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olympus vf-1

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by irelach1, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. irelach1

    irelach1 Mu-43 Regular

    32
    Dec 4, 2011
    hi i have seen one of these for sale for a good price and was wondering if it is any good and could i use it for any lens your opinions please
     
  2. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    I believe the framing was meant to complement the 17mm lens (probably passable for the 20 too).

    Some of the old style viewfinders (and ones built into rangefinder cameras) were adaptable with different focal-lengths - you'd dial them in as required 28, 35, 50, 90mm etc.
     
  3. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    To expand on what phigmov said, it is an optical viewfinder with framelines for the 17mm lens. You could use it with other lenses, but you wouldn't be able to frame accurately.
     
  4. Markb

    Markb Mu-43 Top Veteran

    532
    Jun 9, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Mark
    It's a bit tight for the 17 but fits the 20 almost perfectly. Don't use it for anything closer than 2 or 3 metres if you want to avoid parallax errors. The brightlines are really clear and not prone to flaring out like some (e.g. Ricoh). The only thing I don't like is the plastic foot. I'm worried about breaking it. If you want something a bit cheaper and with more frames have a search for a Helios multifinder. They're 3:2 though.

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  5. tachikoma

    tachikoma Mu-43 Rookie

    11
    Feb 14, 2010
    Vancouver
    Jason
    I just received a VF-1 to use with my EP3; the bright lines frame the 20mm 1.7 perfectly but you can also use the entire view to frame for the 14mm 2.5 as well.