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  Olympus 35 Rangefinder Cameras
Viewfinder and rangefinder cameras without bright-lines need to be tilted up slightly when shooting extremely close up to the subject or you'll have photos of people without most of their hair or have their hat missing in the final photo.
That said, the XA's rangefinder is problematic indoors or in low light, since it's rangefinder patch isn't as large or bright as any of the full-featured fixed-lens rangefinder cameras from the 1970's.
With the Rollei or any of the older rangefinder cameras from the 70's one will be able to soldier on, so long as if he or she can forego using the light meter and instead use the "Sunny 16 Rule" to set the exposure.
www.ph.utexas.edu /~yue/misc/rangfndr.html   (7299 words)

 Rangefinder as a Conceit?
Using a rangefinder to focus a lens that has a thin plane of focus or tends to exaggerate space is sheer masochism, because a rangefinder presents an aerial image that always shows the same space.
In reality, camera shake depends on a lot of things, not the least of which are: mass of the camera, mass of the moving parts, steadiness of the operator, magnification of the lens, and relationship between operation of the moving parts and the exposure.
Retrofocus design (which underlies SLR wideangles) also works better for rangefinder wideangle lenses (as it does in the new Cosina lenses), because with rangefinders it is used to increase the number of lens elements to improve correction rather than being used to radically increase the backfocus distance to clear a 45mm-deep mirror.
www.dantestella.com /technical/rangefinder.html   (1953 words)

 Camera Anatomy - Rangefinder Cameras
Rangefinder cameras fall into two separate sub categories, those in which the rangefinder is coupled to the focussing mechanism of the camera (coupled rangefinder cameras) and those in which the rangefinder is used to determine the distance only - which is then transferred to the lens manually, clearly a less convenient, but cheaper, option.
In use, the photographer peers through the rangefinder to observe a main image onto which is superimposed a secondary image (often tinted yellow covering a small circular part in the centre of the main image).
Firstly, for accuracy, the two windows that act as the rangefinders' "eyes" should be as far apart as is practical as this gives a larger closing angle, the distance between the rangefinder windows is called the 'rangefinder base'.
licm.org.uk /livingImage/Rangefinder-Camera.html   (906 words)

 Canon P Rangefinder Camera
These are reflected, not projected as they are on the Leica M cameras and the Canon 7 (the difference is that the 7 and Leica M cameras light up the framelines using a separate window).
Rangefinder spot is round and yellow (uses a gold beamsplitter) and on a good example will read 2 EV brighter than the finder field.
This camera is incompatible with the Kobalux 21/2.8 and 28/3.5; the Soviet Jupiter-12 35/2.8, and the Zeiss Biogon 21 (unless you take off the protective "ears." This is due to the use of light baffles (wholly absent in Leica's cameras).
www.dantestella.com /technical/canonp.html   (881 words)

 What is a rangefinder camera? - Rangefinderforum.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In a "true" rangefinder, the lens is coupled to the rangefinder, and moving the lens is what moves the mirror/prism to bring the two images together, and therefore in focus.
Some cameras have a rangefinder, but it simply gives the distance, and the lens must then be set to that distance or as close an approximation as possible.
Assuming that your camera is functioning properly, when it appears to be in focus to you, it is. I have a number of rangefinder lenses for my CV Bessa R. One of them is significantly mis-adjusted, so when the rangefinder says it is in focus, it isn't.
www.rangefinderforum.com /forums/showthread.php?t=397   (2642 words)

 Camera Technology Introduction
Rangefinder is a device that determines a distance to object using the principle of traingulation, the geometric technique known to people for hundreds of years.
RF cameras with interchangeable lenses have several sets of framelines that are brought up either automatically (for cameras with bayonet mounts), or manually (cameras with screw mount).
When the RF camera is being focused at object located at approximately 2 meters away, the parallax between optical axis of lens and viewfinder increases, which could lead to compositional errors invisible for user until he/she gets a final print or slide.
www.photozone.de /3Technology/camtec2.htm   (2087 words)

 Epson R-D1 Digital Rangefinder Camera: Digital Photography Review
Phil: Sometimes it's the little details which are the most important, with this camera I love the flip-out and twist rear panel which has the LCD monitor and digital controls mounted on it, when closed against the body you could easily mistake this camera for a normal film rangefinder camera.
Epson felt that if the companies were to use the rangefinder camera platform—a platform that is being left in the wake of progress toward the digital age—and if they were to merge Epson's digital image processing technology with Cosina's advanced optics technology, they might be able to discover some completely new creative photographic possibilities.
A rangefinder is a type of camera that has a built-in device for measuring distance based on the principles of triangulation.
www.dpreview.com /news/0403/04031101epsonrd1.asp   (972 words)

