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Anyone else face this issue?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by SRHEdD, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    I took my E-PL2 to an Easter Egg Hunt. Outside, bright day... Ray Bans on (prescription). Look in the VF-2 finder, black bar right in the middle due to the polarized lenses. Almost, no, practically unuseable.
  2. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    Obey physics, it is the law...
  3. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Happens all the time to moi ...
  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Sunglasses removing procedure will solve the issue.
  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I gotta try that .... note to self ...
  6. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    I'd have to see if I can crank the diopter enough for me to SEE... I guess that's the best choice though...
  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I use clip-ons so when I need to actually see detail ... I simply de-clip 'em.
  8. aw614

    aw614 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 19, 2011
    I had a odd issue on my ep1 with polarized glasses, for the most part using the lcd wasnt an issue for me horizontally, but using it vertically, I could not see the lcd with my glasses on, and had to take them off.
  9. cheekymissn

    cheekymissn New to Mu-43

    Mar 21, 2011
    I have the same issue with the epl 2. Curse my shonky eyes!
  10. craig1912

    craig1912 Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 7, 2011
    Same for me with EPL2- would non polarised sunglasses be OK?
  11. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    Cures, starting from easiest:

    1) hold the camera in portrait mode, i.e. vertically. Try it...
    (It has to be the hidden reason for Oly to offer the square framing option :wink:)

    2) get an optical VF...

    3) Start a group to lobby Ray Ban to switch to Circular PL :rofl:

    PS: for Craig1912--yes.
  12. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
    Brian Ronald
  13. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Its all about the Polarization, particularly when you have two polarizers at conflicting angles, like looking through a camera with a polarized lens (and/or LCD?) with polarized glasses. As long as the polarization is parallel, you can pretty much see - if they're perpendicular, fergetaboutit. I had that problem all last summer on a European trip with my ep2. Now I have transitions glasses that aren't polarized and its no problem - and now I have an X100 that I COULD shoot with polarized glasses. Of course glare is a problem now and they don't go dark in the car because the car's glass already filters out most of the UV and the glasses don't activate. Its all tradeoffs.

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