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Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder

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  • Designed for the VF-2 Viewfinder

The Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder is designed to provide optimal viewing conditions when using the VF-2 Live Finder for the E-P2 or E-PL1 mirrorless camera. This special eye cup, which is made of flexible rubber, shields your eyes to guarantee that you have a clear view of all displayed information, no matter how difficult the lighting situation.

Designed for the VF-2 viewfinder

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OlympusEP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder
 
4.5

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (16)
  • Durable (14)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Reliable (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (15)
    • Travel (8)
    • Landscape photography (7)
    • Portraits (6)
    • Home (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (17), Semi-professional (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (27)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice add-on

    I been using VF-2 ever since I got my E-PL1. It was steep enough to buy VF-2 to begin with but I never appreciated the eye cup came with VF-2. When...Read complete review

    I been using VF-2 ever since I got my E-PL1. It was steep enough to buy VF-2 to begin with but I never appreciated the eye cup came with VF-2. When I finally I saw the release I order it from here. [...] I have to say they should made this piece FREE to already owner of VF-2!! At least with this you can have better shoot on day light or have better fit. With this, you can not use your glasses as cuts off some view but if you want you can. With glasses off, your eye fits well in the cup and all the lights are out ! It is must for VF-2

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    a bit pricey

    Extremely difficult to place on the ev2 viewer
    Took over 15 min and several times thought I was going to break it
    It should be this difficult

    Extremely difficult to place on the ev2 viewer
    Took over 15 min and several times thought I was going to break it
    It should be this difficult

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    4.0

    Great for PEN's

    By G.Mark

    from S.Florida

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

        Great eyecup for the VF-2 Viewfinder.

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        5.0

        Olympus EP-9 Eyecup

        By WmM

        from Arlington Heights, IL

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio

          Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

          This is a worthwhile accessory for the VF-2. Olympus' Support web site even provides Q&A for E-PL1 and detailed instructions with a video on "How do I attach the eyecup EP-9 to the VF-2?"

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          5.0

          Nice eye cup

          By Eric

          from San Jose,CA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

          good to VF-2 viewfinder, easy to set up

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          5.0

          Good addition to viewfinder

          By ingda

          from ct

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

            This is a pricy item but worth it for using the VF2 viewfinder to its best advantage. Considering the cost of pen accessories, this is small potatoes.

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            5.0

            Great product

            By pacificjess

            from vancouver, canada

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Traveling

              Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

              I had read that it was very hard to put on the viewfinder. The trick is to soften the rubber by manipulating it before you attempt to install it. You can do that just by squeezing it several times until you feel it becomes much more pliable than when it comes out of the box. There are three index indentations that you must align to secure it correctly, look at the instruction sheet before install it and it should fit without a problem.

              Its really a very worthwhile addition to the viewfinder, I use it with a LEICA X2.

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              4.0

              Pricey but necessary

              By bradthedad

              from seattle, wa

              About Me Semi-Professional

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                    Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

                    Very useful for comfort and reducing stray light, but it seems like a lot for a tiny piece of rubber...

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                    5.0

                    Works as intended

                    By cnx

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bright Environments

                      Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

                      This is a nice add on to the VF-2 which I use with the Olympus E-P2. Its primary use for me is to be able to use the electronic viewfinder in a bright environment. It does a pretty good job blocking light coming around the edges so you can frame your shot.

                      It took about 5 minutes to attach it to the VF-2.

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                      4.0

                      Perfect eyecup for the VF-2 viewfinder

                      By Facteur

                      from Trois-Rivieres, P.Q. Canada

                      About Me Semi-Professional

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

                        More easy to focus and doing manual focus with this eyecup. Less light in the viewfinder using this item. Do not buy the viewfinder alone, buy this little gem too. Difficult to install but very solid after.

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                        4.0

                        Eyecup is great once attached

                        By SWDweller

                        from Albuquerque, NM

                        About Me Semi-Professional

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                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

                          I live in the SW USA and do a lot of outdoor photography. The sun is intense and most camera LCDs and EVFs can be unseeable in the very bright ambient light we experience here. I bought the EP-9 eyecup to use on the VF-2 Olympus viewfinder which stays attached to my E-P3. It really helps in seeing the EVF in bright daylight. It was difficult to attach and I tried on three different occasions before I got it to stay on the viewfinder. If you get one, be patient when attaching it and don't expect to switch it out often with the standard rubber eyepiece. However the struggle is worth it.

