Fuji The electronic rangefinder

Apr 2, 2018
Everybody and their dog has been fantasizing about an EVF camera that had a good workable rangefinder view. Sadly I believe it's just about impossible to implement digitally.

But has anyone ever considered this feature the other way around?

  • Take an XPro body.
  • Install dual windows in there, alongside the necessary glasswork so that you have the rangefinder box in there.
  • Instead of a little tongue (that the lens would usually push) ...
  • ...read the distance from the lens' electronics...
  • ...and let an electric motor adjust the mirrors inside so that the rangefinder is "coupled".
This way it would be realistically implementable. Only we now need lenses to communicate the focus distances and this means all adapted lenses are no go :(
 

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