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  • I am right handed and right eyed

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Thread: Are you a Lefty or Righty

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    Are you a Lefty or Righty

    I mean are you Right eye dominant or Left eye dominant , for me its Left eye.
    Here is the test

    Extend both hands forward of your body and place the hands together making a small triangle between your thumbs and the first knuckle.

    With both eyes open, look through the triangle and center something such as a doorknob or the bullseye of a target in the triangle.

    Close your left eye. If the object remains in view, you are right eye dominant. If your hands appear to move off the object and move to the left, then you are left eye dominant.

    To validate the first test, look through the triangle and center the object again with both eyes open.

    Close your right eye. If the object remains in view, you are left eye dominant. If your hands appear to move off the object and move to the right, then you are right eye dominant.

    so for me I use my left eye to focus in the view finder with my right eye open , will this make a difference to our shots if we are not using the dominant eye
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    Well .... it makes me left eye dominant, but I'm left-handed, so that figures. Could I use my right eye for photography? Not if I can help it!!!

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    Can I add a poll to this? It could be interesting!
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    I am right eye dominant. Interesting topic though. As an ex army guy I shoot with my camera the way I did with a rifle, right eye focus, and when I see people put their left eye to the eyepiece it looks so very very odd. I am sure they are normal but please don't let them near me!!!

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    I'm right-eye dominant and use my right eye on the viewfinder. I find I need to close my left eye to to make sense through the viewfinder. I just tried using my left eye in the viewfinder and felt no obvious disadvantage (except my nose now hits the button that moves the focus point ), but strangely (?) I could open my right eye and still frame a shot with my left eye in the viewfinder. (But I think this may be because most of what my right eye is seeing is the back of the camera and my hand, nothing in focus).
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    Is it possible to have the object focused with both eyes ( one at a time)
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    I'm left eye dominant, goofy footed but right handed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fess67 View Post
    I am right eye dominant. Interesting topic though. As an ex army guy I shoot with my camera the way I did with a rifle, right eye focus, and when I see people put their left eye to the eyepiece it looks so very very odd.
    ..... which is interesting as I am left-handed, but naturally use my right eye to shoot (the left would seem unnatural) and the left eye to use a camera.

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    Seems I am left eye dominant, but I am left handed as well. Only problem is, my left eye is the one that has more of a defect than the right (I wear glasses) so maybe that is why my photos are never quite in correct focus. They look good when I look through the view finder, but when I look at them and zoom in on them, they are blurry, and not in sharp focus at all.

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    I always use my right eye, and I have never ever thought of using the left one. I am right handed.
    So I played the game and I cannot shut the right eye to look through the left one.
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    Yep, Right eye dominant for me.
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    By all means ad a poll Rick just for the record I write right handed but throw left any projectile weapon left eye sighting

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    I kick,throw and see with my right side. Don't know why I have a left hand side at all.
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    Yes this is an interesting topic. I appear to be right handed and right eyed. I think I will have to take a few shots using the left eye and see what difference it makes.
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    right handed, two left feet , use left eye on viewfinder and yes, the smudges on the screen are a bother

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    I'm right for everything. Left almost useless except typing but I write software for living so that isn't a surprise to me. For a laugh I once tried a "left day". Didn't last very long. Ever tried using toilet paper with other hand?
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    Right hand/right eye for me; my wife is left hand/right eye.
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    I am left eyed and left eared (use left ear for phone) but write with the right hand. I am not strongly righthanded so can do many things left handed as well. I do have trouble telling left from right so don't ask me to navigate or you get to go on a scenic trip. Agree with Kaktus regarding the smudges on the screen.

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    I am right hand, right eye but left foot dominant. Sometimes I don't know if I'm coming or going!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wedgtail View Post
    ..... will this make a difference to our shots if we are not using the dominant eye
    Right eye dominant. Write right handed.
    Taking photos, I use my left eye with right eye shut. Habits, you do it for long enough and you do it forever.
    Just did a test. What I see through the viewfinder looks no different (in alignment) using left or right eye. Though, I do need to shut the eye that is not looking through the viewfinder, otherwise I can't see what's in the viewfinder.
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