|28th of July 2012 (Sat)||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Houston, TX
SLR or Rangefinder?
So I've narrowed it down, not really...
What are the pros and cons of these? Can I get a good rangefinder with a nice lens for a good price compared to an SLR? (I don't need a current SLR and I don't care about brands)
|5th of August 2012 (Sun)||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Kingwood, TX
Re: SLR or Rangefinder?
You can get a film rangefinder for a good price, but I don't know about film rangefinders other than the M9.
|6th of August 2012 (Mon)||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Perth - Western Australia - Earth
Re: SLR or Rangefinder?
The Leica M8, M8.2, M9 and M9P are digital rangefinders.
There is also the Epson RD1 which was the first digital rangefinder.
Voigtlander do reasonably priced film rangefinders and lenses, and Leica do some very nice but also very expensive film rangefinders too - although most people would grab an older second hand Leica, instead of a new M6 or M7
A new voigtlander and lens will be in the same price range as an entry level SLR.
An average Leica film camera and lens will be A bit more, depending on the body and lens.
And a new digital rangefinder is up in the 1d price range - then a lens on top of that (the 50mm f1 noctilux is around $10k)
Are you sure you want a rangefinder ?
They are manual focus only.
Most are also manual exposure only too, some don't even have a Lightmeter.
They are a challenge to shoot, but great as a compact lightweight travel camera, providing you like using the 28-90mm range - outside that range and there is issues with viewfinder framing, and focus accuracy.
I don't have a Rangefinder, but I do want a Leica M9 (just can't afford it yet)
I shoot every day with a pair of 1Dmk4 - they are the tools I earn a living with.
I want the Leica as a fun "toy" something to force me to shoot differently, but still capable of excellent images. Not a "working" camera, but something to take everywhere to make fun images with, whilst being unobtrusive.
I am also a fairly experienced photographer (who still has a lot to learn) who doesn't mind manually focusing setting exposures manually (I actually enjoy it)
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