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Mamiya 7 Medium Format Rangefinder Film Camera Body OnlyMamiya 7 Mark 1 Body Only! Fully Tested & In Excellent Working Order! Camera is in great shape for its age. Viewfinder is bright and clear free from haze and fungus. Body has signs of use due to age. Uk buyers only! Thanks£839.00Brand: MamiyaFree postage19 watching
Leica M6 Classic 0.72 35mm Rangefinder Film CameraThe Leica M6 combines the silhouette of the Leica M3 and Leica M4 with a modern, off-the-shutter light meter with no moving parts and LED arrows in the viewfinder. Informally it is referred to as the M6 "Classic" to distinguish it from the "M6 TTL" models, and to indicate its "Classic" M3 dimensions.£1,200.00Brand: Leica£10.00 postage12 watching
OLYMPUS 35 RC Rangefinder 35mm Film Manual Camera with 42mm F/2.8 E.Zuiko LensComes with Minolta leather camera case with screw fixing into base of camera£75.99Brand: Olympus£4.00 postage
New listingCanon F1-N 35mm Film Camera Body **** BNIB ****Totally Mint/ Unused - Collectors piece£795.00Brand: CanonFree postage
Voigtländer Bessa R3M 35mm Rangefinder Film Camera + Heliar classic 50mm f2 lens250 Jahre - limited edition£690.00Brand: Bessa£8.50 postage17 watching
New listingKONICA AUTO S3 35mm | HEXANON LENS | STRAP & COVER | TESTED & GREAT!A legendary 35mm camera. Small sturdy body with an amazing performing 38mm f1.8 Hexanon Lens. Konica Auto S3. The camera comes with its original strap and lower case. Everything is in great working order.£149.99Brand: Konica Minolta£4.15 postage
Konica Auto S3 35mm Rangefinder with Hexanon 35mm f1.8 lens // Manual and BOXED!Konica Auto S3 35mm Rangefinder with Hexanon 35mm f1.8 lens // Excellent Condition BOXED! The camera comes complete with lens cup ,original box and original manual in English. Iwill send it with a battery inside and an extra one so you can use it straight away!£235.00Brand: Konica£8.90 postage
Leica Minilux 35mm Rangefinder Film Camera Complete BOXED ACCESSORIESLeica Minilux - complete in box. Boxed leather Leica Minilux pouch. Camera in beautiful cherished condition. No scratches. Battery (low charge).£345.00£7.50 postageBrand: Leica10 watching
Vintage Quality Rangefinder Mamiya Super Deluxe w/ Kominar 2/48 lensUsed item. Inherited many cameras so havent tried to use.£50.000 bids£6.95 postageEnding Today at 6:52AM BST3m 11sBrand: Mamiya
Canon 7 35mm Rangefinder Film Camera Leica Screw M39 with Russian Industar LensCheques also very acceptable and I will send your parcel as soon as your cheque arrives.£125.00Brand: CanonFree postage
OLYMPUS 35 RC Rangefinder 35mm Film Manual Camera with 42mm F/2.8 E.Zuiko LensThe item must be in the same condition as it was sent. For your peace of mind all our Used products have been serviced tested and fully checked come with 3 Months Warranty covering parts and labour.£74.95Brand: OlympusFree postage16 watching
Hasselblad Xpan w/45mm f4 lensI'm moving to a smaller flat and am having to rationalise my camera collection. The rangefinder is clear and the focussing accurate. The lens is scratch free with smooth focussing. It's a very sharp lens as would be expected for a Hasselblad.£1,700.00Brand: Hasselblad£10.00 postage24 watching
Mamiya 7ii Medium Format Rangefinder Camera Body w/ 80mm f/4 LensMamiya 7 ii with 80mm Kit Lens for sale. (What you see is what you get). Camera is in fully perfect working order andwas serviced a month ago. - Rangefinder mechanism is accurate. - Viewfinder and frame lines are bright and clear.£2,600.00Brand: Mamiya£10.00 postage18 watching
Olympus XA 35mm f/2.8 Compact Film Rangefinder Camera with A11 Flash,Case&ManualThis is a fully working Olympus XA camera with a fantastic 35mm f/2.8 Zuiko Lens and fully working rangefinder for precise focusing. Also included is the A11 flash and the case with all the original paperwork.£99.99Brand: Olympus£4.50 postage
OLYMPUS XA + A16 FLASH NEW FOAMS BOX CASE PAPERWORK & MINT!Olympus XA A16 Flash. Comes with original Presentation Case, Box, Wrist Strap, All Paperwork & working Battery. Mint- to Mint condition.tiny amount of wear on close inspection. Spotless Film Chamber with New Foams.£185.00Brand: Olympus£9.50 postage
Zorki-3M LEICA-Based USSR Made 35mm Rangefinder Camera + Jupiter-8 2/50mm Lens35mm Rangefinder camera based on Leica III complete with a matched Jupiter-8 1:2 F=50mm Prime Lens. This model is the LEAST common of all the three submodels of the Zorki 3. Zorki-3M made in 1955. ONLY about 20-30 thousands were made in the years of 1954-1956.£76.52£7.54 postage
Canon 7 Rangefinder + 50mm 1:1.8 LensCanon 7 Rangefinder camera 50mm 1:1.8 Lens. Rangefinder patch is good, easy to focus. Lens is in very nice condition, no real signs of use. But it does not seem to affect the pics it takes. last 2 taken with Sony A7.£198.99£7.50 postage
