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Mar 06, 2014 02:06 |  #1

43 years old, i hear it happens to the best.

go ahead and give me your best "old man" jokes and ways to make this transition. I've never worn glasses and "reading glasses" are actually more than enough right now.

how much poor eyesight can a diopter correct? I feel that what i see in the viewfinder is on target now.


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Mar 06, 2014 02:19 |  #2

This would explain why all your shots look soft to me. :lol: ;)


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Mar 06, 2014 02:53 |  #3

I have mine set to -3 and I can see perfectly without my glasses through the lens.

I've been wearing them since the age of 12. I'm legally blind without them so that should tell you how good the diopter is.


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Mar 06, 2014 07:17 |  #4

It's funny, because even though I use reading glasses the diopter seems to work best without them!

But, yeah...I think I was about 50 when I started needing reading glasses, for small print in low light. I remember back then, and then as the years went by, well, I've had to occasionally stop and pick up an upgrade, part of growing older!


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Mar 06, 2014 07:34 |  #5

Scatterbrained wrote in post #16738086 (external link)
This would explain why all your shots look soft to me. :lol: ;)

I'm getting a little soft around the middle too!

maverick75 wrote in post #16738106 (external link)
I have mine set to -3 and I can see perfectly without my glasses through the lens.

Good to know. I kinda thought that was the way it worked.

tonylong wrote in post #16738353 (external link)
It's funny, because even though I use reading glasses the diopter seems to work best without them!

... I've had to occasionally stop and pick up an upgrade, part of growing older!

Yup. The +1 (weakest cheap lenses) are actually a bit too strong. One eye is clearly worse than the other, so it usually starts to really bother me when I've been at the computer or reading all day. However, live view focusing is a almost a lost cause without them, any time of day.


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Mar 06, 2014 09:44 as a reply to  @ Left Handed Brisket's post |  #6

Hey! Better glasses than Braille!




  
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Mar 06, 2014 10:07 |  #7

20droger wrote in post #16738644 (external link)
Hey! Better glasses than Braille!

Unless you're planning on taking up G&N Model Photography ;-)a

But you will learn how to keep the eye piece from smudging your
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Mar 07, 2014 00:59 |  #8

A fair bit. My eyes started going about 8 years ago. I need off the shelf +3 strength just to read instructions on a bottle of Tylenol. May as well use a magnifying glass. I use prescription general reading glasses for everything else. The diopter dials it right in but now it is a pain to check images, the histogram, etc. What a pain- glasses on, glasses off, repeat. Oh well like 20droger said, better than Braille.


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Mar 07, 2014 22:01 |  #9

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=he's gone;16738079]43 years old, i hear it happens to the best.

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Mar 07, 2014 22:11 |  #10

oh Yeah Its On


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Mar 10, 2014 17:27 |  #11

Scatterbrained wrote in post #16738086 (external link)
This would explain why all your shots look soft to me. :lol: ;)

Soft?

I thought they were over-sharpened!

Been wearing them for years for other issues, and getting worse as I age.

You'll soon be one of the old guys that have their glasses up on their foreheads to get them out of the way, and forget to bring them back down to chimp or check the settings.

The next step, beyond the above, is wandering around looking for your specs while they are up on your forehead. :confused:

You will know it gets worse as you get your wife to hold the menu away from you so you can read it when you forget to bring the glasses with you.


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Mar 10, 2014 21:14 |  #12

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Soft?

I thought they were over-sharpened!

Been wearing them for years for other issues, and getting worse as I age.

You'll soon be one of the old guys that have their glasses up on their foreheads to get them out of the way, and forget to bring them back down to chimp or check the settings.

The next step, beyond the above, is wandering around looking for your specs while they are up on your forehead. :confused:

You will know it gets worse as you get your wife to hold the menu away from you so you can read it when you forget to bring the glasses with you.

Ah! SAS! [Short-arm syndrome!]




  
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Mar 10, 2014 21:48 |  #13

JAZZ D.P.G. wrote in post #16748945 (external link)
Soft?

I thought they were over-sharpened!

Been wearing them for years for other issues, and getting worse as I age.

You'll soon be one of the old guys that have their glasses up on their foreheads to get them out of the way, and forget to bring them back down to chimp or check the settings.

The next step, beyond the above, is wandering around looking for your specs while they are up on your forehead. :confused:

You will know it gets worse as you get your wife to hold the menu away from you so you can read it when you forget to bring the glasses with you.

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Ah! SAS! [Short-arm syndrome!]

I keep mine on a cord around my neck so I can take them off for things but put them back on again quickly. And yes, I've been spotted looking for my specs when they were, in fact, hanging round my neck :oops:
I don't have SAS but do sometimes suffer with CRS (can't remember sh*t);)


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Mar 11, 2014 06:55 |  #14

Inse wrote in post #16749470 (external link)
I keep mine on a cord around my neck so I can take them off for things but put them back on again quickly. And yes, I've been spotted looking for my specs when they were, in fact, hanging round my neck :oops:
I don't have SAS but do sometimes suffer with CRS (can't remember sh*t);)

Also known as CRAFT (Can't Remember A F'ing Thing)


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Mar 11, 2014 08:45 |  #15

Inse wrote in post #16749470 (external link)
I keep mine on a cord around my neck

do they sell those things to folks under 55?

also, you have a very "thread appropriate" sig line.

i always keep a CYA file to counter my CRS.


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