What is it about rangefinder design?

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Brett8883 Contributing Member • Posts: 670
What is it about rangefinder design?

I’m just curious and this definitely isn’t meant to be a smart ass comment or anything but why do people like the rangefinder focus system?

I’ve held and momentarily used my buddy’s Leica range finder camera, not sure which one. I get it, I get the whole Leica thing so don’t get me wrong the feel of the camera is epic and I love having the dials with everything labeled but it still don’t quite understand the draw of the rangefinder system.

Is it that it’s more accurate than contrast/phase focus? Is it about smaller lenses? Smaller camera? The look of the camera? Or is it just a unique tool to switch it up sometimes?

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