ANYBODY used/know about the Hoodman flipup eyeglasses
I currently use non-darkening line-less bifocals to shoot. I can get by with these but am really intrigued by the Hoodman system where I could flip one lens up just when photographing which I like better without costing me my distance vision by having glasses off while shooting. Even worse is always taking on and taking off my frames.
I have researched and do NOT want an lasik or contacts so please do not discuss those in this thread.
Can anybody give me first or at least second hand knoweledge of Hoodman's eyeglasses. Finally I am open to suggestions on eyeglass shooting of any sort especially that fits my style.
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#1. "RE: ANYBODY used/know about the Hoodman flipup eyeglasses" | In response to Reply # 0DinoCardelli Registered since 19th Oct 2010Tue 12-Mar-13 01:38 AM
I have the same problem...
I use the large hoodman plastic view finder connected to the body.....protects the glasses from banging...
as well, I have distance issues, but, with adjusting the diaopter on the viewfinder and using the hood..it works...most of the time, like you, i just take off my glasses while shooting.....put them in a crush proof case and i'm golden...
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#2. "RE: ANYBODY used/know about the Hoodman flipup eyeglasses" | In response to Reply # 0jbloom Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004Tue 12-Mar-13 11:56 AM
I have no experience with the Hoodman product. One problem I have with the concept, though, is that I'm often shooting in bright sunlight, where I want sunglasses -- I use clip-ons. I suppose you could get the Hoodman frames with tinted lenses, but then you would need two pair, one tinted and one untinted.
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#3. "RE: ANYBODY used/know about the Hoodman flipup eyeglasses" | In response to Reply # 2ClickCardo Nikonian since 23rd Dec 2005Fri 15-Mar-13 08:27 PM
Yes, I got a pair of clear glasses just for shooting because my normal "tint by shade" ones on a sunny day are murder through my viewfinder. I am more accepting of not having tint at all.