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Registered: ‎11-10-2008

Is it Just me or does everyone get them?

One time i when to a park to see what i could do with my digital SLR camera. Kinda like a pratice photo shoot type type thing. I was at the park for like 3 or 2 hours & after awhile of taking photos of the landscape. I started to get a real bad headache. IS that from looking through the viewfinder for that period of time? I would walk around & stuff like that but i wasn't consistly looking through the viewfinder for that period of time. If u have these headaches how do u get rid of them? Any tips for me? Am i doing something wrong?
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Re: Is it Just me or does everyone get them?

Hi TechGirl,
 
Your headache is most likely not due to looking through the viewfinder for an extended period of time, but I do know having worn glasses and contacts for years that headaches are often caused by vision problems. Sometimes headaches just happen and it could be nothing, but it wouldn't hurt to have your eyes looked at by an eye doctor.
 
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Re: Is it Just me or does everyone get them?


TechGirl wrote:
One time i when to a park to see what i could do with my digital SLR camera. Kinda like a pratice photo shoot type type thing. I was at the park for like 3 or 2 hours & after awhile of taking photos of the landscape. I started to get a real bad headache. IS that from looking through the viewfinder for that period of time? I would walk around & stuff like that but i wasn't consistly looking through the viewfinder for that period of time. If u have these headaches how do u get rid of them? Any tips for me? Am i doing something wrong?

I've never encountered any headaches from looking through the viewfinder of a camera.  So far the only times I've had "camera-induced pain" were sore wrists/arms from holding up my Bigma (Sigma 50-500 zoom, about four pounds of glass) at Sunday's airshow.

 

What were the weather conditions like on that day?  Hot and humid?  Heat exhaustion/dehydration is a more likely candidate in my opinion and it is highly likely it would have occurred without the camera.  (Except for the possibility that your camera might have distracted you from keeping hydrated.  Smiley Tongue )

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Re: Is it Just me or does everyone get them?

Quite possible that the diopter adjustment is a bitt off for you. Its a dial or slide right next to the viewfinder that adjusts focus for the viewfinder.
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