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#1 Gregory Irwin

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:04 AM

Thank you Phil Rhodes for writing a wonderful article! And my apologies for this shameless self promotion.


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#2 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 01:02 PM

Nice interview!
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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 01:58 PM

Pleased you noticed!


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#4 Richard Boddington

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 03:03 PM

A very nice article indeed Gregory.  I especially like the glasses.

 

Now I wonder if Phil will be writing an article about me anytime soon?

 

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#5 Gregory Irwin

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 05:23 PM

 I especially like the glasses.

 

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Yep. An unfortunate byproduct of aging.


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#6 Richard Boddington

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:53 PM

Well you could wear contacts maybe?  I mean the choice of glasses and the way you are wearing them.

 

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#7 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:18 PM

I'd guess that Greg only needs the glasses for closeup vision, like reading the display on the Preston, and looks over the top of his glasses to see distance.


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#8 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:19 PM

Great article Phil, congrats to you and Greg both!

Love the John Alcott anecdote, dress for success! :)
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#9 Richard Boddington

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:38 PM

Love the John Alcott anecdote, dress for success! :)

 

Yes indeed, even on a movie set.

 

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#10 Prashantt Rai

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 01:50 AM

Very good article. Keep up the good work.

 

 

cheers

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#11 Gregory Irwin

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 08:50 AM

Well you could wear contacts maybe?  I mean the choice of glasses and the way you are wearing them.

 
R,

  

I'd guess that Greg only needs the glasses for closeup vision, like reading the display on the Preston, and looks over the top of his glasses to see distance.



Sadly, contacts don't work for me. The picture was taken in 2009 on THE FIGHTER. I only needed "cheaters" to see close as Stuart observed back then. Those days are over. Now, it's a pair of full time bi-focals. :(
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#12 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 09:10 AM

I'm slightly short-sighted (about -0.75 and slightly astigmatic in the worse eye), though this is well within the correction range of most adjustable viewfinders. I could, in theory, have it laser-corrected, but I've never felt like having my corneas peeled.


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#13 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:05 AM

Nice interview, Greg and Phil!  The Alcott comment was priceless!


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:41 AM

Nice interview.


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#15 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 03:42 PM

I'm slightly short-sighted (about -0.75 and slightly astigmatic in the worse eye), though this is well within the correction range of most adjustable viewfinders. I could, in theory, have it laser-corrected, but I've never felt like having my corneas peeled.

With such a mild prescription, there's really very little point in Laser surgery. I seem to remember being told when I had my eyes done that the margin for error was +/- 1 diopter anyway.


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#16 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 04:34 PM

Certainly. It's actually the astigmatism that's more worth correcting - I'm told it could be done, but frankly... I'm a wimp.


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#17 Gregory Irwin

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:19 PM

Certainly. It's actually the astigmatism that's more worth correcting - I'm told it could be done, but frankly... I'm a wimp.


I had lasek several years ago and had 6 great years. Now my eyes have not only returned to where they were before, they're worse! Old age is a b*#@t! :)
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#18 Gregory Irwin

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:20 PM

Certainly. It's actually the astigmatism that's more worth correcting - I'm told it could be done, but frankly... I'm a wimp.


I had lasek several years ago and had 6 great years. Now my eyes have not only returned to where they were before, they're worse! Old age is a b*@ch!
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