 Epson Develops Rangefinder Digital Camera - Photography News - Digital Trends
It is the first digital camera allowing photographers to use revered L- and M-mount lenses.
The legendary rangefinder camera has been used by many of the world's greatest photographers.
The camera carries a one-year limited warranty and is also supported by the EPSON Connection(SM), a customer support and technical assistance line.
news.digitaltrends.com /article5731.html   (556 words)

 Epson R-D1 Review
Leica M cameras set their framing lines automatically as various lenses are mounted but I didn’t mind at all having to set these manually on the Epson.
For those who are experiencing rangefinder accuracy problems with the R-D1 its unclear as to whether they are encountering the inherent limits of the camera's rangefinder design, have a misadjusted example of the camera or are dealing with a problem that no one has yet diagnosed or understood.
The camera’s list of strengths is too long to reiterate here but it is a very impressive camera overall and a particularly remarkable performer especially considering that this is Epson’s first venture into the world of “serious” digital cameras.
www.luminous-landscape.com /reviews/cameras/epson-rd1.shtml   (10012 words)

 FED (camera) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The FED is a Soviet rangefinder camera, mass produced from 1934 until around 1984, and also the name of the factory that made it.
From 1955, FED began to innovate, combining the rangefinder with the viewfinder in the FED 2 and all its successors.
Production of FED rangefinder cameras ended somewhere in the mid 1990's (Fed-5 Serial Number 545446 was made on February 28 1994) Fed's site Claims that it was in fact 1997: "Start of serial production of vertical drive for control system of tanks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/FED_(camera)   (430 words)

 Leica MP Rangefinder Camera Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Seeking a camera that was rugged, simple, free of fancy features--I was in search of a tool to make pictures with a minimum of fuss, a tool that would last for years.
Since I’m using the camera as a tool and not as the high-tech equivalent of a Beanie Baby, I would have preferred that (a) the dial was as large as the one now found on the M6TTL and M7 cameras, and (b) that the dial turned in the proper direction.
Rangefinder cameras are undergoing a resurgence, but the consumer base for 35mm rangefinder cameras is limited.
www.photo.net /equipment/leica/mp   (4951 words)

 Leica IIIf Rangefinder Camera
These cameras have been used by some of the world's greatest photographers to make photographs that are icons of the 20th century.
The company has produced digital cameras as well, and is currently developing a digital rangefinder camera body that will use Leica's outstanding M series lenses.
On the top plate of the camera under the rewind dial, there is a lever to adjust the diopter on the rangefinder window.
www.wjgibson.ca /LeicIIIf.htm   (849 words)

 Contax Mount Rangefinder Camera Lenses
It is for the internal contax mount and looks identical to the ZK Zorkii except for markings.
It lens is for the internal contax mount.
It is the most common lens found on Kiev range finder cameras.
www.commiecameras.com /sov/35mmrangefindercameras/lenses/contax.htm   (471 words)

 Epson R-D1 first Rangefinder Digital Camera
This camera was introduced in Japan earlier this year and will now be shipping in the United States in early November.
To indicate the number of frames available, the camera's outer scale is marked 500-0, while other indicators show the white balance setting, the resolution, image quality setting and battery power level.
The camera carries a one-year limited warranty and is also supported by the EPSON Connection, a customer support and technical assistance line.
www.mobilemag.com /content/100/336/C3330   (1327 words)

 Bronica - RF645 Rangefinder System, Tamron, USA Commack NY
It is a 6x4.5 film format rangefinder camera with interchangeable lenses.
In line with its fundamental design concept, “to deliver the pride and pleasure of owning the camera”, the RF645 is a classy camera with features and functional design elements designed to give it the highest level of practicality as a field camera.
The camera design, operation and photographic results are just a prelude to what the new century can bring.
www.tamron.com /bronica/default.asp   (101 words)

 Contax rangefinder - Camerapedia.org
The Contax I was a high end 35mm rangefinder camera made by Zeiss Ikon to compete with Leica models.
The Contaflex was a derivative of the Contax I. It was a 35mm twin lens reflex with the same kind of shutter and a built in exposure meter.
The Contax II was released in 1936 and was the successor of the Contax I. It was the first camera with a rangefinder and viewfinder combined in a single window.
www.camerapedia.org /wiki/Contax_rangefinder   (394 words)

