Camera View finders

To: 'Carol Abbott' <>, "" <>
Subject: Camera View finders
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 21:40:15 +0000
With all those extra lenses in front of the viewfinder, wouldn't it be easier 
to just look through your glasses?

Peter Shute

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> Of Carol Abbott
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> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Camera View finders
> I too have this problem of trying to look through the viewfinder and not
> being able to focus. I wear glasses, so when looking through the viewfinder, I
> look over the top of the glasses. I have a Canon 700D and it is hopeless. I 
> read
> that the viewfinders on the Canons are -1 to +1 Dioptic range, which is a
> pretty useless range. I can turn the dial as far as I can and still have 
> everything
> blurred.
> My cheaper Panasonic Lumix has a dioper range of -4 to +4, which allows me
> to see perfectly.
> To solve my Canon problem, I have bought a +3 Dioptic lens which slips over
> the eyepiece. This has improved my vision a bit, but it is still not clear.
> I obviously need a + 4 or +5 - which they do not make.
> I have now bought another +1.5 Dioptic lens, which when received, will stick
> it to the front of the +3 Diopic Lens in the hope that I can see through my
> viewfinder.
> It would be so much easier if Canon could just follow Panasonic's example
> and make a viewfinder with a more decent dioptic range.
> Carol Abbott
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