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Cosina Voigtlander Digital Rangefinder

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by mav, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. mav

    mav Mu-43 Regular

    58
    Aug 2, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Matt
    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

    everythingsablur Mu-43 Veteran

    412
    Aug 4, 2010
    Toronto, ON
    Cheap... until you tack on a $1000 lens. :wink:
     
  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    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

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Way to go, oh bother, I've not got a wife to sell :frown:

    Barrie
     
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  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    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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  6. back alley

    back alley Mu-43 Regular

    119
    Feb 21, 2010
    a drf from from cosina is not much of a likelihood, sad to say.
     
  7. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    I would like a dig. rangefinder !
     
  8. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    714
    Apr 11, 2009
    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

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Yucky but it would work.
    What we really need is the M9 to be at $1500.00.....
     
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  10. Malo1961

    Malo1961 Mu-43 Regular

    87
    May 17, 2010
    The Netherlands
    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:
     
  11. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Don, maybe we could get a deal on DaWife & DaHusband an several cats for two of these?:2thumbs:
     
  12. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    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

    back alley Mu-43 Regular

    119
    Feb 21, 2010
    actually, seiko/epson made the camera using the cosina body shell. cosina did not assemble the rd1.
     
  14. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    This is true and if Cosina did, the rangefinder would have been better.
     
  15. back alley

    back alley Mu-43 Regular

    119
    Feb 21, 2010
    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

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    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

    back alley Mu-43 Regular

    119
    Feb 21, 2010
    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

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Not bad Joe....
    Please keep me in the loop.....
    Thanks....don
     
  19. Jonkobeck

    Jonkobeck Mu-43 Regular

    100
    Jul 4, 2010
    New York City
    How much you want for her?
     
  20. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    I'll give ya an M9 and a 35 Cron plus free shipping....