Summary: First of all, if I can put the 17mm f2.8 Olympus lens on my Panasonic GF-2, why can't I put this viewfinder? No excuse for that. No worries, a little sandpaper and it fits. Wait a minute, now when I look through the viewfinder I see a frame that is much higher than what the lens sees. Interesting.
Perfect 35mm Viewfinder for Vintage Rangefinders - Nikon, Leica, etc.
15 January 2015
Summary: Let's get the bad parts out of the way first. It's all plastic and dust can get inside. Also, there's no way to take it part for cleaning. And it's a little expensive. Aside from those cons, I absolutely love this viewfinder. Its viewing window is very big and bright.
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.
Excellent product, if you know what it's for and how to use it
22 January 2014
Summary: I don’t like philosophical reviews about products, so I’ll say this is excellent stuff and well worth the bargain price. If you’re curious about these types of finders read on and I will offer some explanation.
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.
Summary: A quality optical viewfinder makes all the difference when using your mirrorless digital camera. The LCD screen on most cameras works well inside, but outside in bright light becomes almost useless.
Summary: I got this VF-1 with the E-P1 kit set, after selling the E-P1 with 17mm pancake it has been sitting around gathering dust, until the EOS-M fire sale which it find its use again. the 22mm (35mm) is pretty perfect for this Viewfinder except slightly taller frame with the 4:3 format.