2 quick, and slightly random questions!

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  1. Fate

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    Well, whilst not paying attention in maths today.. i was pondering about some camera things.

    1.) Whats the use of "range-finder" cameras, im guessing the clues in the name.

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    2.) whats the performance difference in circular and linear polarising filiters?

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    Dave :)
     
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    You guess it, a rangefinder is used to find the distance to subject, that’s how you focus, you do not see thru lens

    Auto focus camera will not focus with a linear polarizer and there is also a rarely used type of light meter that will not work
     
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    Great :) thanks for your help! Btw..... why are rangefinders.... like the new digital ones so damn expensive :D
     
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    cant aswer your question but waht are you learning in math, is i boring, i am on this site for the first 10 minutes of math often
     
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    Second-hand film rangefinder rigs are among the least expensive choices for decent 35mm cameras. I use a Fed, Zorky and Kiev for street photography.
     
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    Because they're specialist and they're cashing in on what the Leica crowd are going to move on to!

    Rob
     
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    Manly because of two reasons high-end customer base and small market share, so the design and manufacturing cost cannot be spread across a large sale base like most cameras
     
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    Thanks for the info guys, much appreciated :)
     
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