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                          4.0

                          Eyecup for Olympus PEN Viewfinder

                          By Jaz

                          from Landscapes and buildings

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Reduces dry eyes in wind

                          Cons

                          • Adds some size to VF-2

                          Best Uses

                          • Manual focus in cold wind

                          Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

                          Only a small product so here is a small review.
                          It looks like any eyecup from the last 50 years of photography so why isn't it included as standard on the VF-2? Olympus made a choice for you about size vs frequency of use.

                          The VF-2 is quite small and fits into the tiniest of pouches. The eyecup makes it significantly bigger which has a good chance of tarnishing the experience of handling the very compact PEN cameras. I got the eyecup not to block out more light, but to block wind, but this may not be needed for everybody.

                          The quality is fine - it's not hard to mess up the manufacture of a single piece of rubber. The installation is a tight fit and is not intended to be a daily routine.

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                          5.0

                          Does what it is supposed to do!

                          By Gochugogi

                          from Honolulu

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Blocks stray light
                          • Durable
                          • Helps steady camera
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Tricky to install

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

                          The eye relief/exit pupil of the VF-2 is so great I must hold the eyepiece about 3/8 inch from my eye and hence suffered an unsteady grip (not against face). The EP-9 Eyecup handily solved that problem by providing a comfy rubber cushion to seat the camera against my face and blocks stray light to boot. Yes, it should cost a lot less but it works perfectly. It was a bit tricky to install (line up indents and squeeze on) but was only 5 minutes of toil.

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                          4.0

                          It's an improvement, could be deeper

                          By Fin Azvandi

                          from Madison, WI

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

                            Works fairly well for blocking out light, but you still have to press your face into it more than I expected. Also the rubber is quite stiff, making it difficult to attach to the viewfinder. I was afraid something would break.

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                            5.0

                            works great with or without sun glasses

                            By doug the shutterbug

                            from toronto canada

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

                              snaps on in a new york minute, don`t believe those (it took me ages to get it on the vf2 stories) very comfortable.

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                              5.0

                              EP-9 makes the VF-2 even better.

                              By Chooka

                              from Jacksonville, FL

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                                    Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

                                    With the EP-9 attached to your VF-2 , there is no glare and no washout at anytime. It is the one "must have" accessory for the "Must Have VF-2" for your Olympus EPL-1, E-P2, and E-PM1 digital cameras.

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                                    3.0

                                    a bit pricey

                                    By DEC

                                    from KC

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Functional

                                    Cons

                                    • Difficult To Use

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use

                                    Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

                                    Extremely difficult to place on the ev2 viewer
                                    Took over 15 min and several times thought I was going to break it
                                    It should be this difficult

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Must have for the EP-9

                                    By TrumanLovesFrisbees

                                    from Charlotte, NC

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                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

                                        It is hard to get on the viewfinder, but it is well worth the effort. This minor accessory improves the already awesome VF-2. I wear glasses and the rubber cup allows me to get a better seal so that I can better see the images.

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                                        5.0

                                        EP-9 EYE-CUP f/VF-2

                                        By Billy

                                        from Dayton, Ohio

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Home
                                          • Landscape Photography
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Studio
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

                                          Really need this item for the VF-2 ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER f/E-PL1. It keeps unwanted light from entering the viewfinder and allows the shooter to more easily compose their picture. The only thing is that it is not easily installed but if it were easy, then it might easily fall off and get lost.

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                                          5.0

                                          Must have item for VF-2

                                          By okiineko

                                          from San Jose, CA

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                                            Cons

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                                                Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

                                                If you have VF-2, this is a must get item. It makes viewing the viewfinder in bright environment easier.

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                                                5.0

                                                Perfect !

                                                By Tridacna

                                                from NYC

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

                                                Exactly as promised. Combined with the VF-2, this is indispensable for the E-P2. Great product.

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                                                3.0

                                                Usefull but difficult

                                                By rimcTX

                                                from Austin, TX

                                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Landscape Photography
                                                  • Portraits
                                                  • Traveling

                                                  Comments about Olympus EP-9 Eyecup for VF-2 Viewfinder:

                                                  This was very hard to attach to the viewer. It was made with harder rubber than the ring that it replaces.

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