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    Richard Avedon Flip Down Reading Glasses

    Now that I am at the age where I need reading glasses for viewing the ground glass, I believe that the flip down kind of these that Richard Avedon used would be fabulous. You wear the frames like regular glasses but the lenses flip down when you need then and up when you don't.

    I have looked for them on the web and continue to not find what I am looking for. Anyone out there know where I can go to get these?

    Best,

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    Re: Richard Avedon Flip Down Reading Glasses

    http://www.scheyden.com/lo/flip/index.html
    These aren't what you're looking for but they may have your answer. It's the only flip ups i've seen that don't clip on existing eyewear.

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    Re: Richard Avedon Flip Down Reading Glasses

    Try some of these. I have 2 pair and haven't lost them yet.

    http://www.amazon.com/CliC-Adjustabl...378478-1441650

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    Re: Richard Avedon Flip Down Reading Glasses

    I'm wondering what power people are using? These come in different strengths don't they?

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    Re: Richard Avedon Flip Down Reading Glasses

    I use a pair of clip ons that I got from Cabelas for 9.99. They come in two strengths 2.0x and 3.0x. I use the 3.0x as I want to be able to get as closs to the GG as possible. Their web site is www.Cabelas.com and the product is IH-711125. I'd put the link in but it's one of those super long ones.

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    Re: Richard Avedon Flip Down Reading Glasses

    I don`t know how you feel about hats, but I have a pair of magnifiers that clip to the bill if my hat and fold up underneath when not in use. They come in different strengths also. They came from a local hobby shop, for about $16.oo. The benefit for me is that I can use my prescription glasses with them and have both hands free. Also, when you have as much hair as I do, a hat is a pretty handy thing to have.

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    Re: Richard Avedon Flip Down Reading Glasses

    I haven't a clue as to the kind of glasses Avedon used, but if you ask any middle to later aged woman who likes dressing up about your search, then I'm sure she would suggest you look at "Make-Up" glasses!

    They all fold down, best of all you can fold down one side at a time.

    Mick.

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    Re: Richard Avedon Flip Down Reading Glasses

    Oh geez I am borderline and so vain that I won't get readers but these are so nerdy they would be cool.

    Horn rimmed ones. On my Segway. With the photo vest;-)

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    Re: Richard Avedon Flip Down Reading Glasses

    I'm actually about to try the Cabelas' flip downs because I always wear a ball cap while shooting.


    HAH! Photo vests --- I was in B&H with my usual photography partner (16-yr-old daughter) and I wandered over to look at some vests after fighting off my Domke obsession for the 100th time. My girl calmly informed me that if I wore such a thing in public I had to find a new assistant.


    Vain? Just a bit--- and it wasn't like I was going to make her wear it. Sheesh.

    JT

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    Re: Richard Avedon Flip Down Reading Glasses

    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Fagan View Post
    I haven't a clue as to the kind of glasses Avedon used, but if you ask any middle to later aged woman who likes dressing up about your search, then I'm sure she would suggest you look at "Make-Up" glasses!

    They all fold down, best of all you can fold down one side at a time.

    Mick.

    Thanks, but make up glasses are not what I am looking for. When you watch baseball players in the field they have these frames that fit over the nose and they can flip the shades over their eyes up or down depending upon the conditions. I want the frames and have 1.25 to 1.5 power reading lenses instead of the shades that I can flip down or up without having to take them off. The objective is ease of use. I guess I could get get a neck strap as a last resort.

    Avedon used these glasses for years and I realized that these would be the cats meow for View Camera users that require magnifiers.

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