Spring 2012

Spring 2012
by ani

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Don't know what you mean by your eyesight being "probably nearly perfect." Do you have the results of an actual eyetest? It's quite possible you've got a little myopia (near-sightedness). Next, the diopter adjustment may well be a bit off, especially if you're holding the camera even a bit closer or farther from your eye than the baseline calibration is ...


I'm guessing you actually are seeing best when it is set to the other end of the adjustment range: +1 diopter. Just as someone can have 20/20 distance vision and need reading glasses with a positive diopter to see things that are close, even if you have 20/20 or better distance vision your eyes may no longer be able to relax enough to focus on very near ...


You could remove it altogether. Set the diopter wheel at the adjustment you desire. While holding the adjustment wheel to prevent moving it use a (correct size & type) screwdriver to remove the screw in the center of the wheel. Lift the wheel straight out of the housing. Replace the screw to close up the opening. If you don't want to do anything ...


Is there a way to permanently disable/fixate the diopter knob on pre-set value? I doubt it. The knob seems to be mechanical, and there's nothing like a "locked" setting. I don't think you'd want to remove it entirely because you'd have no way to fix it if it ever went out of adjustment, or if your eyes change. Perhaps the best solution is to arrange your ...


Can you put a small piece of gaffer's tape over it? Should be easy to cleanly remove when you want to. For some controls I've used a dab of hot glue, sometimes with a piece of teflon tape covering the knob surface itself. If you build up some glue against the teflon tape, then remove the tape, you can sometimes create a "semi-protected" state where it can ...

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