Posts Tagged ‘rangefinder’

More Specs Surface for Sony/Mamiya Medium Format Rangefinders, Might Feature Magnetic Lens Mount

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A few weeks ago we shared the rumor that Sony and Mamiya were teaming up to release two medium format rangerfinder-style cameras in 2015.

Today, we have a few extra details on that exciting rumor as more sources come forward to share some of the specs we will supposedly see if and when these cameras become a reality. Read more…

Zone Focusing: How to Use Those Markings On Your Lens You Might Have Never Used Before

You’ll seen all those markings on lenses, but do you know what all of them are there for? Some of you might, but for those who don’t or are looking for a refresher, YouTube user Tim Heubeck has put together a quick little how-to that introduces you to the numbers on the front of the lens that are used for zone focusing — a method of focusing that’s particularly useful in street photography. Read more…

Leica Unveils the All-New, All-Mechanical M-A Film Rangefinder

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If removing the LCD from a digital rangefinder just isn’t retro enough for you, Leica has something that even the most adamant of purists won’t be able to dog. Dubbed the Leica M-A (Typ 127), this all-new film rangefinder is 100% mechanical: no built-in light meter, no electronic control, this beauty doesn’t even take batteries.

Forget the Nikon Df, THIS is ‘pure photography.’ Read more…

Fuji Unveils the X100T with ‘Electronic Rangefinder’ Function, Improved Controls and More

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The saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But while the X100S certainly wasn’t ‘broke’ — it’s one of the most beloved cameras currently on the market — Fuji is delighting customers today by releasing the much-rumored X100T and making this phenomenal camera even better by adding some groundbreaking viewfinder tech and more. Read more…

Leica’s LCD-Less Rangefinder Makes Brief Cameo On Leica Website As the ‘M Edition 60′

Screenshot of the listing captured by Leica Rumors.

Screenshot of the listing captured by Leica Rumors.

Two weeks ago we shared with you a rumor that Leica is set to release a limited edition digital rangefinder without an LCD. Today, we’ve learned that this beast is very likely the real deal, with a new “Leica M Edition 60” listing showing up on Leica’s German site for a short period of time before being taken down. Read more…

Fujifilm to Discontinue Its Medium Format GF670 Folding Rangefinder

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As film stocks continue to die off, so are the cameras that used them. Today, The Phoblographer is reporting that their contacts at Fujifilm America have informed them that the company intends to discontinue the Fujifilm GF670 medium format rangefinder. Read more…

Rumor: Leica to Announce Digital Rangefinder Without an LCD Screen at Photokina

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How’s this for a strange rumor? According to the folks over at Leica Rumors, several sources have been tipping them off to the existence of a Leica digital rangefinder without an LCD — a limited edition camera that will supposedly arrive at Photokina. Read more…

Product Shots and Specs for Panasonic’s Upcoming GX7 Leaked

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Panasonic is having a hard time keeping a lid on its upcoming rangefinder-styled GX7 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera. Just last week, the first images and a list of specs leaked through an online photo magazine, and now we have a full set of specs and product shots to look at. Read more…

Sylvester Stallone is Selling the Leica M9 Used in Expendables 2 on eBay

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Those interested in starting or adding to an expensive collection of cameras may want to head over to eBay very soon. That’s because movie star Sylvester Stallone, or more accurately his brother Frank Stallone, is in the process of selling the Leica M9 used in the movie The Expendables 2. Read more…

A Hands-On Demo of Fujifilm’s New Split Image Manual Focusing Feature

We were just able to get some hands-on time with the new Fujifilm X100s immediately after the company’s press conference. In addition to blazin’ fast autofocus speed, the company has also introduced a couple of new features that manual-focusing photographers will love.

One is something many photographers are already familiar with (and have been clamoring for): focus peaking. The second hasn’t been received with as much fanfare, but is actually quite fantastic. It’s split image focusing — something rangefinder users will appreciate very much.
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