Cosina Voigtlander Digital Rangefinder

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  1. mav

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    I wonder if CV joining m43 might mean a digital rangefinder in the style of a Bessa R with an m43 mount.

    I would love a rangefinder digital camera with fully manual controls it would be amazing.

    I'd even like it if they left the screen off of it, make it exactly like an R4.

    A man can dream. A cheap digital rangefinder for the masses.
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  2. everythingsablur

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    Cheap... until you tack on a $1000 lens. :wink:
     
  3. Streetshooter

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    Make that camera and I'll sell da wife ta git one....
    Fer real.....
    BB, if you tell Tanya.....:rofl:
     
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  4. grebeman

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    Way to go, oh bother, I've not got a wife to sell :frown:

    Barrie
     
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  5. Streetshooter

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    Maybe she's worth 2 cameras...I'll try to get one for ya....
    Not the camera..."DaWife"...
    I'll check with the wife dealer....
    I know BB's lurking....
     
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  6. back alley

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    a drf from from cosina is not much of a likelihood, sad to say.
     
  7. Herman

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    I would like a dig. rangefinder !
     
  8. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

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    A company could make an add-on optical viewfinder/rangefinder Adapter for Nikon S-Mount or Contax RF Mount for the EP2 and EP1. The Helical is calibrated by rotation, drive a gear chain for the RF mechanism. The back-focus is big enough to house the mechanism in the adapter to the body. It would look something like a Summaron with Eyes.
     
  9. Streetshooter

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    Yucky but it would work.
    What we really need is the M9 to be at $1500.00.....
     
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  10. Malo1961

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    Cosina already made that DRF. It was sold as the Epson RD1

    Prepare to pay the premium for a excellent S/H body.:wink:

    Don't tell me nobody knew that? :eek:
     
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    Don, maybe we could get a deal on DaWife & DaHusband an several cats for two of these?:2thumbs:
     
  12. Streetshooter

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    I had and loved the Rd1-s. After a year and a half, I finally surrendered to the fact that the rangefinder was not that great.
    I sold it but missed it for a long time.
    The images are outstanding from that camera.
    6 MP but beautiful.....
     
  13. back alley

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    actually, seiko/epson made the camera using the cosina body shell. cosina did not assemble the rd1.
     
  14. Streetshooter

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    This is true and if Cosina did, the rangefinder would have been better.
     
  15. back alley

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    amen!

    i have 2 rd1 bodies...one is in japan, getting a complete overhaul by epson and the other is right next to me...just got an alignment adjustment to both h & v and now we're ready to play.

    joe
     
  16. Streetshooter

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    The images from that camera are outstanding....
    There's something very organic about them.
    I miss that camera dearly.

    What are they charging you for the overhaul?
    I may do one again...
     
  17. back alley

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    i sent it to someone in japan who does all the arranging, dropping off, picking up and shipping back to me and they charge a small fee. epson caps the $$ amount so it won't get to be a crazy amount.

    if i have it figured right, all together, it should be less than $300. usd.
    i can keep ya posted...

    joe
     
  18. Streetshooter

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    Not bad Joe....
    Please keep me in the loop.....
    Thanks....don
     
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    How much you want for her?
     
  20. Streetshooter

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    I'll give ya an M9 and a 35 Cron plus free shipping....
     

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