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    since there are no standard mag viewfinders with good 28mm framelines, a second body is a great idea. not even the zeiss ikon let's you see the whole 28mm frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raizans View Post
    since there are no standard mag viewfinders with good 28mm framelines, a second body is a great idea. not even the zeiss ikon let's you see the whole 28mm frame.
    I beg to differ . . .

    . . . but to each his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mps View Post
    I am the naive chic that asked the question......I never expected such a plethora of responses. I now understand I definitely won't pass up an opportunity to test drive a Leica!

    Unlike the rest of you,as it sounds anyway, I am new to photography and strictly shoot 35mm SLR. I am interested in broadening my horizons and am considering RF vs. MF. The bottom line is I love to shoot. My budget currently won't allow me to purchase a Leica so I will go with one of the many other suggestions. Thanks.
    Hey there!

    As someone who recently started using a Rangefinder - there are a couple of options.

    One would be to pick up an inexpensive FSU camera - usually less and $100 for one that works. Will give you a feel for the "rangefinder experience" though will be built "like a tractor" in feel. I did this.

    Then if you are on a budget and want to trade up, the Voigtlander is probably your best bet new. I saved up a bit and got a Zeiss Ikon with 35mm/f2 lens, but a similar setup for the Voigtlander would have cost abotu half of what I paid.

    So....

    Good Luck!

    It doesn't *have* to be a Leica, they are no doubt a fine camera, but there are other options there as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromo33333 View Post
    Hey there!

    As someone who recently started using a Rangefinder - there are a couple of options.

    One would be to pick up an inexpensive FSU camera - usually less and $100 for one that works. Will give you a feel for the "rangefinder experience" though will be built "like a tractor" in feel. I did this.

    Then if you are on a budget and want to trade up, the Voigtlander is probably your best bet new. I saved up a bit and got a Zeiss Ikon with 35mm/f2 lens, but a similar setup for the Voigtlander would have cost abotu half of what I paid.

    So....

    Good Luck!

    It doesn't *have* to be a Leica, they are no doubt a fine camera, but there are other options there as well!
    Thank you! I will post an update of my learning experiences with a non-Leica RF hopefully in the near future!



 

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