Olympus viewfinder frustration

Started May 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Sudo Nimh
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Olympus viewfinder frustration
May 27, 2013

Maybe this problem is particular to my camera (E-PL2, firmware 1.3) or viewfinder (VF-3). The viewfinder is great, but when I hit the playback button to review my photos, the image goes from the viewfinder to the LCD. I have to press the button on the viewfinder to see the playback image on the viewfinder.

This is a significant annoyance. I shoot without an automatic review after each shot, so I often go to playback mode to see what I've captured, and it's distracting to take my eye away from the viewfinder for a few seconds.

The camera is smart enough to remember that I was using the viewfinder in shooting mode, so the viewfinder becomes active again when I return from playback to shooting mode. But regardless of whether I was using the viewfinder for playback, the camera always starts playback on the LCD.

Is this a VF-3 issue, or an E-PL2 issue, or is it like this on all Olympus cameras?

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