January 4, 2016 by Nagaty
Better than nothing
I use this EVF with my E-PM1 which was my primary camera before I got the E-M10. The viewfinder's screen is very small and hard to use when wearing glasses. The picture is pixelated and colours are washed out, however, better than having no view finder at all. I suggest getting one of the better models (VF-2 or VF-4). If you haven't yet bought the body, get an OMD as the integrated EVF is leagues better than this one.
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April 19, 2015 by nyeguitarist
Great for taking pictures outside
I use the VF-3 with my E-P2. It has served me well thus far. I couldn't imagine using the camera in the sun without it. The image quality of the viewfinder is very good. As a person who wears glasses, this viewfinder is also good. It's easy to use even when wearing thick frames. A great feature introduced in the VF-3 is the locking mechanism that will keep the viewfinder attached to the camera unless you push the button in. If you shoot photos in rough conditions, this is a must have feature. For concert photography this is important, as you don't want your viewfinder flying off when someone bumps into you. The only thing that keeps me from giving it 5 stars is that the Diopter adjustment is just too easy to accidentally change. Luckily it's just as easy to change back.
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December 8, 2013 by Mahalo Boy
VF-3 Serves Its Purpose
The VF-3 serves its purpose, to take pictures in daylight when its hard to see through the E-PM1 screen, and to discretely take pictures of my kids's events in a darken auditorium looking down at the stage. I am a casual photographer who use the auto settings all the time and need the VF-3 only to frame the subjects. Based on other people's reviews, the VF-2 is much better than the VF-3. However I was able to get this VF-3 on sale at the price I am willing to pay. For the serious photographer, the VF-2 or 4 might be the way to go. Another thing the VF-3 looks nicer on my camera than the VF-2 :)
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July 20, 2013 by Gerald
Works great
I use two of these, one on a PEN E-PL1 and one on an XZ-1. On the PEN, it helps greatly to focus Nikkor legacy lens. Works on the XZ-1 in daylight, allowing me to frame photos very well. I did have to upgrade the firmware on the PENs to allow them to work with the viewfinder, but Olympus has made that very easy to do. When Olympus has another sale on the viewfinders, I will buy a third for my other PEN E-PL1. I highly recommend this viewfinder.
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June 15, 2013 by Thomas
E-PL1 Works Great
Bought this a year or so ago and it works great on my PL1. Plugged it in and no issues. It really address's using the Pen out in the sun where I found I could just not use the screen on the back. With this it allows me to use it for wildlife but take a much lighter package. Great addition to my camera collection.
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