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1 THE RANGEFINDER CAMERA AND THE HISTORY OF THE X100 SERIES

In contrast with DSLR cameras, which deliver the image to the viewfinder through an optical system that includes a moveable mirror and a pentaprism, rangefinder cameras have an optical viewfinder and a focusing aid that are connected to the distance meter on the lens. On classic film rangefinder cameras, the focusing process usually involves a split image, with both images moving along a horizontal axis. When the images are perfectly aligned, the subject is in focus. In the days before autofocus, this was the standard way to adjust focus, and many modern digital cameras still use this ...

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