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11-26-2011, 09:50 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Michaelina2 Quote
Also, with AF,C, sometimes you can quickly "pan" the subject in an attempt to get an AF lock on different subject parts while ripping off several quick images holding down the shutter button.
Essentially catch-in-focus with an auto-focus lens.

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Essentially catch-in-focus with an auto-focus lens.
Usually referred to as SPRAY-N-PRAY.
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I don't find it practical to shoot with the glasses on. With glasses, I cannot see the whole viewfinder, light is coming in from the sides… no, no way I can make photos that way. I need to see the whole scene, and as I am focussing manually, see it very well
I have the same issue at times At those times I use my focusing hand as a shield to the light for a quick check during composition . I only have the problem in bright light. and generally only have trouble reading the info in the viewfinder.
Maybe I should start wearing a hat in bright light
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Maybe I should start wearing a hat in bright light
YES! That should be part of every togger's kit: collapsible|stuffible wide-brim headgear appropriate to the local culture. At least something to block sunshine, maybe to block drizzle too. I always carry a boogerpicker (baseball) cap or a lightweight birder's/hiker's hat.

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Wow. I completely disagree with most of the opinions here on this issue. I just can't wear contacts, was tired of not being able to see the image AND the data on the viewfinder screen with my glasses on and with getting scratches on my glasses, and so I pursued the diopter adapters from Pentax. I went to great lengths, documented here in the forum, to obtain my -3 diopter adjustment for my Pentax and it has made a HUGE difference in the quality of my photos, particularly my manual focus lens photos. The adapters are very easy to slide on and off and if you just have to have your glasses on then you can take it off in a second and store it away. The keeper rate skyrocketed and I also have the added benefit of no more scratches on my glasses
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Wow. I completely disagree with most of the opinions here on this issue. I just can't wear contacts, was tired of not being able to see the image AND the data on the viewfinder screen with my glasses on and with getting scratches on my glasses, and so I pursued the diopter adapters from Pentax. I went to great lengths, documented here in the forum, to obtain my -3 diopter adjustment for my Pentax and it has made a HUGE difference in the quality of my photos, particularly my manual focus lens photos. The adapters are very easy to slide on and off and if you just have to have your glasses on then you can take it off in a second and store it away. The keeper rate skyrocketed and I also have the added benefit of no more scratches on my glasses
this is a highly personal question, and I for one can respect your point as well, it is just a question of what ever works for you, after all, you are the one who has to use it.

If I needed correction only for close work and macro, I would probably do the same, as I take my glasses off for close work and reading, (they are truely distance only lenses in my glasses), but my main subjects are more at a distance, and wild life especially, and beyond 15 feet, with a -3.25 diopter in both eyes, I cant see a damm thing, so for me, it is much easier to use my glasses.

It is good that you posted, because it would seem you are the first to have put a strong view forward in dipter correction on the camera.

What is your eyeglass perscription by the way?
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