Why do you choose Rangefinders over SLRs?


Jul 3, 2010
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Hello,

Newbie here. Just like to know from those who use Rangefinders, why do you choose them over SLRs?

I would love to hear personal experience and opinion from you guys, so please don't ask me to "google" as I can find tonnes of generic answers there myself.

Thanks.
 

sinned79

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u should post at the range finders section :bsmilie:

i aiming a M9 though.

i find the colors of photos by range finders different from DSLR... if those photos i seen is straight from cam... then i simply loved the vintage old school feel of the colors. Not that vibrant colors as model lens gave.
 

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artspraken

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An analogy:

you know some people prefer to drive manual car, coz it gives them more control over gearbox? Rangefinder give you that feeling.

Rangefinder is like a manual sports car. Leica MP + fast lens = Ferrari.

After you use rangefinder, you will find DSLR very cumbersome and unnecessarily complicated. At least, that is my personal opinion and experience, which I am sharing with you coz you requested.
 

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u should post at the range finders section :bsmilie:

i aiming a M9 though.

i find the colors of photos by range finders different from DSLR... if those photos i seen is straight from cam... then i simply loved the vintage old school feel of the colors. Not that vibrant colors as model lens gave.
Oh...didn't realise there is a Rangefinder section. Newbie here. :)

And thanks for your response. :)
 

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An analogy:

you know some people prefer to drive manual car, coz it gives them more control over gearbox? Rangefinder give you that feeling.

Rangefinder is like a manual sports car. Leica MP + fast lens = Ferrari.

After you use rangefinder, you will find DSLR very cumbersome and unnecessarily complicated.
Thanks...interesting analogy...now I can relate better. :)
 

hori

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Hello,

Newbie here. Just like to know from those who use Rangefinders, why do you choose them over SLRs?

I would love to hear personal experience and opinion from you guys, so please don't ask me to "google" as I can find tonnes of generic answers there myself.

Thanks.
I'm actually searching to get a film rangefinder (RF). The reason I'm doing it is because RF are generally quieter in operation and conspicuous. Furthermore, I believe it helps me to focus on composing pictures :)
 

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I'm actually searching to get a film rangefinder (RF). The reason I'm doing it is because RF are generally quieter in operation and conspicuous. Furthermore, I believe it helps me to focus on composing pictures :)
Thanks for your reply. Agreed. Perfect for street photography. :)
 

allenleonhart

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I'm actually searching to get a film rangefinder (RF). The reason I'm doing it is because RF are generally quieter in operation and conspicuous. Furthermore, I believe it helps me to focus on composing pictures :)
or if u really wanna go back to basics, gaffe tape ur preview screen on ur dslr, and focus on composition only.:thumbsup: then manipulate it later in pshop
 

ZerocoolAstra

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or if u really wanna go back to basics, gaffe tape ur preview screen on ur dslr, and focus on composition only.:thumbsup: then manipulate it later in pshop
should be easier to turn of the review function, then gaffer tape the playback button :D
LCD screen still has other uses, like the info screen to see all your settings.
 

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