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    Sports photo junkie jorgemonkey's Avatar
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    Photographers with glasses!

    I finally stepped into the world of wearing glasses. I've needed them for a couple years, but finally broke down and got an eye exam and am now wearing glasses. I have a contact lens exam in a couple weeks though.

    So for those of you with glasses, do you shoot with them on or off? I can see pretty good with them off, and I have a feeling I may bang my glasses too much while shooting with them on.
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    Glasses Off
    Set the dioptre adjustment to my right eye to bring the matte screen and marked AF ellipse into focus.
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    I leave mine all all the time.
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    Glasses off and adjust diopter on camera, Jeff
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    Contacts. I've been wearing glasses most of the time lately, but if I'm going to be "out" (mainly away from a computer) I'll wear contacts because it's just easier. And I don't want to buy prescription sunglasses...

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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    I usally shoot two cameras my Oly and an RF. I have to move my glasses up and down an remember to use them when looking through the RF. If I am just shooting the Oly it's. glasses off and AF on with the diopter set.
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    yeah i wear contacts. otherwise do as stated above, no glasses and adjust diopter.
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    I wear mine......doesn't bother me.
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    The adjuster on the camera isn't strong enough for my bad vision. I'm a glasses on guy.
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    Glasses On

    Glasses on. I don't know if you wear sunglasses when you're outdoors. But I do. And it's not very convenient to take them on and off to shoot. I just got contacts for skiing and biking. It makes it easier to use goggles and means I don't have to buy prescription sunglasses anymore. But the funny thing is, I still have sunglasses on when I'm shooting :-)

    Can't shoot with goggles on. At least not with an SLR. This may be a good use for Live View. However, right now I am carrying a pair of sunglasses in my backpack. When I'm shooting with the SLR I throw the goggles in the backpack and put the sunglasses on. Because it's not really possible to be out in the sun and snow without sunglasses on. That will burn your eyeballs out of your head.
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    Glasses on for me; I have a big nose, so I'm not that much further back w/ glasses on than off.
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    Shoot with glasses on and adjust the diopter setting to compensate for their use. Have no problems with IQ in this situation.

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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    I mostly wear contacts but I do have a pair of glasses. Just last week I wore my glasses to the auto show and took pictures with the glasses on. It was the firs time in a long time that I actually wore them when I knew that I was going to take pictures.

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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    Quote Originally Posted by jorgemonkey
    So for those of you with glasses, do you shoot with them on or off? I can see pretty good with them off, and I have a feeling I may bang my glasses too much while shooting with them on.
    I keep my glasses on as the correction for my eyes is well beyond any adjustment, -10 diopter. They don't bother me but I've been wearing them for about 52 years!
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    I also shoot glasses on. My prescription is well outside of the diopter's range in the wrong direction, and I need to be able to see when I bring the camera down
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    Quote Originally Posted by deckcadet
    I need to be able to see when I bring the camera down
    This is the big thing for me too. I have trouble seeing things at a distance without my glasses, so if I take them off to shoot, I can't see anything when I bring the camera down.

    The only real problem I have with wearing my glasses is when it's really cold out. When I bring the camera to my eye, my glasses get pressed closer to my warm face, causing them to fog up.
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1973
    ...The only real problem I have with wearing my glasses is when it's really cold out. When I bring the camera to my eye, my glasses get pressed closer to my warm face, causing them to fog up.
    I leave mine on as well and the fogging when it's really cold is the only problem I ever have. Though this usually happens just from hiking so I'm usually fogging a tad when I start to shoot anyway. Luckily, this is not as much of an issue shooting with a TLR as it is with an SLR.
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    I've got a race tomorow, so I'm planning on shooting for a while with them on, then with them off. I already have the diopter adjusted on the camera so I see fine with that. Once I get my contacts though I know what I'll be using

    Thanks for all the input everyone!
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1973
    The only real problem I have with wearing my glasses is when it's really cold out. When I bring the camera to my eye, my glasses get pressed closer to my warm face, causing them to fog up.
    Heh, I don't have that problem when it gets cold here (though it's not been below 30 since I got here), but I do it intentionally sometimes. My nose gets really cold and I blow warm air up at it, which fogs them up.
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    I'm not very consistent. When I shoot with glasses/sunglasses on, the eyepiece leaves marks on the glasses so sometimes I take them off...if it's really bright out, I leave the sunglasses on.

    My prescription is really weak and basically only useful driving at night, photo processing for focus, and playing computer games.
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    Glasses on for me. Only because I was told by my mother, 25 years ago, that they brought out my youthful good looks. I've never really looked back since.
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    I've worn glasses since the 8th grade and I always shot with glasses on because, as others have stated, I can't imagine trying to keep a blurry eye on a subject - even for a moment - when the camera wasn't up to my face.

    I had a lot of scratched right lenses and fogged up glasses. I had laser surgery about 6 years ago so now no issues, no problems.
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    Thanks for asking this. I'm waiting for my new glasses and was wondering this.

    My far away vision isn't too bad, but close up sucks. My arms are getting too short to see my camera settings.
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    Mine used to be distance only, but over the years the word 'distance' has gone from meaning I couldn't see the field off in the distance that well from my 2nd grade classroom window to meaning I can't see what's in my hand if it isn't held up to my face.

    To put it your way, JETA, my arms are too long to see my camera settings
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    Re: Photographers with glasses!

    Glasses on all the time for me, too.

    Those who take the glasses off when shooting, are they reading glasses?

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