What's so special about the rangefinder shape?

Started Nov 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
jyhfeei
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Re: What's so special about the rangefinder shape?
In reply to shigzeo, Nov 19, 2013

shigzeo ? wrote:

Bill Robb wrote:

It works.

True, but so do other designs.

Seems to me that it works better for a mirrorless design if you are right eye dominant (as most are).  It gives you a place for your nose to go and I would imagine it keeps your LCD a bit cleaner.  The camera can also be smaller as the viewfinder bump and extension out from the LCD is not necessary.

Use a "rangefinder like" VF with your left eye and you see all the issues that have to be solved with a centrally located VF.  The solution is available and works, but it takes more space.  Of course, this solution could be a big benefit for the people that are left eye dominant.

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