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Shooting with glasses

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gladjo, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. gladjo

    gladjo Guest

    I know this has been talked about but this time it's reading glasses. I find that I'm keeping them around when I shoot so I can look at the lcd on replay. I don't need them to see normally. After some experimentation, I find that if I shoot with them on everything seems to snap in focus through the viewfinder, even at distant objects. Is this right? Or are my eyes being fooled somehow?
  2. Welcome to the world of over 40!
  3. WayneF


    Apr 3, 2006
    Your eyes are not being fooled. Sharper is sharper.

    There is a eyepiece diopter focus adjustment which you should adjust to see the viewfinder lines or focus brackets most clearly. D200 page 16. The default viewfinder viewing distance is one meter distance I believe. The subject at infinity is viewed there (projected on that glass screen) as if at one meter distance. The viewfinder diopter adjustment is about that one meter.
  4. Jim_B


    Feb 25, 2009
    Independence, Mo.
    Try shooting with tri-focals...
  5. ArtScott


    Jul 11, 2009
    I just keep them on my head until I needthem then slide them down to see and i keep my diopter adjusted for bright clear seeeing in the viewfinder.............
  6. Over 40? Try 27. I try my best to not wear my glasses, but sometimes I just have to. :rolleyes: 
  7. FisherPete


    Nov 13, 2007
    Having now advanced to "progressive tri-focal" age, in addition to the ignomy of trying to see through the right part of my frequently smeared lenses, I also have to pay the piper for replacing the darned things every two years. Ain't health insurance great? Mine covers the first $140, but multicoated, hardened progressives are right up there with a 17-55 2.8 in price. I wonder which part of my body will fail next and how much it will cost to compensate. :/
  8. gladjo

    gladjo Guest

    Aha! I thought the diopter adjustment was just so you could see all the numbers etc. in the finder. Thanks.
  9. gladjo

    gladjo Guest

    Jim_B and Pete. I got fitted for trifocals several years ago. I couldn't get used to them. Always moving my head around. Felt like an owl. After a few days I put them in a drawer, never to be seen again. :biggrin:

    Now I wear reading glasses when I need them (which seems to be a lot more often nowadays). :frown:
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