K 01 and old manual focus lenses

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K 01 and old manual focus lenses
7 months ago

I know some of you have K 01s and use them with old (K and M series, or Takumars for that matter) fully manual lenses. Are you willing to share your experiences?

How does such a setup work? Any practical advice? I know IQ can be sky high, but how is the experience? Is it a fun setup to shoot with? Do you miss the viewfinder?

Most of all, how in the heck do you focus with your camera away from your eye?  I'm having trouble even imagining the ergonomics or the motions you use,  Any videos of someone actually working this way?

I've seen some wonderful images here taken with these cameras and old lenses ...

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