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Tamron 350mm Catadioptric Lens

This is about neither an Olympus camera nor an Olympus lens but I thought it might be of some interest. I got involved in a topic about the lens in another forum. My images are under the nickname e6filmuser.

http://forum.mflenses.com/tamron-sp-...ns-t80222.html

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Re: Tamron 350mm Catadioptric Lens

Thanks for the prompt, I must dig mine out of the cabinet and have a play again.
I do find myself struggling to nail the focus with it, or I did last time I tried.
Obviously better in bright lighting, but then my photochromic glasses kick in, so I find it hard to see the image in the viewfinder.
OK I can re-set the viewfinder so I can focus on it without my glasses, but then I can't see the bird to work out which way to point the camera; bit of a catch 22 really. I've even been struggling with snowy landscapes today for the same reason.
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Re: Tamron 350mm Catadioptric Lens

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Thanks for the prompt, I must dig mine out of the cabinet and have a play again.
I do find myself struggling to nail the focus with it, or I did last time I tried.
Obviously better in bright lighting, but then my photochromic glasses kick in, so I find it hard to see the image in the viewfinder.
OK I can re-set the viewfinder so I can focus on it without my glasses, but then I can't see the bird to work out which way to point the camera; bit of a catch 22 really. I've even been struggling with snowy landscapes today for the same reason.
I though polaroids were bad enough with viewfinders!

I always leave my viewfinder set for distance viewing so I can see my subject by looking around the camera.

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I though polaroids were bad enough with viewfinders!

I always leave my viewfinder set for distance viewing so I can see my subject by looking around the camera.

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I set mine the same; when I predict a problem, on very rare occasions, I remember to take my non-photochromic safety glasses.

The trouble is that with a bit of exercise, especially in cold weather, they steam up due to the lack of air flow.
I guess the only real answer is contact lenses, but I've never tried them.
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