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03-24-2016, 04:30 AM - 4 Likes   #1
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Hoodman makes K-01 awesome for manual focussing

Recently glued my Hoodman on my K-01, looks odd but works fantastic! So I got rid of the elastic bandings. Result is a very stable camera (eye + hand contact), superb and bright 1K EVF, 6X digital zoom for nailed focussing and a bright view even in heavy sunshine! The Hoodman offers very good "German" optics for just 139, my K-01 now is a manual prime killer in all circumstances... Nothing wrong with this old stuff!

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03-24-2016, 05:17 AM   #2
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That's how I use mine, with a cheap Chinese loupe that snaps on it's own tripod plate anf flips own if need be.
Worlds better than an optical viewfinder...
...now if only screen resolution was higher...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Henrico Quote
looks odd but works fantastic!
Important part in bold. Excellent!

QuoteOriginally posted by LensBeginner Quote
a cheap Chinese loupe that snaps on its own tripod plate and flips down if need be.
Sounds great! I like this solution for its reversibility, though there's no doubting the functionality of OP's solution. Link?
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Ive seen this kind of accessory usage before. Glad that it works well! Yeah, K-01 with manual primes is a killer combo

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Hoodman Pro
^^ can you please tell me if there's an exact type (number?) of this hood (which fits the K-01), and if it has a diopter adjustment? Thank you!
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I may have to bite the bullet and glue mine on. What kind of glue did you use?
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Just transparant silicone kit. Never use super glue or so! Silicone kit works fine, good adhesive and if necessary removable. You can simply remove the last silicone with your nails when you remove the hood. So it is a reversal solution.

I bought the hood 2 years ago, search for Hoodman Pro, the optics are multicoated and adjustable by turning the occulair.
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Important part in bold. Excellent!



Sounds great! I like this solution for its reversibility, though there's no doubting the functionality of OP's solution. Link?
There you go!
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I bought the hood 2 years ago, search for Hoodman Pro, the optics are multicoated and adjustable by turning the occulair.
OK, I found the Hoodman site, but I still don't know just which Hoodman Pro you used. Is there a model number, or a part number, or a specific name?

Thanks.
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Yep, it's a very useful product. I use mine on my Q-system cameras.
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Hoodman Cinema Kit

In the Netherlands available now for €139.... I thought I paid less but I'm not sure.

Hoodman Cinema Kit
De Hoodman Cinema Kit maakt het filmen met een DSLR eenvoudiger. De kit bestaat uit de HoodLoupe 3.0, HoodMAG 3.0 en Cinema Strap. Hiermee kunt u het LCD-scherm gebruiken als viewfinder. De kit is geschikt voor schermen tot 3". De HoodLoupe zorgt ervoor dat u op het scherm kunt kijken zonder dat u last heeft van schitteringen. U kunt de dioptrie hierbij aanpassen tot +/- 3. De meegeleverde eye cup kunt u op het oculair plaatsen om zo een 3x vergroting te bewerkstelligen. Met de Cinema Strap houdt u de HoodLoupe op zijn plaats, zodat u beide handen vrij hebt om de camera te bedienen. De behuizing en het oculair zijn gemaakt van rubber, wat het draagcomfort vergroot en bescherming biedt tegen schokken.
Inhoud van de verpakking:
- HoodLoupe 3.0
- HoodMAG3.0
- Cinema Strap
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http://www.amazon.com/Photography-Cinema-VF-4-LCD-Universal/dp/B00D2J4USO
I use VF4 with my K-01, the Q and Q-s1.
Great value for money.
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White K-01 + M-lenses look real good!

This all works fine and nice. I use my K-01 with many K/M/A lenses, up to 400mm. It came with the XS40, what is a real nice lens also. Most legacy primes excel only stopping one step down. I really have no problem in focussing at F1.4, or long tele's. Tack sharp, only beware: there is some delay on your screen, it's not a OVF. Always wait a second or so to be sure that what you see is really what you get.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Henrico Quote
In the Netherlands available now for €139.... I thought I paid less but I'm not sure.

Hoodman Cinema Kit
De Hoodman Cinema Kit maakt het filmen met een DSLR eenvoudiger. De kit bestaat uit de HoodLoupe 3.0, HoodMAG 3.0 en Cinema Strap. Hiermee kunt u het LCD-scherm gebruiken als viewfinder. De kit is geschikt voor schermen tot 3". De HoodLoupe zorgt ervoor dat u op het scherm kunt kijken zonder dat u last heeft van schitteringen. U kunt de dioptrie hierbij aanpassen tot +/- 3. De meegeleverde eye cup kunt u op het oculair plaatsen om zo een 3x vergroting te bewerkstelligen. Met de Cinema Strap houdt u de HoodLoupe op zijn plaats, zodat u beide handen vrij hebt om de camera te bedienen. De behuizing en het oculair zijn gemaakt van rubber, wat het draagcomfort vergroot en bescherming biedt tegen schokken.
Inhoud van de verpakking:
- HoodLoupe 3.0
- HoodMAG3.0
- Cinema Strap
Thanks for the details!
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- HoodLoupe 3.0
Thanks very much for the details.
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