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Which eye is your shooting eye?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rsimms, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. rsimms


    Apr 30, 2005
    Redondo Beach, CA
    I know this is topic is a bit silly but...

    I've always held the camera up to my left eye, but when I look at books and photos of other people taking pictures they almost always hold the camera to the right eye. So I would like to know which eye is your shooting eye?
  2. I'm left-handed but I use my right eye. If they made a left handed camera I'd jump all over it!
  3. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Looks like you don't even have a left eye Jonathan.

    I use my right eye, cause it's awkward to hold the camera to my left.
  4. Cory Cooper

    Cory Cooper

    May 24, 2005
    Salem, NH
    Right-handed, left-eyed shooter here...

  5. Larry Gleason

    Larry Gleason

    Jan 26, 2005
    More interesting to add which handed as Jonathan did.

    I'm also left-handed, shoot with right eye.
  6. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Cory, how do you hold the camera so you can see with your left eye. I get nose prints on the LCD if I try that.
  7. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Right eye for me...but both eyes open when shooting sports. Right eye in the viewfinder and left eye watching the progress of the play.
  8. Cory Cooper

    Cory Cooper

    May 24, 2005
    Salem, NH

    My head turned slightly to the left...LCD on the left, no nose prints on the LCD -- but on the Focus Area Selector...sometimes. ;) 

    I do have the clear Hoodman cover on my LCD.

  9. biggstr6


    Apr 26, 2005
    Right handed - Left Eye.
  10. tough question, had to try it first:

    right handed, but left eye (mostly right one works, too)
  11. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Right Eye (and I'm right-handed)

  12. left handed, left eye and I use the "nose focus selector" :lol:

    About all the pitures where you see a right eyes photographer, be careful: it's the opposite because it's shot into a mirror.
  13. I'm the odd ball

    Left-handed (but essentially ambidextrous)
  14. Leigh


    Feb 19, 2005
    I'm w/Ken-L on this one..."Right handed---Right eye'd". But I read magazines lefthanded (meaning I pick them up and flip from the back to the front holding it w/my left hand. My mom is left handed and I grew up doing it that way because that's the way she does it.).
  15. Me, too. Or sometimes the old proboscis presses the Autofocus Area Selector Button, too. Changes the image review all around from the way I had it set.

    But I can't see out of my right eye. At least, not so I could actually see anything useful.

  16. rsimms


    Apr 30, 2005
    Redondo Beach, CA
    Which handed? Well I'm fairly ambidextrous, in high school I could pitch (baseball) with both arms, and when i play golf I hit my driver and long irons right handed and my wedges left handed. But since I do most of my writing with my right hand, I'll say I'm right handed/ left-eyed.

    And like a few other posters i sometimes get my nose on the focus selector (especially on smaller bodies like the D100).
  17. patrickh


    May 4, 2005
    Thousand Oaks
    right hand right eye - boring, but it works
  18. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Ah, yes...... :roll:

    ..... except in this instance, because I flipped the original image horizontally 180°..... :wink:

  19. left handed, left eye. I just started keeping both eyes open for action shots, takes some getting used to. CS Dayan
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