The Rangefinder: Truth, Mystique & Practice – Leica M240

A three-part discussion on Rangefinders between Michael Reichmann, Sean Reid of and Mark Dubovoy. Shot on location in Ithaca, N.Y. in the Spring of 2013.

At an hour & twenty minutes, this wide-ranging discussion looks in detail at the Leica M240, the Fuji X-Pro1, focussing techniques, Window Viewfinders and Electronic Viewfinders, a comparison to DSLRs, the use of R lenses on an M Leica, the suitability of Rangefinders for new photographers, the cost of Leica and others, a recent history of Rangefinders since the advent of SLRs, Rangefinders use for ‘quiet’ or ‘stealth’ photography, a look at what’s new in the M240 over the M9, the shortcomings of the M240 – in the varied opinions of the three participants, Leica lenses, their ‘mystique’ and finally, the use of Leica M mount lenses on other cameras.

Michael Reichmann

Michael Reichmann is the founder of the Luminous Landscape. Michael passed away in May 2016. Since its inception in 1999 LuLa has become the world's largest site devoted to the art, craft, and technology of photography. Each month more than one million people from every country on the globe visit LuLa.

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