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Olympus VF-1 finder with LX-5

Discussion in 'Panasonic/Leica Forum' started by Travis Truman, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Travis Truman

    Travis Truman New to SC

    3
    Jul 1, 2011
    Has anyone tried using the Oly finder with the LX-5 for shooting at 35mm? That's the focal length I typically shoot at and it seems like the finder options are minimal for that focal length.
     
  2. akulya

    akulya SC Veteran

    219
    Mar 1, 2011
    I don't have either - but since you can zoom the LX-5 freely, I see no reason why you couldn't zoom it to fit the view of the VF-1 perfectly (albeit with a mild vertical parallax error).
    I bet it would work a treat.
     
  3. Travis Truman

    Travis Truman New to SC

    3
    Jul 1, 2011
    Well, I took the plunge and bought one on Ebay for $54 shipped. I'm hoping this works out well as I can't stand trying to compose street shots on the rear screen.
     
  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Travis, it will work. Kal's idea of adjusting the zoom to fit the finder is the way to go.
     
  5. Travis Truman

    Travis Truman New to SC

    3
    Jul 1, 2011
    Yeah, I can find the right spot by adjustment, but rather than do that everytime I power on I'm hoping the 35mm that the LX5 step zoom mode uses is close enough.