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Dafey

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mikewright

Not to change the subject

 

With respect to your life as a camera guy

 

What happens when you look in an SLR eye piece with those Progressive things...fish eye? 

 

I have worn progressive lenses for years. No problem at all with a DSLR, looks normal when looking through the viewfinder. Problem was when shooting underwater, as my mask is only calibrated for looking at long distance.

 

Daffey, have you considered contact lenses? My optometrist prescribed different lenses for each eye, one for long-sightedness and one for short-sightedness. Strange as it might seem, this worked better than the progressive lenses for me, but I found contacts too fiddly for everyday use.

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I've been wearing progressive for about ten years now and I never had the fish-eye effect mentioned in this thread.

 

I use to think they were the same as tri-focals until the optometrist explained how they work.

 

I did have an issue with my first pair not having as wide an angle of view as my bifocals had. My next pair I bought the best lens available at the time (2009) with a wide angle of view. I just replaced them this year and the lens technology has improved significantly in 7 years. I have no issues what so ever...

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Are Contact lenses cheaper in Phils that in other countries? My glasses were at least 100UK pounds cheaper in Ayala than in Specsavers in the UK, I never considered contacts as assumed they would be way to expensive.

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Thanks for the response Dafey.

 

Yes I know about the diopter adjuster.

 

My old out of date body's have limited adjustment.

 

I shoot the prime blind, wide can still see some.

 

i've had them so long that I have learned to trust them to nail focus.

 

Never even think about power on/off, just auto automatic like quick draw side arm.

 

Blind man with camera, just need to here that click again sometimes     :yahoo:

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Dafey

I have worn progressive lenses for years. No problem at all with a DSLR, looks normal when looking through the viewfinder. Problem was when shooting underwater, as my mask is only calibrated for looking at long distance.

 

Daffey, have you considered contact lenses? My optometrist prescribed different lenses for each eye, one for long-sightedness and one for short-sightedness. Strange as it might seem, this worked better than the progressive lenses for me, but I found contacts too fiddly for everyday use.

I've had those contacts. Close up on left eye, distance on right. I may tru those again. Been about ten years. I understand there is a bifocal contact...same lens for each eye. I'll update when I try.

 

Thanks for all the feedback

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I've had those contacts. Close up on left eye, distance on right. I may tru those again. Been about ten years. I understand there is a bifocal contact...same lens for each eye. I'll update when I try.

 

Thanks for all the feedback

I wear what they call multi focal contacts. Work great.

Are Contact lenses cheaper in Phils that in other countries? My glasses were at least 100UK pounds cheaper in Ayala than in Specsavers in the UK, I never considered contacts as assumed they would be way to expensive.

I had the same idea a couple years ago, priced them, and they were double the US price.
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