not true. the rangefinder cameras are obsolete now and you need to compose/focus your picture manually which slows down your pciture taking. Most cameras use the autofocus function and you can just shoot even without focusing.Originally posted by Jethro
So is a rangefinder camera a better and sharper image for taking group pictures such as football team and class photos( under low ligting conditions)?:light:
It's indeed sad that with the advent of auto focussing, auto exposure, auto-everything, a lot of people have begun to take them for granted, and without them, can't do anything.Originally posted by ed9119
"not true. the rangefinder cameras are obsolete now and you need to compose/focus your picture manually which slows down your pciture taking"
Isnt that supposed to be GOOD?
Obsolete? My Contax G2 has TWO focusing systems (one active and one passive) and my 40 year old russian rangefinder will work without batteries. Old technology does not mean bad/useless technology.
Look for those old rangefinders ed9119 mentioned. Pretty cheap, cheaper than your average consumer P&S digital camera. Even a new Voigtlander Bessa R with 50/1.5 costs about the same as a 4-5mp consumer digital camera.Originally posted by Flare
wah cheem.... Need to channel all my chi to eyes first... hee hee... Or use my Minolta D 5 as a super big and expensive light meter... But then, a bit lose the point... So anything to recommend to someone who is a student and works in coffee bean so that he can buy camera equipments? I guess I'll prefer 35mm...
You need one. It's the ideal tool for street photography. D30 is too big....Originally posted by StreetShooter
Just say NO.
*I do not need a rangefinder... I do not need a rangefinder...*