Full frame rangefinder solutions. Not leica

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

D Cox wrote:

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.

whil, this is true for the mirrorless cameras you may not like the results you get sticking your Zeiss or Leica lenses on them with adapters because for some strange but well documented reason the wide angles that is those wider than thirty five mm or so get pretty soft around the edges. So if you want to use wide angle Leica glass or zeiss glass you pretty much stuck using the Leica. If sony makes an interchangable lens version of their latest fixed lens offering then you will have a real viable alternative albeit its not really a range finder but a electronic slr

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