Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/11

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Subject: [Leica] OT - Epson R-D1
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Fri Jun 11 20:15:54 2004

On 6/11/04 9:18 AM, "Frank Farmer" <> wrote:

> LUGgers,
> I have a question about the Epson R-D1.  It appears that the frame lines 
> are
> to 
> be selected manually by the user a la Voigtlander Bessa-R2.  See photo link
> below:
> My question is this:  Does the frameline selector engage lines for the 35mm
> equivalent
> or the digital equivilent of the 28, 35, and 50 focal lengths?  For 
> example,
> according to the 
> focal length converter on the back of the camera, a 35mm lens with a 50mm
> focal length
> equals a 75mm lens after you figure in the conversion factor.  So, what do 
> the
> lines
> in the viewfinder show?  50 equivalent or 75 equivalent? I recognize that
> framing with a 
> rangefinder is often an approximate science.  But, doesn't the focal length
> conversion factor
> further complicate issues with a digital rangefinder?  Especially when one
> must resort to a 
> shoe-mount finder that won't match the 42mm designation when you've 
> mounted a
> 28mm 
> lens?   Just wondering out loud.  Forgive me if this has come up before.
> Go here:  for a link to
> showing the 
> converstion table.
> Thanks in advance.
> Frank
> Jackson, MS

I think a camera which takes Leica M glass is pretty much in the center of
our vision!

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

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