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EVF Adjust for Near Sighted Persons

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I was thinking of getting a Canon R as an addition to my current setup.  I checked one out at my local camera shop and was surprised when I couldn't adjust the focus.  I discovered that when I took my glasses off the EVF became reasonably clear.  I was wondering if there was a way to correct the EVF for my vision when I was wearing my glasses.  Really can’t take them off because of my astigmatism.  I really don’t use the touch screen when taking photographs but in any case that was not clear with my glasses on either.  Guess a camera with an EVF is not in my future. 

 

 

 

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Re: EVF Adjust for Near Sighted Persons

BTW this is just one more good reason to support your local photography store!

 

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@CaliforniaDream wrote:

I was thinking of getting a Canon R as an addition to my current setup.  I checked one out at my local camera shop and was surprised when I couldn't adjust the focus.  I discovered that when I took my glasses off the EVF became reasonably clear.  I was wondering if there was a way to correct the EVF for my vision when I was wearing my glasses.  Really can’t take them off because of my astigmatism.  I really don’t use the touch screen when taking photographs but in any case that was not clear with my glasses on either.  Guess a camera with an EVF is not in my future. 

 

 

 


When you say you "couldn't adjust the focus," are you referring to the diopter? I would think that you should be able to adust it to suit your normal "walking around" vision, which I assume is with glasses.

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@CaliforniaDream wrote:

... I checked one out at my local camera shop and was surprised when I couldn't adjust the focus.  I discovered that when I took my glasses off the EVF became reasonably clear. ... I really don’t use the touch screen when taking photographs but in any case that was not clear with my glasses on either.  Guess a camera with an EVF is not in my future. 


Were you looking at test shots taken in the camera store? What kind of shutter speed were you using? Maybe a bit of motion blur was killing the sharpness.

 

The diopter adjustment should affect the EVF but shouldn't make any change on the LCD. Do you have any problem getting things to look sharp with your other caamera(s)? How long have you had your current pair of glasses?

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The photo's looked fine.  It was just the EVF that I couldn't adjust enough to get a clear picture.  I often use  manual focus for example for macro shots.  Also I could not tell where the camera was focusing through the EVF.  I guess it is possable it was just that camera.  I have a 5D IV and a 80D and don't have that problem with them.

 

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Re: EVF Adjust for Near Sighted Persons

There is a diptoer adjustment:

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Adjusted the dioptric but could not get a clear display.  In fact it did not seem to change as I was moveing it.  As I said before it could have been just that camera.  EditSmiley SadI thought that the possable adjustments for the camera were not sufficient for my eyesight).

 

 

 

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@CaliforniaDream wrote:

The photo's looked fine.  It was just the EVF that I couldn't adjust enough to get a clear picture.  I often use  manual focus for example for macro shots.  Also I could not tell where the camera was focusing through the EVF.  I guess it is possable it was just that camera.  I have a 5D IV and a 80D and don't have that problem with them.

 


Use the rear LCD for manual focusing, so that you can use the focus peaking feature.  I am not sure if that is available in the viewfinder, or not.  Besides, you can magnify the image on the rear LCD.

 

One feature of Canon bodies that is not found on Nikon is that you can use the rear LCD as a real time display of your exposure settings as you adjust them.  You are not forced to rely on the top panel display.  By default, the rear LCD is blanked by the shutter.  On every Canon DSLR I have used, you can disable the shutter from blanking the rear LCD.  

 

If you disable the shutter blanking the rear display, use the [INFO] button to display the exposure settings.  Now when you press the shutter, the settings remain displayed.  You can both focus and set exposure on the rear LCD, which is extremely useful for macro shooting.

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Re: EVF Adjust for Near Sighted Persons

According to Canon website the Eg eyepiece accessory diopters will fit the EOS R.

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Re: EVF Adjust for Near Sighted Persons

The Canon Eg diopter will fit the EOS R. Looks like they have revised the product to provide for the proximity sensor.

 

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