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01/16/2009 02:11:41 PM · #1
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by amandak:

Left eye, but I shoot with both eyes open - go figure.

That's actually *preferred*; lots of pros train themselves to keep both eyes open when shooting. I did it... here's a great advantage to being able to have peripheral vision while using the camera, especially in action shooting, and *most especially* if you're completely deaf and can't hear things like approaching vehicles or warning cries...
R.

I'm a righty, and sometimes I keep my left eye open, depending on the situation. I've done a tonne of microscope work, and learned to keep both eyes open while using only one, to lessen headaches.
01/16/2009 01:59:25 PM · #2
Originally posted by karmat:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by amandak:

Left eye, but I shoot with both eyes open - go figure.


That's actually *preferred*; lots of pros train themselves to keep both eyes open when shooting. I did it... here's a great advantage to being able to have peripheral vision while using the camera, especially in action shooting, and *most especially* if you're completely deaf and can't hear things like approaching vehicles or warning cries...

R.


I've tried, but all i see with my right eye is the back of my camera. :) not a lotta help.


Pfffft!

R.
01/16/2009 01:47:29 PM · #3
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by amandak:

Left eye, but I shoot with both eyes open - go figure.


That's actually *preferred*; lots of pros train themselves to keep both eyes open when shooting. I did it... here's a great advantage to being able to have peripheral vision while using the camera, especially in action shooting, and *most especially* if you're completely deaf and can't hear things like approaching vehicles or warning cries...

R.


I've tried, but all i see with my right eye is the back of my camera. :) not a lotta help.
01/16/2009 01:44:22 PM · #4
Originally posted by amandak:

Left eye, but I shoot with both eyes open - go figure.


That's actually *preferred*; lots of pros train themselves to keep both eyes open when shooting. I did it... here's a great advantage to being able to have peripheral vision while using the camera, especially in action shooting, and *most especially* if you're completely deaf and can't hear things like approaching vehicles or warning cries...

R.
01/16/2009 01:35:10 PM · #5
I actually kind of use both, depending. Right-eye dominant, for sure, but I'll use the left eye quite often.
01/16/2009 01:22:34 PM · #6
left.
01/16/2009 12:43:55 PM · #7
Left eye, but I shoot with both eyes open - go figure.
01/16/2009 12:43:48 PM · #8
Originally posted by jonnienye:

right handed,right footed,LEFT-eye dominant,weird....


Ditto. I'm so left eyed that I sometimes change the comp from from right left. Just looks better to me. Light the same way. Light to dark....left to right.
01/16/2009 12:38:16 PM · #9
I use my left and according to the test I'm left dominant. I do find it interesting that cameras seem to be designed for the left eye, blocking more of the right eye.

I'm also right handed but do a lot with my left hand. There are certain food I eat only on the left, and some only on the right.
01/16/2009 12:27:38 PM · #10
Originally posted by jonnienye:

right handed,right footed,LEFT-eye dominant,weird....


It's referred to as cross-dominance.

I used to shoot (firearms) right handed, closing my left eye. That works OK, but it makes it more difficult to aim. I've since switched to shooting left handed for most things and I can keep both eyes open. Once you get the muscles trained that way it's much better. Unfortunately, many firearms are only available in right-handed models.

With my camera, I've always used my left eye. I have a hard time even looking through the VF with my right eye.
01/16/2009 12:24:24 PM · #11
Originally posted by jonnienye:

right handed,right footed,LEFT-eye dominant,weird....


right handed, left footed, right-eye dominant (even though my left eye is sharper). guess i'm a weirdo, too...;)

on another note, i remember my father shooting with an analog Canon 30 a while back that had "eye- control" meaning you could focus with your eye.
does anyone know, why canon didn't continue with that feature on the digital eos body's?
01/16/2009 12:20:42 PM · #12
Originally posted by noisemaker:

When your looking through the view finder to take photos, which eye doyou use?
I myself use my right eye, it just seems more comfortable for me.


I don't look, I just press the button and hope for the best. If you look through my portfolio that explains a lot ;-)
01/16/2009 12:12:41 PM · #13
left.
03/25/2007 06:11:25 PM · #14
right handed,right footed,LEFT-eye dominant,weird....
03/25/2007 06:01:02 PM · #15
I use my right eye and acording to that test am right eye dominant. I think I see better out of my left eye (although they both suck) problem is , I can only squint and wink with my right eye open. I can't for the life of me close only my right eye. Crystal makes fun of me all the time about it:)
03/25/2007 05:54:11 PM · #16
I use my right eye but squint my left eye closed. This makes sight in my left eye blurry after taking lots of photos. Should I keep the left eye open?
03/25/2007 05:48:27 PM · #17
I'm a lefty.
03/25/2007 05:02:03 PM · #18
My ex-girlfriend would swear that I use both eyes...one for her and the other for any other girl within bionic eyesight.

It wasn't true. I am very respectful but that's one reason why she is now "ex".
03/25/2007 04:54:33 PM · #19
Right hand, left eye.

Although I can use either, I always fall back on my left, unless for some reason I can't. (It's really difficult to shoot rifles accurately right handed and left eye, so I use right.)

That test is interesting, but I can change its outcome with a simple mental trigger. No concentration required to do it.
03/25/2007 04:43:59 PM · #20
I use my left eye, because my right one is the weaker of my eyes.

is there any bearing on whether you are left or right handed?

I know that anyone has to use the right hand to press the shutter button but it might be linked.

I am right handed.
03/25/2007 04:39:00 PM · #21
right
03/25/2007 03:05:29 PM · #22
left
03/25/2007 02:38:17 PM · #23
i'm left eye. (had to double-check that, hehe.) i wonder if that has any effect on composition or creativity, different eye linked to different part of brain? i dunno.
03/25/2007 01:58:01 PM · #24
Left as much as I try to use the right (right is better as you can frame the pic and see other stuff). Then I am right handed writing, left for cricket/baseball (anything with two hands on the bat), right for squash/tennis (anything with one hand on the bat) and can throw both.
03/25/2007 01:54:38 PM · #25
that test is bang on.. right eyed dominance here.. good link
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