This viewfinder persuaded me to buy an Olympus PEN rather than a Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera. I compared electronic viewfinders on the Panasonics and the Sony A55/A33: the VF-2 was the best by far. At the time of writing, I don't think that there is a better electronic viewinder than this; eventually even this will be improved upon. The field of view is big, bright and clear. In low light and at night it is less clear and slightly stuttery but still better than an SLR direct viewfinder in the dark. It is usable whilst wearing specs and has an effective diopter adjustment; also, it hinges upward to become what was once called a 'waist-level' finder. When attached to a PEN, it's a bit bulky but when dismounted it fits closely into the supplied fabric puch that attaches conveniently to the camera neckstrap. The advantage of this arrangement is that you have the choice of using the petite PEN like a compact camera when it's convenient to do so, with the reassurance that the eye-level viewfinder is at the ready for action shots or very bright sunlight (when monitor screens can be hard to use). Although the VF-2 is a bit expensive, it fits any PEN and also the superb Olympus XZ-1 compact camera - handy if you and the missus want to share it. Moreover, if you want to upgrade/change PEN cameras or add an XZ-1 to your collection, the VF-2 should be compatible for years to come (fingers crossed that Olympus keep it this way). Finally, my PEN E-PL2 produces superb images with the standard kit lens, I'm delighted with the PEN experience so far.