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    Default 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?
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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.

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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.

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    I tried contacts and unfortunately have problems with really dry eyes, so I can't wear them. I'm so used to shooting with my glasses, doesn't bother me at all.
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    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!
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    I'm always shooting with glasses. I did get fatty stains on my glasses, so I removed the soft eyepiece from the ocular.
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    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.
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    I use both. I honestly don't have a preference between the 2.
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    My prescription isnt enough that I need to worry about it: it fits within the diopter adjustment range, so I just shoot glasses off with the diopter adjusted.
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