What’s special about a rangefinder camera?

A rangefinder camera is a specific tool. It’s great for some things (documentary) and terrible for other photo applications (sports, wildlife…). Wide angle to normal focal length lenses are the rangefinder’s strength. When we talk rangefinders the discussion centers around Leica simply because Leica occupies 95% of the thought and user space. Yes, they are expensive. No, […]

Is the Fuji X100 the camera Leica M photographers and rangefinder fanatics have been waiting for?

Post update April 7, 2016: Looking back on this post it’s hard to believe it’s been a little over 5 years. A lot has changed. I did buy the X100 and had a love/hate relationship with it. Eventually it became a shelf queen. If was just too frustrating to use. Eventual firmware updates made the […]