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    I think that I am right-eyed since the camera automatically winds up with me
    using that eye. I can't seem to do the test properly, though. I either see
    two thumbs surrounding the object, or two objects surrounding the thumb.
    My frustration is that now that I need glasses to read I am constantly putting
    them on and taking them off when trying to focus 35mm slr. The sharpest
    image in the finder isn't always with glasses on. Glasses on also makes looking
    through the finder more tunnel-like. With the waistfinder on med. format I can
    leave the glasses on and I think that I use both eyes, at least while composing.
    Degenerating eyesight is the pits. Jim.

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    Left eyed, right handed, not sure about the feet.

    Dominant eye has only once affected my choice of photo gear. When I was contemplating moving up in format from 35 mm, the most plausible affordable roll film system cameras were, in alphabetical order, Graflex XL, Koni Omega, and late Mamiya Press, i.e., Super 23/Universal. Couldn't abide the KO, holding it to my face always resulted in a mashed nose. In the end, I got a 2x3 Speed Graphic, haven't regretted the decision.

    Cheers,

    Dan

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    I'm left eyed, as well as left handed (though i bowl and paint right handed???) Anyway I never realized I was shooting "backwards" until a photographer friend mentioned how wierd it was that he was left eyed and right handed... then I realized. Either way it doesn't seem to bother me as far as holding a camera is concerned (I use a nikon f100) but I noticed canon's camera with there wheel thing my face gets in the way.
    --Ryan

    "The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance." ~Ansel Adams

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    A complete right set for me!
    For an ideological leftist, it`s hard to accept such physical contradiction.

    Cheers

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    Left eyes are cool!

    Like yourself I am right handed, right footed [couldn't kick a ball for toffee though] yet I am left eyed when it comes to looking through eyepieces, or anything else for that matter. I have always thought that was the natural way of things; I have never even tired putting the camera to my right eye, didn't even cross my mind!

    Is there any right sided right eye users out there like?

    PB001

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Wagner
    Just an interesting question.

    How many folk out there are left eyed like me? I have to sometimes contort mayself and the like as I view things with my left eye.

    I am sure you have all heard about this simple test to find out predominant eye, but here it is anyway

    Hold your thumb up and extend your arm full out.
    Look past (and actually through it) at some distant object with both eyes.
    Place your thumb over the object without closing an eye.
    Close your right eye, if your thumb stays over the object you are left eyed.

    I am right handed, but left eyed (and I kick a ball best with my left foot).

    Makes for interesting squinting as a lot of stuff is intended to be used with the right eye.

    What can I say, it's been a quiet day....

    Tom

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    I use my right eye to photograph, it`s weird, because all the photographers I know use the left.
    To them, I`m a weirdo!

    Cheers

    André

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    Just to add a post to this worthless (?) thread:

    left-eyed
    right handed
    left footed

    Even when looking through the grain focusser, I use the left eye.

    Being left-eyed prevents me from pressing the focus lock button on the back of my Minolta. Luckily I don't use it that much and I've got lenses with a focus lock on the lens itself, which is more interesting for stability of a tele-lens.

    What idiot had the idea of putting buttons on the back of a SLR????

    G

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    Don't seem to have a predominant eye, right handed, goofy footed for snowboarding and Red/Green colour blind. I guess that's why I prefer B&W to colour.

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