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Old April 23rd, 2007, 01:36 PM   #1
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XH-A1 and operator with multifocal glasses

I am considering XH-A1 for my next purchase. My question is, since I am wearing a multifocal glasses, does this cam has diopter control on the view finder that will allow me to remove my glasses and focus through viewfinder? Or shall I be looking for another cam? I understand that HDV camera is more difficult to focus.

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Old April 23rd, 2007, 01:46 PM   #2
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I wear tri-focals and the adjustment is good enough for me to look in my far and mid focal ranges. I haven't tried the near vision.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 01:52 PM   #3
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I wear tri-focals and the adjustment is good enough for me to look in my far and mid focal ranges. I haven't tried the near vision.
Thanks for the reply Gregg

Does that mean you wear your glasses when shooting through viewfinder?
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 04:05 PM   #4
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I have only had the camera for a week and I have been doing a lot of test shots. I tend to use the LCD for most of my framing and set up. But in the sun light I find I can get a better view in the view finder. I have been looking at the ICUFF seen in other posts for use with the view finder.
My best no glasses focus is at about 18", so when I want a fine focus I use the view finder and my glasses. That way I can see clearly in the distance and quickly get the focus I want without taking the glasses off.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 06:09 PM   #5
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I wear no-line bifocals and have an awful time with the viewfinder of the XL2. The diopter adjustment can't adjust to correct for my nearsightedness. To see an in-focus image the viewfinder I have to wear my computer glasses. They have a fixed focal length that will work with the adjustment.

What works will depend on how bad your eyes are. Mine are pretty bad.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 06:43 PM   #6
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I wear the same thing and I don't have any trouble focusing. I did buy the Sony eyecup, which I consider essential.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 10:47 AM   #7
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I wear no-line bifocals and have an awful time with the viewfinder of the XL2. The diopter adjustment can't adjust to correct for my nearsightedness. To see an in-focus image the viewfinder I have to wear my computer glasses. They have a fixed focal length that will work with the adjustment.

What works will depend on how bad your eyes are. Mine are pretty bad.

Mine are moving from bad to worse. :-p
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