Rangefinder

Leica M8  Review – Like Shooting an Unending Roll of Kodachrome

1800 1012 Nick Clayton

We review Leica’s first digital rangefinder camera, the Leica M8, and see how this fourteen-year-old camera holds up today.

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The Bolsey Model C – a Unique 35mm Twin Lens Reflex Rangefinder Camera 

1920 1080 Cheyenne Morrison

Cheyenne reviews the Bolsey Model C, a unique 35mm film camera that’s both a rangefinder camera and a twin lens reflex camera!

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On the Road with the Mamiya 6

2560 1440 Cory Miller

Thoughts on why the Mamiya 6 may be the perfect film camera for travel after a tour of a handful of America’s National Parks.

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My Hunt for the Surprisingly Elusive “Leica M of SLRs”

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James muses over his search for the perfect camera, what he calls the “Leica M of SLRs.”

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Fujica GM670 Review – the Ideal Handheld 6×7

2560 1440 Connor Brustofski

Connor reviews the Fujica GM670, a 6×7 version of Fuji’s famous medium format interchangeable rangefinder film cameras.

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Watameter Super – The Rolls Royce of Rangefinders

1871 1052 Cheyenne Morrison

A brief history and review of the Watameter accessory rangefinder, a classic device for measuring distance with a camera.

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Walter Voss Diax IIa – a Shooter’s Review of a Collector’s Camera

2800 1572 Josh Solomon

There’s an old saying in boxing – ”styles make fights.” The most entertaining boxing matches feature complementary styles, well-demonstrated in the slugger-on-slugger brawl of Gatti vs. Ward or the brains-vs-brawn bullfight that was Ali vs. Foreman. Conversely,…

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The Contax G1 Takes on the World

2800 1575 Drew Chambers

From my first foray into modern film photography, I was confronted by the apparent supremacy of Leica and its M mount. But for some reason, the Leica bug has never seemed to bite me. To…

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Five High Quality 35mm Rangefinders You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

2800 1575 James Tocchio

Leica too trendy for you? Sick of hearing about the Nikon SP? First, what’s wrong with you? And second, what’s wrong with me? Because I’m sick of them too! Looking for something to spark the…

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Agfa Ambi Silette 35mm Film Rangefinder Camera Review

3000 1688 James Tocchio

The Agfa Ambi Silette is an odd duck. Here we have an all-metal, fully mechanical, interchangeable lens rangefinder camera with bright-line frame lines for three focal lengths, parallax correction, and a sophisticated leaf shutter. It’s…

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Nikon SP Limited Edition 2005 Overview – Nikon’s Rangefinder Swan Song

2400 1350 James Tocchio

The Nikon SP Limited Edition from the year 2005 is a really special camera. All things considered, it may be the brand’s best film camera. It’s the most capable rangefinder that Nikon ever built, handcrafted with…

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Voigtländer Bessa R 35mm Film Camera Review – a Value Proposition

2400 1350 Chris Cushing

The Voigtländer Bessa R is an oddity in my camera collection, which mostly consists of heavy Canons. As someone who values lightness and simplicity, it makes sense. By the same token it’s difficult to explain my…

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Unboxing a Brand New, Never Opened, Leica M6 Classic – Video Feature

2400 1350 Nelson Murray

Very rarely does one get to experience something old as though it were new. Instead, we search for the cleanest examples, the vintage gear with the lowest mileage, striving to get as close as possible…

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Leica M5 – 35mm Film Camera Review

2560 1440 James Tocchio

Leica’s biggest rangefinder flop has found a new audience of fans in the modern age. James examines its history and our gives it the review treatement.

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