Shooting with glasses

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gladjo

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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?
 
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Or are my eyes being fooled somehow?
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.
 
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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.............
 
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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. :/
 
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gladjo

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

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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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