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#1 Tragg

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 10:21

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Does anyone here own and use rangefinder cameras other than Leica? I have an M3 and an M2 but also use and enjoy a Canon 7, a Canon L1 and a Nikon S-3.


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#2 a.noctilux

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 10:30

Hasselblad XPan for more than ten years now.

24x65 is way larger/difficult to frame and not suitable for many subjects.

 

Canonet 1.7 since longer than Leica.

Hexar RF , just not to buy M7 to use that "A" feature and with handy motor built-in no Leica to compare with.

Minolta CLE used when I need compact/auto and/or 28mm as main lens.


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 10:50

Canon 7s, P, L1, Contax II & IIa, Zeiss Ikon ZM (and various Barnack clones)
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Posted 02 July 2018 - 12:00

Once in a while Voigtländer Prominent - complicated handling but good lenses
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Posted 02 July 2018 - 15:37

Canon 7s, P, L1, Contax II & IIa, Zeiss Ikon ZM (and various Barnack clones)

 

I have often considered a Contax iia but the colour dial version isn't cheap...



#6 Ko.Fe.

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 16:07

Family FED-2, I fixed numerous times, but it still works :) I printed from fresh negatives taken by this camera on previous week.

Zorki which was serviced by one known in FSU person.
Loaded with old Polariod c-41 film at this moment.

Bessa R2M, simply as backup for M4-2. Since 2016 my M4-2 was in service twice and it was months for waiting of parts.
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#7 Bart D

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 16:45

Zeiss Ikon ZM



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Posted 02 July 2018 - 16:57

Canon P and Canon L1 - just sold my Nikon SP


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#9 Herr Barnack

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 17:06

Hasselblad XPAN II here.  Used to have the Mamiya 7II also.

 

It is not a rangefinder by the strict definition of rangefinder, but I also shoot with a Rollei 35 SE.


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 17:14

Canon P, Leotax F, Tower (Nicca 5L), and a Ricoh 500 besides my Leica bodies. I love them all ;)


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#11 Graham (G4FUJ)

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 17:59

Hasselblad XPAN II here. 

 

It is not a rangefinder by the strict definition of rangefinder, but I also shoot with a Rollei 35 SE.

Sold my XPan to buy M8.  Should use my Rollei 35S more :)


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 18:08

Forgot one, my first 35mm which I still have: a David White Stereo Realist; the longest RF base length plus life-size RF image for most accurate focus (esp with 35mm f3.5 lenses). But it’s lost without Kodachrome II.
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Posted 02 July 2018 - 18:30

All rangefinders: Zeiss Super Ikonta, Linhof Super Technika, Printex, Busch Pressman, Canon 7, Bertram, Combat Graphic 70mm, Peckham Wray


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 18:47

Canon P and 3

Nikon S2, I would like an SP and one of the modern Voigtlander Bessa bodies that have Nikon/Contax lens mounts.

Contax 2a

MPP 5x4, except that it does not have a rangefinder cam for the lens so the rangefinder is not used.

And a Fuji GS645S, which operates very much like a Leica but you need to turn it round to get a horizontal picture, being 15 on 120 format.
Which gives me an excuse to show a picture of a camera that is not a Leica...
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#15 Hello

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 19:05

Fuji TX-2, Fuji GW690III, Bronica RF645, Nikon S2, Olympus 35RC, Olympus XA.

 

I like rangefinders.

 

The TX-2 is my favorite though. That one will never leave. 


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 20:20

Sometimes a Canonet

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and sometimes s3 Olympic.

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 23:17

The next step from rangefinders (RF) is when one uses the camera's RF then switches with a short motion to an optical viewfinder (OVF). Really, it can work for those who cannot see full frame. I use a Voightlander finder for most work. They make outstanding finders that work for us oldies with thick glasses.

 

Then there are the viewfinder-only cameras. I have put together a wide-angle viewfinder camera from the fifties with an infrared distance finder that can be seen in the viewfinder (made by Leica). Remarkable!


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 19:43

Linhof 220, SP and S3,  but my favourites,  loved as much as my Leicas are my Contax's,  oh that late 30s and early 50s Zeiss glass. Tough call ;  my 'desert island' camera  would be  either my M3  and 50mm Summicron or My Contax 11A  and 35mm Biogon

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 20:59

Fuji 6X17; xpanII, and Linhoff Master Technica 


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 07:58

I use Fuji GW690 and GSW690 cameras, and less frequently various Agfa 6x9 and Zeiss Ikonta's.


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