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    Default digital range finder?

    is there a digital range finder, like the good old manual operated canonet or licia (wrong spelling ).

    fix focal lens in the range of 45mm or shorter. manually focus, and the lens is like those lens that will flare when shooting directly facing strong light source.

    i went shooting last night with A70, force myself using only the shortest focal length. but the focusing simply sucks.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Default Re: digital range finder?

    Panasonic and Leica both make something like digital rangefinder. Leica has the Digilux series (both are fixed lens), and Panasonic DMC L series... both can't change lens though (I think)...

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    Default Re: digital range finder?

    is it rangefinder focusing? or is it those you view the lcd to certain it is in focus?
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Default Re: digital range finder?

    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee
    is it rangefinder focusing? or is it those you view the lcd to certain it is in focus?
    so far, there are only 2 on the mkt, AFAIK - the Epson RD-1 and the (rumoured) Leica M.
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    Default Re: digital range finder?

    There's the latest Epson R-D1s also. This is the improved version of the R-D1 with a few more features.

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    Default Re: digital range finder?

    just did a search on the RD1, very ex$$$
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Default Re: digital range finder?

    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee
    just did a search on the RD1, very ex$$$
    not available here officially tho...
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    Default Re: digital range finder?

    why big camera maker dont mass produce this type of camera, is it alot more difficult to design and produce campare to compact digital?
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Default Re: digital range finder?

    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee
    why big camera maker dont mass produce this type of camera, is it alot more difficult to design and produce campare to compact digital?
    its considered to be a niche market, unfortunately.

    but, if u can get ur hands on the RD-1, its definitely worth ur moolah!
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    Not that many people wanna use non autofocus cameras... and from reviews of the Epson so far, the lenses available now seem to vignette alot on it... maybe if Leica's rumoured digtal M were to use the smaller 4/3 sensor, lens shading prob won't be so serious...

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