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11/19/2005 10:37:22 AM · #1
Is it that much of a pain for you too? I feel like I'm mashing my face up against the camera everytime I shoot, and I've even pressed buttons with my nose before.

Tried the diopter, didn't work. My eyes are so bad I can turn it all the way up, and it doesn't make one bit of difference.

Plus, I get my glasses all smudged up.

If you shoot with eyeglasses, what works for you?
11/19/2005 10:44:56 AM · #2
I don't have time to research it now but I'm pretty sure that you can get accessories from Canon that make the diopter much more powerful.
11/19/2005 10:44:59 AM · #3
I don't have any problems with glasses for normal shooting. Problems occur when I'm using my tripod and I'm shooting from a low angle. Then, I cannto ally eye, glasses and eyepiece.
11/19/2005 10:46:01 AM · #4
Hmm, I'll have to look up that diopter booster thing. Anybody have any success with the eyecup extenders?
11/19/2005 10:46:38 AM · #5
no problems at all with glasses on or my shades on. I shot with my glasses on all the time.
11/19/2005 10:47:44 AM · #6
Different eyepieces: EX-EP15 increases the distance face-camera: nour nose won't push buttons anymore. A disadvantage is that the image will be much smaller.
11/19/2005 10:55:57 AM · #7
I just went back to contacts last week, after a few years of glasses. It has made it so much easier. I was always pushing buttons with my nose, smudging the back LCD panel with makeup, and constantly having to clean my glasses after every few shots. I won't go back to glasses again.
11/19/2005 10:59:26 AM · #8
I wear glasses but take them off during shooting. That maybe why a get a lot of pictures out of focus.
11/19/2005 11:07:02 AM · #9
i have my eyepeices all set for my poor eyesite, no one else can use my cameras with out me resetting them but it works for me
11/19/2005 11:11:40 AM · #10
I use the EP-EX15 eyepiece extender, but I still mash my glasses against my face all the time. I have to clean them often or they'll get too blurry to see with. It's definately a PITA. Viewfinders on DSLRs are one area where I think the camera designers have dropped the ball big time.

11/19/2005 11:27:12 AM · #11
I'm legally blind, my corrected vision is 20/80. I don't have an option of shooting without glasses, unless I'm shooting through the LCD Panel. I use the LCD panel quite a bit if I'm working with a tripod, but if I'm handheld, the stability isn't sufficient.

I find the diopter control of my camera works best if I don't try to press my glasses into my eyeball. You must keep your glasses at the correct distance from your face and slightly press the eyepiece to your glasses. If you're mashing your glasses against your face, you're corrupting the optics of your perscription.

I find I see better through a camera than I do without, which is the reason I've always enjoyed photography.
11/19/2005 11:53:04 AM · #12
I started taking photos before I needed glasses, and had to adjust once I got them. Not too bad once you get used to it.

Of course, I tried all the usual tricks, diopters and all that, but none of them was as effective as smashing my glasses to my face and getting the shot.
11/19/2005 02:06:42 PM · #13
Yeah, smashing my glasses seems to be the way to go. I'm damn close to legally blind, and with glasses my vision still isn't 20/20. But I won't get Lasik, not until we're done with the war and all that. That's my trump card for avoiding the draft.
11/19/2005 02:13:24 PM · #14
I find it very frustrating. I can't stand wearing my glasses when shooting, but can't really see well enough without them to review what I have shot. I end up shooting without them, relying on auto-focus, and then putting them on to review the shots.

I have been tempted to try contacts, but haven't made the leap yet.
11/19/2005 02:18:54 PM · #15
I've been shooting with eyeglasses all my life. Like for 50 years now, first picked up a camera when I was 8 or 9. So I'm used to it. Definitely, you don't want to mash the camera up against your glasses and your glasses against your face. That just screws up the relationship of the lenses to your eyes and messes everything up.

The diopter adjustment is only useful to correct for near/far vision problems; it doesn't help at all for astigmatism, for example. If you wear bi/trifocals or "continuous" lenses (that's what I have) then you'll need to adjust your diopter to correct for the fact that you'll be viewing the viewfinder through the middle-distance portion of your glasses.

Robt.
11/19/2005 02:20:53 PM · #16
I always wear my glasses to shoot. always have...well since i was 14 or so. I have used eyecups in teh past but when i treid to get one for me rebel is was impossible to do so (they exist...but no one has em or wants to get them). So i just shoot away and have no issues.
11/19/2005 02:21:47 PM · #17
Originally posted by laurielblack:

... smudging the back LCD panel with makeup, and constantly having to clean my glasses after every few shots.

I hate it when that happens.
11/19/2005 02:25:46 PM · #18
Originally posted by BradP:

Originally posted by laurielblack:

... smudging the back LCD panel with makeup, and constantly having to clean my glasses after every few shots.

I hate it when that happens.


Simple solution to that is to not wear makeup when shooting :-)

R.
11/19/2005 02:27:23 PM · #19
Never thought the solution would be so simple.
Thanks Robert - with age, comes wisdom, and I see you have a lot of it...046.gif
11/19/2005 02:28:40 PM · #20
Originally posted by BradP:

Never thought the solution would be so simple.
Thanks Robert - with age, comes wisdom, and I see you have a lot of it...046.gif


I bet you look older than me, if not wiser, with your makeup off, though...

R.
11/19/2005 02:39:43 PM · #21
Originally posted by bear_music:

Simple solution to that is to not wear makeup when shooting :-)

R.


And scare poor, innocent bystanders? Never! :)
11/19/2005 02:42:01 PM · #22
Canon 1 Series cameras have diopter ajustments.
11/19/2005 03:02:08 PM · #23
Originally posted by nsbca7:

Canon 1 Series cameras have diopter ajustments.


So does the 20D, the 300D, and even my coolpix 5700. They are pretty common. Am I missing something?

R.
11/19/2005 03:03:37 PM · #24
...as does the 350D/XT. Even my old E-10 had it.
11/19/2005 04:10:43 PM · #25
Going back a while now but the E10 and E20 both had magnificently large viewable viewfinders as I recall which resembled the viewfinder image of 35mm cameras.
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