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    This may be a stupid question

    Does anyone make a 35mm rangefinder film camera anymore? My wife had a Rollei Prego 145 camera which has sadly died. The pictures from it were far superior to the digital point and shoot cameras IMHO. I have been looking for a second hand one but they are as scarce as hens teeth.
    I would like to get a similar camera as a replacement.
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    The Prego is autofocus, rather than rangefinder, is it not? I have a fixed focal length Prego which I like very much. The same cameras are(were) sold under the Samsung name, which is (was) the manufacturer.
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    Are you sure you mean rangefinder? The Rollei Prego cameras were point and shoot cameras with built-in zoom, built-in flash, autowind, autorewind, autoexposure, auto film speed detection, etc.

    In any case, I would check eBay as the Rollei Prego cameras seem to turn up there frequently.

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    You want rangefinder? How about a Leica?

    You could try the Kodak Retina for a completely manual camera.

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    You want a rangefinder? How about a Speed Graphic? >
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    Konica Hexar AF. No longer produced, but an excellent 35mm AF Rangefinder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post
    You want a rangefinder? How about a Speed Graphic? >
    Woo hoo, a rangefinder on steroids.
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    I realise the Prego is a point and shoot but thought there was more chance of there being a good quality rangefinder still being made. But thanks for mentioning the Konica Hexar - it looks pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog View Post
    I realise the Prego is a point and shoot but thought there was more chance of there being a good quality rangefinder still being made. But thanks for mentioning the Konica Hexar - it looks pretty good.
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    So, do you want an RF or an auto focus?
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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