For those of you on the fence regarding the EM-1, specifically regarding the viewfinder..

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For those of you on the fence regarding the EM-1, specifically regarding the viewfinder..
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I picked one up on the weekend, fully prepared to test it and return it if I don't think it's worth it (the jury is still out).

Regarding the viewfinder - I am NOT a big fan of electronic viewfinders, my wife likes them even less than me.

I was quite surprised and impressed with it - even my wife, after a about a minute handling the new camera "I like this viewfinder."

I'm still not 100% convinced we'll be making the switch from E-3's over to EM-1's (we'd both be getting one) - however, the part I thought I'd like the least, the viewfinder, turns out to be a pleasant surprise.  I was shocked at how small and dim the E-3's optical viewfinder seemed after handling the EM-1 for a while.

Still a good week of testing and consideration before I make a final decision.  I don't like the little batteries (and the fact that I can't buy good 3rd party ones for a decent price), I'm not sold entirely on the focus for 4/3 lenses, it doesn't take either my 4/3 cable release or seem to use my old Olympus IR remote, and I'm sure I'll lose at least one of the little parts for the flash.

However - one thing that isn't going to deter me is the viewfinder.  Far from being a liability, it's an asset.

 DLGW's gear list:DLGW's gear list
Olympus E-M1 Olympus E-M5 II Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 8mm 1:3.5 Fisheye Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm 1:4.0 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ +6 more
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