Film rangefinder?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by LegacyLens, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. LegacyLens

    LegacyLens Mu-43 Regular

    99
    Apr 25, 2012
    Anybody know a good interchangeable lens range finder that can be had for under 120? (fixed lenses can work too but just less favorable)
     
  2. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    yashica 35 GSN is way cheaper than 120 (i'm assuming this is USD). i have one and works like a charm!

    try some Kiev4a, fed 2/3/5b (5c if you need a meter built in)

    you can find all of the mentioned cameras mostly under 70usd
     
  3. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    The Yashica you mention is fixed lens if you are referring to the Electro 35 GSN. The lens it has, however is indeed a nice one.
     
  4. TexChappy

    TexChappy Mu-43 Regular

    125
    Jun 30, 2012
    Look at the Russian - Former Soviet Union - rangefinders. I got a Zorki 4 with an f3.5/50 for under $50. A little more of a crap shoot than say a Leica but there’s some trusted dealers out there from what I understand. Go over to rangefinder forum and there’s a whole section on them. Mine is a blast!
     
  5. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    yes, it is a fixed lens RF... i forgot to mention it, sorry:biggrin:
     
  6. TexChappy

    TexChappy Mu-43 Regular

    125
    Jun 30, 2012
  7. LegacyLens

    LegacyLens Mu-43 Regular

    99
    Apr 25, 2012
  8. CUB

    CUB Mu-43 Veteran

    275
    Apr 19, 2012

    If so, take the greatest of care when loading the film. The Zorki 4K can chew 35mm film into a great many tiny pieces.
     
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