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Olympus VF-4

Electronic viewfinder for select Olympus PEN digital cameras

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Our take on the Olympus VF-4

by Woody Sherman
Olympus

This high-resolution, 2.36-million dot electronic viewfinder is optimized for the Olympus PEN E-P5 digital camera, but can also be used on many other Olympus PEN offerings. A built-in eye sensor turns it on (and the LCD off) when raised to the eye when it's used on the E-P5. If used on other compatible cameras, it will need to be switched on manually.

With its impressive magnification and high resolution, you'll find this accessory to be invaluable when composing long-distance shots or working in bright light.

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Highlights:

  • 2,360,000-dot electronic viewfinder mounts on hot shoe
  • eye sensor turns on viewfinder when camera is brought to eye level (available on E-P5 only)
  • compatible (after firmware upgrade) with E-PL5, E-PM2, E-M5, E-PL3, E-PM1, E-P3, E-PL2, E-PL1, E-PL1s, E-P2, XZ-2
  • approx. 100% field of view
  • adjustable diopter
  • viewfinder magnification: approx. 1.48X
  • 1-1/2"W x 2-1/16"H x 2-1/16"D
  • 1.47 ounces
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • VF-4 Electronic View Finder (EVF) for select Olympus PEN cameras
  • Rubber plug cover (installed)
  • Cloth pouch
  • Instructions
  • Warranty Card

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Features

Overview: The Olympus VF-4 is an electronic view finder (EVF) designed for use with select PEN cameras, including the E-P5. The view finder is equipped with 2,360,000 pixels, with a field of view of 100%. It plugs into the accessory port, and is held in place on the camera's hot shoe.

Usage: The unit turns on automatically when you put your eye to the viewfinder. There is a monitor button that allows you to switch between the view finder and the camera's LCD monitor.

Note: This feature doesn't work with all PEN cameras.

Variable Angle: The VF-4 has a hinged eyepiece to allow you to angle the viewfinder from 0° (horizontal) to 90° (vertical).

Diopter: The VF-4 has a rotary diopter control to the right of the eyepiece. This control lets you adjust the view finder to your personal eyesight, with or without eyeglasses. The diopter adjustment range is -4 to +2.0 m-1.

 
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