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7.4 out of 10

Olympus VF-1

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Overall 10
10

An excellent accessory for candid/street photographers.

Omer Terrason, Amazon
11 September 2014
  • Summary: The angle-of-view is equivalent to Olympus' 17mm lens. It is primarily for frame composition, but I have noticed that there is a slight parallax when using with M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8. I believe that the lens it is paired with is the older M.Zuiko 17mm f/2.8 (pancake.) I wish it had a metal construction and some kind of a lock or pin that would secure it to the body of the camera. Regardless, it does look very nice on the silver E-P5.
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Overall 10
10

Not exactly what I wanted but a good product regardless.

Le Lowry, Amazon
11 October 2013
  • Summary: This Viewfinder is exactly as advertised and does have viewing issues if you use anything larger than a pancake lens, which of course I did not have on my trip to Vietnam recently. However I did know this when I purchased and otherwise served it's intended purpose for my trip. The seller shipped this item to me quickly and the rating will certainly be a five once I get my hands on a more appropriately sized lens.
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Overall 10
10

Value and Precision

DMM-NH, Amazon
1 May 2013
  • Summary: This is a very close copy of the Leica 35mm Brightline Finder. It functions accurately when used in connection with the proper lens. As such, it is a very good value. The proper lens, by the way, is the Zuiko 17mm f/2.8.
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Overall 2
2.0

Total Joke

Claudia Strasser, Amazon
29 April 2013
  • Summary: Really you should not be selling this worthless product. I feel totally ripped off. What else is there to say?
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Overall 2
2.0

ITS A LAUGH

F. E. Belluso, Amazon
10 April 2013
  • Summary: FOR 90 DOLLARS THIS VIEWFINDER IS A LAUGH... YOU MIGHT AS WELL TAKE A PIECE OF WIRE AND BEND IT INTO A SQUARE AND TAPE IT TO YOUR OLYMPUS CAMERA... IT WILL WORK JUST AS WELL.. SO OLYMPUS GETS ANOTHER ... SHAME ON YOU FOR THIS FINDER......
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Overall 10
10

it is everything i expected - thanks

rebecca ramsey, Amazon
20 January 2013
  • Summary: works great husband is so pleased - he said this is just great worth all the effortand the time spent getting mailing in order
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Overall 10
10

Excellent item; Not a perfect iPad solution

Sandy Brown Jensen, Amazon
11 September 2012
  • Summary: I bought this to mount on my IPad camera mount from makayama.com (which I love), so I could see more clearly when shooting video in bright sun. It's a good viewfinder and mounts easily and firmly, but of course it doesn't line up with the camera's eye, and that is the problem.
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Overall 2
2.0

What a waste of Money!

Claudia M. Strasser "The Paris Apartment", Amazon
9 August 2012
  • Summary: This viewfinder may as well have been taken out of a Cracker Jack box! It is just a metal piece with an open hole! Ridiculous!!! i feel ripped off by both Amazon and Olympus.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very helpful

FX images, Adorama
6 August 2012
Overall 10
10

Works on Olympus XZ-1, too

John Johnson "Jon404", Amazon
21 December 2011
  • Summary: The VF-1 fits and works perfectly on my Olympus XZ-1. Its optical field-of-view is very close to the XZ-1's default start-up 28mm equiv lens setting. It is a simple solution to the problem of capturing fast-moving action in bright daylight. Put the camera on SCN > Sports mode and you're all set! In daily use, I carry the XZ-1 in one shirt pocket, and the VF-1 plus a spare camera battery in my other shirt pocket. Size...
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