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POLL: "Do you wear glasses?"
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Nov 16, 2010 09:18 |  #1

I just got curious recently when someone mentioned chromatic aberrations in glasses :D

So, how many people here wear glasses - I do, -2,0/-2,5 right now, I'll possibly need -2,5/-3,0 next summer (2011), but let's see (-> and thus a new dioptre correction glass for my 5D MK II too)

Mine are Flair - model 534 if anybody is interested :D


In the attached poll - you can vote for contact lenses only please if they are your main choice and glasses are only worn after getting up/before going to bed as an in between step.


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Nov 16, 2010 13:10 |  #2

I only really wear contacts, my prescription is very high, so my glasses are extremely thick. I am very grateful for contacts!

Current prescription is -8.5 for both, with some astigmatism in the right eye.


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Nov 16, 2010 13:13 |  #3

Bootsie wrote in post #11295057 (external link)
I only really wear contacts, my prescription is very high, so my glasses are extremely thick. I am very grateful for contacts!

Current prescription is -8.5 for both, with some astigmatism in the right eye.

Yikes... sounds a bit like my mother... she's in the same area regarding dioptres.
But at those values contact lenses are more comfortable.


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Nov 16, 2010 18:16 |  #4

Only if it's bright outside...

...nothing corrective. I'm like 20/40 in one eye and 20/35 in the other. Not too good, but not bad enough to fail a driver's license exam...especially if I squint. :-P


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Nov 16, 2010 19:23 |  #5

Glasses all the time... -4 in each eye, which is just that annoying amount outside of what the camera can correct in the viewfinder.


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Nov 16, 2010 19:42 as a reply to  @ Jim G's post |  #6

I don't notice any CA when looking through the camera lens. I notice it when looking off center through my glasses, definitely green/red shift. I'm about -6.5 in one eye, and -6.75 in the other.

From what I understand, the higher the corrective power, and and the higher the refractive index of the lens, the higher chance of getting CA. With the pushing of higher refractive lenses, to give the wearer a thinner lens, it increase the chance of CA that is noticed.

Also of note - the higher the prescription, the more exacting they need to be when grinding the lenses.

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Nov 17, 2010 13:23 |  #7

I actually like glasses. Wearin a pair of Mykitas now.




  
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Nov 17, 2010 13:30 |  #8

Depht wrote in post #11301406 (external link)
I actually like glasses. Wearin a pair of Mykitas now.

I like mine too :)

The only disadvantage is, they get in the way of my viewfinder ;) (Too far away from my eyes to wear when shooting - but not too bad to push up with my camera)


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Nov 17, 2010 14:11 as a reply to  @ DetlevCM's post |  #9

I tell people "I am blind in one eye and cannot see out of the other'

That gets a great reaction. :lol:


There are times the glasses really create an issue for me. When it is sunny and the angle I need to look through the viewfinder does not like my glasses being smashed up against the view finder.

Otherwise I shoot my camera the same way I shoot my rifles...I close both eyes...:cool:


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Nov 17, 2010 14:16 |  #10

I'm just thinking, isn't it funny that right now we have 18 votes for glasses, 1 for contacts and only 6 with good eyesight? :) Photography, a task that to some extent requires good vision, but the majority of photographers seem to have impaired sight.

Life must be much easier now, considering we have good autofocus - so even if we can't quite judge sharpness in the viewfinder with glasses (in my experience you can't) we can rely on the autofocus to do a good job.

To all people who looked in here but have neither voted nor posted - do vote please, you do not need to post if you don't want to.


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Nov 17, 2010 18:40 |  #11

I have glasses, but they don't help all that much. My right eye isn't bad at just -2, but I have kerataconus pretty bad in the left and it's pretty much on the edge of what can be corrected and even with glasses it's almost like having vasoline over my eye.

The doc is still mulling over the idea of a cornea transplant but said it's a last resort.

Oh, and I really hate glasses and trying to use the viewfinder. :(


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Nov 18, 2010 00:18 |  #12

DetlevCM wrote in post #11301715 (external link)
I'm just thinking, isn't it funny that right now we have 18 votes for glasses, 1 for contacts and only 6 with good eyesight? :) Photography, a task that to some extent requires good vision, but the majority of photographers seem to have impaired sight.

Life must be much easier now, considering we have good autofocus - so even if we can't quite judge sharpness in the viewfinder with glasses (in my experience you can't) we can rely on the autofocus to do a good job.

To all people who looked in here but have neither voted nor posted - do vote please, you do not need to post if you don't want to.

:lol: So true and i can relate very well. Glasses user!


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Nov 18, 2010 00:23 |  #13

Heh! You left something out, and that's the aging process, where you can start with 20-20 vision, at some point maybe in your '40s you start using reading glasses for fine print, then maybe in your '50s you need glasses to read on your computer, but the camera diopter on the viewfinder still works...


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Nov 18, 2010 00:33 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #14

My arms seem to be shrinking as i get older so I've had to get readers to offset this odd phenomenon.


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Nov 18, 2010 00:41 |  #15

Heh! Yeah, it's funny -- I've hung out with younger folks who don't get why I need glasses for books and now computer stuff but don't need them for driving or watching TV or whatever:)!


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