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Old May 20, 2012, 7:59 PM   #1
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......this previously mysteriously unavailable piece is shown available at Olympus America @ $7 USD plus tax & ship chgs....... my net to Texas USA $9.73 USD.

I just now ordered the part. ��
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Interesting, the piece is yet not available on eBAY where the EP-9 price range is astonishingly $15 - $110.
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Old May 20, 2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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Miracles never cease! There's no reason for that item to not having been available before now.
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Old May 21, 2012, 1:07 AM   #3
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Bob,

That is good news to have it available. I just ordered a VF-2. How frequent do you have to replace the rubber? I am just curious.

I was going to get a VF-3 because of its locking mechanism, but decided on the VF-2 for better resolution.

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@Greg ... well, I couldn't find it for the Leica branded one either. That is probably the one on eBAY for $110.

@Michael ... I lost the standard eye cup a few months back, it was not available from Olympus as a part. Olympus would replace it if I were to send the VF-2 in for repair at the standard $62.50 plus shipping one-way.

I bought the EP-9 (the bigger eye-cup) off eBAY @ $15.99 at the time.

The only time the eye cup would need to be replaced is if it were lost as mine was.
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Bob,

Thanks for the info!

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congratulations! I know that this has been a thorn in your side with the VF-2 for some time.
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Yes, I really need the VF-2 for outdoor shooting. The LCD screen on the E-PL1 is pretty much useless under bright sunlight. I brought it along with my Canon DSLR trying to use it to take pictures of the Egrets, but it turned out pretty much a wash. The Egret pictures I posted on the Wildlife section were taken with the Canon.

I also bought a Canon EF to Micro 4/3 adapter with aperture ring from Ebay just to experiment my EF lenses on the E-PL1.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...E:L:OU:US:1123
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The VF-2 just came in this evening by USPS Priority Mail. Slap it on and it works! It sure beats shooting in a Preying Mantis position all the time. It is almost like a DSLR. I will take it out and try to shoot a few pictures tomorrow morning.
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In bright outdoor light it can get a little contrasty. I just make sure and have the live histogram turned on and make sure the exposure is winding up on the right hand side of the graph. As long as you do that, anything's possible in processing later.

I'd love to get back to Northern California with my Pen, these lenses and that wonderful light....not to mention a few more trips to the Cliff House.
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Thanks for the advice, Greg! This is good info since I never had an EVF before. San Francisco has a few good spots for taking pictures. The only bad thing is the traffic especially after the 1989 earthquake which alters the freeway exits into the city and make driving a living hell.
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