Are you a lefty, or a righty? (Survey)

Which eye do you shoot with?


  • Total voters
    56

Austin Greene

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Jan 6, 2012
Messages
1,472
Reaction score
855
Location
Mountain View, California
Website
www.AustinGreenePhotography.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
Hey everyone!

So I'm just curious as to how many people shoot with their right eye at the viewfinder, or their left eye? I personally shoot with my left eye, but then at times my nose will get friendly with a few of the buttons, so I have considered trying to switch. Only one problem, however, and that the diopter adjustment on my T3i doesn't quite get the viewfinder as crisp for my right eye as it does my left. Thus, I am destined to be a left-eye shooter, how about you?

Toga
 

rexbobcat

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Nov 28, 2011
Messages
5,014
Reaction score
1,967
Location
United States
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
I use my right eye. I shoot a lot of sports so it follows movement better, as weird as that sounds. However, when I'm shooting basketball I'll open both eyes before I shoot so I can keep up with the ball.
 

ang1995

TPF Noob!
Joined
Oct 3, 2011
Messages
292
Reaction score
28
Location
Tennessee
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Normally my right but I do switch it up some too : )
 

nickzou

No longer a newbie, moving up!
Joined
Jun 12, 2011
Messages
593
Reaction score
40
Location
Ottawa
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
I just tried it with my right eye... wow that is weird. I can't fit my nose properly for some reason.
 

Compaq

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Aug 29, 2010
Messages
3,398
Reaction score
657
Location
Norway
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Most often the right. If I'm sitting very comfortably, and won't bother change my position, I might use my left :p
 

Kolia

No longer a newbie, moving up!
Joined
Jul 19, 2011
Messages
682
Reaction score
54
Location
Ohio
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
I'm using my left eye.

I use my right eye. I shoot a lot of sports so it follows movement better, as weird as that sounds. However, when I'm shooting basketball I'll open both eyes before I shoot so I can keep up with the ball.

Learning to use the right eye to use both at the same time sounds interesting. I just tried. I definitely need to build new neural pathways to keep up with both images !
 

jaxx419

TPF Noob!
Joined
Jan 8, 2012
Messages
428
Reaction score
35
Location
East Texas
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
mjhoward said:


I don't see what's wrong with starting a thread that's been done. Maybe the OP is a newbie and Im sure they didn't think to do a search first for threads dated back to 2004. I could probably find everything I want to know by a search on here or google. Defeats the purpose of joining a forum.

I use left eye mostly.
 

mjhoward

TPF Noob!
Joined
Sep 22, 2010
Messages
2,014
Reaction score
414
Location
Bowling Green, KY
Website
www.michaeljeremie.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
^ This has been polled again much more recently than those I cited and I assume others here are probably not likely to respond to a poll they've already responded to numerous other times already. So if they're conducting a poll, they might as well include all the relevant responses correct? Or were they just bored and don't really care about the results...
 

jaxx419

TPF Noob!
Joined
Jan 8, 2012
Messages
428
Reaction score
35
Location
East Texas
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
^^^

If that's what you really meant by posting all the old threads then ok. Most the time when users post these it's in a way to make the OP feel like they did something wrong or were lazy for not doing a search-- unless it's a sticky link.

Just one of my peeves.
 

mjhoward

TPF Noob!
Joined
Sep 22, 2010
Messages
2,014
Reaction score
414
Location
Bowling Green, KY
Website
www.michaeljeremie.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Actually I hate when people use the search function... I love seeing the same question asked with the same answers given multiple times in a week and occasionally multiple times in the same day!
 

jaxx419

TPF Noob!
Joined
Jan 8, 2012
Messages
428
Reaction score
35
Location
East Texas
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Figured.

Then people get teased when old threads from 2004 are brought up. Hard to please everyone.

--
I see this as more of a conversation and curiosity poll/thread. I doubt it's for a research paper but it's nice for you to do some leg work.
 

LungFish

TPF Noob!
Joined
Nov 9, 2011
Messages
84
Reaction score
9
Location
Perth
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Right. I just tried left and it was weird because I found it more difficult to ignore my peripheral vision.
 

Most reactions

Top