Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-16-2012, 07:24 PM   #16
Pentaxian
paulh's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: DFW Texas
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 13,857
I still struggle by taking glasses off when focusing. It's a pain, and I'm pushing the diopter to the limit, so something's gotta give soon...

02-16-2012, 09:16 PM   #17
Site Supporter
Bramela's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Newcastle Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,281
I am Glasses on, 100% of the time. Graduated bifocal lens area bit of a pain at time though..
02-16-2012, 10:17 PM   #18
Veteran Member
Philoslothical's Avatar

Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,723
One of my concerns when I got my camera was that my eyes are really sensitive to daylight. I suffer chronic migraines, and use dark, heavily polarized sunglasses most of the time I'm outside (and sometimes inside). To my delight, they don't impede focusing if I'm using AF. If I'm doing MF stuff where focus is more critical, like macro work, then I'll take them off of course.

I was so relieved with how well the camera and glasses went together for bright sun.
02-17-2012, 04:17 AM   #19
Site Supporter
Rense's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Zetten - The Netherlands
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,822
on! ! !

02-17-2012, 04:55 AM   #20
Site Supporter
hollywoodfred's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hollywood, Maryland
Photos: Albums
Posts: 347
My glasses are always on - progressive tri-focals. Sometimes I feel like Mr. Magoo trying to focus, even with them on. But unless its a close-up shot, I'm dependent on the eyeglasses. The tri-focals are also of the transition type. Recently I had an "ah ha" moment when I realized that the camera wasn't seeing the exact image I was seeing due to the sunglasses effect. I'm not sure how to compensate for that - short or removing the eyglasses.
02-17-2012, 05:03 AM   #21
Veteran Member
Bruce's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sydney
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 448
Plus one for glasses on.
02-17-2012, 05:17 AM   #22
Pentaxian
cmohr's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Brisbane. Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,091
Glasses on, I'm blind as a bat...
02-17-2012, 05:23 AM   #23
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Brisbane
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,421
glasses on for me too, astigmatism

02-17-2012, 06:17 AM   #24
Loyal Site Supporter
dadipentak's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 10,406
Unlike my avatar, always on.
02-17-2012, 07:02 AM   #25
Senior Member




Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Springdale, Arkansas
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 112
Glasses on for me also, I have astigmatism.
02-17-2012, 07:44 AM   #26
Pentaxian
kh1234567890's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Manchester, UK
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,406
Glasses off, annoys the missus 'cause when she picks up the camera the dioptre adjustment is all wrong for her
02-17-2012, 11:54 AM   #27
Veteran Member




Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Windhoek, Namibia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 344
If you are myopic ( near-sighted, like me) it will not work without glasses except if you can set the diopter to your degree of myopia and even on max settings with diopter adjustment I cannot make it nice and sharp. So multi-focals on for me
02-17-2012, 06:15 PM   #28
Site Supporter
Checking...jono's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Northeastern Minnesota
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 716
A little nearsighted with bifocals, but have always shot with glasses on. I must be used to it after 45 years.
02-18-2012, 06:11 PM   #29
New Member




Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Boston
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 17
My prescription is -8 diopters in one eye and -10.5 in the other, so if I want to see *anything* through the viewfinder it's with coke bottles glasses on.

However, with advancing presbyopia, the only way I can use the LCD for focusing is ... glasses off!
02-19-2012, 09:58 AM   #30
Den
Veteran Member
Den's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Washington (State)
Posts: 928
My eyes are in need of about +3 diopters so I made my own as the camera only goes to 1.5. I now can either use my glasses or not depending on diopter setting (K5). If I'm shooting on a bright sunny day and wearing my sunglasses, I adjust and shoot without glasses. My lenses are polarized and if using a polarizing filter, things get weird, so without glasses. On other occasions I readjust the setting and shoot with glasses on. It varies.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
focus, glasses, pentax help
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Focus, Focus, Focus (or the usefulness of focus charts) GoremanX Pentax DSLR Discussion 31 12-21-2014 11:49 AM
K-5 Manual Lens Front Focus & Focus Beep woes fixed kneonx Pentax K-5 14 04-12-2014 03:47 PM
10 Reasons why manual focus primes are better than those new auto focus zoom lenses JoepLX3 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 188 07-25-2012 03:28 PM
Focus Ring on DA 35 macro makes a clicking noise; manual focus ... this normal? eadrian75 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 2 04-12-2011 12:51 AM
Do you request Pentax lenses for your eyeglasses? Reportage General Talk 32 04-14-2009 02:46 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:44 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top