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Old Dec 27, 2011, 4:33 PM   #1
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Default Price drop on Oly VF-2

Just ordered a VF-2 for my PL-2. B&H now has it listed at $200.00. That's only $20.00 more than the VF-3. A no brainer for me, and it's black to match the camera.

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Jeez, what a deal! That is a drop and makes the VF3/VF2 question rather mute. I paid something like $279 back when it was brand-new. I see the chrome version is still $249. I would imagine after a little bit of time the VF3 is going to drop as well, but who knows how low. The sorry little LVF-1 EVF Panasonic has sold since the beginning of their GF series has always been in the $145 range It is still $145.99 and is not worth a darn compared to the VF3. All things being equal, $150 would probably be a good price for the VF-3 compared to $200 for the VF-2. With this latest drop on the back VF-2, I certainly would not opt for a VF-3.

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Old Dec 27, 2011, 6:03 PM   #3
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Yep! Seems Greg & I usually pay way more than those who have patience and/or will power to wait, I have neither most of the times.
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Congrats James,

If you haven't had the pleasure of using the VF2, get ready to have your socks blown off. It is, in my mind, the single most important accessory that one can get for the Pen cameras.

I got mine almost immediately after getting the E-PL1 and it improved my enjoyment of the camera immensely. I use old legacy lens that can only be focused manually, quite often. The Vf-2 made that possible.

You'll never know how you got along without it.

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I believe I will love it. I really do not like composing pics looking at the back screen, feels clumsy. I'm adapted to the DSLR/SLR looking/composing through a viewfinder.
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Yep! Seems Greg & I usually pay way more that those who have patience and/or will power to wait, I have neither most of the times.
, yes, indeed...definitely makes two of us.
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Hah!! My patience is dictated by my wallet and it might just be a good thing. My wife took me to the casino for my birthday yesterday and I won $650.00 bucks and thought now is the time to get the VF-2. Received my 40-150 the other day but haven't had time to take a pic with it yet. We are pretty busy during the holidays.
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The VF-2 is great ... however I got the VF-3 a couple a weeks ago. It is not as nice as the VF-2 but it is doing the job done for me ( getting the proper focus)
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James:
As all have said, the VF2 is a winner. Could not believe how it improved my experiences with the pl1. It is never off the body, and for me has never felt loose. And at that price (and with your winnings) such a deal!
As to our Texans, come on up north of the 49th and enjoy our pricing -- our sale prices are what you call list price. Up until this week, one could still purchase a E-PL1 with the original kit lens for the barely knocked down price of $499.99. ;-)
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James:
As all have said, the VF2 is a winner. Could not believe how it improved my experiences with the pl1. It is never off the body, and for me has never felt loose. And at that price (and with your winnings) such a deal!
As to our Texans, come on up north of the 49th and enjoy our pricing -- our sale prices are what you call list price. Up until this week, one could still purchase a E-PL1 with the original kit lens for the barely knocked down price of $499.99. ;-)
I'm sure it will not be off my camera as well. I just do not like composing through the screen and in bright days it will be tough to see and ensure focus. I understand it comes with a case you can put on the camera neck strap. That's handy but as I said earlier, it will probably never be off the camera. It is suppose to be here Friday, can't wait to get it.

Geez, that's not much of a bargain, 500 bucks for a PL1 with original lens. I believe that's what I paid for my PL2 with the updated lens.
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