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07-10-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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Focus viewfinder

I love my K-01 camera I have 2 prime lens and the pictures are great.
Please please please Pentax could you make a viewfinder that I could clamp onto the flash slot.
I'd pay good money and this would make the camera perfect for me.
Only thing it's lacking for me

Thanks

And a cheaper bag

07-10-2012, 03:54 PM   #2
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I think that you could use the one that is made for the Q, but it wouldn't give you a true representation for all of your lens focal lengths. You could also do one of those hood things that attaches to the rear lcd. Someone had that set up and an external mike attached to the hot shoe. Killer!
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I think Pentax should make one for the K-01. I'd buy it in a heart beat. I'm sure loads of people would
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You should be able to get the Leitz or even cheapo Russian optical viewfinders off eaby.
These were made for RF cameras and match various common focal lengths.
Only problem is that the FOV will be a bit off due to the APS-C crop factor.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lammie200 Quote
I think that you could use the one that is made for the Q, but it wouldn't give you a true representation for all of your lens focal lengths.
The O-VF1 from Q isn't good matching. The field of view is the same, comparing to the FA31mm, but the allignment isn't good, there is a shift down, so you can't see it very well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote
You should be able to get the Leitz or even cheapo Russian optical viewfinders off eaby.
These were made for RF cameras and match various common focal lengths.
Only problem is that the FOV will be a bit off due to the APS-C crop factor.
Well, one looks a bit more threatening with it then
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Well, one looks a bit more threatening with it then
Cool!

It always reminds me of a 6 shooter.
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here's a DIY fix
and another
perfect for us cheapskates

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There was a forum member that made a red dot finder for their Pentax Q. It would also be great if anyone made one for a K-01.

Darn I'd almost business back this person to give them starters into their own business. That red dot "gizmo" is nothing short of an excellent idea and also adaptation.

Just be careful when using it anywhere near DC
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