Olympus Elec View Finder VF-2 for PEN cameras
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- 1.15" (W) x 1.9" (H) x 1.82" (D) (29.21 mm x 48.26 mm x 46.23 mm)
- EVF Brightness and color temperature adjustment via camera menu (EVF ADJUST)
- 100% Field of view
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|Item Dimensions||2.8 x 4.2 x 2.3 inches|
|Item Weight||0.2 pounds|
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Top Customer Reviews
2. Getting the VF-2, whether or not you need one (and like it) will come down to various personal factors as well as shooting situations. Here are some of my random thoughts:
a. If you have one of the pen cameras that can utilize an electronic viewfinder, it's probably worthwhile getting one, just because you'll probably come across some shooting situations where it may come in handy (read below).
b. In terms of the VF-2 vs the newer VF-3, I would definitely recommend getting the VF-2 simply because it's better. I went to the camera store to actually check out both products. First of all, people note that the VF-3 is smaller; true, but significantly smaller? No. Remember, you're getting an optical device to view what you're shooting, that's the main purpose of getting this product. Hands down, the VF-2 is superior to the VF-3.
c. Engineering: many people have rightly noted one of the negatives of the VF-2 is the inability to lock the device into the hot shoe. What were the engineers thinking or not thinking when they made this thing? On the otherhand, unlike what others have seemed to imply, the VF-2 fits snugly into the hot shoe and thus it will not easily fall of the camera. The only way it'll fall off is if you're... perhaps taking it out of the camera bag in such a way that the VF-2 snags on something etc... Obviously don't hold the camera via the VF-2 etc...Read more ›
It attaches firmly in the camera's hot shoe, but there's nothing besides friction holding it on. I keep close watch on it so I don't lose it, but I've had no problems.
The VF-2 is simply excellent, with great color and very high resolution.
The Olympus EPL1 is definitely much more than a simple point and shoot camera. If you are going to get the most out of this product, purchase of the VF2 is a must in my opinion and the combined price of the two items should be taken into consideration when making a decision to move to this new style of camera.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought as alternative to the insanely priced Leica clone for my M246. Works great. Easy to mount,easy to use. Makes focus peaking a reality with the camera. Read morePublished 12 days ago by joe
I use this on my Leica M camera and it is a huge price saving over the Leica model.Published 8 months ago by Alan42
Works perfectly. The only shortcoming is the focus ring that is too soft and at the slightest touch moves constantly out of focus.Published 9 months ago by MR
The Olympus VF-2 works perfectly on the Leica M Typ 240. Not only is it almost half the price of the Leica branded Visoflex VF-2, it is also far more discrete in that the Olympus... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jeffrey Douglass
My only complaint is that it doesn't lock to the camera, but over the years I've seen that the viewfinder doesn't slip off the camera. Read morePublished 12 months ago by David J. Osborne
Works with the Leica M type 240 just like Leica's own product, as expected because it seems to be the same product with a different brand name attached...and is much cheaper.Published 15 months ago by tenthst
works great! way better for manual focus lens work than an lcd display.Published 18 months ago by the leftoverking