Petri 7s 35mm Classic Vintage Retro Camera Rangefinder Film CameraPetri 7s classic vintage retro 1960's 35mm rangefinder film and csmera. Small dent on lens shown in picture£15.000 bids£3.95 postageEnding Saturday at 2:26PM BST1d 7hBrand: Petri
Leica Minilux 35mm Film Camera ** Superb condition**Here for sale is a very lightly used, top of the range Leica 35mm compact camera which is fully working and been film tested (with great images produced!). The camera is in Mint condition other than the battery cover which is slightly discoloured.£439.00Brand: LeicaFree postage
New listingLeica M2 Rangefinder Film Camera Black (repainted)Camera has full function,All times run from clean, film transport buttery soft. Viewfinder frame and focus properly. This is a used equipment! which it has used sign and each person may have different view on the item condition.£1,450.00£8.00 postage
Olympus XA3 35mm Rangefinder Film Camera with 35 mm lens KitThis camera is in good condition and comes with the flash add on. All of the equipment is un-tested so we are un-sure if it works or not.£16.004 bids£4.80 postageEnding Today at 2:10PM BST7h 20mBrand: Olympus
Voigtlander Bessa R2M 35mm rangefinder camera body + original case + neck strapFilm chamber, winder and advance work perfectly and camera has no light leaks. Camera case is a bit worn but it does the job to protect the camera and it is quite nice to have the original case. It is much lighter than the M6 and feels better in hands because of the shape of the camera body and grip.£449.95Brand: VoigtländerFree postage12 watching
Fed 2 35mm rangefinder cameraIncluded: Camera, case with strap. Last three photos show the curtains with shutter released, half and fully cocked. M39 mount. Shutter:Curtains good, fast times seem OK. Body:Very Good. Viewfinder:Good, Coupling seems accurate.£17.99Brand: F.E.D£3.99 postage
RARE!! Zeiss Ikon Tenax II 24x24mm Rangefinder + Zeiss TESSAR 1:2.8 f=4cm LensZeiss Ikon Tenax II. Carl Zeiss TESSAR 1:2.8 f=4cm Lens. 24x24mm RangeFinder Camera Complete with The Tessar lens shows small amount of cleaning marks (they seem to be evenly spread throughout the entire front glass. ).£399.72£9.95 postageBrand: ZEISS16 watching
Mamiya 7 Medium format rangefinder camera body onlyExcellent condition Mamiya 7 Rangefinder camera.£1,350.00Brand: Mamiya£10.00 postage20 watching
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A rangefinder camera has a split-image range-finding focusing mechanism that can be used to measure the distance to a subject and take photographs in sharp focus. Most digital cameras and film cameras use electroacoustic or electronic measuring functions with autofocus, but it is not called range-finding.
How it works
Most rangefinder cameras show two images of the same subject. One moves when a calibrated wheel is turned and when the two images coincide, they become one image and the distance can be read off the wheel. Non-coupled rangefinder cameras show the focusing distance which the photographer transfers to the lens focus ring. These types of camera had separate viewfinder and rangefinder windows, while later versions combined the two into one viewfinder. Modern designs have the rangefinder joined with the focusing mechanism so that the lens focuses correctly when the rangefinder image fuses.
The rangefinder camera was manufactured in different sizes and film formats, from 35mm through to medium format roll film and large format press cameras. In older models, folding bellows cameras were fitted with rangefinders.
35mm cameras use focal plane shutters with interchangeable lenses of either screw or bayonet mounted design, but fixed lens leaf-shutter rangefinder cameras were more popular. They had high speed, high quality optics with either manual or automatic aperture capability. Digital technology improved the rangefinder cameras in 2004 using M-mount lenses or earlier screw mount lenses via an adapter.
Advantages and disadvantages
There is a parallax error in the viewfinder which doesn't allow viewing through the lens and is offset from the lens so that the image is not exactly how it will be recorded on the film. It doesn't show at large distances but as the subject is brought nearer, the error becomes more apparent.
Larger lenses could block a portion of the view, as will lens hoods that are used on rangefinder cameras. It can also be difficult to integrate zoom lenses as the design of the rangefinder camera hasn't been adapted to accept this type of lens.
Rangefinder cameras don't have a moving mirror so there are no blackout moments whilst the subject is being photographed. This often makes the camera quieter and less obtrusive to use. When using the viewfinders, photographers may find that the field of view is not much bigger than the lens. This means that the photographer can see outside the frame. Filters that absorb light and change the colour of an image are much easier to compose and focus on a rangefinder camera. However, graduated and polariser filters are better used with an SLR camera.