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Olympus VF-3

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Djarum, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
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  2. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    807
    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    Finally, the purpose of the knob on the side is revealed: shoe lock! I've never had my VF-2 come lose, but having a locking mechanism is a good idea.

    Also, rumors that the VF-3 had a flash on the other side can now be put to bed...

    It probably feels smaller, but the actual dimensions are only .2" less height and width.
     
  3. georger

    georger Mu-43 Regular

    73
    May 28, 2010
    Why X100 does not have a shoe-lock?

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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]--> This shoe-lock is very welcome, I found my VF-2 on the car seat twice, and fortunately the landing spot was not concrete. I use VF-2 almost permanently and got to the habit of pushing the viewfinder forward often. I am actually thinking about designing a gadget to lock the VF-2 on the camera.
    Certainly the best lock for a viewfinder is if it would be integrated in the body. Fujifilm X100 does not a shoe-lock.
    George.
     
  4. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    So slightly downgraded from the VF-2 resolution while being a more sensible shape, in my eyes.
    Hmm ... price will be the decider.

    I the VF-2 had been available second-hand for less than £100 I'd probably have one by now.
     
  5. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    470
    Aug 12, 2010
    NY
    Probably. Another difference is magnification - 1.15x vs 0.97x

    Neither BH nor Adorama have it in stock even first-hand :smile: Maybe things will improve after VF-3 is released... I think I will get a VF-2 eventually... after I get a camera that supports it.
     
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