I have this itch to have a smaller walk around camera. I love shooting my 5D classic and a small prime. However, I also often want something smaller even. My EOS-M is my smallest option with the pancake lens (22mm). It's fine for the most part, does the job. It's definitely the size I wish something else could be. My problem with it, is that it uses the LCD for everything and it cannot be used manually easily (have to electronically turn off autofocus, and the lens itself isn't good for MF, very poor MF control on the barrel). I have manual lenses (M42 mount) that I use on my 5D classic often, and those I really enjoy. For my general walk around stuff, I actually weirdly prefer manual focus and I like the wider angles from common focal lengths I use (28mm~58mm).
So I'm wondering, are there other smaller full frame options that are digital that have that range finder feel?
I can't spring on a $4k+ Leica, even though it's what I want (especially the monochrome one). But, can't do that.
I've looked at Fuji, but I don't like the idea of an EVF, I want optical. Fuji glass is very costly though, even if I got a small used body. I don't want to turn this into a costly system.
I've looked at Sony a bit. Not sure if the body sizes and styles are what I'm wanting though (again like the idea of optical viewfinder, not just EVF).
Ideally I'd like to be able to just continue using old inexpensive manual lenses; I just like them. I'm not looking to change systems entirely. Mainly just to compliment.
Any ideas for cameras I'm not considering or may have missed or not thought of?
Rangefinder style body (small, compact, ideally full frame, but could do APS-C or APS-H)
Can be used without an LCD, EVF is ok, but prefer something that allows fast manual focus via optical viewfinder (I'm used to old viewfinders & manual focus)
Prefer a body that is happy with manual focus lenses
Prefer a body that can adapt M42 glass, or similar old lenses, and not require a $600+ lens to compliment the body
Fuji X100F (optical viewfinder) and X100T (optical viewfinder & image stabilization) for example really appeals to me. Just don't like the price. Maybe what I'm looking for doesn't exist?