Beomagi wrote:Vold, what's you opinion on the VF-2?
The VF-2 is fantastic, but unless you're really sold on the rangefinder-eque shape, a bit of a hard sell at $250.
The GF1's LVF1 on the other hand is atrocious. Not only is the resolution insultingly low (202k dots vs 1.4M), it's also field sequential, so there's tearing when you move. According to Panasonic, they will not release a higher resolution model because there is insufficient headroom in the electrical interface on the GF1.
If you were looking to buy an E-PL1, the VF-2 probably doesn't make as much sense as on an E-P2. For one thing, the price rises dramatically (you'd be much better off getting a second lens for that kind of money), and for another, the E-PL1's menu-driven interface is probably not as nice to use with your eye to the vf than the dial interface on the E-P2 (this bit is speculation on my part).
The Oly EP-2 is $650 and comes with the VF-2, so in exchange for the lighter AA filter and built in flash, you get a better built camera with a higher shutter speed (important in those bright daylight scenarios when you'd need the EVF) and twin dial controls.
Then again, a lot of this is because I don't like the menu driven interface on the E-PL1. I do like that it has a dedicated magnify button, which is very useful for legacy lenses, but I'd rather get a GF1 or, failing that, an EP-2. Seeing as the GF1 comes with the 20/1.7, one of the few must-have lenses in the format, I'd definitely go for the former.
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