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anyone have the VF3 yet?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by twalker294, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. twalker294

    twalker294 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2010
    Has anyone had a chance to try out the VF3 or has anyone bought one? I'm wondering how it compares to the VF2. I can't bring myself to spend $250 on the VF2 but $180 is a little more palatable.

    Thanks
    Todd
     
  2. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
  3. kbr

    kbr New to Mu-43

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    Jun 22, 2011
  4. SCT

    SCT Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 8, 2011
    Landover, MD, USA
    I guess Starred was implying that the VF2 isn't as good as the $250 that had to be surrendered.

    I haven't gotten the money to buy either viewfinders yet. And my eyes are definately on the VF2 even though the VF3 now exists.

    To throw in a guess, the VF3 is just a simplified VF2.

    Also, be advised, according to the Olympus website it states "The PEN E-P2, E-PL1, E-PL2 and XZ-1 will require a firmware update to properly operate the VF-3. This will be available soon".
     
  5. drizek

    drizek Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2011
    They already released the firmware update.
     
  6. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Quite tempted to see what the VF3 is like, although in saying that in the UK there wouldn't be much harm in trying the VF2, sells used for about £20 less than its new price!
     
  7. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    VF-3



    •Resolution: Approx. 920,000 dots

    •100% field of view

    •Approx. 1.00x magnification
    (-1m¹, 50mm Macro, at infinity)

    •Eye-point: Approx. 17.4mm (-1m¹)

    •Diopter adjustment (-3.0 to +1.0m¹)

    •Tilting mechanism

    •Shoe-lock mechanism

    •1.00" (W) x 1.70" (H) x 1.75" (D) (25.4mm x 43.5mm x 44.7mm)

    •Approx. 1.0 oz (28g) without cover

    VF-2

    Specifications:
    •Resolution: Approx. 1,440,000 dots

    •1.15" (W) x 1.9" (H) x 1.82" (D) (29.21 mm x 48.26 mm x 46.23 mm)

    •Approx. 1.2 oz (32 g) without cover

    •100% field of view

    •Approx. 1.15x magnification
    (-1m-1, 50 mm Macro, at infinity)

    •Eye-point: Approx. 18 mm (-1m-1

    •Diopter adjustment (-3.0 to +m-1)

    •Frame rate: 60 fps

    •EVF brightness and color temperature adjustment via camera menu (EVF ADJUST)
     
  8. tjhcom

    tjhcom New to Mu-43

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    Aug 3, 2011
    I am interested in a user 'side-by-side' comparison

    Obviously a difference in resolution but IMHO the user experience tells a lot more than the specs. I need an external viewfinder but am holding out until we have a user comparison :smile:.

    Unrelated - I just got my E-P3 and love it! The only downside is not having the viewfinder... THANKS