Full frame rangefinder solutions. Not leica

Started Aug 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Full frame rangefinder solutions. Not leica
In reply to yardcoyote, Aug 19, 2013

yardcoyote wrote:

My manual film SLRs had those same features/ operational qualities, and I would like to work that way again. If I could find a large sensor digital camera with a good lens or lenses and manual controls as you describe, I wouldn't care whether it looked like an SLR, a rangefinder, or a Kodak Brownie.

To get good lenses with fully manual control, use legacy prime lenses with an adapter. This is one advantage of the Leica M240 - Leica M lenses have focussing and aperture rings, properly marked.

However the price of this camera is prohibitive unless you are a rich German.

The alternatives have APS-C or smaller sensors. Manual lenses still work very well, but you do not get the whole image. Metabones make some adapters with optics that reduce the image size to give the same angle of view as on a full frame camera.

If the promised FF NEX does appear, it should work well. But it will again be very expensive, as is the RX1.

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