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Olympus-vf-2-viewfinder.33160508
8.5 out of 10

Olympus VF-2 viewfinder

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Overall 10
10

Must have (almost)!

EP3 user, Adorama
3 October 2011
  • Excerpt: I puchased this product since I was having difficulty focusing my Olympus EP3. Now that I am in my 40's, I need to keep the camera at arm's length. Also strong sunlight washes out the screen of the EP-3. With this I can see my picture clearly. I also use manual lenses with my Ep-3 and this is definitely makes is much easier - especially whan taking macro shots or when using zoom lenses. I think the camera should come with this.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Very clear
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Overall 2
2.0

Not worth the money.

teepee12, Adorama
13 September 2011
  • Excerpt: The resolution is appallingly bad and the color is so far off that it bears little relationship to what you will see on the LCD. It is not worthy of the Olympus name and they should recall them. It's one thing to cut corners and quite another to produce a product that is effectively useless. Since I returned it, I have received comments from others, all of whom also returned it for the same reasons. This is a bad product. Shame on you, Olympus.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Coarse and grainy, Not Functional, Washed out color
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Overall 10
10

FANTASTIC

severyn john edmund priestley, Amazon
4 January 2014
  • Summary: The viewing screen on digital cameras in my experience are next to useless on a sunny day.Viewfinder solved problem completly
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Overall 8
8.0

Viewfinder

zeddy, Amazon
15 September 2013
  • Summary: Very good but overpriced. I regret that Olympus has dispended with having a built-in viewfinder, which makes life so much easier in bright weather. The touch-screen is clever, but doesn't work in bright sunlight.
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Overall 10
10

It is as good as everyone says!

Graham Taylor, Amazon
14 August 2013
  • Summary: Much the best viewfinder I have ever used: clear, bright and sharp. It is a shame that this technology is not incorporated into the camera in place of the rear screen which is of little practical value on a bright day!
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Overall 10
10

great

Virginia B. Lewis, Amazon
31 July 2013
  • Summary: took a little while to arrive but worth wait. Exellent product would recommend. Perfect answer to improving all these digital cameras which do not have seperate viewfinder
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Overall 8
8.0

Effective viewfinder

J. Bowen "Jamie Bowen", Amazon
4 July 2013
  • Summary: This piece of equipment was delivered promptly, and works exactly as it's supposed to on top of my E-P2 camera. The images you see are clear and bright, and are delivered prompt to the viewfinder by the camera. The advantages of this item are that it makes it really easy to see images that would be otherwise be displayed on the screen (especially in sunny weather, when light from the sun makes viewing the main screen hard, because of glare being reflected from it) and it...
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Overall 10
10

Essential kit

SamSamBaildonman, Amazon
28 June 2013
  • Summary: Why do Olympus and other camera manufacturers not put viewfinders on their cameras as standard? This is great, especially in sunshine. The camera now feels like the SLR substitute I thought I had bought. The flip up feature allows you to get down for some interesting angles and shots, especially useful for macro shots of plants etc. the price will put people off, but if you own a Pen, you will not regret tightening your belt and getting this.
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Overall 10
10

Exactly the same as Leica at half the price

M. L. Norton "Mark Norton", Amazon
24 June 2013
  • Summary: This EVF is the same as the one Leica will sell you at double the price for their X2 and M240 cameras. EVF technology is changing rapidly so it makes sense not to invest heavily. This one works well, adjustable dioptre, tilting eyepiece and it just slides into the camera hot shoe. Recommended.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good but expensive

Rookfarn, Amazon
15 April 2013
  • Summary: I waited a long while before buying this as it is so expensive and I was hoping the price would come down (it didn't). I have it on an Olympus E-PL3 and have to say that having bought it it does do a good job. People have enthused over the image quality of the viewfinder. Personally I don't think it's THAT good, but it's more than adequate for the job. There are two big benefits for me.
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