Cheap viewfinder for E-PL2?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by yaderhey, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. yaderhey

    yaderhey Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 1, 2012

    I'm sure this has been asked and answered already, so please forgive me for being repetitive, but ...

    What's the least expensive option I have for a viewfinder for my new E-PL2? New or used is fine, but I'm having trouble getting a sharp focus on my manual 45 mm legacy lens, especially when outside and it's too bright to see the screen clearly.

    The VF-2 on eBay for $190 is a little out of my price range.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. billy_pilgrim

    billy_pilgrim Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 6, 2011
    The only other option that will be useful to you here is the VF-3 which is a bit cheaper but not a lot. The VF-2 is higher resolution too, so it's likely to be more helpful for using with manual focus. Any viewfinder option other than these two will just be an optical viewfinder, so it will only help with framing and not focus. Sorry! The VF-2 is really great though.
  3. bongestrella

    bongestrella Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 2, 2011
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    Last few there were a couple vf3s on the for sale forum for about $90-100. They were gone after a few minutes. They usually go for $120-140.