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Olympus VF-3 Electronic Viewfinder for Select Olympus PEN Cameras (Silver)

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Olympus VF-3 Electronic Viewfinder for Select Olympus PEN Cameras (Silver)
Key Features
  • For Select Olympus PEN Digital Cameras
  • Great for Shooting in Direct Sunlight
  • 1.00x Magnification
  • 100% Field of View
The silver VF-3 Electronic Viewfinder for Select Olympus PEN Cameras from Olympus is for use with most Olympus PEN digital cameras. It is powered via the camera's accessory port and attaches to its hot shoe. The VF-3 can be used indoors or outdoors and is particularly beneficial when capturing images in direct sunlight which could make viewing the camera's LCD display very difficult. It has a quick refresh rate to minimize ghosting on fast-moving subjects.


The viewfinder has a 1.00x magnification factor and has built-in diopter adjustment for easy viewing without or with eyeglasses. This viewfinder's Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) technology enables high-speed transfer of high-resolution images and aspherical lenses ensure high resolution from center to edge.


Plus, the VF-3 can be positioned up to 90 degrees for composing shots at low or unusual angles. The brightness and contrast of the display can be adjusted up or down in seven increments via the VF-3's EVF ADJUST menu function.

The Olympus PEN E-P2, E-PL1, E-PL2 and XZ-1 cameras can be made compatible with the VF-3 via a free firmware update.

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Olympus VF-3 Overview

The silver VF-3 Electronic Viewfinder for Select Olympus PEN Cameras from Olympus is for use with most Olympus PEN digital cameras. It is powered via the camera's accessory port and attaches to its hot shoe. The VF-3 can be used indoors or outdoors and is particularly beneficial when capturing images in direct sunlight which could make viewing the camera's LCD display very difficult. It has a quick refresh rate to minimize ghosting on fast-moving subjects.


The viewfinder has a 1.00x magnification factor and has built-in diopter adjustment for easy viewing without or with eyeglasses. This viewfinder's Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) technology enables high-speed transfer of high-resolution images and aspherical lenses ensure high resolution from center to edge.


Plus, the VF-3 can be positioned up to 90 degrees for composing shots at low or unusual angles. The brightness and contrast of the display can be adjusted up or down in seven increments via the VF-3's EVF ADJUST menu function.

The Olympus PEN E-P2, E-PL1, E-PL2 and XZ-1 cameras can be made compatible with the VF-3 via a free firmware update.

Great for shooting in direct sunlight
1.00x magnification
100% field of view
Built-in diopter adjustment
You can adjust the brightness and color temperature of the viewfinder
Tilts up to 90 degrees

Olympus VF-3 Specs

Resolution
Approx. 920,000 dots
Field of View
100%
Magnification
1.00x (-1m¹, 50mm Macro, at infinity)
Diopter Correction
-3.0 to +1.0m¹
Eye-Point Length
Approx. 17.4 mm (-1m¹)
Dimensions
1.00 x 1.7 x 1.75" (2.54 x 4.35 x 4.47 cm)
Weight
Approx. 1.0 oz (28 g) without case
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.9 x 3.9 x 2.7"

Olympus VF-3 Reviews

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question

Is this compatible with epl8?
Asked by: Joe G D.
I do not know if the VF-3 viewfinder will work with a PEN EPL-8. Some reviewer stated that they were using it on a PEN EPL-7. I would be surprised that it would not also work with an EPL-8.
Answered by: PAUL O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is it compatible for use with the Olympus OMD-EM5 Mark II?
Asked by: Krystal P.
Unlike the PEN cameras the OMD cameras have a viewfinder, therefore this is not necessary
Answered by: Jeffrey R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is the VF-3 compatible with the E-PL6?
Asked by: Anonymous
It is compatible with all pen cameras that have an accessory port according to the Olympus web site, so, it should work fine. Check Olympus web site to verify.
Answered by: Richard P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Can it fit on the Leica X-Vario? Thank you
Asked by: Anne Lise L.
Fits on my Olympus pen. That is all I know
Answered by: eileen s.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is the VF-3 viewfinder suitable for the Olympus Pen E-PL7 ?
Asked by: Bevyn J.
Sorry, I am not sure. I use it with E-PL5 and have no problem.
Answered by: WAI YIN L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is the VF-3 electronic viewfinder compatible/suitable for use with Olympus E-PM2?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Olympus VF-3 is compatible with the Olympus E-PM2.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is the VF-3 electronic viewfinder compatible/suitable for use with Olympus Stylus XZ-2 camera.
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Olympus VF-3 Viewfinder is compatible with the Olympus Stylus XZ-2 camera.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Will my E-PL3 need a firmware update to use the VF-3?
Asked by: Anonymous
If you have firmware version 1.02 and above, you don't need an update to use the VF-3 with the E-PL3. The E-PL3 only needs a firmware update if you plan on using the VF-4 electronic viewfinder.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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