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.
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.
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.
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......
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.
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...