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Old 07-01-2016   #1
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I have the e-pm1 and I'm wondering how much of an advantage the vf-x would be. They seem to be $150ish. Wondering if they're worth that much.


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I have the VF-1 and like if a lot on my EPl-3. Makes a big difference in bright light. You can find it cheaper on Ebay. Thats where I got mine a few years ago.
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I have the VF-1 and like if a lot on my EPl-3. Makes a big difference in bright light. You can find it cheaper on Ebay. Thats where I got mine a few years ago.


Yes. An optical viewfinder makes sense. It seems horrendously expensive. I was thinking vf-4 for myself


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Just to be clear it is not an optical viewfinder. It is an EVF.
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Just to be clear it is not an optical viewfinder. It is an EVF.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=REG&A=details

This comes up as the VF-1 and states clearly that it's optical. Are there two VF-1 designated viewfinders?



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My bad. I said vf-1 meant to say VF-3.
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Since I did the software updates on my camera and lens, I should be able to use the Vf-4. I hear the vf-2 tended to fall off. I think I'll probably go for a 3 or 4 sometime.


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I've used a VF-2 for several years - across 4 cameras (E-PL2, E-PL5, E-PL7 and E-P5). I've never had it fall off, and I prefer it's smaller size relative to the VF-4, and better resolution relative to the VF-3. It's certainly possible that some of them have thinner rails than others and can fall off, but as I said, I've NEVER experienced it with mine.

And If I did, I would add a bit of tape as a shim.

In my experience, the VF-2 is much closer in quality to the VF-4 than it is to the VF-3 (in my experience, the VF-3 has such low resolution that the scan lines are clearly visible in the finder image). I'd skip the VF-3, and wouldn't hesitate to get a VF-2 if you found one for noticeably cheaper than a VF-4.
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Also skipped the VF-3, had a VF-2 and for my E-P5 a VF-4, the latter is a bit bulkier but has a better resolution, even the VF-2 is "good enough" for framing pictures. I never missed the locking function of the VF-4 in use with my cameras.
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