I dislike how I can't use an external flash when I have my VF2 attached. I read somewhere that someone taped the wires of an external flash unit to the appropriate leads on the hotshoe and slid the viewfinder over it with excellent end results of the flash working. Anyone tried such thing with the EPL1? I think someone asked if by attaching the VF2, if it disables the hotshoe. If it doesn't, I'll find a way to hack it to be able to use an external flash. I'm quite surprised there is no hotshoe/ accessory port adapter, which would slot into the acc. port AND hotshoe, which would allow for the use of both EVF and an external flash.