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gug
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Jan 31, 2017 06:47 |  #1

Has anyone used the above? It would be nice to have a pair of 1.75's installed for macro photography. What brands or experience you have had with them? Thanks in advance for your replies.

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Jan 31, 2017 22:16 |  #2

I tried them but no luck keeping them stuck to the mask. Even tried CA (superglue) & it still fell off. Gave up.


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Feb 01, 2017 05:08 as a reply to cicopo's post |  #3

Thanks for the feedback. Defogging stuff likely does not help.




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Feb 03, 2017 12:15 |  #4

I had lenses put in my mask by an optical shop. They were placed in the lower section of the mask like reading glasses or bifocals and were still in when the mask finally had to be replaced. Seems like the shop was in Florida, but that was sometime around 2000 or 2001 so I can't be sure. Check with your local dive shop and see if they know of any place that can install them.


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Feb 04, 2017 06:43 as a reply to MikeThompson's post |  #5

Thanks, appreciate the reply.




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Feb 09, 2017 05:48 |  #6

I had these custom ground lenses installed (external link), also with color correcting filtration. nothing to delaminate or fall off.


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Feb 09, 2017 13:58 |  #7

I had corrective lenses put in the bottom of my mask. If you find an optometrist that dives, they can have a lens ground and glued in with the curvature to match your eye position.
Now I use a mask with the whole lens having correction (but less than my full prescription) since everything I'm looking at is relatively close anyway. I have the other mask as a backup and would probably use it if I was diving with whales or something in 200ft viz but the number of times I'll get to do that can be counted on one finger.

If you're using a camera with your corrected mask, don't forget to change the diopter adjustment to match your mask.

Steve.


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Feb 10, 2017 05:05 |  #8

SteveInNZ wrote in post #18268902 (external link)
I had corrective lenses put in the bottom of my mask. If you find an optometrist that dives, they can have a lens ground and glued in with the curvature to match your eye position.
Now I use a mask with the whole lens having correction (but less than my full prescription) since everything I'm looking at is relatively close anyway. I have the other mask as a backup and would probably use it if I was diving with whales or something in 200ft viz but the number of times I'll get to do that can be counted on one finger.

If you're using a camera with your corrected mask, don't forget to change the diopter adjustment to match your mask.

Steve.

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Feb 10, 2017 14:01 |  #9

The information in this thread is a keeper. I sure learned something I didn't think was possible!




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