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MP Guy
04-17-2005, 08:54
I have added a digital rangefinder category to the gallery. If you have pictures taken with such a camera, please move them there at your convenience.

Thanks,

Huck Finn
04-17-2005, 09:03
Jorge, is this where Sean Reid's pictures will be stored? - Huck

Fedzilla_Bob
04-17-2005, 09:06
OK this will seem silly... But I will ask anyway.

Does my Canon G2 qualify? I don't have a focus ring on the lens. But I can and often do use the viewfinder rather than the screen.

Any decision is fine with me. Just curious.

Socke
04-17-2005, 09:29
OK this will seem silly... But I will ask anyway.

Does my Canon G2 qualify? I don't have a focus ring on the lens. But I can and often do use the viewfinder rather than the screen.

Any decision is fine with me. Just curious.

My definition of a rangefinder, you can frame, focus and shoot with a lenscap on without noticing.

In this regard, the Canon G2 does not qualify as a rangefinder :p .

Fedzilla_Bob
04-17-2005, 09:38
My definition of a rangefinder, you can frame, focus and shoot with a lenscap on without noticing.

In this regard, the Canon G2 does not qualify as a rangefinder :p .

Trust me... I have done so. Easy to do If you aren't using the screen. :)

Post Script... The G2 is no less vulnerable in this regard than an RD-1, which also sports- a screen.

back alley
04-17-2005, 09:42
i just took a look and the heading of that section says rd1 for now.

joe

Fedzilla_Bob
04-17-2005, 09:44
Was worth a try :) Wonder how that would fare for users of the Panasonic DMC-LC1 or the Digilux 2?

J. Borger
04-18-2005, 00:49
I'm trying to get a username and a pw for the galleries for more than a month now ........ i gave up.
Tried to create a complete new acount like suggested somewhere but this went wrong on "we have e-mail adress already in database ..." ..... would love to put a gallery up though!

Han

LCT
04-18-2005, 01:29
Might i suggest that to be a 'rangefinder' a camera needs a rangefinder? ;)
Best,
LCT

Jim Watts
04-18-2005, 03:11
I still haven't managed to set up a gallery but a recent "digital rangefinder" picture attached.

R-D1 with CV 40mm f/1.4 Nokton.

Socke
04-18-2005, 03:28
Trust me... I have done so. Easy to do If you aren't using the screen. :)

Post Script... The G2 is no less vulnerable in this regard than an RD-1, which also sports- a screen.


I had the Canon Powershot G1 until august 2003 when I gave it to a friend to shoot her newborn.

And now I remember that it either gave an error message or popped the Lenscap off when it extracted the lens.

Wish my Contax G2 could do this :-)

FrankS
04-18-2005, 05:24
Might i suggest that to be a 'rangefinder' a camera needs a rangefinder? ;)
Best,
LCT

LCT: That would be the obvious, literal approach choice, but it leaves out so many classic cameras (I'm talking film cameras here) that are "rangefinder in spirit" if not in fact. In the day, a rangefinder was a functional unit that some cameras had built-in and other cameras needed and external RF unit placed on the accessory shoe.

LCT
04-18-2005, 12:02
LCT: That would be the obvious, literal approach choice, but it leaves out so many classic cameras (I'm talking film cameras here) that are "rangefinder in spirit" if not in fact...

Hi Frank,
Would you say that any compact digicam is a "rangefinder in spirit" or would you suggest a way to separate the wheat from the chaff if any?
Best,
LCT

FrankS
04-18-2005, 12:11
It's a bit harder with digital cameras. With film cameras there are definitely classic scale focusing cameras that deserve to be included. (eg. Rollei 35, Bessa Perkeo, Bessa L and T)) With digital, I'm not sure. I'm a little biased against digital cameras, if truth be told.

LCT
04-18-2005, 15:27
... I'm a little biased against digital cameras, if truth be told.

Nobody's perfect Franck... :) ;)
Best,
LCT

Fedzilla_Bob
04-18-2005, 16:39
I had the Canon Powershot G1 until august 2003 when I gave it to a friend to shoot her newborn.

And now I remember that it either gave an error message or popped the Lenscap off when it extracted the lens.

Wish my Contax G2 could do this :-)
Hi Socke! My G2 is slightly modified, it has a Lensmate "tube" that allows for 49mm filters and such. I keep it on the camera. When you "boot" the G2 it senses mechanical resistance on the extending lens and gives an error just like the G1. But when the Lensmate tube is attached (as always on my camera) it doesn't sense that the lens is being restricted from extending. So now, I have this "feature" that allows me to shoot with a lens cap on if I am using the viewfinder instead of the screen.

I was just playing "Devil's Advocate," the RD-1 is the true and rightful owner of the title for "the one and only digital rangefinder."

Bob

SteveM(PA)
02-10-2006, 20:18
I'm such a dope...can someone tell me where this category is? I can't find it in the list of "categories." I'd like to feed my digiGAS a little.

back alley
02-10-2006, 20:32
seems to have disappeared...hhmmm...jorge?

joe

rvaubel
05-11-2006, 21:00
I have a puzzle for you.
If I modified my R-D1 so the LCD could display a live view(like a pointn'shoot), would it still be a rangfinder??
Rex

jlw
05-11-2006, 21:10
I have a puzzle for you.
If I modified my R-D1 so the LCD could display a live view(like a pointn'shoot), would it still be a rangfinder??
Rex

It would still be a rangefinder, because it would still have an optical rangefinder for focusing the lens.

It just wouldn't be a camera, because such a modification would require removing the shutter.

rvaubel
05-11-2006, 21:35
Large scale shutterless CMOS like devices will be available sooner or later i.e big ass sensor point n' shoots in a rangefinderlike body.
Anyway, it was a PHILOSOPHIC question.
Rex

ch1
05-11-2006, 21:48
I guess this is preparing the RFF website for the DigiM. An event that will likely as not represent the high water mark of this site.

And then....?

jaapv
08-17-2006, 09:31
Was worth a try :) Wonder how that would fare for users of the Panasonic DMC-LC1 or the Digilux 2?


Don't tell, but we whisper when we post our pictures.;)

pfogle
08-23-2006, 10:26
the discussion above about the definition of a digital rangefinder camera (which I didn't join in at the time) is like the current discussion about 'what is a planet?' - it's all a matter of making up an arbitrary definition we can agree to.

So, in all humility, I'll offer a definition, please feel free to pull it apart!

A digital rangefinder is a digital camera that is not a DSLR and has a 4/3 sensor or larger (ie crop factor <= 2).

Comments welcome.