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New Olympus with EVF?

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by angloasturian, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. georger

    georger Mu-43 Regular

    73
    May 28, 2010
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line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} ********> <![endif]--> I am glad that Olympus is responding to market pressure by planning a new Pen with built in viewfinder. I am still splitting camera use between a Nikon and a Pen, joy of using optical viewfinder versus low weight Pen; hopefully the new Pen will skew my use towards low weight.
    George.
     
  2. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    Sounds great, but this quote makes no sense to me:

    I think mainstream users could mostly care less about an EVF or an OVF. They are used to using the LCD for everything, and don't mind holding camera at arm's length. Isn't it us "enthusiasts" that can't let go of our viewfinders?
     
  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Just curious,
    What's the largest % coverage of today's EVFs...:confused:
     
  4. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I don't know about largest, but of the ones I do know the VF-2 is 1.15x magnification like the pro-grade Olympus E-3 and E-5, which are excellent viewfinders I might add.

    The VF-3 is 1.0x, which is the equivalent of the semi-pro Olympus E-30.
     
  5. MrDoug

    MrDoug Mu-43 Top Veteran

    985
    Sep 5, 2011
    Boise, Idaho
    I think that Olympus needs to match competition with a Camera :43: that has a built in EVF or OFV ... no question about it.. no brainer for me.. sounds like they have finally figured it out.. If Oly EP3 had had a built in VF on the EP3, etc they would have been off to the races.. and I would not have sold my EP3!.. my X100 has one, X10 has one.. the G3 has one.. that is the future.. Oly just a little slow.. LOL.. :smile: I just sold EP3 to acquire a G3 because of the VF.. yes I have VF2 and EPL3 but the VF2 is pain to take on and off.. just my two cents.. I want it built in.. hassle free..
    Doug
     
  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Hmmm...
    I think that's what's got some of the full frame folks hesitant....They're used to 95-100% coverage....
     
  7. Jemski

    Jemski Mu-43 Regular

    49
    Jun 5, 2011
    Philippines
    Jeremy
    This is a welcome news for Oly PEN users :)
     
  8. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy
    Well this is good news
     
  9. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    I believe all the evf's on the market have 100% coverage
     
  10. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Was going to say the same thing. There's % coverage, and then there's maginification. RT_Panther, did you mean highest magnification?
     
  11. zerotiu

    zerotiu Mu-43 Veteran

    222
    Sep 13, 2011
    Indonesia-Singapore
    PEN+ VF2 = less images can be shot than without EVF (said on Olympus FAQ page).
    PEN+ built in EVF = ?
    It just feels safer if we have more battery power :D