You have turned me from the Dark Side (and a question about rangefinder focusing)
Well, I've finally done it; having shot only digital in my brief photographic career, I managed to win a bid on a Canonet QL19 GIII. I am going to take it in to be cleaned and converted to use a 1.5v battery, but before it arrives I have a question regarding focus lock on a rangefinder (specifically, my QL19).
I typically use a centre-focus and recompose approach with my auto-focus digital SLRs. If I am focusing manually, I will first frame and then focus. I'm wondering how to achieve this on a rangefinder, given that the focusing patch is in the centre of the frame. How can I see, for example, if something in the bottom right hand corner of the frame is in-focus?
I realise this is an exceedingly naive question, but hell, you've got to start somewhere. Now if I can only resist buying an Olympus XA while the Canonet is getting serviced...