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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2005 - 6:01 AM

I recently read an article in a magazine in which a photographer was surprised to discover that most other photographers use their right eye when taking photos while she uses her left eye. This surprised me too as I had never even thought that using your left eye was unusual as I also am "left eyed". So I was just wondering what percentage fo you guys are either left or right eyed. Paul

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u08mcb
u08mcb  105817 forum posts
21 Jul 2005 - 6:03 AM

I had to pick a camera up to test this. Right.

paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2005 - 6:04 AM

Yeah, had to do that myself when I saw the article in the mag.

keithh
keithh  1022818 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2005 - 6:07 AM

Yep...right eye, although I don't close my left when viewing.

kit-monster
kit-monster e2 Member 103685 forum postskit-monster vcard Singapore2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2005 - 6:12 AM

Right eye. Recently learnt the trick of keeping both eyes open - makes wildlife photography so much easier. Mind you. I'd probably do just as well keeping both eyes closed.

paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2005 - 6:13 AM

I do that sometimes Keith, especially if taking a pan of a bird or something. Easier to keep track.

answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012554 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2005 - 6:13 AM

I'm sat here opening and closing both eyes, getting some weird looks, but right for me.

paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2005 - 6:14 AM

HAHA yeah, good one Kit!

AngelaD
AngelaD  92861 forum posts Wales
21 Jul 2005 - 6:14 AM

Righty.

paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2005 - 6:16 AM

Ok, looks like the rights have it for now. Lets see what the percentages are like when we get a few more replies.

conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2005 - 6:16 AM

Right. Is that wrong? Wink

Conrad

sillyconguru
21 Jul 2005 - 6:18 AM

Right-eye. But; I also keep the other open, especially when I'm waiting for a shot.

Being left-eyed with a manual winding camera can be awkward; you can have trouble winding on whilst looking through the viewfinder, or have the wind-on lever poke you in the eye (some cameras need the lever proud of the body to activate the lightmeter). Not a problem with modern SLRs or digi-cams though.

klewis
klewis  101870 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2005 - 6:19 AM

Left eye for me (left handed as well). But normally use right eye with telephoto lens keeping both eyes open, if you can get used to it the effect is similar to a heads up display. Very useful technique for seeing whats around you than rather than being restricted to just the viewfinder image

mark a.
mark a.  10920 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Jul 2005 - 6:21 AM

Right.

It's a well-known fact that all left-eyed people are weird.

digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2005 - 6:22 AM

Right, with both eyes open.

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