Was V2 design inspired by the Nikon F4 design?

Started Oct 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
ThomasH_always
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F4 was Giugiaro's creation. V2 is like the F1... Re: Was V2 design inspired by the Nikon F4 design?
In reply to jonikon, Oct 26, 2012

jonikon wrote:

I think it was.

No it was not, actually I even wrote about that already in this forum. The F4 was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. It is a very harmonious and ergonomically great body. For me the most beautiful pro camera ever, I loved it. Great in a hand, fantastic balance and I still have one as a decoration behind glass.  Nikon's downfall from Nr.1 begun with F5/F100 versus EOS-1/EOS-3 and their IS L lenses.

The V2 reminds me of the F1:

http://www.mir.com.my/michaeliu/cameras/nikonf/fbody/NikonF_Gold/index.htm

Looks like done by technicians without any education or skill in industrial form design or human perception of harmony in shape.

Thomas

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