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E-pl5 with VF-4 question

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Rangerob, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Rangerob

    Rangerob Mu-43 Rookie

    19
    Oct 9, 2013
    Hello,
    I was wondering if the vf-4 shows reduced resolution with the E-pl5 like with the xz-2? Ive read that the eye sensor does not work, but was unsure if the vf-4's full resolution would be used.
    Thank you.
     
  2. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    I don't have the VF4 but I'm sure the EPL5 supports vf4's full res
     
  3. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    I know that the E-PL2 does not support full resolution with the VF-4, but the E-PL5 should.

    --Ken
     
  4. gochugogi

    gochugogi Mu-43 Veteran

    I think you need to update the FW for the E-PL5 and, according to Olympus, it will support the EVF at full rez. I use the VF-4 on the older E-P3 and full rez is supported.
     
  5. Rangerob

    Rangerob Mu-43 Rookie

    19
    Oct 9, 2013
    I appreciate the info guys.
     
  6. Allan Ostling

    Allan Ostling Mu-43 Rookie

    20
    Jan 24, 2010
    Phoenix, Arizona
    I just bought the VF-4 and have it mounted on my E-PL5, which is updated with the latest firmware 1.2. I sold my VF-2 a week ago so do not have it for comparison.

    Can you substantiate your claim that this combo is at full resolution?
     
  7. Microman

    Microman Mu-43 Regular

    36
    Jan 16, 2012
    "I just bought the VF-4 and have it mounted on my E-PL5, which is updated with the latest firmware 1.2. I sold my VF-2 a week ago so do not have it for comparison." You have it, you tell us.
     
  8. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
  9. LeeOsenton

    LeeOsenton Mu-43 Button Clicker

    297
    Jun 25, 2010
    Hayes, Virginia, U.S.A.
    Lee Osenton
    Thank you, Captain Obvious. I usually click the buy button and hope for the best. I could could do the research but then I might not have the opportunity to exercise a seller's return policy or the subject matter to fuel a rant on the forum. ~ Cadet Oblivious

    Ok, sunday morning sarcastic mission complete. I did thoughtlessly click the buy button yesterday and woke up today fearing I would be disappointed because I hadn't done my homework. Your link and logical thought confirmed my updated E-PL5 will do fine. Thanks,

    Lee
     
  10. ttomino1980

    ttomino1980 Mu-43 Regular

    133
    Apr 19, 2014
    Slovakia
    oh thanks...good to know that even my historic E-PL3 can have full res with vf4 ...now only to find some with good money...maybe once the E-P model will apear with integrated EVF
     
  11. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    967
    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    I put the VF-4 on my E-P2! Gotta love backward compatability.

    EP2.