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Are you Left-Eyed, or Right-Eyed?

 
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Apr 11, 2009 19:50 |  #1

I'm reading (yes, I can read, but I prefer pictures) Joe McNally's book The Hot Shoe Diaries, Big Light From Small Flashes.

While he's right handed, he's always used his left eye in the viewfinder, which seems to give him an advantage when holding the camera in such a way that he can hold it steady at very slow shutter speeds.

So, You Left or Right Eyed?

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Apr 11, 2009 19:59 |  #2

Both here. I guess its a habit from bow hunting


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Apr 11, 2009 20:05 as a reply to  @ scpictaker's post |  #3

Left eyed now for sure. I caught a piece of steel in my right eye last year while grinding. At night time what my left eye see's as one light my right see's three.




  
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Apr 11, 2009 20:07 |  #4

left, but usually keep both open.


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Apr 11, 2009 20:13 |  #5

Right eye on the viewfinder, left eye open kinda sorta watching what's going on. It helps when say a basketball is about to hit me in the face and I'm looking off at the team bench. :lol:


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Apr 11, 2009 20:23 |  #6

My right eye is dominant/stronger, but I much prefer to use the left eye for photography. If I use my right, I have to close the left one to concentrate, which gets very tiring for me and gives me a headache. If I use the left in the viewfinder however, the right one is almost totally blocked by the camera, so I can keep it open without it distracting me.

After reading Thalagyrt's comment however, if I take up sports shooting I might just switch!


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Apr 11, 2009 20:38 |  #7

Right eye for sure. Always been right-eye dominant, so much so, that I can't even blink my right eye w/o closing my left.


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Apr 11, 2009 21:25 |  #8

Left-eyed, but often keep my right eye open to keep an eye on the action going on around me.

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Apr 11, 2009 21:39 |  #9

i use both eyes depending on what i'm photographing. i use my left if i'm doing portraits, this way i dont have to stress by trying to keep one eye closed. my right eye will be covered by the camera body this way my left eye will be more focused. I use my right eye if i'm photographing sports so i can use my left eye as well to see whats going on around me.


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Apr 11, 2009 21:54 as a reply to  @ dbguy4eva's post |  #10

Both, just depends on what's being shot.


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Apr 11, 2009 22:00 |  #11

Right handed and left eye dominant here.




  
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Apr 11, 2009 22:13 |  #12

CMcKee wrote in post #7712550 (external link)
Right handed and left eye dominant here.

Ditto




  
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Apr 11, 2009 22:36 as a reply to  @ friz's post |  #13

Both, I use whichever eye gets me the viewpoint I want!

This is useful when taking awkwardly placed shots around corners and stuff, though I normally use my right eye.




  
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Apr 11, 2009 22:40 |  #14

There was a poll a while back, and if I remember, right-handed/left-eyed either won or was a lot more common than most people thought it would be.

I'm right-handed/left-eyed.



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Apr 11, 2009 23:00 as a reply to  @ Brett's post |  #15

MDJAK wrote in post #7711990 (external link)
I'm reading (yes, I can read, but I prefer pictures) Joe McNally's book The Hot Shoe Diaries, Big Light From Small Flashes.

While he's right handed, he's always used his left eye in the viewfinder, which seems to give him an advantage when holding the camera in such a way that he can hold it steady at very slow shutter speeds.

So, You Left or Right Eyed?

me

I tend to use the one in the middle... It keeps things in balance.


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