An older camera designed still used by celebrated German manufacturer Leica. The ‘rangefinder’ is used for focusing – as you turn the focus ring on the lens, a small mirror in the top of the camera rotates to line up a ‘ghost’ image with the main image in the viewfinder. When this ghost image lines up, your subject is in focus. Some modern digital cameras are called ‘rangefinders’ simply because they share this classic rectangular design – they do not necessarily use rangefinder focusing.
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