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    Whoa.
    Okay.
    Wait a minute.
    Gotta get my bearings.
    Now why am I doing this? Holding my thumb out lookin' stupid?
    My wife comes in and says, "What? You think your thumb is so beautiful?".
    Sheesh.
    I close left - no change.
    I close right and have to re-orient.
    So, I guess I'm right eyed. ?

    Does this right-eyed bias expose some deep seated psychological trama or what?
    Maybe I ought to shoot left eyed for a few weeks just to get in touch with my opposing bilaterally symmetrical creativity zone.

    Now my daughter says, "What's with the thumb-up thing?".

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    Me too. My left eye is my bad eye, yet it's the one I shoot with. Never been poked with the film advance lever though.

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    Left-eyed, right handed.

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    Right eyed/handed/footed... just to confuse matters... how do you people hold the camera (rf or slr) when shooting portrait? I find it more comfortable with the shutter release at the 'bottom-right' as you look at the back of the camera in portrait orientation. Some say that's a bit cack-handed but I find it awkward reaching 'over the top' with my right hand for the shutter release.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BWGirl
    Well, I'm left-handed, definitely right-brained, and right-eyed! It's interesting what you find out in the course of new hobbies. I found out I was right eyed when I did some target shooting with bow & arrow! :o haha...don't worry....I'm relatively harmless.
    Snap !! I use to shoot target rifle for the county and police (purely paper though, plus a few pistols & revolvers for pleasure shooting), not sure I'm harmless though

    Some left eyed right handed rifle shooters use to use a angled tube that fitted on the rear sight, not sure if there's anything similar for an SLR user on the market.
    Last edited by TPPhotog; 01-25-2005 at 05:00 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: Tippy Tappy Typos

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    Left eyed with double vision and right handed. Try this with a split image range finder.
    Can't believe my right eye, it lies to me.

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    Tried your test. Thumb is not over the distant object no matter which eye I close. Does that make me ambi-opticalous? Or does it show my incrdible ability to muck up simple directions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogueish
    Tried your test. Thumb is not over the distant object no matter which eye I close. Does that make me ambi-opticalous? Or does it show my incrdible ability to muck up simple directions?
    Maybe you chose the wrong distant object, it's supposed to be one that is stood still

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    Definitely left-eyed here. I recently bought a 2nd hand Ricoh and the advance lever has two positions for focussing which is much better. Maybe the big dent in my forehead will start to fill in now.

    P.S. I just read this quote from the post above.
    ""Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst" ... Henri Cartier-Bresson"
    What a relief. I was beginning to give up hope of ever taking a reasonable photo. Probably only a few hundred more to go. Sigh!

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    OK, this is weird, I have to reorient when I close either eye. And I can make it work for either eye depending on what thumb I hold up. If I use my right thumb I'm right eyed, but if I hold up my left thumb then I'm left eyed. (or maybe I'm doing it wrong).

    I just went back to the how to do this post, and when I hold my thumb out and focus on my thumb, I see two background objects, when I focus on the background object I see two thumbs. So I just have to pick one. Maybe I'm still doing it wrong, or maybe neither one is dominant. I don't know.
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