rangefinder 450 or less

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Im looking to get into rangefinder photography i have 450 dollars to spend and not on film so unless theres an easy eay to develop film then digital any suggestions?
 

DelroyMonjo

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Try looking for one of these: http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/fujifilm_x20_review/ Has a split-image rangefinder as well as a digital screen.
Most of the digital rangefinder cameras (Leica) are waaay out of your price range.
 

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Try looking for one of these: http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/fujifilm_x20_review/ Has a split-image rangefinder as well as a digital screen.
Most of the digital rangefinder cameras (Leica) are waaay out of your price range.
 

bjornl

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If you go here:
http://www.dpreview.com/products/search/cameras?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=mainmenu&utm_medium=text&ref=mainmenu#!
You can do a feature search including selecting desired form-factor.

Most modern rangefinders have a tiny TV screen type view finder (known as "mirrorless") Plenty to choose from. Most are going to be at least a little to a lot above your target budget particularly once you factor in the cost of the lens. You can get around this by looking at slightly older models or by buying used. A safe place to buy used would be AMAZON.COM due to their easy return policy. KEH.com also offers tested used cameras with some warranty. Some have no viewfinder and rely on the large rear LCD so the camera is used like a PHONE. I recommend you not get one of those unless you also want to get the add-on viewfinder. But add-on viewfinders will increase the bulk to close to DSLR (Digital SLR) sizes.

Generally the newer ones will have a little better image quality but a bigger difference maker is the sensor size.

A quick search and this is as close as I could come:
https://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-GM5KK-Mirrorless-Viewfinder-12-32mm/dp/B00NHZUFXC
https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00I8BICB2/ref=sr_1_1_olp?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1467218648&sr=1-1&keywords=a6000&condition=used
https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B005IKZU8O/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

Another option would be a range finder style camera with a fixed lens (not a removable lens)
This one is a good camera and gets you close to your budget:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00O2TI1RY/ref=sr_1_2_olp?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1467219466&sr=1-2&keywords=lx100&condition=used
 
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Hi. I recently picked up a Precision Pro Golf NX7 rangefinder for $250 and it works fine for me. Pretty simple, 6x magnification; more accurate than I am :).
The adaptive slope technology can be turned on and off though, meaning this unit is still competition legal.
There are other similar brands in the same price range.
 

USAFRet

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A golfing rangefinder is a whole different tool than a rangefinder camera.
Especially in a Digital Camera thread, that is over 2 years old.
 

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