From: RichA on
http://43rumors.com/jeff-ascough-is-testing-a-new-rangefinder-microfourthirds-or-not/

This is interesting.
The Canon wedding shooter Jeff Ascough just revealed that he is
testing a brand new rangefinder. I highly doubt that he is talking
about a Canon camera. Not one of our sources ever heard something
about it. It could be everything but it is a good moment to remind you
that Panasonic is working on a “digital rangefinder” model!

UPDATE: According to photorumors “The standard lens is suppose to be
35mm f/1.2 and there are two more lenses. The rangefinder is full
frame with magnesium alloy electronic shutter and supposedly with
very good AF”
From: Savageduck on
On 2010-03-30 18:32:16 -0700, RichA <rander3127(a)gmail.com> said:

> http://43rumors.com/jeff-ascough-is-testing-a-new-rangefinder-microfourthir
> ds-or-not/
>
> This is interesting.
> The Canon wedding shooter Jeff Ascough just revealed that he is
> testing a brand new rangefinder. I highly doubt that he is talking
> about a Canon camera. Not one of our sources ever heard something
> about it. It could be everything but it is a good moment to remind you
> that Panasonic is working on a “digital rangefinder” model!
>
> UPDATE: According to photorumors “The standard lens is suppose to be
> 35mm f/1.2 and there are two more lenses. The rangefinder is full
> frame with magnesium alloy electronic shutter and supposedly with
> very good AF”

Reading all of the posts, the consensus of opinion seems to indicate an
elaborate April Fool's prank.

Not long to go, to discover if that is true.

If it turns out to be true, it would be a pleasant surprise.
A modern version of something like my old Yashica Electro 35 would be
nice, regardless of the manufacturer.


--
Regards,

Savageduck

From: RichA on
On Mar 30, 9:49 pm, Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
> On 2010-03-30 18:32:16 -0700, RichA <rander3...(a)gmail.com> said:
>
> >http://43rumors.com/jeff-ascough-is-testing-a-new-rangefinder-microfo...
> > ds-or-not/
>
> > This is interesting.
> > The Canon wedding shooter Jeff Ascough just revealed that he is
> > testing a brand new rangefinder. I highly doubt that he is talking
> > about a Canon camera. Not one of our sources ever heard something
> > about it. It could be everything but it is a good moment to remind you
> > that Panasonic is working on a “digital rangefinder” model!
>
> > UPDATE: According to photorumors “The standard lens is suppose to be
> > 35mm f/1.2 and there are two more lenses. The rangefinder is full
> > frame with magnesium alloy electronic shutter  and supposedly with
> > very good AF”
>
> Reading all of the posts, the consensus of opinion seems to indicate an
> elaborate April Fool's prank.
>
> Not long to go, to discover if that is true.
>
> If it turns out to be true, it would be a pleasant surprise.
> A modern version of something like my old Yashica Electro 35 would be
> nice, regardless of the manufacturer.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Savageduck

Or something smaller like a Minolta CLE.
From: Michael on
On 2010-03-30 21:49:44 -0400, Savageduck said:

> On 2010-03-30 18:32:16 -0700, RichA <rander3127(a)gmail.com> said:
>
>> http://43rumors.com/jeff-ascough-is-testing-a-new-rangefinder-microfourthir
>> ds-or-not/
>>
>> This is interesting.
>> The Canon wedding shooter Jeff Ascough just revealed that he is
>> testing a brand new rangefinder. I highly doubt that he is talking
>> about a Canon camera. Not one of our sources ever heard something
>> about it. It could be everything but it is a good moment to remind you
>> that Panasonic is working on a �digital rangefinder� model!
>>
>> UPDATE: According to photorumors �The standard lens is suppose to be
>> 35mm f/1.2 and there are two more lenses. The rangefinder is full
>> frame with magnesium alloy electronic shutter and supposedly with
>> very good AF�
>
> Reading all of the posts, the consensus of opinion seems to indicate an
> elaborate April Fool's prank.
>
> Not long to go, to discover if that is true.
>
> If it turns out to be true, it would be a pleasant surprise.
> A modern version of something like my old Yashica Electro 35 would be
> nice, regardless of the manufacturer.

The closest I've seen to something like a high end digital rangefinder
is the Olympus Pen EP series, at least in size and look. But it is a
micro 4/3 not a full frame. And the EP 1 has only a live view LCD
screen. The EP 2 has a plug in EVF that in my opinion makes the camera
somewhat clunky and unwieldy. To qualify as a high end digital
rangefinder (i.e. digital Leica M series type camera) would require an
integral EVF, at least an APS and preferably a full frame sensor, and a
line of good lenses. That and the compact, trim package that makes the
Leica M series so desirable. Super quality Leitz or Zeiss lenses
wouldn't hurt.

IMHO, that is.
--
Michael

From: Matti Vuori on
Michael <adunc79617(a)mypacks.net> wrote in
news:2010033100220748664-adunc79617(a)mypacksnet:
> To qualify as a high end digital
> rangefinder (i.e. digital Leica M series type camera) would require an
> integral EVF,

Guess what? To qualify as a rangefinder, the camera would need to have a
rangefinder, not an EVF.