am pretty perplexed by the final 4 photos, as I see very little to set them apart from some of the initial entries, such as the Chinese walker and the Belgian train station seen from below, just to name two.

    Obviously we all see each photo differently, but I would appreciate some insight if possible as to why these specific photos made your selection. I agree that they are lovely photos, but I just don’t see how they made it this far.

    That being said, Boris’ photo is my pick.

    Thanks again for everything, Hamish!

    • Reply
      Hamish Gill
      August 2, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      There has been so much conversation and whittling down – these have just been the favourites of the folks involved in judging.
      There will be some thoughts posted with the winner I’d have thought – so Keep an eye out for that

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