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    VF-4 on the E-M5

    Today, I purchased the latest VF-4 electronic viewfinder for use with my OM-D's E-M5 and the 60mm macro.

    I want to place the camera very low or on the ground to get shots of bugs etc and swivel the viewfinder so that I can focus and compose by looking down. I can't easily lay on my stomach any more and even if I could I doubt if I could get up again!

    First of all I needed to update both of my E-M5 bodies as the VF-4 needs the latest 1.7 firmware to work. I was amazed to find that my firmware was 1.5 so well out of date. The VF-4 fitted and works perfectly, offering 2.36 million dots resolution so better than the built in EVF. It has a substantially larger screen than the VF-3 and has it's own adjustable diopter switch.

    I am really looking forward to using this beauty!
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    Re: VF-4 on the E-M5

    Hi Dave,
    I'd like to hear from you how you get along with this VF-4.
    K-H has also one on his OM-D.
    Still, I think I'll wait for the E-M6 ....

    All the best.
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    Re: VF-4 on the E-M5

    Hi Bart,

    Thanks.
    Still hoping to eventually get my M and using the VF-4 on it!
    I love the VF-4 on the OMD though. Can't go back!

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    Olympus OM-D E-M5 + VF-4 + Leitz Telyt-V 280/4.8 Version 3 from 1975.
    I tried to exploit the specific characteristics of that lens.
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    Attachment 74603

    OM-D E-M5 + FW 1.7 + VF-4 + Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens
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    Re: VF-4 on the E-M5

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Hi Bart,

    Thanks.
    Still hoping to eventually get my M and using the VF-4 on it!
    I love the VF-4 on the OMD though. Can't go back!

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    Olympus OM-D E-M5 + VF-4 + Leitz Telyt-V 280/4.8 Version 3 from 1975.
    I tried to exploit the specific characteristics of that lens.
    Karl, I happen to have this lens as well
    Q: did you compensate for the visoflex and if so, how ?

    Thank you !

    Kind regards.
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    Re: VF-4 on the E-M5

    Thanks for the link, Karl.
    However I'm puzzled, what could this mean I wonder: "Please note that this adapter does not fit Olympus OM-D camera body."


    All the best.
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    Re: VF-4 on the E-M5

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Thanks for the link, Karl.
    However I'm puzzled, what could this mean I wonder: "Please note that this adapter does not fit Olympus OM-D camera body."


    All the best.

    Dunno, missed that, works for me.

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    Re: VF-4 on the E-M5

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Dunno, missed that, works for me.
    Hi Karl,
    I believe you - after all the adapter is basically just a tube, how could it not fit the OM-D ?

    All the best.
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    Re: VF-4 on the E-M5

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Hi Karl,
    I believe you - after all the adapter is basically just a tube, how could it not fit the OM-D ?

    All the best.
    There can be clearance issues with the bayonet flange. I've seen this with some other adapters ... they'd fit the G1 but not the Pen E-P1/P2. Most of the time, a small file will fix any such issues.

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    Re: VF-4 on the E-M5

    Hi,

    do you still use the E-M5 with the VF-4 attached or have you upgraded to the E-M1 in the meantime? Once having looked through the VF-4, can you even go back to the E-M5ís EVF? Iím thinking about buying the VF-4 for my E-M5, but Iíd want to use it only on occasion because it obviously adds weight and size. For example, Iíd like to keep it at home when Iím out traveling. Can you still enjoy the E-M5ís EVF or do you get spoiled from the VF-4? Iím a bit afraid I might not like my E-M5 anymore and feel the need to get the E-M1 once Iíve seen the VF-4 Ö

    Also, how does this affect the handling? I imagine it might be more comfortable and easier to hold steady?

    Thanks

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