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#1 Christian Janss

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 12:48 PM

I wear glasses and have had trouble tollerating contact lenses lately. I know there is an attachment out there that allows you to wear glasses and look thru the eyepiece without light leaking in, but I can't remember the name or who makes it.

Does any one here know?

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 01:00 PM

I have a diopter I can pop in the front of the eyepiece, but it usually fogs up even with the eyepiece heater on. So usually I mold a piece of blackwrap around the cup as an extension that I can press around my eyeglasses to get rid of the leak, not that blackwrap against your skin is the most pleasant of experiences. But I find that only blackwrap works because it can be quickly pressed into a shape and hold it. Maybe if I could line it with black felt, I'd be happier...
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#3 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 01:15 PM

Has anyone used the i-cuff?

I don't see why you wouldn't be able to use it on most cameras, supposedly it's built to fit any viewfinder of up to 5.5" circumference

http://www.bhphotovi...p;sku=800499620

Oh, there are others too, made for larger viewfinders as well.

But yeah, anyone use'em?
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#4 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 01:47 PM

I've seen self adhesive very fine black velvet. Maybe that would be better against the skin than blackwrap which is lead.
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#5 Mitch Gross

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 02:17 PM

Blackwrap is actually alluminum.

I would suggest the classic old school solution, which is a tennis terry cloth wristband. You can purchase them for a buck and slip it right over any viewfinder for film or video. It blocks all light and is soft to comortably mold to the face. It is a very comfortable solution and since it wicks moisture and breathes it won't get all slimy and disgusting during a hot shoot. Pull it off and drop it in the wash every now & then.
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#6 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 02:51 PM

I would suggest the classic old school solution, which is a tennis terry cloth wristband


Is that a solution for eyeglass wearers? I don't see how it's any better or worse than having to press your glasses up against a shammy.
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#7 Jaxon Bridge

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 02:56 PM

Is that a solution for eyeglass wearers? I don't see how it's any better or worse than having to press your glasses up against a shammy.


is this what you mean?
http://www.vondutch..../pd/p/9042.html

not sure how you'd use it, exactly. i wear glasses too and this has been a frustration.

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#8 Christian Janss

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 10:24 PM

The i-cuff, that's what I was looking for. Thanks. I ordered one so I'll let you know if it works or not.

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#9 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 05:25 PM

The i-cuff, that's what I was looking for. Thanks. I ordered one so I'll let you know if it works or not.

C.J.


Awesome, thanks Christian, I look forward to reading your review :)
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#10 Christopher Schneider

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 08:37 PM

I just had this conversation with British DoP David Scott last week.

I don't like contacts either and I wear specs, he showed me his pair of British Board of Health eye glasses. The frames are the perfect size for eyepieces, even 16mm, fitting snuggly into them with no light leakes.

These are also nice because they have the hooked earpieces which prevent them from slipping off your face. And they happen to be the style of eyeglasses Harrison Ford wore in the Indiana Jones trilogy.

While these are now hard to find, they are worth the money and I'm currently seeking out a pair myself.
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#11 Walter Graff

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 11:10 AM

The i-cuff is great. I use it on all of my cameras and rentals.

As for glass and vision, if it is your camera you can have a new piece of glass ground that fixes your eyesight for viewing. Not many folks do it but it is the best solution. I'm always reminded of one of my mentors Barry Winik. Barry created many of the sports shots we take for granted these days such as the under the basket shot in basketball or the behind the plate shot in baseball. Barry had a custom piece of glass in his camera to deal with his poor eyesight. It was great for him but I couldn't use the viewfinder to check shots and had to use a monitor.
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#12 Tony Brown

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 01:36 PM

he showed me his pair of British Board of Health eye glasses.


LOL, you'll get beaten up....!!

I had my eyes laser corrected 5 years ago, its the best thing I ever did, seriously, you should all consider it, I'm quite evangelical about it.....
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#13 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 02:26 PM

LOL, you'll get beaten up....!!

I had my eyes laser corrected 5 years ago, its the best thing I ever did, seriously, you should all consider it, I'm quite evangelical about it.....


Yeah, I'm researching that...but being severly farsighted with an astigmatism makes things difficult I hear. <_<
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 10:26 PM

Yeah, I'm researching that...but being severly farsighted with an astigmatism makes things difficult I hear. <_<


I had astigmatism in both eyes (apparently) which they corrected. I'm not sure how bad mine was to be honest.

As far as 'severe' prescriptions go they could correct from minus 13 using Lasik. I cant imagine what that must be like, I was only minus 1.25 and it was a pain when working

My 'procedure' took less than 5 seconds. Quite astonishing, and I now have better vision than I ever had with any form of lens
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#15 Greg Gross

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 12:50 AM

Have you been screened for possibility of laser surgery?
I wear progressives(actually trifocals) and use professional still cameras and
video cameras. Used them to fly also but now grounded due to recent heart
attack.
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:17 AM

Do you guys know if the I-Cuff HD will fit on an SR-3?

I don't know if I need the I-Cuff Pro or HD. I realize the only difference is the size.

Thanks,

Matt
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#17 John Sprung

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 03:12 PM

I wear glasses and have had trouble tollerating contact lenses lately. I know there is an attachment out there that allows you to wear glasses and look thru the eyepiece without light leaking in, but I can't remember the name or who makes it.

Does any one here know?

thanks
Christian Janss


What I used to do is just take the glasses off, and focus the finder to my eye. Most of them will go at least +/- 3 diopters, which covers almost everybody.


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#18 Christopher Schneider

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 05:45 PM

My eyes are really bad so I can JUST focus the diaopter to my eye, so I'd like to get the specs to fit the view finder.
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#19 Greg Gross

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 08:55 PM

Some camera companies can provide you with alternate diopters if your diopter
goes out of range for you.

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#20 Hal Smith

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 11:48 PM

Diopters won't help if you've got a lot of astigmatism (like me). For that you need to get a round lens made that has your prescription and is the correct diameter to attach to your viewfinder under the eyecup. I learned this trick from Doug Hart who did it for Gordon Willis and Woody Allen.

I've got a new set of glasses coming from Lenscrafters, they're going to be anti-reflection coated, the anti-reflection coating will probably be done by a Zeiss lab. I had a chance to play around with the shop's demo glasses with anti-reflection, it makes an incredible difference, I could see fine detail in things like their brightly lit exit signs with the anti-reflection glass that were just plain not visible without the coating. When I looked at reflections off the front of the lenses, the reflected colored images looked exactly like those off high quality camera lenses. What a trip - my T* eyeglasses are on their way! :)
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