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Digital rangefinders?
Just doing some musing... would you buy a digital rangefinder-type camera? You know, those cameras which you focus manually by superimposing two images in the viewfinder. I think Epson has one out, the R-D1. But in this modern day and age, why would you, when you have superior AF systems that lock in a blink of an eye?

I actually dabble with rangefinder cameras as well - in fact, I've got three: a Canon Canonet G-III QL17 (doesn't work) a QL19, and also a Konica C35. I actually love the act of carefully composing, manually focusing and snapping photos - it's almost like pursuit of a higher art form. (haha, now you've lost it, jules). And the quality... well let's just say that they don't make cameras and lenses like that anymore. The optics are tack sharp, and images produced are so rich and contrasty... but that's on film.

Part of me screams "bring back the good old stuff" and the other part says "gimme the latest features and whiz bang gadgetry"! I dunno... what do you think?

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Digital rangefinders? - by shuttertalk - Jul 28, 2004, 06:29
Digital rangefinders? - by peter - Jul 28, 2004, 07:30
Digital rangefinders? - by adam - Jul 30, 2004, 10:27
Digital rangefinders? - by shuttertalk - Aug 1, 2004, 06:36
Digital rangefinders? - by adam - Aug 1, 2004, 07:31
Digital rangefinders? - by peter - Aug 1, 2004, 09:23

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