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Wearing Glasses


gareth01422 7 213 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 12:39PM
Hi guys

One thing I cant seem to get to grips with is when looking through the eye piece on my camera, should I be wearing my glasses

Or do I set the focus so i don't need to?

This is baffling me.

Gareth

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mlewis 10 1.5k United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 12:42PM
If your camera viewfinder has a dioptre adjustment you may be able to adjust that to compensate so you don't have to.
redsnappa 12 2.0k United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 12:50PM
I always wear my glasses even with dioptre adjustment.
franken Plus
12 3.5k 4 Wales
24 Nov 2012 12:53PM

Quote:I always wear my glasses even with dioptre adjustment.


I do the same. What's the point of taking your glasses off, taking a picture, putting them back on etc?
gareth01422 7 213 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 1:13PM

Quote:I always wear my glasses even with dioptre adjustment.

I do the same. What's the point of taking your glasses off, taking a picture, putting them back on etc?



To me it just feels wrong, wearing glasses while looking through the view finder......

its probably just me...
24 Nov 2012 1:17PM
wear your glasses i always have and always will ! we were given glasses to wear so why take em off it's sillly really
Carabosse Plus
12 39.7k 269 England
24 Nov 2012 1:25PM
I'm always taking glasses on and off. I wear them for distance, but not for reading. It's no big deal really.

LCD screens on the back of the camera are very handy! Using the VF, I sometimes just look over the top of the specs.
saltireblue Plus
5 4.7k 27 Norway
24 Nov 2012 1:26PM
Wear them. I tried without but couldn't be arrised having to put them on all the time in order to read the camera-top screen.

Malc
Campervanman 7 718 1 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 2:36PM
Just do whatever you're most comfortable with. Personally I take mine off because I like to get my eye up tight to the viewfinder to see all of the viewing screen and camera settings shown in the viewfinder.
JJGEE 10 6.5k 18 England
24 Nov 2012 2:43PM

Quote:I wear them for distance, but not for reading

I have thought about that recently.
Eye distance to viewfinder is minimal so I am beginning to think I need some plain ( not varifocal ) reading glasses when manual focussing.
cats_123 Plus
11 4.3k 25 Northern Ireland
24 Nov 2012 3:08PM
can't see a bl**dy thing without mine. GrinGrin..the only problem I have is that I keep having to clean my glasses afterwards Sad

perhaps laser surgery is the answer? my wife had a lens implant, I'm not brave enough SmileSmileSmile
marsh145 6 21 England
24 Nov 2012 3:34PM
I'm the same as cats_123....... can't see a thing without them!! Always wear my glasses Grin unless I'm in a canoe or kayak, when I wear contact lenses for distance..... but then I can't see what I've taken until I get home and put my glasses on!Sad
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 4:59PM
wear them. no time for messing around.
Sooty_1 4 1.4k 213 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 5:32PM
As long as you can see the whole frame it isn't a problem, but not many cameras have high-eye point viewfinders. As long as you set the diopter correction for what you normally do....

The only time you might have a problem is if the exposure is changed if the eyepiece isn't covered, for instance if using a big ND filter, you will need to cover the eyepiece or the meter might read light from t rather than through the lens. Cameras expect the eyepiece to be covered by your eye!

Nick
MikeA 10 1.2k England
24 Nov 2012 6:02PM
Always take mine off, better to see the whole frame.

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