Full frame rangefinder solutions. Not leica

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

bosjohn wrote:

Aside from my former post about the somewhat philosophical differences between using one or the other, it is also true there is almost nothing you can do with your slr that you cant do with a Leica with the right accessories. but using the leica for long focus or close up or time laps etc is not nearly as easy as it is with an slr

The M240 solves this problem because it has focus peaking. The rangefinder works only with a few lenses, but peaking works with anything. In my opinion it supersedes the rangefinder as a method of focussing, because it shows focus over the whole image and not just in a small central patch.

The M240 can be used with any lens designed for the Leica reflex cameras.

one last point. When it comes to very wide angle lenses the Leica has a big advantage in that its lens flang to sensor plane is shorter and there is not mirror flopping around in there. This means that even 21mm or shorter lenses can be designed as so called straight focus lenses which means less distortion and better sharpness and a huge savings in size

This advantage over SLRs is shared by all the mirrorless digital cameras.

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