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Hacco1

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Re: EOS-M Optical Viewfinder
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2013, 01:07:57 PM »
What about the Olympus vf-1 35mm equivelant OVF.

Way cheaper than a leica and good quality.

here it is at B&H $83

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/631822-REG/Olympus_260052_VF_1_Viewfinder_f_17mm.html

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Re: EOS-M Optical Viewfinder
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2013, 01:07:57 PM »

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Re: EOS-M Optical Viewfinder
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2013, 01:21:08 PM »
i think the ken rockwell review said it was about a 35mm equivalent lens (17mm on the ep1) so the OV should work. Wish it was black

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Re: EOS-M Optical Viewfinder
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2013, 04:33:13 PM »
What about the Olympus vf-1 35mm equivelant OVF.

Way cheaper than a leica and good quality.

here it is at B&H $83

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/631822-REG/Olympus_260052_VF_1_Viewfinder_f_17mm.html
Sounds like a decent option to consider. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: EOS-M Optical Viewfinder
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2013, 01:53:33 AM »
Does anyone know if you can take pictures with the LCD turn off? as in when you use a viewfinder? Sorry if this is obvious.
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Re: EOS-M Optical Viewfinder
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2013, 10:49:01 AM »
Do not think you can turn the LCD off. I use one of those rangefinder/sight people mount on their shot gun( to shoot bird) to get the approximate composite, is only about USD20-40, you can mark the crop on the len if you need to see the crop. I am getting too old, cannot really see the detail on LCD if it is less then 1 foot away anyway.

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Re: EOS-M Optical Viewfinder
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2013, 04:05:00 AM »
I've been considering picking one of these up a EOS-M ever since it's gone on sale at B&H but the one thing that keeps holding me back is the viewfinder.

And spending an extra $80+ for one seems to defeat the purpose of picking up a eos-m for cheap.

So now I'm kinda just in a boat either waiting for the next EOS-M to come out or just might the bullet and grab one... ARGH...
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Re: EOS-M Optical Viewfinder
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2015, 01:15:20 PM »
The old Russian turret finder is perfect on the M, doesnt look out of place either. You can adjust for parallax as well vertically. Must admit it makes a huge difference holding her up to my eyes instead of at arms length.

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Re: EOS-M Optical Viewfinder
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2015, 01:15:20 PM »

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Re: EOS-M Optical Viewfinder
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2015, 02:13:59 PM »
So...i pulled the trigger on this little guy after the price dropped and i saw the new firmware came out. While i'd love a new one whenever they come out, the price won't be the same as  the sale version, and it seems a solid camera for the price point. adding the eos M adapter for other EF lenses is just icing.

Nevertheless, i dont mind that it doesn't have a flash, but not having an optical viewfinder is a bit worrisome to me. I have looked around a bit, but everything that i seem to find (i got the 22mm lens so 35mm equivalent OV), is crazy expensive. Not that the prices arent deserved, but i really dont want to drop 200 for an optical viewfinder.

So i come to this forum, and ask if anyone has any suggestions (links woudl be great).  I dont need a beautiful piece of glass, but i woudl like to be able to look through something instead of looking at the back of the screen.

So, anyways... help me canon rumors forum gurus...you're my only hope :P


this is my first post...so i guess i should also say hi!

Dear Friend Jager.
The Great and Cheap( Less than $ 20 US Dollars ) way to have 2.8 X optical Hood for LCD of EOS-M =

http://www.amazon.com/Viewfinder-Magnifier-Extender-Magnetic-Canon/dp/B00EK7WDP4/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

I already have more almost 12 months, and work great for me, and easy to remove when we do not want too.
Enjoy.
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Re: EOS-M Optical Viewfinder
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2015, 04:05:58 PM »
Here's another idea  https://sqminiintheboxgadgets.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/ableto-lsh-a35-led-screen-sun-shade-and-protector-for-canon-_p1779451/  A sun shade for the rear screen. This seems awfully expensive at $48.00, I've found one for may NEX 5n for less than $10.00. You just have to spend some time on Google.

A sun-shade would be better than nothing hand-help, and perfect on a tripod.

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Re: EOS-M Optical Viewfinder
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2015, 05:13:38 PM »
The old Russian turret finder is perfect on the M, doesnt look out of place either. You can adjust for parallax as well vertically. Must admit it makes a huge difference holding her up to my eyes instead of at arms length.

Don't point that thing at a cop

DaveHaigh

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Re: EOS-M Optical Viewfinder
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2015, 06:43:57 PM »
Luckily I live in a country where the cops are not routinely armed and neither are the general public.

Seriously though, its very comfortable in use, cuts down on camera shake and nicely matches the range of the 18-55 zoom and the 22 pancake. Dont know why, but I find the standard, arms length hold, works naturally for the 11-22

Ivan Muller

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Re: EOS-M Optical Viewfinder
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2015, 02:35:02 AM »
Of course the way to steady the 'at arms length' way of shooting is to pull the strap tightly. Of course then you need the normal neckstrap for that.

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Re: EOS-M Optical Viewfinder
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2015, 02:35:02 AM »