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What Is A Rangefinder Camera?
Nov 17, 2022 11:13:14   #
Mac Loc: Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Hernando County Fl.
 
https://petapixel.com/what-is-a-rangefinder-camera/

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Nov 17, 2022 11:21:49   #
BebuLamar
 
Which confirms that the Fuji X100 isn't a rangefinder.

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Nov 17, 2022 11:31:11   #
Mac Loc: Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Hernando County Fl.
 
BebuLamar wrote:
Which confirms that the Fuji X100 isn't a rangefinder.


Definitely not.

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Nov 17, 2022 12:09:45   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
I still use the two I have.
--Bob
Mac wrote:
https://petapixel.com/what-is-a-rangefinder-camera/


(Download)

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Nov 17, 2022 12:42:55   #
whatdat Loc: Del Valle, Tx.
 
Very enlightening article.

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Nov 17, 2022 13:49:08   #
DaveO Loc: Northeast CT
 
whatdat wrote:
Very enlightening article.



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Nov 17, 2022 15:59:52   #
Mac Loc: Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Hernando County Fl.
 
rmalarz wrote:
I still use the two I have.
--Bob


A good looking pair.

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Nov 17, 2022 16:00:30   #
Mac Loc: Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Hernando County Fl.
 
whatdat wrote:
Very enlightening article.


I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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Nov 18, 2022 10:50:44   #
47greyfox Loc: on the edge of the Colorado front range
 
Hmmm, I owned a Yashica Electro 35 GSN rangefinder. Bought it in 1972 or 73. Came with 2 add-on lens adapters (wide and telephoto), nice hard case, and a desk top flat leg tripod thing. At the 3 year mark, the shutter failed, fixed it, failed again a couple years later. Our home was burglarized in 1980. All was stolen except for the little tripod. As far as I’m concerned, I came out ahead.

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Nov 18, 2022 12:24:27   #
Bushpilot Loc: Minnesota
 
BebuLamar wrote:
Which confirms that the Fuji X100 isn't a rangefinder.


When did Fuji say it was?

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Nov 18, 2022 12:56:45   #
Fredrick Loc: Former NYC, now San Francisco Bay Area
 
BebuLamar wrote:
Which confirms that the Fuji X100 isn't a rangefinder.


Fuji never said it was. It said it was a rangefinder “style” camera. Its external dials and shape is similar to film rangefinder cameras, that’s all.

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Nov 18, 2022 16:07:57   #
BebuLamar
 
Bushpilot wrote:
When did Fuji say it was?


No Fuji never said it was but many people who have it said it is. Many of those users don't really know what a rangefinder is. The same for many who use the Contax G1 and G2.
The same for Sony which never said their SLT cameras like the A77 and A99 were DSLR's but many of the people who use them said they are DSLR's.

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Nov 18, 2022 18:35:47   #
fetzler Loc: North West PA
 
My PenF is a rangefinder style camera.

Years ago I had a Leica M3 a real range finder. It was great in low light and focus was sure with wide apertures.
Lens focal length range was limited due to the viewfinder and of course no close up or macrophotography. The M3 was, of course, manual everything.

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