Cosina Voigtlander Digital Rangefinder

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.
 

everythingsablur

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

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Barrie,
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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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.
 

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

Streetshooter

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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:
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.....
 

back alley

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

back alley

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

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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...
 

back alley

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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...
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
 
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