I never thought I'd be coming down on the side of EVF vs. OVF, but the LVF-2 has converted me. Actually, to be precise the Sony A7 planted the seed. It has a very nice EVF, and when I was at a camera store I played around with one for as long as the salesperson would let me. That EVF was so handy! Exposure settings, real-time sensor data, minus the obnoxiousness of LCD viewing when composing. It made me miss my old D40 despite the cramped, dark OVF simply because I prefer the viewfinder experience. So, I equivocated for quite a while over the LVF-2 for my GX1. Finally I bit. And it's really transformed the way I use the camera, and doubled the amount of enjoyment I get in snapping pics. Being able to see camera effects through the finder is great - I set my jpeg output to monochrome and sharpness to +2, and I was able to confirm focus quite easily with my old Mamiya-Sekor 55mm f1.8 at f2, without even magnifying the view! Seeing the world in B&W through a finder is pretty cool. Bottom line, the old arguments against EVFs just aren't worth trotting out these days. Even the LVF-2 isn't the best of the best, as tech has evolved since it was released. But it's quite good enough to augment my trusty GX1.