Posts Tagged ‘rangefinder’

This Leica M-P ‘Correspondent’ Edition Was Designed by Lenny Kravitz

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Leica has officially announced a new limited edition “Correspondent” version of the Leica M-P digital rangefinder, designed by Lenny Kravitz. The musician, actor, and designer came up with a styling for the camera that offers a luxury product in an artificially aged package.
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Konost Hopes to Launch ‘The World’s First True Digital Rangefinder’

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There’s a mysterious and intriguing new website online for a startup camera company called Konost. From the looks of it, the team is trying to build a simple yet powerful digital camera that it claims will be “the world’s first true digital rangefinder.”
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Leica Has Created Two Single Edition M Rangefinders Designed by Elementary School Kids

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Leica has created two unique M-series rangefinders based on designs by elementary school kids. One is a Leica M (type 240) covered with a rainbow pattern, and the other is a Leica M-E with a dragon and swordsman drawn onto the front of the camera.
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A Brief Intro to Shooting with a Rangefinder Camera

If you’ve never picked up a rangefinder camera before and have always wondered how it differs from single-lens reflex cameras, here’s a short video that may be of interest to you. In it, photographer Craig Semetko discusses the basics of rangefinder photography — in this case he’s using a Leica M — and its advantages compared to SLRs.

(H/T Leica Rumors)

This DIY ‘Patina’ Leica M2 Was Turned Green Like the Statue of Liberty

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Did you know that the Statue of Liberty started out as a dull copper color, but turned green over time due to oxidation occurring on the copper skin? The green patina (also called verdigris) can occur naturally or with human intervention on copper, brass, and bronze.

Know what else is brass? The body of the Leica M2 underneath the chrome surface. Photographer Bellamy Hunt used this fact to create a custom DIY special edition of the M2, the “Patina Edition.”
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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.

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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…