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One eye is blurry: do you alternate between left and right eye to shoot?

 
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Apr 19, 2013 21:49 |  #1

For most of my life my vision has been perfect. And I dont wear glasses (trying to avoid having to). But I think my left eye is going bad. With both eyes open everything is fine, I can see far and near and read.

Most of the time, I use my dominant eye (right) to shoot. But once in a while because of haste or comfort, and because it never really mattered before--my viewfinder goes on my left eye. But these days, with my right eye closed and left eye through the viewfinder--I notice that it looks slightly out of focus. I try refocusing and then realize im using my newly deteriorated less than stellar left eye. In those instances with the shot in sight, i just trust my camera's in focus and click the shutter hoping it got it correct.

When my right eye starts going bad too, I guess I will have to get it fixed.

-Do any of you have only one bad eyesight?
-Do you only use your dominant eye to shoot?



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Apr 19, 2013 21:50 |  #2

Use live view and use both your eyes. :)


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Apr 19, 2013 21:53 |  #3

I don't really have a dominant eye. When using the VF I tend to use my right eye more often, wait.. no.. my left eye.. no.. right.. I don't know, I use them both. :):)


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Apr 19, 2013 22:03 |  #4

Well I have glasses but I almost always use my left eye and it is my slightly worse eye. Although I have used my right eye but it is weird to use it. haha


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Apr 19, 2013 22:20 as a reply to  @ nWmR12's post |  #5

interesting. I used to use my right eye, but now left because I think my right's gone blind. I went to the opt and got an eye exam and my right was really bad. I was hoping new glasses would fix the problem but it was worst then my original.




  
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Apr 20, 2013 03:08 |  #6

I use either eye, depends on what I'm shooting and where it is in correlation to me... usually use my right eye though. I find it strange when people say that their "x eye" is "better" since if you have glasses/contacts shouldn't both eyes be equal?


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Apr 20, 2013 03:17 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #7

I never switch
I always use my left eye (dominant one)


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Apr 20, 2013 04:20 |  #8

losangelino wrote in post #15847232 (external link)
For most of my life my vision has been perfect. And I dont wear glasses (trying to avoid having to). But I think my left eye is going bad. With both eyes open everything is fine, I can see far and near and read.

Most of the time, I use my dominant eye (right) to shoot. But once in a while because of haste or comfort, and because it never really mattered before--my viewfinder goes on my left eye. But these days, with my right eye closed and left eye through the viewfinder--I notice that it looks slightly out of focus. I try refocusing and then realize im using my newly deteriorated less than stellar left eye. In those instances with the shot in sight, i just trust my camera's in focus and click the shutter hoping it got it correct.

When my right eye starts going bad too, I guess I will have to get it fixed.

-Do any of you have only one bad eyesight?
-Do you only use your dominant eye to shoot?

I have fairly bad astigmatism and experience the same thing, but with the same eye depending on whether I'm wearing contacts, glasses, or a different pair of glasses. What I do is before shooting, AF on something close by in good light then adjust the diopter for that session. If I have time, sometimes I'll do a manual focus after that and take a test shot and then chimp it without the glasses (or with a pair of cheaters if I'm wearing contacts).

If I've forgotten to do that, I use your method for the shot then quickly use the ground to adjust the diopter before shooting any more.



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Apr 20, 2013 05:12 |  #9

I'm left handed and right eye dominant. I instinctively want to use my left eye, make myself use my right eye. It's interesting at the range, too. I shoot left handed, with both eyes open, using my right eye to sight, for pistol.




  
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Apr 20, 2013 06:24 as a reply to  @ MikeD18's post |  #10

I only use my left eye.....only one I have.


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Apr 20, 2013 08:10 as a reply to  @ CHUCK A's post |  #11

If I am shooting with a DSLR I use my right eye but If I'm shooting with my Leica M I try to keep both eyes open. I wear glasses. I keep them on when using a DSLR. I have to take them off for the Leica or else I can't see the full view in the viewfinder.


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Apr 20, 2013 08:30 |  #12

why not get it checked now?


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Apr 20, 2013 08:43 |  #13

bobbyz wrote in post #15848293 (external link)
why not get it checked now?

Maybe he's happy with it the colour it is.

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Apr 20, 2013 08:48 |  #14

There are dioptric adjustment lenses that slip over the viewfinder to help when your preferred eye exceeds the range of the built in adjustment.




  
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Apr 20, 2013 08:53 |  #15

John from PA wrote in post #15848332 (external link)
There are dioptric adjustment lenses that slip over the viewfinder to help when your preferred eye exceeds the range of the built in adjustment.

I just bought one for my 50E film body that doesn't have dioptric adjustment. They take the place of the standard eyecup.




  
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