Hello all, I went from DSLR's to the X-Pro1 last year and really enjoy shooting legacy lenses on the Fuji. Admittedly I have always been curious about Leica and rangefinders and have been resiting the urge for an M9.
Earlier this week I got the chance to pick up a 2 year old R-D1xG with M-Rokkor 40mm F2 in superb condition at less than the cost of a used M8. As many of you know, this camera still sells for new here in Japan!
I love the way it feels, handles and its "analog" functionality but the truth is, after a few days shooting, I have come to the conclusion that I really suck at using a rangefinder.
Is it normal for a beginner to miss focus so regularly and if so, any advice?
The X-Pro1 I of course use magnification which really helps but that of course is not on the Epson. I do love the Epson viewfinder and am getting used to keeping both eyes open, I just can't get always get it sharp! (not to mention I have a very bad addiction to shooting wide open always on all my cameras.
Otherwise I am still very excited about this cameras possibilities. The lenses, the colors produced.
Any advice for mastering a rangefinder is much appreciated!