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View Poll Results: Do you shoot with sunglasses on or off?
Yes, I shoot with sunglasses on 2018.69%
No, I shoot with sunglasses off 7469.16%
What are sunglasses? 1312.15%
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05-14-2008, 03:01 PM   #16
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Definitely no sun glasses. The view finder will become to dark!

05-14-2008, 03:11 PM   #17
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No sun glasses! Not even regular glasses, they are a PITA!
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If I'm shooting in sunlight, I usually have a CPL on the lens. My sunglasses are also polarized which has interesting effects.
05-14-2008, 05:27 PM   #19
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ON, until the diopter converter has enough range for my eyes. My sunglasses are my glasses as well (while I wear them).

05-14-2008, 05:49 PM   #20
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Sunglasses on!

I gotta look good for the ladies!

05-14-2008, 06:08 PM   #21
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Sunglasses always off, as I don't generally wear any except to drive (glair makes me tired behind the wheel)

Viewfinder gets awfully dark with the shades on
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I shoot with them off. but I keep my sunglasses with me even on cloudy days, because they're heavily polarized so I can kind of preview what effect my circ. polarizer will have on a scene just by flipping my glasses on and off, instead of (literally) screwing with the filter then realizing it's not going to help.
05-14-2008, 06:36 PM   #23
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Off, I put them on top of my head to keep my hair out of the way.

05-14-2008, 06:53 PM   #24
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My sunnies are magnetically attached to my glasses and they fall off if I'm wearing them when using the viewfinder. They also tend to fade the display information to nearly nothing.
05-14-2008, 07:34 PM   #25
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I always take my sunnies off. I think it's more from habit than anything else.
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I voted for "what are sunglasses" option. Why? not that I wouldn't know what they are, but I find them irritating so I don't wear them. So easy answer and decision for me...
05-15-2008, 12:33 AM   #27
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Even though it's a hassle, I don't shoot with sunglasses. Mine are prescription, and the factory tint has a touch of warming in the dye, which throws color perception off. So, when I'm shooting in sunny weather, the sunnies get tucked in the neckband of my blouse/top or stuck on top of my head while the regular ol' pair goes back on my face temporarily, so that I can confirm focus.
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Interesting to see that there actually are some people who shoot with their sunnies on. Those that do, don't you find it annoying that the photos from the camera turn out different to what you saw? You are pretty much looking though a polarising filter while you sensor/film isn't.

I might give it a go next time it's really really sunny outside.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pop4 Quote
Those that do, don't you find it annoying that the photos from the camera turn out different to what you saw? You are pretty much looking though a polarising filter while you sensor/film isn't.
The photos don't turn out differently; I'm not sure why they would. My sunglasses have prescription lenses, wrap-around with a Spazio grind, and neutral density i.e. no colour shift, just reduced light. I find it not a great deal different in the viewfinder than swapping my 50 mm f1.2 lens to the 18-250 f3.5. But that's my sunglasses; I can't speak for what others might wear.

Despite being a little short sighted, my eyes are good. However, two people in my family have cataracts in their eyes from not wearing sunglasses. I'd like to keep my eyes in good condition so I'm still taking photos into my 90s (got several decades to go yet!).
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Off. I wear prescription glasses also, but wearing shades makes looking through the viewfinder too dark...


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