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Ryan Mack

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Eyeware for night ice photography
« on: December 04, 2017, 07:50:08 AM »

Curious if anyone has a recommendation for eyeware good for keeping me eyes from drying out when Iím doing nighttime photography in freezing weather. Ski goggles seem too bulky to conveniently use a camera and clear protective eyeware doesnít seem like it would be great for wind. And swim goggles would make me look like an idiot. Any better suggestions?
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Re: Eyeware for night ice photography
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 11:50:55 AM »

How many other people might be out there, at night, in the freezing temps, thinking you look like an idiot??

Maybe you could also use some sort of alien costume to go with the goggles.... less like an idiot and more just some  crazy weirdo.
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Re: Eyeware for night ice photography
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 12:35:01 PM »

Ok, ignoring the dumb looks, do you have any experience with swim goggles in a night photography context? Do they solve this problem?
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Re: Eyeware for night ice photography
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 12:38:46 PM »

I usually wear goggles when it's really cold on my eyes (maybe -20 F and below). I have a pair of Bolle "tactical" goggles with clear lenses. I don't use them all that often but when I need them I'm very glad to have them and don't care what I look like, especially since I'm typically alone.
I suspect swim goggles may present their own issues (besides fashion) with foggin/frosting up.
If you don't like big goggles, I think there are some slimmer ones around too. Somewhere between glasses and goggles.

Something like these safety glasses might work for you. Pretty inexpensive too.
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Re: Eyeware for night ice photography
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 06:04:59 PM »

Assuming that you are using a tripod, why not just pick the sport goggles of your choice (in clear) and use live view plus a bunch of batteries (charged ones in inner pocket for warmth)?
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Re: Eyeware for night ice photography
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2017, 08:25:54 PM »

Would simply using some lubricating drops work?  Keep them in an inner pocket.


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Re: Eyeware for night ice photography
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017, 09:09:07 AM »

Several manufacturers make similar to this with various lens colors, including clear.   The padding inside the frame blocks the wind while riding a motorcycle.  May have to apply an anti-fog for use in winter.  Price at Wal-Mart, below, hard to beat.
Google search for motorcycle glasses.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Motorcycle-Glasses-Windproof-Dustproof-Eye-Glasses-Goggles-Outdoor-Glasses/106368600?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=5957&adid=22222222227100382864&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=221429068497&wl4=pla-358236697166&wl5=9018717&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=114220812&wl11=online&wl12=106368600&wl13=&veh=sem

Another, but pricier, option is to get military air operations frames.   Wiley-X, Oakley, etc.

https://www.safetyglassesusa.com/wx-693.html


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