Which VF?

Lurch

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The original plan was n EM5, however bills + a deal on a EP3 I couldnt say no to changed that.
I'm moving from a Pentax Q due to the lack of any EVF option. I loved the camera (I'm a Pentax shooter at heart) but shooting at arms length just got more and more irritating.
Now... I realise all the VFs sit up like a pimple on a pumpkin; but any of them smaller than others?
EG; 'Less bad'

Cheers,
Lurch
 

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1) If cost is no barrier, the VF4 is the right choice. Best resolution. Has a locking pin.
2) In the middle for cost is the VF2. Good resolution. No lock. Need to be careful it doesn't get knocked off.
3) Cheapest and smallest is the VF3. OK for framing and focus, but smallest screen, lacks "good" color, and lowest resolution. It does lock though.

Buy used/refurb. .

Editted to clarify the color comment on VF3. I have the VF2 and VF3,
 

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The VF-3 has color. It is the lowest resolution viewfinder but works fine if you want to save a few bucks.
 

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The em5 is 1.44 million.

VF3 is 922000 dots.

VF2 is 1,440,000 dots.

VF4 is 2.36 million dots.

All info is from the olympus website.

I would guess that the closest to the em5 viewfinder would be the VF2 or VF4.
 

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Used VF-2 are a good price now, and if you get the black one ... sometimes ... it looks small ;)

VF-4 always looks big, but optically it is superb.

VF-3 has its fans. Not me.
 

Lurch

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I'll be keeping my eye out for a second hand VF3 me thinks.
I'll have to look local tho, a) I'm impatient and shipping takes forever, and b) people dont seem to like shipping OS anymore.
 

Lurch

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Not so common in Australia unfortunately.

Anyways; I got impatient and grabbed a VF-2 from Teds this morning.
 
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