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Getting Old (vision is changing)

 
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Feb 23, 2015 00:30 |  #1

Ok, so I shot a cheer competition yesterday and went home to process the images. Damnit, my lens or camera is screwed up, all my images are soft. Canon 1Dx and a 70-200 2.8L II has always worked great.....damnit what the hell went wrong. Well I got up and took a break for 5 minutes and came back to continue. I thought, I wonder if I should use my new readers that my wife got for me...HOLY CRAP! Images sharp as a tack..not sure how many I pitched because they were "soft"

Moral of the story, if your over 40, trust your camera, not your eyes.....my up close vision went to hell in about two months!vmad


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Feb 23, 2015 00:39 |  #2

A quick vision change like that can indicate several medical problems. The first one that comes to mind is Diabetes Type II. Just saying, unless you already know why your vision is changing, it is best to get checked out.


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Feb 23, 2015 00:45 |  #3

Ha!

I've worn eyeglasses and contacts since I was 17. Since hitting the half-century mark I've needed +1.25 cheaters on top of my contacts to read and work on the computer. I can see fine up-close without any corrective lenses, but the computer screen is just far enough away that everything is soft to my naked eye.

My solution was to have eyeglasses made with a custom prescription that is +1.25 over my normal prescription. So my normal contacts and eyeglasses are -1.75/-2.50, and my "working" eyeglasses are -0.50/-1.25. Works great and I can even drive with my "working" glasses, as long as I don't need to read street signs or house numbers.


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Feb 23, 2015 01:06 as a reply to  @ bumpintheroad's post |  #4

Most of us need some sort of glasses somewhere around 50. Just know it is important not to just dismiss any sudden changes that are not normal.

If it was not as sudden as I took it from your first post, that is great.


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Feb 24, 2015 21:02 |  #5

Progressive change over time, just never occurred to me I was deleting 'soft' images, which may have been sharp as tacks! I gave a really good laugh! Thanks for everyone's concern!


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Feb 24, 2015 21:06 |  #6

Hahaha....most times I don't know whether to get angry or frustrated with my readers....:lol:




  
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Mar 07, 2015 08:11 |  #7

I struggle with my vision. It is not horrible, but even shooting with my glasses on when I need to manually focus, I just can't get it right at times. very frustrating!




  
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Mar 07, 2015 08:28 |  #8

Depending on how hard I have worked my eyes each day, I may or may not be able to read text on my phone by dinner time. Definitely keeping some cheap readers in my photo gear box these days.

44 years old. -?

BTW, muscle structure/mass goes downhill quickly after 40 too. Use it or lose it.


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