Which eye do you guys use to look through viewfinder?

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  1. lordson

    lordson TPF Noob!

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    Just wondering, i'm right handed

    but i tend to look through the viewfinder with my left eye and my right eye closed

    which is kinda silly now that i think about it because my right eye has slightly better vision. its just what i've always been doing so its going to be hard to get used to looking with my right eye now these days

    which eye do you guys use and which is your dominant hand?
     
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    I very a little, but predominately the right
     
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    My left eye is dominant. I write, shoot pool, shoot a rifle and brush my teeth left handed. Everything else is right-handed..even a handgun - go figure.

    I look with my left eye.
     
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    how can you shoot a rifle left handed and then a handgun right handed?
     
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    I use the right one.

    No, really...the right one! Get it? It's a pun. I'll show myself out now.

    (Also this is a palendromic post number. Let's celebrate 4004!)
     
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    Yeah, I don't know. To make things even more weird, I still aim using my left eye when I shoot my handgun. I can hit what I shoot at though, so I guess that's what really matters. ;)

    I could actually probably shoot the handgun pretty well left handed, but the action is all built for a right-hander. Same with the rifles, but it's easier to keep them pointed safely while fiddling with reversed (to me) actions than a handgun. With that, I just want to flip the safety down and pull the trigger.

    Can we say the thread has been officially hi-jacked? I still look through the viewfinder with my left eye. :)
     
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    I use whatever eye is workin better that day. I have a hard enough time seeing the settings on my camera, so, whatever works that day is a go for me.:lmao:
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've heard that everyone has a dominant eye...just like everyone is either left or right handed (sure some are ambidextrous, but one is still better than the other).

    I think there is a simple test to tell which eye is dominant. Something about holding an object like a pen, out in front of you and focusing on it. Then close one eye, if the object moves, then you closed your dominant eye.

    Personally, I'm right dominant and I look with with right eye. This is actually quite lucky for me because my left eye has developed a condition called Keratoconus, which is like an astigmatism that can't be properly corrected with glasses or contact lenses. I can't see clearly out of my left eye.
     
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    im left handed and i look with my right eye.
     
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    Left eye.
    I believe it has something to do with which side of the brain you use to compose (remembering that the left eye is connected to the right side, the right to the left).
    http://www.angelfire.com/wi/2brains/
     
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    Rigth handed, right eyed.

    From Hertz's post, it should be interesting to compose some pics with the non-dominant eye... find out what the other side of the brain sees.
     
  12. Left-handed, left eye. It's why I've thought about renaming my blog Nose Grease or something like that... I'm always cleaning the display on the back of my digital cameras.
     

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