VF-1 alternatives?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by JJJPhoto, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. JJJPhoto

    JJJPhoto Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Jerry Jackson Jr
    I like my VF-1 and use it quite a bit with my 17mm f/2.8 and 20mm f/1.7 lenses. That said, I'd like to have something slightly less bulky and black to match my black E-P3 and E-PL1S.

    Are any of the forum members here using a smaller, black viewfinder with these pancake lenses instead of the VF-1?

    If so, what are you using and can you provide a link to a store that sells the product?
     
  2. VinVin

    VinVin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2010
    GTA, Canada
    Kevin
    I would like to know also, I like the VF1 but I would like something sleeker, perhaps circular... instead of square.
     
  3. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    How about the Helios 35mm finder?

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    Photos courtesy of this thread on this forum (found through Google): https://www.mu-43.com/f67/helios-viewfinder-gf1-333/

    There's also the Voigtlander 35mm finder, but it has the Voigtlander color and is not quite as compact looking as the Helios:
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  4. JJJPhoto

    JJJPhoto Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Jerry Jackson Jr
    Not bad. It looks like it's a bit "tall" in the hot shoe compared to the VF-1, but it looks nice and appears to be smaller than the VF-1 from left to right.
     
  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    The Helios seems to be a popular favorite for :43: users. ;)
     
  6. VinVin

    VinVin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2010
    GTA, Canada
    Kevin
    I like them both lol but i see the voigtlander is 200 on ebay... Not affordable at this time for me haha