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Offline SELFBOW19953

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Anyone besides me?
« on: August 02, 2013, 10:24:00 PM »
I have a problem with the compact type cameras, those that utilize a screen on the back as a viewfinder.  The only time I where glasses is for reading or looking at stuff close up.  When I use this type of camera, I need glasses to see the screen, but then I can't see my subject. Putting on/taking off glasses is a lot of movement if you are trying be unnoticed. Through-the-lens viewfinders are fine, but not available on compacts.  Any suggestions?
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Offline Yohon

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Re: Anyone besides me?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013, 03:11:00 PM »
When in the field I just use the zoom feature to blow up the subject of any pixs I take to make sure its in focus. I still blow it but that has helped me some. I'm looking at one of the new compacts with the bigger screen......dont know why but I gotta keep holding the screen further and further away to see it right.   :saywhat:
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Offline Tom Mussatto

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Re: Anyone besides me?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2013, 10:32:00 PM »
You can attach a loupe to your LCD screen which basically turns the LCD into a view finder. Mainly used for shooting video with a DSLR where the viewfinder is disabled in video mode. They start at about $100 and go way up from there so kinda pricy to buy for an inexpensive consumer digital camera but they do work. You won't get a diopter on the cheaper models.


   
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Offline SELFBOW19953

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Re: Anyone besides me?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2013, 07:35:00 AM »
Thanks, Tom.  I'm going to have to check out a loupe.
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"Somehow, I feel that arrows made of wood are more in keeping with the spirit of old-time archery and require more of the archer himself than a more modern arrow."  Howard Hill from "Hunting The Hard Way"

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