Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by myopia, Dec 20, 2006.
just thought i'd throw that out there for the karma of it.
edit: the camera
You already have one. The X-370 includes a rangefinder spot in the center of the viewing screen.
Zaphod; that's a rangefinder camera, not just a rangefinder.
Myopia; rangefinders can be found at
In addition, the older Leica rangefinders show up on ebay from time to time. One is going down about 4 hours from the time of this posting.
There are others.
Scratching this particular 'itch' shouldn't be too difficult, Myopia.
Yeah sorry, I tend to use the term interchangeably, figured maybe Myopia was doing the same... only just realised this was in the Equipment section not the Collectors!
's OK. I tend to attract rangefinder cameras, by the way. Might be my deoderant or something. Somehow, they just magically find their way to my camera shelf and snuggle in among the other rigs. They're a delight to use, particularly for 'street' photography.
Many older rangefinder cameras are available at give-away prices. Some of the more modern ones [1960's & 70's] use batteries that are no longer available, but there's usually a work-around or they can be run in full manual mode with the aid of a hand-held exposure meter.
People who want and use rangefinder cameras, all go to the same heaven no matter what other god they believe in.
i want the camera. sorry.
would you care to sell me one??? :blushing:
i have been dreaming about the semi-realistic ones for a while now, such as the canon-p, canon IV, leica iii,
konica hexar RF, etc
anything else i should add to the list? all i will be using on it is a 50mm or 35mm lens.
If you are talking film you can buy them all day long on ebay for peanuts.
i am talking film, but i dont want a "peanuts" camera like a zorki or fed.
maybe u can send me in the right direction as far as a good rf camera to learn how to use the rangefinder system on, yet once learned, i wont need (or even want) to replace. it also has to have nice glass...
edit: i LOVE that minolta CLE by the way....
Shame you dont want a fed or zorki... In my opinion they are probably the most under rated of the range finders. I have a fed 2 and a petri 7s both are excellent cameras. The optics are about average for cameras designed without a computer.
there are lots of name brands that im sure are just as good for well under a c note.
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