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Epson Digital Rangefinder seems too big
Old 03-23-2004   #1
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Epson Digital Rangefinder seems too big

Although it's a laudible first digital rangefinder, and all I can do is speculate, it does seem like this camera is too damned big. It's taller than the Leica M5, which flopped because of its girth. In fact, maybe this camera is very close to the M5 -- a first step (it took Leica another 8 years after the M5 to release the viable, metered M6).

If you read Leitz's early Barnack camera developments, he was obsessed with moderate size. He insisted that the rangefinder camera itself be the same height as the existing, rangefinder-less camera. Epson/Cosina/Leica needs to stick to those early goals. Otherwise, what's the point of a rangefinder?
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Old 03-23-2004   #2
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Originally posted by strangedoctor
If you read Leitz's early Barnack camera developments, he was obsessed with moderate size. He insisted that the rangefinder camera itself be the same height as the existing, rangefinder-less camera. Epson/Cosina/Leica needs to stick to those early goals. Otherwise, what's the point of a rangefinder?
Quiet shutter, easy focusing in low light, fast manual focusing, small lenses, 1:1 viewfinder mag, no mirror blackout.

If size were the main concern, there are more than a few small, lightweight SLRs that would be just as good and more versatile.

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Old 03-23-2004   #3
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I hope you meant to say "laudable", or else I'll choose to read "laughable".

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Unavoidable it should be deeper, to have the display on the back, and it is also taller than the R2 - don't know why. I *think* its the same width.

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