Olympus Dot Sight EE-1 – A Quick Look


Ever had a problem to find your target
when using really long lenses? EE-1 Dot Sight might be a solution for that. Check
out the video without test the EE-1 Dot Sight and see how it can help you and
why it is really useful. Hi there I am Peter Forsgard an Olympus Visionary and a professional photographer from Helsinki Finland and
before we get into the EE -1 Dot Sight please consider subscribing to my
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about Olympus gear, but let’s start And a disclaimer this EE-1 Dot Sight is
my own. I bought it a few months ago just because I’m not very used to making
images with long lenses and this will help me a lot. EE-1 Dot Sight is an external viewfinder which helps you to find subject when you’re using a long lens,
because without it, it’s sometimes really really hard. Have you ever tried it?
Please, let me know in the comments down below. You attach the EE-1 to the hot
shoe of your camera and what’s great about this is that this works with any
camera, it doesn’t have to be an Olympus camera. You can use this with any camera and with any long lens and now that it is attached. We open it and then we
need to turn it on so that we can see the the red dot and then it has to be
calibrated. I’ve chosen the middle focusing point and then I will
put this to the same point that I’ve have chosen from the background and what you do you have two little knobs here and you just need to, okay this way now
and let’s see now we have it now it’s exactly in the middle and now it’s ready
to be used. Very simple and easy. Remember you need to calibrate this for every lens that
you are going to use it with and if you have a zoom lens then I would calibrate
it to the longest focal length of that zoom lens. So remember that if you switch your lens you need to calibrate your EE-1, but it’s not actually a big deal. It’s quite easy as you saw. Let’s see what’s in the box. When you get
this and what you have in the box, of course you have a manual, you have a
battery for it then you have the EE-1 itself and then you have a small
pouch for it. And now this is your viewfinder
and you hold your camera like this and what you do is to you will set the red
dot to the place you want to take an image of and when you have calibrated
the focusing point exactly to the same spot where you set the red dot. You will have
a perfectly sharp image on exactly what you indented to make the image of. The
advantage of this is that you see a lot more around your viewfinder if you just
have your eye closed to your EVF then you don’t see anything besides what’s
inside the EVF but if you use the EE-1 Dot Sight you see also what’s happening
around your viewfinder, so you are seeing what is going to happen and this is
actually a same method that sports photographers used to use and they used
to have what is so-called sports viewfinder, but then there are some
disadvantages of holding your camera like this. It is not the most let’s say stable
way, but remember you have very good stabilizer in this combo. All Olympus
cameras have a very good stabilizer so it’s not that big of a deal and when you
start using it it’s really really handy but of course when you get more
experience with that, then you can just ditch this, but I know that very many
very experienced photographers, nature photographers, bird photographers use
this because it makes it so much easier to find your target because with a long lens it’s really really kind of awkward to find if you’re not, well not awkward
is a wrong word, but it’s not that easy to find if you’re not very
experienced. See there are some birds. Now it’s easy to find those birds far
far away but it’s really easy let’s see if I can take any image, too far too far,
no use of making those images. The normal price of this is a bit over 100 euros here in Europe but I got it a bit under. I got it for 99 euros and that’s why I
decided to get it for myself, because I’m not very used to using long telephoto
lenses and this is going to help me a lot when I do some bird photography and
what I do bird photography it’s city birds because I’m not an outdoor person
I really like to be inside the city and not out in the woods, So that’s perfect
for me. City birds are the ones that I’m going to use this and help me to get
better images of those and if you’re planning on getting this – there will be
some links in the description of this video. Those links are Amazon affiliate
links and please consider using those links if you want to get one of these,
because you don’t pay any extra but I get a small commission if you get this
or anything else in Amazon. Thanks if you’re using those links and there are
some other videos that you might want to watch. These two videos, the first one is
about the 300 millimeter and the second one is about 40-150 millimeter lens so
you might want to watch those next if you haven’t seen those yet, but hey
thanks for watching and bye for now.

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