Question regarding glasses

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  1. Tangerini

    Tangerini TPF Noob!

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    This is probably a silly question, but for those of you who wear glasses, how do you deal with focusing?

    I find myself taking my glasses off to get a better view through the lens, but then since my eyesight causes me to see things blurry-like I'm worried that the pictures come out a bit skewed focus wise

    (I do wear contacts as well, but not everytime)

    So if you wear glasses how do you get around it, or is this not a problem for you?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I can focus fine with my glasses on. If you can't...does your viewfinder have an adjustment? My viewfinder has a little dial that changes the focus of the eye piece, so that I can set it to be clear without my glasses on.
     
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    My camera does have that little dial.. how do I set it so that I know it's compensating correctly for my vision?
     
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    Adjust the diopter (using the little wheel) until the markings in the viewfinder are sharp. That's it.
    The diopter adjustment only works for long/short sight. If you have astigmatism then you will still need to wear glasses.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I usually leave my glasses on (and that is why my new ones which are no longer real glass already have a scratch mark where the viewfinder goes :roll: ) ... I could adjust the diopter, but where would I leave my glasses every time I raise the camera to my eyes? Too awkward to always push them into my hair or so ... so I focus through my glasses and with the viewfinder in a 0 position. Still works like that. Pity about the scratch marks on glasses that I only got last year in November, though...!
     
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    My glasses don't mix well with my viewfinder, so I tend to rely on the autofocus completely...which doesn't always work out, so if I *know* I'll be out shooting, I'll make a point of putting on my contacts.
     
  7. Jeff Canes

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    Not all cameras have a build in diopter. They do make add-on one in both brand name and aftermarket. Check with your cameras manufacturer first. Here a Canon +.05

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    the diopter does not affect the camera focus operation. It only affects how you see through the viewfinder. Even if you see a blurry image in the viewfinder, the image (if focussed right) will still come out sharp.

    It's purely for people's eyesight and nothing to do with the focus system.

    CHeers
    Jim
     
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    Depending on which camera I am using I do different things.. My Minolta Maxxum 50 & KS 500 don't have the diopter adjustment so I either just wear my glasses or contacts. With my Maxxum 9000 I use the diopter.
     
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    Darn, I do have an astigmatism :( I guess I just have to suck it up.
    Thank you all very much for your input.
     
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    my vision is awful, so glasses stay on if I want to see what I'm doing. Haven't had a single problem so far.
     
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    I am in the same boat with ya tangerini.
     

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