Originally Posted by BobYIL
Perhaps it's time to reconsider the Rangefinder concept under the light of today's technological realities.
The mechanical rangefinder began to be regarded as an antique means for focusing. Many consumer class digitals are able to focus & shoot within the duration of shutter lag
of the M9 (not joking..) The features like AF-tracking, predictive focusing, multi-frames per second are offered by cameras costing less than $1K while our mechanical rangefinder was sharing almost the same technology as the one on the Linhof Technika... Morgan is a fine car, however Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini are of a totally different class.
For instance, I can not even dream to focus this fast & accurate with any on my M-bodies:
How I wish of being able to do these with a Leica!!
Once upon a time Leica was the fastest camera available.. today, most certainly amongst the slowest ones...
I can - plenty of those football shots on my computer - a matter of focussing technique - practise, practise, practise.