Posts Tagged ‘Rangefinder

Rangefinders, due to design limitations, have limited close up focusing abilities. Most can focus only up to 1 metre or slightly less. The RF mechanism will not permit easy focusing for closer objects. The separate viewfinder won’t show the correct field- due to parallax. Separate viewfinders also won’t show the FOV change as the focus [...]

For newbies, applicable to most FED and Zorki cameras. 1. Do not force anything.  Despite their price or appearance, any FED or Zorki is a true precision machine that requires careful and proper handling. 2. Do not remove the lens unless necessary.  Most FED and Zorki are Leica type RFs whose lens can be removed.  [...]