Shooting while wearing glasses?

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  1. Thumpermawer

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    I've been unlucky enough to need glasses since I was a wee lad, and have always worn them while photographising. I tried using the dioptric converter in they eyecup of my camera, but didn't like adjusting for being able to see through the lens, to blind when I take it away from my eye. Taking glasses on and off is a bit of a faff too, so I never really tried to persevere and went straight back to shooting while wearing specs.

    I happened across some advice in a manual that said when not using the eyepiece, a cover should be attached to prevent any stray light from affecting the image. Is this overkill? Are you a glasses wearer that takes them off when using a camera?
     
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    I've seen it as advice for long exposures, doubt it would do much in typical use.

    I hadn't realised (until it was mentioned recently on something I was watching) but if you're a Canon user that odd piece of rubber that came on the strap that you don't know what it's for - that's the cover for the eyepiece.
     
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    Can you not get an optional eyecup for use with spectacles - what camera model are you using ?
     
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    I'm in my late seventies & have worn glasses since my forties. For the last 25 years I've worn Vari Focal lenses & using the viewfinder has always been a fag. The DSLR's I've owned always came with an eyepiece cover & instructions to use it when using a tripod & remote shutter release. Since 2011 I've used bridge cameras, a Panny FZ150 & currently an FZ1000. The 150 didn't have a rubber eyecup & I used all sorts of home made foam protection to prevent my glasses being scratched. I took 1000's of images still & video with the 150 & had more goodies than failures. Before I bought the 150 replacement the 1000, I made sure it had a rubber eye cup & the viewfinder is still my preferred method of taking a shot. I only use the screen when viewing what I've taken or when on a tripod. I believe that bridge cameras don't need the cover to prevent light getting in.
     
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    As above, you only need the viewfinder cover for long exposures, although tbh I've never used them even for shots over 2 mins (mainly because the cover is still in the box in the loft ;)). I don't think mirrorless or bridge cameras need viewfinder covers as they use EVF's which are sealed units and don't pass light through optics like SLR's/DSLRs.

    Wearing glasses with photography is a pain. I wear contacts most of the time, but occasionally I've shot with glasses and it's really annoying so I feel you pain :(
     
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    22005147_o.jpg These? :thumbsup:
     
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    Try one of these, I cannot comment how well they work as I am fortunate to have good eyesight -
    Hoodman Eyecup For Glasses Review
     
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    I've been using glasses for a very long time. I'm a higher myopia patient. I literally go blind without them. When it comes to take photos, nothing was comfortable. for me. So finally I got a very simple solution. I know it's not perfect but it works for me. I got a very small pair of glasses for me. My eyes are big (no wonder), and the glasses are about the same size of my eyes. You can try something like this.
     
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