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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:21 pm 
Hi Craig here,
I'm looking for a digital rangefinder camera, but unfortunately Leica is far out of my price range and I'm not familiar with other rangefinder cameras. Can anyone (namely Gordon) enlighten me? Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:41 pm 
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Hi Craig, I'm afraid I can't think of any off-hand apart from the Leicas... is there any specific reason you want a rangefinder?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:59 pm 
Well Gordon I'd like a rangefinder because I want to go old school, yet at the same time digital. I want a smaller camera than an SLR but better quality than a compact. And of course i like the view finder rather than live view. I've done some research and I've found the Epson R-D1, a 6MP rangerfinder with a Leica lens mount. Sounds promising no?


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I think that Epson model is an older, discontinued one, but I may be wrong...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:49 pm 
No your not wrong Gordon, it's been discontinued and yup it's 3 years old, but I know where I can find it (amazon) and it's no where near as expensive as any Leica cameras. But I'll keep investigating. Thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:13 am 
All i can say is DAMN. I was almost 100% sure they had it in amazon.com for $300 US (body only). Now upon further inspection it's disappeared from amazon and apparently it's currently going for a couple thousand $. It's almost like someone was trying to trick me. Sorry for the completely pointless post,
Craig


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But you're right! A FF-rangefinder body with either a decent built-in lens or even a lens-mount could be attractiv to people who like perfect quality but don't need too many features...

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Well you could also go the Panasonic DMC-L1 route, similar to Leica but a bit cheaper. With optical viewfinder plus life-view.

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