wearing glasses and shooting...


chaude

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 00:04
Since i've been using a dslr i've been encountering this problem...i wear glasses, thick, wide plastic frame which always seems to get into my way when i'm looking into the viewfinder...(no i can't wear contacts, my eyes are too rubbish)
It's okay when i'm on autofocus, but i seem to struggle to determine whether it's on focus when i'm using manual, especially in dimmer conditions!
i'm using a ist DS, and the manual lens is a 28mm f2.8 that i picked up from ebay for 2.80 (winner)=P
if anyone has similar experience or tips that'd be nice!
cheers =D

bforbes

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 00:11
I find a magnifying eyepiece helps.
Barrie
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Anvh

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 00:13
I also wear glasses but I don't know if there is a special way to help you against that so I'm also interested to hear tips and suggestions.

Do you think that a focusing aid might help?
One is a split-screen, you can get them for cheap off ebay or from Focusingscreen.com or Katzeye.com
Another option might be a magnify ocular but I aint sure if that's so wise with glasses.
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chaude

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 01:33
a split screen might, but i don't get how it actually works, do i only get to see the middle circle bit, and the rest would be hazy/blurry?!?!
too new to this world so i know nothing, apart from my eyes feeling tired and strained after using a camera =P

aliengrove

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 04:09
Have you thought about a right-angle finder? There's one made by Seagull with +/_ 4 dioptre adjustment, you can find them on ebay. Here's a link.

I read a review of one on Amazon and the person who bought it had fitted it to an ist DS without any problems.
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Anvh

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 07:49
chaude wrote:
a split screen might, but i don't get how it actually works, do i only get to see the middle circle bit, and the rest would be hazy/blurry?!?!
too new to this world so i know nothing, apart from my eyes feeling tired and strained after using a camera =P

This should be helpful, scroll down a bit. link

The Katzeye screens are Nikon K3 screens.
Stefan


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DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
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thoramay

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 08:54
Had a similar issue but then fitted a Pentax Eye cup M and it has made so much difference for me. Not sure if they are still available.

regards Thoramay.

thoramay

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 09:18
Stefan Have followed your link. Have you installed one of these?
Seems a bit hairy to me with my shaky hands. I would still like one. Would you reccommend I take the plunge and get a competent friend to fit it. I have the K10 and not sure which one I would need.

Do you know if the new screen comes with all the instructions that are given on their site? Just a little nervious.

regards Thoramay.

bforbes

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 10:12
I have replaced the screen in a K20 with no problem, but that was a Pentax for Pentax change. I have read, and I think it was on the forum, that some of the split screen types need shims to obtain the correct location, also some of them alter the readings of the camera light meter.
Barrie
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pschlute

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 10:24
I wear glasses and recommend a split prism screen. I tried the magnifier eyepiece, but didn't find it a great help.

I just jam the eyepiece of the camera right up to my glasses and I have no problem except I need to clean my specs more often.
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terje-l

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 12:16
Luckily, the dioptre adjustment can still compensate for my glasses. So I find it easier to remove my glasses when focussing/composing.

Unfortunately, contact lenses won't work for me either.
Best regards
Terry

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chaude

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 13:30
hmmm, seems to be a lot of people telling me to get a split screen....how does it affect the autofocus though?!?!

terje-l

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 13:32
It does not. But it upsets the exposure if you use spot metering (less with centre weight, negligible with average).
Best regards
Terry

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pschlute

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 18:12
chaude wrote:
hmmm, seems to be a lot of people telling me to get a split screen....how does it affect the autofocus though?!?!

As Terry said it cannot affect the a/f because that is sited behind the mirror.
Peter



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chaude

Link Posted 28/05/2010 - 20:43
my bad, obviously i didn't know what i was on about!
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