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How to: Properly adjust your diopter
« on: November 11, 2009, 12:04:08 AM »
Just read this somewhere and had not heard of this before and figured others may not know this too :)

To properly adjust the diopter, take off the lens and point the camera either at a dark area or a well lit area or monitor for example, choose whichever suits you best, then with all AF points selected, focus to light up the AF points, adjust the diopter until all the points are clear and sharp to your eye.

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Re: How to: Properly adjust your diopter
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 07:48:27 AM »
TBH I usually adjust them by using the autofocus to latch on to the subject, and then adjusting the diopter so that what I see in the viewfinder is sharp.

With the Pentaxes I have your suggested method does not work - the autofocus points illuminate very briefly, certainly not for long enough to make any manual adjustments.

I guess that's one of the consequences of being a cheapskate  ;)
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Re: How to: Properly adjust your diopter
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 08:13:08 AM »
I keep mine at 0 - when i wear my glasses - which is all the time - I have tried without and there is not enough adjustment. I also have contacts - but i can't see as well as with my glasses on.

Biggest downside of glasses though is the rain - but me hat solves most of that! :tup:

But the idea sounds plausable! Certainly with my canon's.
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Re: How to: Properly adjust your diopter
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2009, 12:22:44 AM »
I was just checking mine out now and funny enough, perhaps because the viewfinder on this is so different to any others I've used, I notice that the diopter doesnt go far enough to correct for me without my specs either doh !  but while I was doing it I noticed that the info bar at the bottom is so clear that its perfect for adjusting, mind you with my glasses on its bang in the middle for perfect sharpness.. Well at least I guess that means I dont need new glasses  :2funny:

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Re: How to: Properly adjust your diopter
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2009, 07:51:08 AM »
Just put mine to max every time 8)

 

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