Thread: Glasses vs. Contacts
02-25-2010, 04:48 PM #1
Glasses vs. Contacts
Has anyone noticed a difference in their shooting while wearing either glasses or contacts? I just got my new glasses in, but I think I should probably keep a stock of contacts handy just for days I need to go shooting. Does anyone have any input?
02-25-2010, 05:16 PM #2verb noun
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Hah, it's a good question that doesn't get brought up often.
I usually shoot with contacts, because i like to get my eye right up in the viewfinder. I've had bruises more than once from having the camera stuck to my face and it getting bumped in a crowd or what have you.
But shooting with glasses is not a problem, you may find that the image in the viewfinder is not quite as crisp. This is what the diopter adjustment is for. Iry playing with it a bit before you decide to go shooting only with contacts.
02-25-2010, 05:25 PM #3dPS +1000 Club
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Age is a consideration as well. If you haven't reached your mid 40s yet, then the scourge of Presbyopia (loss of close focus ability) will not be a factor. I much prefer looking through the viewfinder with contacts. However, it is then quite inconvenient to have to hold the camera at arms length to view the controls and LCD. So I shoot with my glasses and I can peer over them if I need to view the LCD up close.
02-25-2010, 05:35 PM #4
02-25-2010, 06:06 PM #5
Sounds like either will work, though I do like smushing my face up against the camera to look through the viewfinder. I suppose I will have to try both ways and see what works I think I can make some contacts last if I only use them for shooting (I have a 6 month supply left, but I really enjoy the way I look in my new specs!
02-25-2010, 07:21 PM #6
I'm always shooting with glasses. I did get fatty stains on my glasses, so I removed the soft eyepiece from the ocular.Website: http://stuvel.eu/
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02-25-2010, 08:14 PM #7
I have worn glasses all my life, and have no problems.Just make sure the "diopter" adjustment is O.K. for whatever you are wearing.Douglas
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02-25-2010, 09:01 PM #8
02-25-2010, 11:48 PM #9dPS Forum Member
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