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    That may have been Adolph "goose stepping"....
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    Aggie,

    You could have such a thing, but it would be heavy and mechanical. The Linhof rangefinder kind of works like that, as does the Speedgraphic: bigger rangefinder on the side, with arms and a cam that go under the lens. I think in the case of a camera like the Mamiya it would be too much bulk and extra mechanics and weight. Might as well get a Linhof and a tripod. BUT, I do wonder sometimes why the two little RF windows on the Mamiya are not further apart as it is. They certainly could be. Maybe it wouldn't make a big enough diff with the longer lenses? I don't know.

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    I suspect the rangefinder base (distance between the two mirrors) is limited by other stuff that needs to be in the camera, like the winding mechanism, and that would have to be put elsewhere, making the camera bulkier, if the whole top of the camera were left to the rangefinder.
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    Hmmm, Still think there should be some way to make it lighter than what is being mentioned, but then I am not an engineer.

    To answer David Hall froim another thread tho,,,,, I do not have trouble understanding how my rangefinder works. I just saw a limitation and wondered why not? Isn't that how you get people thinking and coming up with possible solutions? I have been tryhing to think outside of the box.

    As for the winding mechanism being in the way, it wouldn't be if you kept the new add on below the top and in front of the camera like a ledge over hang. That is where the existing sensors are. It could be anchored via the hot shoe. But this is just me fantasizing.

    Thank ya'll for the input.
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