Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-18-2009, 04:27 PM   #16
Veteran Member
GLXLR's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 686
I also wear glasses and the diopter is set 2 clicks away from the far right.

08-18-2009, 06:09 PM   #17
Pentaxian
Lowell Goudge's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Toronto
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 15,314
It's funny, I have -3.25 diopter lenses in my glasses, and wear glasses while shooting. both my K10D and *istD are about 2/3 to the left of center, but my K7D seems to be in the middle.

Never thought about it much but maybe it has a different more neutral adjustment.
08-18-2009, 07:20 PM   #18
Veteran Member
Eruditass's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,206
Same for me too.. I have/had ~20/10 vision and all the way to the right works the best for me. I thinks its not completely related to vision but how your eye works? But I do find it weird its all the way to the right and not centered.
08-18-2009, 08:10 PM   #19
Lens Buying Addict
monochrome's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kirkwood (St. Louis) MO
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 19,494
QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
It's funny, I have -3.25 diopter lenses in my glasses, and wear glasses while shooting. both my K10D and *istD are about 2/3 to the left of center, but my K7D seems to be in the middle.

Never thought about it much but maybe it has a different more neutral adjustment.
I think I read that the K10d/K20D have a -1 diopter adjustment when centered, and MAYBE I read that this has been standard for Pentax since the Spotmatic (that's why they had the add-on correction lenses and the prescription eyecups).

My left eye is -1 and my right eye is useless with or without glasses due to glaucoma.

I use a +2 SMC Correction lens on my camera bodies and remove my glasses to shoot. The LED's are sharp at center on the K10D. The split-image focusing screen on my MESuper yields a very sharp image in the microprism ring and the matte screen; the K and S bodies with just the fresnel and microprism ring are also quite sharp this way.

08-20-2009, 12:08 PM   #20
Senior Member




Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 115
The K-m manual states that the range of the adjustment is something like -2,5 to +1,5. That would mean the 0 is not in the center of the adjustment range and it would also explain why so many people seemingly have it moved off-center.
08-20-2009, 04:39 PM   #21
Pentaxian




Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Ohio (formerly SF Bay Area)
Posts: 1,464
Very interesting.

I have always left mine in the middle with no problem. But the comments in this thread have piqued my interest in trying to move it to the right . . . we'll see what happens.

My eye does get tired after a while on the viewfinder, but I always assumed that was just squint-related fatigue.
08-22-2009, 08:15 AM   #22
Pentaxian
reeftool's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,011
I wear trifocals and mine is a couple clicks to the right also. I will take my glasses off when shooting most of the time and always when manual focusing. I get better results. I didn't start wearing glasses until later in life so I'm still not used to using the camera with them on.
08-22-2009, 08:53 AM   #23
New Member




Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ireland
Posts: 21
One click to the right of centre does it for me with my normal glasses on. Even though the right spectacle lens is like a Coke bottle at the edge, it seems to be corrected quite well.

08-22-2009, 10:47 AM   #24
Ash
Community Manager
Loyal Site Supporter
Ash's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 22,679
Don't wear glasses, but need the diopter one or two away from far right...
No problems yet.
08-22-2009, 10:56 AM   #25
Banned




Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Savannah, U.S./Baguio City, P.H.
Posts: 5,979
I don't wear glasses. last time my vision was checked (at MEPS about 6 years ago) I had a rather typical 20/20 visual acuity. (if I remember correctly) my diopter is all the way to the right.
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!
camera, dslr, glasses, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where to find 67 diopter? Mike Pentax Medium Format 12 02-12-2014 08:28 AM
LX diopter question Hilo Pentax Film SLR Discussion 3 10-27-2009 06:32 PM
MZ-50 No diopter ( I can't see) La Poder Pentax Film SLR Discussion 2 10-06-2009 09:46 AM
Where to get diopter for K10D montezuma Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 4 06-20-2008 02:18 PM
Using the diopter RussellW Pentax DSLR Discussion 19 01-24-2008 05:42 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:47 PM. | See also: NikonForums.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