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Jun 11, 2018 22:39:33   #
gorgehiker (a regular here)
 
It is time for me to get new prescription eyeglasses. I am wondering if any photographers have experience with trying to look through a viewfinder or at the LCD screen with transition lenses for their eyeglasses. Thanks for any advice.
 
Jun 11, 2018 22:48:21   #
Joe Blow (a regular here)
 
I've worn them for a few years and don't have any problem. The brighter it is outside, the more light coming through the eyepiece / viewfinder.

My prescription is fairly weak so I can always just push them on my forehead and adjust the diopter on my eyepiece if needed. Only, I've never needed to.
Jun 11, 2018 22:55:57   #
kpmac (a regular here)
 
I've worn them for years. They don't bother me at all during shooting.
Jun 12, 2018 01:12:58   #
rgrenaderphoto (a regular here)
 
gorgehiker wrote:
It is time for me to get new prescription eyeglasses. I am wondering if any photographers have experience with trying to look through a viewfinder or at the LCD screen with transition lenses for their eyeglasses. Thanks for any advice.


Do it every day, a simple matter of adjusting the viewfinder diopter so the text at the bottom is sharp.
Jun 12, 2018 04:53:14   #
rjaywallace (a regular here)
 
gorgehiker wrote:
It is time for me to get new prescription eyeglasses. I am wondering if any photographers have experience with trying to look through a viewfinder or at the LCD screen with transition lenses for their eyeglasses. Thanks for any advice.

George, I had a BIG problem with Transition eyeglasses - not when using a camera - but when I tried to drive a car wearing them. Buried deep in their advertising fine print is the fact that they should not be used with common ‘shaded’ windshield coatings. First time I drove the view was ultra bright as I headed east; I had to remove the glasses and just squint driving down an interstate at 60mph. Took them back to the optometrist and demanded a full refund; I got it because his staff had failed to warn me.
Jun 12, 2018 06:25:23   #
the f/stops here
 
No problems ... after a few decades of wearing transitions.
 
Jun 12, 2018 06:25:26   #
the f/stops here
 
No problems ... after a few decades of wearing transitions.
Jun 12, 2018 06:47:21   #
Gene51 (a regular here)
 
gorgehiker wrote:
It is time for me to get new prescription eyeglasses. I am wondering if any photographers have experience with trying to look through a viewfinder or at the LCD screen with transition lenses for their eyeglasses. Thanks for any advice.


I use a DSLR and rarely look at the LCD, other than to check composition. I have been using transition lenses for at least 10 yrs, with no issues at all. It takes a few days to get used to them, so be ready for that.
Jun 12, 2018 06:51:28   #
BlueMorel (a regular here)
 
Love my transitions - I graduated to trifocal ones several years ago after years of bifocal transitions. No issues using camera. Much better than squinting, for sure.
Jun 12, 2018 07:34:17   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 
I had a pair years ago. Totally useless for photography. They prevent observing the true brightness of the scene.
--Bob
gorgehiker wrote:
It is time for me to get new prescription eyeglasses. I am wondering if any photographers have experience with trying to look through a viewfinder or at the LCD screen with transition lenses for their eyeglasses. Thanks for any advice.
Jun 12, 2018 07:40:56   #
OlinBost
 
I have transitions, like them except on cloudy days. The lenses change due to exposure to UV light. As far as using a camera while wearing them, no problems. My next lenses will be the same. I have the three in one lenses and will not change.
 
Jun 12, 2018 07:55:16   #
d3200prime (a regular here)
 
I use transitions while shooting and have no issues.
Jun 12, 2018 07:58:31   #
dpullum (a regular here)
 
The mind/eye combo adjust what you perceive so tint of my glasses is compensated for.

When you used the word transition, what came to my mind was the lenses that have no definition line as in my bifocals. Why is there no filter that is setup to be magnifying in lower section and not in upper section. Similar, I have what is called a split field filter which separates near and far and gives pseudo great DOF.

https://www.shutterbug.com/content/split-field-lensesbrget-impossible-depth-field
Jun 12, 2018 08:00:06   #
Peterff (a regular here)
 
There is some confusion here. Are we talking about light to dark transition, or smooth focus transition from distance to reading?
Jun 12, 2018 08:12:38   #
ronichas
 
I have transition glasses. When looking thru the viewfinder, the image looks darker because the glasses are so dark. I do check the histogram often. I have also started to use older glasses when I go out shooting.
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