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Olympus VF-1

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Overall 10
10

Excellent product, if you know what it's for and how to use it

sap, Amazon
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. For the uninitiated, this item (and any other finder like it) gets a horrible, undeserved slam from some. If you would give this a single star rating, it’s probably not an item you should have purchased in the first place.
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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 8
8.0

Very good viewfinder and excellent value

Old Pro, Amazon
21 August 2013
  • 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. If your camera has a hotshoe centered over the lens, this viewfinder will provide you a roughly 34mm(full frame equivalent) very bright and usable view of your subject.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works on EOS-M with 22mm

N Tan "ntsan", Amazon
11 July 2013
  • 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. This optical viewfinder is pretty big and bright. -1 star for not available in black (damn Olympus and their prominent use of silver!
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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

Makes my Olympus E-P3/17mm F/2.8 into a lean clean picture machine!

P.K. Frary "Gochugogi", Amazon
2 January 2013
  • Summary: My Olympus E-P3 LCD was difficult to compose with in bright light and, thus, the VF-1 landed on my doorstep. Fit and finish are excellent and it matches the retro vibe of my Pen E-P3. It mounts in the hotshoe so a shoe mount flash can't be used at the same time. The popup flash of my E-P3 still works fine albeit I'm amazed at how close it is to the VF-1 (maybe .5mm of clearance).
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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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