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Olympus VF-2: which cameras

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by kyteflyer, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I know it works with the Olympus cams but I thought at some point someone was able to use the Oly VF-2 with another camera? Can someone elucidate? Or was I hallucinating or delusional?
     
  2. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Leica cameras w/ evf option accepts it like Leica M, Leica X2... I don't know the P&S's as they are Panasonic cameras manufactured for Leica...
     
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  3. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    To add to what Serhan wrote, the actual Olympus VF-2 and any Leica counterpart are both made by Epson and work with either company's cameras. But, Sue, none of this means that you aren't hallucinating or delusional. :biggrin:
     
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  4. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Thanks. I think. Oh well, I am thinking I am going to replace my XZ-1 with either an XZ-2 or E-PL5, then. Or perhaps I will just sell the VF-2. I'm v happy with the Nikon 1 cameras so maybe its time to move on from Olympus, needing something to go with a viewfinder is a pretty woeful excuse for buying something new.
     
  5. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Since the XZ cameras really aren't that small, I think either an E-PL5 or E-PM2 might be a good idea. When I use the Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 or 20mm f/1.7 on my E-PM2, it's a pretty compact package. But if you're really happy with the Nikon, maybe save the money.
     
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  6. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    The E-PL5 - which I have - is, in my prejudiced opinion, a fantastic camera. Small (almost pocketable with pancake lenses) - fast - and astoundingly great image quality and dynamic range. Some people complain about the complexity of Olympus menus but I'm not one of them: I find the menu system quite logical and relatively easy to access. Also, I use my PL5 with a VF-2 quite a bit - it's a superb combo. I can't recommend it/them enough.
     
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  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Thanks, Steve and Miguel, for the advice. I probably should rationalise most of my kit, since these days, its the Nikon 1 gear that I tend to take, or the GRD3 or X100, depending where and why I am going. I'll give it more thought.