NX Mini with legacy manual lenses?

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ProfHankD
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NX Mini with legacy manual lenses?

I'm using a lot of old manual-focus lenses on Sony E/FE bodies, but I have some lenses where the 18mm flange distance is just too big -- so I'm very curious about the NX Mini. I've been designing and 3D printing my own lens adapters, so I'm not too worried about being able to mechanically fit these lenses on an NX-M mount, but a few questions:

  • Are there detailed specs for the NX-M mount anywhere? In particular, what is the flange distance? 3D printing allows me to make adapters by reverse engineering from a lens combined with trial and error about the flange distance, but I'd prefer to build from real specs....
  • Is there any problem with using lenses that have no electronic coupling?  For example, many cameras require "shoot without lens" or somesuch to be enabled or only work in certain exposure modes.
  • Are there any adapters around? I know there is an NX-M to NX from Samsung, but I'm wondering about others. I'd probably start with a dumb adapter for Sony E-mount, because I already have a fleet of adapters putting manual lenses on E.

I don't want to buy one just to answer those questions.  

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