Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 53053
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2009/5/28-6/5 [Consumer/Camera] UID:53053 Activity:nil
5/28    Reading camera posts got me curious about rangefinder cameras. In an
        era of DSLR, full automation, and instant digital imaging, why would
        anyone want to use a rangefinder camera? Why are Voitglander and
        Leica even making modern rangefinders when DSLRs are clearly superior
        in terms of lens selection and features?                -DSLR guy
        \_ Rangefinders are still more quiet, have less vibration, and are
           capable of higher sync speeds than SLRs.  -- owner of 3 SLRs
           \_ sync speed higher than 1/250? I find that hard to believe.
              \_ Rangefinders can use leaf shutters.  Most SLRs use focal-plane
                 shutters.  -- PP
                 \_ I thought most rangefinders out there (M6, M8.2, etc)
                    still use cloth shutter.
        \_ I think they are just trying to milk their "premium" brand
           good well.  There isn't much point of making rangefinder camera
           when you view things electronically.  By the way, same thing
           goes with DSLR.  If you are willing to give up optical finder,
           you could get rid of mirrors and pentaprism to make camera
           lighter, smaller, and quieter.  I think Olympus got one of those.
           it still called it a "DSLR"  but I really think it should just
           call it "DSL"  since there are no "reflex" involved.   kngharv
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