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Jun 14, 2009 21:24 |  #1
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I need to change my prescription glasses but the place I go to only has Nikon. Should I ? :)


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Jun 14, 2009 22:55 |  #2

blasphemy!


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Jun 15, 2009 00:47 |  #3

Don't worry, the auto focus still works.




  
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Jun 16, 2009 00:50 |  #4

round wrote in post #8111381 (external link)
Don't worry, the auto focus still works.

Unless your nose doesn't have the built-in screw-driver-blade motor.




  
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Write your e-mail to customer support now about how loyal you are and don't want to buy nikon products ;)

Maybe they'll send you a 14 2.8L in gratitude


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Jun 16, 2009 03:27 |  #6

If you go somewhere other than D&A you can get Pentax... :/


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Jun 16, 2009 08:09 |  #7

I have had 3 different students who could not MF when doing macro work. It turned out to be their glasses. Get glass in your glasses so you can really press them up against the viewfinder when needed without scratches. Do not get vari-focals. Bi-focals are ok though.


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Jun 16, 2009 08:25 |  #8

Rodinal wrote in post #8110400 (external link)
I need to change my prescription glasses but the place I go to only has Nikon. Should I ? :)


They don't have Zeiss? My optical shop has Zeiss as well as Nikon.


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Jun 16, 2009 08:33 as a reply to  @ RDKirk's post |  #9

I have had 3 different students who could not MF when doing macro work. It turned out to be their glasses. Get glass in your glasses so you can really press them up against the viewfinder when needed without scratches. Do not get vari-focals. Bi-focals are ok though.

If they were wearing bi-focals, the probability is that the shape of the lens (round, square, narrow, et cetera) was causing the prooblem. Otherwise, I've had no real issue in 45 years of wearing glasses and 40 years of using cameras with them.

Most cameras these days have rubber or plastic eyepiece frames, and plastic lenses can be made fairly scratch resistant. The disadvantages of glass lenses are too great--heck, if I reproduced my prescription in glass, my lenses would be heavier by several ounces.

If by "vari-focal" you mean "transition" or "no-line" bifocals, there is nothing wrong with them at all. What a bi-focal wearer has to be careful of is the size and shape of the frame--which governs the size and shape of the respective viewing areas.

The currently stylish narrow lens shape is extremely restricting for bi-focals, reducing vision in both regions to thin slivers. It might be necessary to go with a less stylish rounder lens shape. Be sure the optician properly identifies your eye centerpoint on the lens.

A happy exception for near-sighted people wearing bifocals is the "Randy Jackson" style. This is a narrowish style designed to be worn slighly lower on the nose (kind of like reading glasses). They work better for camera use than narrow styles worn higher on the nose, and we extremly nearsighted people can even glance over the top to get a close view of the LCD and menus.


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