Who needs the rangefinder? Use the hyperfocal distance of your lens.
Many of you own or at least have used a rangefinder camera at some point.
But what is a rangefinder?
Wikipedia defines a rangefinder as: “a camera fitted with a rangefinder: a range-finding focusing mechanism allowing the photographer to measure the subject distance and take photographs that are in sharp focus. Most varieties of rangefinder show two images of the same subject, one of which moves when a calibrated wheel is turned; when the two images coincide and fuse into one, the distance can be read off the wheel.”
We all know how difficult it can be to focus on a rangefinder sometimes, (especially when the subject is moving) but there is an answer.
On the lens, you might see something like this:
See the little hash marks with the aperture numbers on the bottom ring? That’s the Depth-of-Field scale. It shows how much of the scene will be in focus. If you set an aperture on the lens, (say, f/8) then that means the distance between the two corresponding hash marks on the bottom ring representing that aperture will be in focus.
Remember: A larger aperture (like f/2.8) will result in a shallower depth of field, (less stuff in focus. BOKEHHHHH) and a smaller aperture (like f/22) will result in greater depth of field. (broader range of things in focus)
Try using a fast film so you can use a smaller aperture for street photography or sports.
Use a slow film if your subjects will be relatively static so you can get dat BOKEHHHHH
P.S. Yes, the first image was lifted from KenRockwell.com. All hail Ken, the master of /p/. Your camera does not matter. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
written by robotmonkey1996 on 2013-05-22 in #gear #tipster #select-type-of-tipster #camera-zone-focusing-fast-street-photography-leica-rangefinder-hyperfocal #tutorial #camera #select-what-this-tipster-is-about