Full frame rangefinder solutions. Not leica

Started Aug 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Artichoke
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T3 wrote:

Rangefinders have (functionally) inferior viewfinders. Yes, they are big and bright, but they don't offer TTL viewing, don't work with zooms, can't do depth-of-field preview, and are terrible for longer and very wide focal lengths. Oh, and have you ever tried using a graduated neutral density filter on a rangefinder? Believe it or not, a lot of us like to see what our lenses are seeing

don't do tele or macro & you are also correct about DOF previews, though most rangefinder lenses have DOF scales built in to help with this

I strongly disagree with your comment on wide focal lengths being "terrible" with a rangefinder

wide angle photography is a strength of rangefinders & many outstanding extreme wide angle lenses are available for the M mount ...these are generally much smaller than their SLR equivalents & of high quality

the rangefinder's greatest advantage comes from being able to see beyond the frame being captured which helps enormously with composition

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