Panasonic LVF2 is it worth?

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jcr20190
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Panasonic LVF2 is it worth?
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Hi, i have been thinking on buying the lvf2 for my gx1 but im not sure if it would be a good buy, like 1/3 of my pics are macro related, half of the time i use manual focus, also i dont have plans on buying another camera with integrated viewfinder at least in the next 1-2 years, should i buy it?

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i think its a great addition to the GX1

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Transformd the camera ( I bought it much used secondhand) from a cheap "briefcase" camera that I bought for my work to one of my favorite cameas ever. The EV2 is very good.

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I almost never take my lvf2 off the camera, and shoot 95% of my photos through it.  Outdoors, esp, just can't beat it.

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Thanks for your answers, i forgot to say i use glasses, could it be a problem?

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jcr20190 wrote:

Hi, i have been thinking on buying the lvf2 for my gx1 but im not sure if it would be a good buy, like 1/3 of my pics are macro related, half of the time i use manual focus, also i dont have plans on buying another camera with integrated viewfinder at least in the next 1-2 years, should i buy it?

It's definitely worth it.

I got my GX1 for my girlfriend to use. She was a bit daunted at first, but once i popped the LVF2 onto it, she LOVES it!

So, yeah, worth the price and it extends the GX1's functionality quite a bit!

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jcr20190 wrote:

Thanks for your answers, i forgot to say i use glasses, could it be a problem?

no worries i wear them too, its no problem.

read this :

http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/systemcamera/gms/gx1/optional_accessories.html#acc01

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Absolutely, yes.  When I tried the GX1, I bought the LVF 2 with it.  I didn't keep the camera, but if I had, the LVF2 would have lived on it.  It's an excellent viewfinder and I highly recommend it.

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benwood wrote:

I almost never take my lvf2 off the camera, and shoot 95% of my photos through it. Outdoors, esp, just can't beat it.

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One more benefit:  I need reading glasses to clearly see the LCD.  With the diopter adjustment in the LVF2, no need for reading glasses.

One downside:  Now that I'm hooked on the LVF2, I do miss the small size of the GX1 without it, so that's impetus to move up to the GX7.

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I have one and love it. Almost all of these are fine with glass and have a diopter adjustment. The only downside is having to manual click between LVF and screen. Its easy and I am used to it, but it is annoying. Also I would love to be able to still select a focus area with the touch screen with my thumb while viewing through the LVF. But overall it's high quality and totally worth having on during the day.

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very handy
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I have one and find it very handy with all lenses.

A must if you manual focus. I use a nikon 50mm via adapter alot and the LVF2 has been awesome to get the focus spot on

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