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Mandatory accessory for specs wearers,
This review is from: Panasonic DMW-LVF1E External Live Viewfinder for Lumix GF2, GF1 and LX5 (Accessory)
I purchased the LVF for my Panasonic LX5 because I found the screen useless in bright sunlight... and I like holidaying in hot places where strong sunlight is endemic! What I had not realised was the absolute brilliance of having adjustable DIOPTRIC CORRECTION. I always have to pull on my reading specs to compose the photo, but with the LVF I can adjust the dioptric correction to suit my eyes.
So yes, this is an expensive extra and perhaps it could have greater resolution but the benefits are enormous.
PANASONIC: if you read this, please build ALL your cameras in two versions, one with a VIEWFINDER with adjustable dioptric correction. I'll happily give up the useless integrated flash to make room for something as useful as a live viewfinder!