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| p.3 #1 · Glasses while shooting & best strap... |
I'm moderately near-sighted. Legally, I need glasses to drive. I have good near vision, though, but I can't stand bifocals.
What I do is wear my glasses to the location of the shoot, then put them in a hard case that goes into a jacket pocket or my camera bag.
Without the glasses I can see the camera controls, LCD playback, etc. just fine. I dial the diopter correction on the viewfinder until that is also sharp without my glasses on.
Then, when I'm looking at the scene eyes-only everything is a little blurry (and the further away the blurrier), but when I bring the camera up to my eye everything snaps into clear focus.
Exactly my method. I even shoot Division1 men's hockey (practically the hardest sport on earth to shoot when you have plexiglass in front of you) this way. Scope out the location first, then take the glasses off. The viewfinder corrects the vision, so the camera ends up being up to my eye more often, making for a better chance of capturing the action when it happens. Though a bit blurry, depth perception is great up to 20 or so feet away, and the camera controls are easy to see from a foot and a half away. Only issue is, I have to use my left (non dominant) eye whenever focus is critical, because it's less nearsighted, and the camera-face position (speaking for Nikon bodies) isn't as nice when doing that.
You'd be surprised how many pros do it this way. It's all about what is most functional and comfortable for the individual.