X-T1 with legacy lenses?

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yardcoyote Senior Member • Posts: 6,596
X-T1 with legacy lenses?

A comment on a post on another forum suggests that the X-T1 shines as a body to use with manual legacy lenses.  Is anybody here using it in that role? My old glass is all Pentax-- I have access to 11 different  K and M lenses in 10 focal lengths, a library that I am dying to use.  But getting them to work on a modern DSLR body designed for AF lenses with no aperture rings and with no focusing aids in the VF, can be problematic, as you know.

Will the X-T1 allow me to use my aperture rings normally?  Can I use shutter priority automation with a manual lens?   Does the split image screen/ focusing aid work well?  Would the converter affect the image quality or metering?

Sorry if these are are dumb questions, but I have been considering dedicating a body to my old lenses for a while, and the idea of using something other than a Pentax for the purpose had never occurred to me.  The size and shape of the X-T1 might make for a very attractive companion to my old glass.

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