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VF-3

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by jlabate, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. jlabate

    jlabate Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 22, 2010
    43Rumors.com is now showing a VF-3 with built-in flash.
     
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  2. m43dex

    m43dex Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 5, 2011
    Michigan
    Not sure how they are concluding that this has a flash... I dont see words or photos that support a flash.:confused:
     
  3. jlabate

    jlabate Mu-43 Regular

    132
    Nov 22, 2010
    Good point. And looking at the diagram they show, it seems the flash would have to be housed in the upper part that rotates which seems an unlikely design. There's mention that it will less expensive than the VF-2 which also makes the flash seem unlikely.

     
  4. timallenphoto

    timallenphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    266
    May 20, 2011
    Kent, England
    Totally baffled as to how they've concluded that it has a flash built in!
     
  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Who wants a built-in flash, anyways? I want a hotshoe or PC Sync port on that viewfinder! Of course a sync port would be a more obvious choice, as you can't mount a hotshoe on top of a vari-finder, lol.
     
  6. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

    843
    May 13, 2011
    NYC
    It was shown in a Korean TV commercial, that's why they are saying there is a built in flash.
     
  7. timallenphoto

    timallenphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    266
    May 20, 2011
    Kent, England
    Why didn't they say that then? ;)
     
  8. jlabate

    jlabate Mu-43 Regular

    132
    Nov 22, 2010
    I'm with you on the PC port on the camera bodies. That's got to be a relatively easy and inexpensive solution.

     
  9. mclarenf3

    mclarenf3 Mu-43 Veteran

    243
    Nov 23, 2010
    Canada
    It's a good point. For those who don't visit the site regularly, you wouldn't know where that info came from.

    But if you do go to the site regularly, and especially if you read the comments, it's allllllll being talked about there (in excruciating detail). ;)
     
  10. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    "Excruciating" is the key term. I do read 43rumors and i shouldn't read the comments because they can drive me crazy. But it's like a car accident; you just have to take a peak.:rolleyes:
     
  11. Andrew Riddell

    Andrew Riddell Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 21, 2010
    London
    I thought the VF-3 was supposed to be a cheaper (but less highly specified) version of the VF-2. If so, this seems like a storm in a teacup!

    Andrew
     
  12. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    856
    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    I would like the VF-3 to include a solar panel so it can extend my battery life by 9000%.

    Also, I would like the VF-3 to include support for GSM and 4G, so I can make phone calls.
     
  13. Bizzarrini

    Bizzarrini Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 26, 2011
    The Netherlands
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  14. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason

    I hadn't realized there was one here started already on the VF-3.

    I wonder if it will come in black?
     
  15. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    Well--thanks for the link! It all starts, after all, from the full E-P3 user's manual, which will answer many questions (other than flash...). If you can read German, of course.
     
  16. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Glad I'm not the only one!
     
  17. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Whoa..from the description:

    "Shoe-lock mechanism"

    That's awesome...probably the biggest obstacle from me investing in one of the new Pen bodies with VF. That and the price..which should also be remedied. And smaller to boot.
     
  18. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    856
    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Interesting. All around, good news.

    I wonder what the price will be, and how well their supply chain will be. The VF-2 has always been in high demand it seems, and it looks like Olympus has noticed.

    I wonder how the shoe-lock mechanism works, and if there's someway to retrofit/simulate that for the VF-2...
     
  19. rkelac

    rkelac Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 15, 2011
    So no flash, 2/3 the resolution, and no tilt. It will need to be quite a bit cheaper. Locking mechanism is nice though.
     
  20. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    856
    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    From the picture, sure looks like it's got a hinge to me... so I think it should be able to tilt.