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Old Nov 24, 2010, 4:32 PM   #1
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Default VF-2 Eyecup (EP-9) anyone?

I still haven't ordered the VF-2 (waiting for the Amazon GH1 refund) but just by looking at the pictures, it seems like the lack of an eyecup could be a potential problem in bright daylight. Olympus has released the EP-9 eyecup for the VF-2 and I'm wondering if it's another piece of equipment worth investing on (I can't believe Oly has not included the EP-9 with the EVF or made it available for VF2 owners at a discount price). Has any of you had any experience with it? Is shooting through the EVF w/o eyecup a problem in some conditions?
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 4:34 PM   #2
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nope, it work find without the eyecup in daylight. So just like having a closer fit
but since I wear glasses it is not that useful with an eyecup anyway
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Tullio, I posted before I have the ep-9 (not sure where), I had ran into problems with hard side light getting between the vf-2 & my eye. So I ordered the ep-9 from the Olympus store. Although it eliminated the side light problem in those situations, I have mixed feelings about it.

1. it is a pain to change from the small rubber ring that is already on the vf-2 to the ep-9, I kept thinking the vf-2 was going to snap into pieces from all the torque required to change it.

2. the ep-9 becomes an additional surface protruding from the vf-2 ready to snag on something & pull the vf-2 off when your not looking.

Other than that works as advertised.
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Thanks for your replies. I guess I'll try the VF2 as is first. If side light becomes a major issue, then I'll consider the eyecup.
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As an eyeglasses wearer, I'm dubious how well it'd work for me. I have tried similar eyecups like that in the past and never really liked them. I do better just wearing a hat to keep the sun out of my eyes.
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The reason I thought the eyecup may be a good addition to the viewfinder is because of its (the EVF) design. Cameras with built-in EVF usually have some sort of eyecup built around the EVF, which in most cases is enough to block side light. However, the VF-2 does not have that. The rubber circle around the glass is absolutely flat thus keeping the eye totally exposed to external light. I guess I'll have to try it first before making any decisions.
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