 TrustedReviews - Epson R-D1 - Digital Rangefinder Camera
It is a digital camera designed to look, feel and operate like an old-fashioned 35mm rangefinder camera, of the type usually associated with names like Leica and Voigtlander, and typically used by the type of photographer who actually has one of those waistcoats with all the pockets.
Rangefinder cameras do have some advantages compared to film SLRs, including smaller size, virtually silent operation and mechanical simplicity.
Despite the fact that as a digital camera it obviously has no film, it nonetheless has a film wind-on lever which has to be cranked before every shot to cock the shutter.
www.trustedreviews.com /article.aspx?art=2102   (482 words)

 Fuji G690 (6x9) Rangefinder Camera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The G690 is a rangefinder camera with interchangeable lenses.
This camera had a 50mm lens option as well, as was widely sold in the Pacific area, hence Australia is a good place to find them.
It is a poor close-up camera and a marginal portrait camera.
medfmt.8k.com /mf/fujig690.html   (12077 words)

 R A N G E F I N D E R M A G A Z I N E
The camera has traditional controls with a shutter speed dial atop the camera and an aperture ring on the lens.
If you set both shutter speed dial and aperture ring to A, the camera is set to full program mode, where it will chose the proper combination of shutter speed and aperture for your exposure with program shift operated using the rotary dial on the rear of the camera.
Although Leica recommends using an AC adapter to power the camera when doing this, the Digilux-2 is not a power-hungry camera, so the battery it used never failed me whether using it for photographs or and downloading images to my computer.
www.rangefindermag.com /magazine/archives/March05/leica.tml   (1440 words)

 Robert White - Voigtlander rangefinder camera
The cameras will be available in Silver or Black, and will be supplied with a new lens; the VM mount 50mm F2.0 Heliar Classic (collapsible).
The Kenko Rangefinder Polariser is the ideal companion to your Voigtländer Bessa or Rollei 35 RF rangefinder camera
Voigtländer have extendered their lens range to include a selection of direct VM Bayonet fit lenses; the 40/1.4 and 35/1.2 lenses are notable as they are the 'fastest' rangefinder lenses in their focal lengths, and could not have been made as screw fit lenses due to the design constraints of that mount.
www.robertwhite.co.uk /voigtlander.htm   (2879 words)

 Amazon.com: KONICA Rangefinder 35mm Camera: Electronics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Konica's goal in developing the HEXAR RF was to create a tool that would make it easy for photographers to express images precisely according to their intentions.
At the same time, the company sought to create a camera that would truly be a joy to own.
To capture the image that is in the mind's eye of the photographer, the M-HEXANON lens series has been selected for the extreme sharpness of its lenses and the richness it provides.
www.amazon.com /HexarRF-KONICA-Rangefinder-35mm-Camera/dp/B00005QIZ0   (454 words)

 Amazon.com: CONTAX G2 35mm Rangefinder Camera Kit: Camera & Photo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This item is not eligible for Amazon Prime, but over a million other items are.
The G2 becomes the flagship camera in a professional line that continues to grow.
The G2 raises the standard for rangefinder cameras with a four frame per second integrated motor drive, top shutter speeds of up to 1/6000 second, X sync at 1/200 second and adds an extended baseline autofocus system.
www.amazon.com /CONTAX-35mm-Rangefinder-Camera-Kit/dp/B00007LV3U   (418 words)

 RF645 Rangefinder 6x6 Camera Body: Bronica, Tamron, USA Commack NY
RF645 Rangefinder 6x6 Camera Body: Bronica, Tamron, USA Commack NY Products :: Medium Format Camera and Lenses
fundamental design concept, “to deliver the pride and pleasure of owning the camera”, the RF645 is a classy camera with features and functional design elements designed to give it the highest level of practicality as a field camera.
Multiple exposure possible with button on camera back, instant release, continuous
www.tamron.com /bronica/prod/rf645.asp   (197 words)

 Yashica Electro 35 & Rangefinder camera user Homepage
Yashica Electro 35 & Rangefinder camera user Homepage
This site has absolutely no connection with Yashica Co., Ltd Tokyo Japan.
Kyocera / Yashica should be contacted directly concerning their current state of the art optics, cameras and instruments.
www.yashica-guy.com   (106 words)

 Epson R-D1s Digital Rangefinder Camera: Digital Photography Review
Epson R-D1s Digital Rangefinder Camera: Digital Photography Review
Epson Japan has today announced a subtly improved version of its unique R-D1 Digital Rangefinder Camera.
Just like the R-D1 the R-D1s features the a six megapixel APS-C size sensor and supports Leica M and L mount lenses.
www.dpreview.com /news/0603/06031502epsonrd1s.asp   (174 words)

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