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    Anyone here using transition lenses? Does it affect your judgement for metering during photo shoot? I know that the lenses will change to a darker tone and definitely will be darker when seeing thru it.....asked one of the staff at a spec shop, she keep on telling me that it will change slowly and user will not notice but the point is does it affect our judgement when we meter esp when we are at a bright sunny outdoor shoot?

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    It will only affect you when view the viewfinder under very bright Sun.
    The camera metering does not affected.

    YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by longkangman View Post
    It will only affect you when view the viewfinder under very bright Sun.
    The camera metering does not affected.

    YMMV
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    Transition lenses will darker with the presence of UV lights not sunlight. So even when you are indoors or in a car, the colour of your lens will darken too.

    So far I have not really noticed any effects on it affecting metering. Maybe it does and I'm not aware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by longkangman View Post
    It will only affect you when view the viewfinder under very bright Sun.
    The camera metering does not affected.

    YMMV
    Just to clarify, please do correct me if I'm wrong.

    I thought the camera's metering system is using light that enters through the lens?
    If so then when the glass darkens, won't it permit less light from entering the lens & resulting larger aperture / longer shutter speed?

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    Sekali the TS never relies on the camera metering..he uses his eyes to meter..natural in-born light meter..if that's the case then TS can +ev lorz...
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    Default Re: Transition lenses

    I do have a pair of transitions and yes, I wear it all the time since its my primary specs.

    It darkens in the presence of UV (NOT SUNLIGHT) so it can be a cloudy day and darken all the same since UV penetration is different from that of visible/Infrared light.

    Anyway, when my specs darken, I personally do not notice visible darkening on the other side of the specs (even though its dark on the outer side, but compared to my older specs, I squint less). So far, all my photos after I'd wore my specs still came out perfectly exposed. No problems with metering whatsoever.

    And BTW, I noticed that my photos came out sharper and less OOFs.

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    Oops.. sorry, I misunderstood & thought that this transition thing is a filter/lens to be fitted on the camera..

    Now I get it that it's a pair of specs.. paiseh!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewraisins View Post
    Just to clarify, please do correct me if I'm wrong.

    I thought the camera's metering system is using light that enters through the lens?
    If so then when the glass darkens, won't it permit less light from entering the lens & resulting larger aperture / longer shutter speed?

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    It never affect the camera metering system only affect one view as it is darken by the transional lens one wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longkangman View Post
    It never affect the camera metering system only affect one view as it is darken by the transional lens one wear.
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    For the sake of the readers here, correct me if I'm wrong... You're saying:

    'It will never affect the camera metering system. Only affect one's view as it is darken by the Transitional lens one's wearing.'

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    Default Re: Transition lenses

    rely on the histogram, not on the camera LCD, and there is nothing to worry about
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