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#1 oscar jimenez

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 12:04 PM

Hello All, Im just about to get a pair of glasses, since my eyes are screaming for.
If any of you wears glassess, do you do camera with them on? ( I certainly dont want to use contacts ) Or do you take them off? What about Diopter setting on camera Viewfinder? I'll gladly will appreciatte any experiences, sounds like a dumb question anyway, but Im somewhat concerned.
Thank you very much indeed.
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 12:21 PM

The eyepiece diopter will correct for most vision. Mine is pretty bad though -- on some Arri's, I can get the eyepiece to correct if I turn it all the way to one end, but on Panaflexes, I have to get an extra diopter added to the long eyepiece (you can't do that with the short eyepiece.)

Actually, lately I've just been operating with my glasses on; I tape some blackwrap around the cup like an extension on the right side (I'm right-eyed) and then press it tight around my eyeglasses when operating to cut any stray light. Some clever camera assistants will cover the blackwrap with some black duvetine to make it more comfortable for me.
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Posted 20 June 2005 - 12:39 PM

i-cuff (an advertiser on this site) offers what appears to be a good solution:

http://www.i-cuff.com/reviews.html
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 01:15 PM

Thanks, I may actually try that out on one of my film shoots.

I'm less sure why it's needed for a video camera though...
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Posted 20 June 2005 - 03:01 PM

Thank you very much, indeed.
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Posted 20 June 2005 - 04:13 PM

Phil Abraham, who shoots The Sopranos, drops in a lens from a pair of eyeglasses cut down to fit in a Panavision eyecup. Actually it is more like a second eyecup fixed with the eyeglass lens while he is lighting, and the operator uses a normal one. It seems to work for them.

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