Spectacles and Eyecups


davidrobinson

Link Posted 23/05/2012 - 09:42
Having just started to wear glasses pemanently I am having difficulty using the viewfinder.
Problems are;
Due to light leakage I cannot read information in viewfinder.
Light leakage causes incorrect metering and exposure.
Light leakage makes subject difficult to see amd focus on.

I have searched this Forum and the internet but cannot find anyone who makes an eyecup for Pentax cameras which are designed for spectacle wearers. I found this non-UK ebay item but am not sure if it's large enough for use with spectacles. http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-in-1-Eyecup-for-Canon-Nikon-Sony-Pentax-Olympus-DSLR-/...
Any suggestions home made or not very welcome.
My camera is a K7
Regards David
Last Edited by davidrobinson on 23/05/2012 - 09:45

DoctorJeff

Link Posted 23/05/2012 - 09:58
Having worn glasses since the end of WWII, I can tell you that I have not yet found a perfect solution. IMHE, it is harder to use binoculars than almost any viewfinder.
Still, for about 4, why don't you give the item that you linked a go?
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 23/05/2012 - 10:05
An alternative is to remove/lift glasses when taking a photo - you will need to set the dioptric adjustment on the rear of the viewfinder (to match your eyesight) but you may find this a more comfortable/natural solution.
LennyBloke

steven9761

Link Posted 23/05/2012 - 10:28
What LENNYBLOKE says, +1!!

SteveLedger

Link Posted 23/05/2012 - 10:48
LennyBloke wrote:
An alternative is to remove/lift glasses when taking a photo - you will need to set the dioptric adjustment on the rear of the viewfinder (to match your eyesight) but you may find this a more comfortable/natural solution.

Exactly what I do.

Hardgravity

Link Posted 23/05/2012 - 10:53
I don'thave a problem with glasses and viewfinders.

The only thing that bugs me is theoblong shape left on my glasses by the standard K200 eye piece!
Cheers, HG

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johnc765

Link Posted 23/05/2012 - 14:40
The dioptric adjustment, I take is the little slider on the viewfinder?
if thats the case I take it use autofocus on an abject then adjust it so its crystal clear in the viewfinder?

Smeggypants

Link Posted 23/05/2012 - 14:42
johnc765 wrote:
The dioptric adjustment, I take is the little slider on the viewfinder?
if thats the case I take it use autofocus on an abject then adjust it so its crystal clear in the viewfinder?

No adjust it so the viewfinder screen ( markings ) itself is as sharp as possible. Have the lens out of focus on a white background or something.
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Algernon

Link Posted 23/05/2012 - 14:48
Either way works With a 2x Refconverter it's better
to focus on some lettering.
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Frogherder

Link Posted 23/05/2012 - 16:03
Now all we need is a screen cover to stop greasy nose marks

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johnboy-22

Link Posted 23/05/2012 - 16:36
I used to push my specs up. Then one day while taking pictures out on some rocks at low tide I went to push them back down and they had vanished. The new ones cost more than a DFA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR. Now I leave them in the car and the only time anything is in focus is when I look through the lens.
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tomkeet

Link Posted 23/05/2012 - 18:26
Hi David, if you are thinking of the type Eye Cup in your link above, have a look at the JJC EP-2 22mm Rubber Eye Cup found them slightly better quality link
Regards
Tom

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cedricd

Link Posted 23/05/2012 - 18:44
It`s a challenge and I too push up my specs. Trouble is in bright sunlight I like to wear a peaked hat to shield the sun so pushing up the specs doesn`t work. Could do with a stand off viewfinder this would stop the greasy nose prints. I often use the eyecup from an ME.
Enjoy life

davidrobinson

Link Posted 23/05/2012 - 19:53
tomkeet wrote:
Hi David, if you are thinking of the type Eye Cup in your link above, have a look at the JJC EP-2 22mm Rubber Eye Cup found them slightly better quality link

Hi Tom
This looks ideal if its big enough to limit light leakage around the spectacles, do you use this eyecup and do you wear glasses?
Regards David

tomkeet

Link Posted 23/05/2012 - 20:44
Hi David, it is slightly larger than the 6-in-1 type Eye Cup and the Rubber is softer.
I only wear glasses for reading but use the JJC Eye Cup all ways on the 600mm.
Quick comparison shot, JJC lower one.
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Regards
Tom

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SMC PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 1:3.5-4.5 10-17mm ED [IF, SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:2.8 16-50mm ED AL [IF] SDM,
SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4 15mm ED AL Limited, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:3.2 21mm AL Limited,
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SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:4 300mm ED [IF] SDM, HD PENTAX-D FA 1:4.5-5.6 150-450mm ED DC AW, HD PENTAX-DA 1:5.6 560mm ED AW,
HD PENTAX -DA 1.4x AW AF REAR CONVERTER,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.

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