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    Default Another Piece of Essential Kit - Reading Glasses

    Just picked up an old pair of reading glasses at the thrift store to see if they would be something I would ever use. I have very good near-vision... The reading glasses at +1 were pretty frickin sweet. I know some very good painters use the optivisor but it seems a little clunky/expensive to me.

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    I am relying on my mini ott-lite magnifiers and my reading glasses more and more these days. I'm gonna have to leave 28-32mm soon and move up into the big boy scales o_O
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demihuman View Post
    Just picked up an old pair of reading glasses at the thrift store to see if they would be something I would ever use. I have very good near-vision... The reading glasses at +1 were pretty frickin sweet. I know some very good painters use the optivisor but it seems a little clunky/expensive to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zab View Post
    I am relying on my mini ott-lite magnifiers and my reading glasses more and more these days. I'm gonna have to leave 28-32mm soon and move up into the big boy scales o_O
    I'm long sighted so I have to use reading glasses for anything inside 3feet, but I also use clip on magnifiers(+3) bought from Amazon (about £6) so don't give up on the 28mm just yet.
    (OK I look a right poindexter wearing them but hey they work!)
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    For the added challenge, I prefer to paint blind folded. The hard part is learning to feel what color you are using. Brushlickers are better at this...

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    Although my eyesight is pretty good (I'm slightly short sighted in one eye) I find a pair of +1 reading glasses are pretty much essential for mini painting. It hurts to admit it but it's an age thing. When I came back to mini painting after a few years off I really noticed how I couldn't hold focus on a mini for anything like a long as I used to. The glasses make a huge difference!

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    I used reading glasses back in my 20's. Now-a-days I use an optivisor. And light. Plenty of light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sproket View Post
    Although my eyesight is pretty good (I'm slightly short sighted in one eye) I find a pair of +1 reading glasses are pretty much essential for mini painting. It hurts to admit it but it's an age thing.!
    Well if you ever pick up a pair of +3 glasses we'll be well an truly screwed. Like we're not anyway!
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    Well now i'm wondering if it's not my vision going a little too... Oh well, at least I can afford the toys now

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    I've been using my magnifier goggle things for a while now, same as a few of you, the eyes can't take as much strain as they used to! Might have to think about glasses or similar though as my goggles are a pain and do get in the way of my brush as they have a short focal length

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