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    Arca Swiss Rm3d w/electronic rangefinder

    Saw this at PhotoPlus. Looks like they salvaged it from a Polaroid SX-70. Works well as long as the subject doesn't move. The unit tells you what value to dial into the huge focus ring on the Arca. You tell the unit what lens is mounted and it adjusts automatically.

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    Re: Arca Swiss Rm3d w/electronic rangefinder

    To me the whole package looks like the solution to a problem no one had. Lucky us that there are more useable alternatives.

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    Re: Arca Swiss Rm3d w/electronic rangefinder

    Well the camera is quite nice, but the electronic rangefinder /distance thing, is by far the dumbest thing I have seen. What use has it ? Landscape ? On what does it actually focus on the tree right there or is it the rock on the left? Oh **** it measured the bush on the far right.....

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    Re: Arca Swiss Rm3d w/electronic rangefinder

    There was some discussion of it in this L.L. review and the included video on the page.

    I didn't get the urge to run out a buy one of the range-finder devices. It really looked like a kludge to me. Maybe it's great, but there are some good laser range-finders now that would make more sense for some users.

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    Re: Arca Swiss Rm3d w/electronic rangefinder

    The good news is that the camera seems alive and well. Has anyone seen one for sale?

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    Re: Arca Swiss Rm3d w/electronic rangefinder

    Or better yet, has anyone used one?

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    Re: Arca Swiss Rm3d w/electronic rangefinder

    TBH, the Arca Swiss camera sales network is pretty vaporous here in the States. I imagine that it would be slightly more accessible in Europe. It doesn't help that their web presence is being handled by a Luddite.
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    Re: Arca Swiss Rm3d w/electronic rangefinder

    Quote Originally Posted by etrigan63 View Post
    It doesn't help that their web presence is being handled by a Luddite.
    Web presence? What web presence?

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    Re: Arca Swiss Rm3d w/electronic rangefinder

    Quote Originally Posted by jklotz View Post
    Web presence? What web presence?
    My point exactly.
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