Rangefinder on the way....

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Chez Wimpy
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Re: Poor Henri -- forced to use an eye level cam
In reply to Hen3ry, Apr 13, 2013

Hen3ry wrote:

amalric wrote:

For architecture and in general telezoom shots it is v. handy to have a built in EVF, but for close range, people shooting it's a no no, if you want to shoot stealthily.

As soon as you bring the camera to your eye, people feel targeted.

Yeah, old Henri found that -- that's why he couldn’t take a decent street picture with his OVF Leica.

It is why they resorted to zone focusing, and went to great lengths not to stand out.  Standing their with your face pressed into the back of the camera working the rangefinder patch into place for precise DOF control is not a great way to catch "the decisive moment."  I am sure HCB would have appreciated, and greatly benefited from shooting a variable angle LCD.

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