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10-07-2012, 05:38 AM   #16
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I suppose it comes down to what you want a viewfinder for. Composition arrangements atop your camera body?

something like this?

ACP - Universal

I can't help but play the devil now tho. If you want a viewfinder, (composition, bright light) you buy a SLR. if you want something more portable, you buy a sans mirror yeah "shrugs"

It really sounds like you want a digital range finder yeah?

I cant wait till someone makes a digital back for my Kiev or Zorki

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10-13-2012, 12:57 AM   #17

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
At the time, the camera had just come out, so not really. But according to the latest interviews, it seems that the interest in the K-01 wasn't as high as Pentax had hoped. We will have to wait until the next CP+ event to see what its fate will be...

The interest will be MUCH higher with more compact body with fast CDAF and EVF as option.
10-13-2012, 05:24 AM   #18
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my short experience is a concluding : YES, YOU CAN use the Q'view-finder O-VF1 with K-01 and FA 31 Ltd.
The limits with any viewfinder is parallax, and potential lens intrusion in the frame.
Parallax :
The O-VF1 appears to help correcting parallax when you shot at a distance of say 1 meter : it includes two lines underneath the upper frame limit in this respect.
The funny thing is that using these indications work with K-01 and 0-VF1 as well ! I advise to use it even earlier, for sujects c.a. 2 meters from you
Lens intrusion :
This is the bigger short-comming of such a kit : the FA 31mm Ltd lens-tip appears to be within the bottom part of the frame.
Nonetheless, this is not a fatal drawback as you can easily adjust in a quick move your framing.
Format proportions :
Surprisingly, the difference in format versus 3:2 and 4:3 is not that much of a problem either : you only have to include the vertical markings in your composition.
ACL shut off :
No problem with that, you only have to choose it again each time you start the K-01.

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04-15-2013, 08:12 PM   #19
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You can get a tele-wide viewfinder on ebay, yashica or petri the center mask is 60mm (so just right for the 40) and the outer mask is 37mm. These can be had for under $30.

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