Matt Jones

Epson RD-1: Retro Camera of the Future

Digital Photography Now has a preview of Epson’s unique Digital Rangefinder camera, the RD-1. A collaboration between Epson and traditional Rangefinder maker Cosina, it’s a triumph of function over form. Aimed at staunch traditionalists who want to dip a toe into the world of digital photography, it’s a camera that looks as if it’s been pulled from the 1960s and reluctantly modified with digital components. Strangely, it has what looks like a film advance lever which cocks the shutter before every shot, as well as a film rewind knob which is really a jog dial for changing camera settings. Priced at around 2000 however, its retro design and functionality do not come cheap. (via Photography Blog)

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