Our resident rangefinder expert analyzes three leading models and explains
why clicking these shutters is good for the soul.
Is there any rhyme, reason or room for 35mm rangefinder cameras in today's ever expanding digital photographic world? Last year camera manufacturers churned out some 6 million DSLRs, which were prominently announced, advertised, written about profusely, and gobbled up by enthusiastic buyers. In the same time period, Leica and Voigtlander quietly sold an estimated 20,000 35mm rangefinder cameras. A drop in the bucket, you might say. And in 2007, these two, now joined by Zeiss, will just as quietly try to expand the breed.