New Canon DSLR Camera question

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Tom Hughes, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. Tom Hughes

    Tom Hughes Guest

    Recently purchased a Canon 300D from B&H.
    Quite a change from my Rebel 2000.
    A whole lot of whistles and bells and looks to be quite a learning curve
    ahead.

    I am right handed but focus with my left eye.
    I find that my left cheek is resting on the LED screen and it leaves a small
    smear of skin oil on the screen.

    Did I read somewhere that you can use a PDA replacement screen cover for
    this problem.

    Anyone have any suggestions.

    One thing I really like about the 300D is the dioptic adjustment in the view
    finder. I really had a problem wearing glasses and having to prop them on my
    head every time I need to focus.

    TIA........................Tom in Tomball, TX
     
    Tom Hughes, Apr 24, 2005
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  2. I just wipe it off every week or so, if I notice. (I'm left-eyed
    too).
    I'll guess you're near-sighted. Diopter adjustments work decently for
    that, if the focusing screen image is too far away for you to see
    without correction.

    Unfortunately I'm now farsighted. I *could* arrange for diopter
    adjustments so I could see the screen clearly without my glasses --
    but they I couldn't see the three LCD displays on the camera (two B&W
    plus the big color one), and couldn't read the menus displayed on
    them, and couldn't read the control labels (though I may remember
    where everything is by now).
     
    David Dyer-Bennet, Apr 24, 2005
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    Lionel Guest

    Same here.
    I bought the eyepiece extender to prevent skin oil marks & because I
    dont like having my face pressing against the controls.
     
    Lionel, Apr 24, 2005
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    JohaN Guest

    I bought the eyepiece extender to prevent skin oil marks & because I
    Works for me, too!
     
    JohaN, Apr 24, 2005
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  5. Tom Hughes

    Tom Hughes Guest

    Thank you one and all...............
     
    Tom Hughes, Apr 24, 2005
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    Gambo Guest

    I use the PDA screen covers and am very satisfied with the results. Enjoy!
     
    Gambo, Apr 24, 2005
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    Mark Lauter Guest

    I am right handed but focus with my left eye.
    Use your thumb to wipe off the screen.
     
    Mark Lauter, Apr 25, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Not a replacement screen but a PDA protector.

    Get a microfibre cloth to clean the monitor. Don't use the same cloth
    to clean your lenses afterwards.
    Also reduce the fats in your diet.

    eh? If you're using the diopter adjustment, then normally it is to shoot
    without glasses.

    Cheers,
    Alan


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    Alan Browne, Apr 25, 2005
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