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7D blurry through viewfinder, but picture turns out good

 
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Nov 17, 2017 16:43 |  #1

So i recently purchased a 7D from B&H's used department with a new Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16 F2.8,
well today has been my first day to play with it, and I have noticed that looking down the camera through the lens, it seems blurry..
it wont auto focus correctly even though you can hear it focusing.. Well, after taking the picture and looking at it (I have the settings to HOLD so I can view them) the image is clear and in focus, nothings wrong with it.

any ideas?




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Nov 17, 2017 16:47 |  #2

On the top of the camera, Next to the viewfinder, there is a little dial which can be used to modify the viewfinder focus for each user. See if that has any effect.


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Nov 17, 2017 16:51 |  #3

You know what... i'm a retard.

It was so simple that I overlooked it.




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Nov 17, 2017 16:56 |  #4

Oh man, I was so excited to see this thread as I am very new to all of this but actually had an answer. Too late I guess!! :(


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Nov 17, 2017 16:58 |  #5

Hey, never know, someone else might new more advice!




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Nov 17, 2017 17:16 |  #6

For sure, though that will more than likely not be me for a while as I am still getting used to the photography language. Unless you don't know what the little button next to the lens does, I just figured that out a few days ago. Hahaha


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Nov 17, 2017 19:30 |  #7

A few months after my first dslr I became curious about the dial. It made a difference lol


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Nov 17, 2017 19:35 |  #8

Sometimes my friends (who wear seriously thick glasses) ask me to take photos of them with their cameras, and I feel really dumb because I don't think I can get them to focus, but in reality their diopter is just way off of what I'm used to.


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Nov 17, 2017 22:14 |  #9

I can go one better. After having made this same mistake a couple of times I was again faced with an out of focus view through the view finder. Repeated adjustments of the diopter failed to fix the issue. 5 minutes of looking through menu options in puzzlement and I finally realised the problem was that I was wearing my reading glasses.


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Nov 17, 2017 22:42 |  #10

Maybe you guys can offer me some insight. For the past few years I've noticed that my minimum close focus distance is moving further and further away but I don't need or wear glasses. The issue is that I'm really only relying on my AF confirmation to tell me I've got focus. I can't see clearly in the viewfinder. It is kind of fuzzy and I cannot correct it with the diopter. Is there some accessory that I can use or do I have to see an optometrist about getting glasses to use when I shoot?


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Nov 17, 2017 23:43 |  #11

nqjudo wrote in post #18498917 (external link)
.... I've noticed that my minimum close focus distance is moving further and further away but I don't need or wear glasses.....I can't see clearly in the viewfinder. It is kind of fuzzy and I cannot correct it with the diopter....do I have to see an optometrist about getting glasses to use when I shoot?

Sorry, but you have to face it - from what you describe you clearly need glasses. Join the crowd.;-)a




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Nov 18, 2017 00:14 |  #12

nqjudo wrote in post #18498917 (external link)
Maybe you guys can offer me some insight. For the past few years I've noticed that my minimum close focus distance is moving further and further away but I don't need or wear glasses. The issue is that I'm really only relying on my AF confirmation to tell me I've got focus. I can't see clearly in the viewfinder. It is kind of fuzzy and I cannot correct it with the diopter. Is there some accessory that I can use or do I have to see an optometrist about getting glasses to use when I shoot?

No need to go to an eye doctor to check out your vision. Just go to a drug store or a big box store. Usually around the drug section they have a reading glasses section. Try on different strengths of reading glasses. You may realize you are more blind that you thought you were if you find a pair that really works for you. :lol:


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Nov 18, 2017 10:45 |  #13

nqjudo wrote in post #18498917 (external link)
Maybe you guys can offer me some insight. For the past few years I've noticed that my minimum close focus distance is moving further and further away but I don't need or wear glasses. The issue is that I'm really only relying on my AF confirmation to tell me I've got focus. I can't see clearly in the viewfinder. It is kind of fuzzy and I cannot correct it with the diopter. Is there some accessory that I can use or do I have to see an optometrist about getting glasses to use when I shoot?


Check out Diopter Correction Eyepiece Lens that snaps into the viewfinder eyepiece. Canon makes them in + & - strengths. I assume Nikon does too.


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Nov 18, 2017 13:21 |  #14

nqjudo wrote in post #18498917 (external link)
For the past few years I've noticed that my minimum close focus distance is moving further and further away but I don't need or wear glasses.

The condition is called presbyopia. People usually feel motivated to get it corrected when reading becomes too awkward. You should go to an optometrist once in a while anyway. Needing bifocals or reading glasses isn't the only reason to get one's eyes checked.


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Nov 18, 2017 15:06 |  #15

OhLook wrote in post #18499203 (external link)
The condition is called presbyopia. People usually feel motivated to get it corrected when reading becomes too awkward. You should go to an optometrist once in a while anyway. Needing bifocals or reading glasses isn't the only reason to get one's eyes checked.

Indeed. I go to the optometrist every 2-3 years as he recommends. My vision is better than 20/20 and my tissues show no degeneration. Like yourself, my MD recommended those pharmacy reading glasses if/when reading becomes difficult. That isn’t the case yet. I can still read small print very well - further and further away in recent years but not uncomfortably so. I tried the reading glasses but they don’t seem to work well with the viewfinder. I’m not sure but it seems that those glasses are optimized for viewing further than directly in front of the eye. Is that possible? It seems like you might have some expertise to share. If that’s the case what would you recommend? The diopter correction eyepiece recommended above seems worth looking into.


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