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Why does nobody make a grip that bolts onto the bottom of dslr cameras and allows left-handed shooting?
 
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Why does nobody make a grip that bolts onto the bottom of dslr cameras and allows left-handed shooting?
because the dont make left handed cameras. if the grip was left handed and the camera was still right handed it would make goign back and forth from horizontal and vertical more of a pain, well for right handed people.

its all about ergonomics and keeping the buttons close together for easier access rather than spreading them out.

that is just my observation though. im right handed
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because the dont make left handed cameras. if the grip was left handed and the camera was still right handed it would make goign back and forth from horizontal and vertical more of a pain, well for right handed people.

its all about ergonomics and keeping the buttons close together for easier access rather than spreading them out.

that is just my observation though. im right handed
Yeah, but it'd be an optional accessory, only for lefty handed people. I'd definitely use one if they were available.

Anyway, I ordered a cheap shutter release, and I'm going to try making one, just to see how it works.

EDIT: Think this



but it attaches via the tripod mount and, obviously, goes on the other side.
 
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Why does nobody make a grip that bolts onto the bottom of dslr cameras and allows left-handed shooting?
Because only 5 to 10% of a given population is left handed, so it wouldn't be very profitable for the manufacturers.
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It relieves the weight mostly because it slings cross-body, which is how I've always carried my camera with my Crumpler ID.
I haven't tried the Crumpler ID but have tried/test (in-store) the R-Strap and a couple other straps. IMO the CSLR relieves the weight the best.

I've always used the stock Canon strap cross-body and I felt every ounce; especially since the strap is stiff and leather(?). After an hour or two my neck/shoulder would start to strain.

Whatever the case may be I think CSLR is on to something. They're still a very young company but definitely have the potential to improve an already great product.
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Because only 5 to 10% of a given population is left handed, so it wouldn't be very profitable for the manufacturers.
5-10% of the DSLR market is still a lot of people. If they came out with a universal one, I'm sure enough people would be interested to make it worthwhile.

As of now, it's rather hard for me to hold the camera steady when using longer lenses. I used to be able to do it just fine, but my right arm was broken in a car accident last year and still hasn't regained full strength/mobility.
Edited by foothead - 8/28/11 at 12:10pm
 
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5-10% of the DSLR market is still a lot of people. If they came out with a universal one, I'm sure enough people would be interested to make it worthwhile.
Well, if they make left-handed guitars, I don't see why not. I've never heard of a left-hand grip, let alone a camera. All I've seen are people modifying cameras by essentially flipping them upside down (Jimi Hendrix flipped right-hand guitars upside down. ).
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Well, if they make left-handed guitars, I don't see why not. I've never heard of a left-hand grip, let alone a camera. All I've seen are people modifying cameras by essentially flipping them upside down (Jimi Hendrix flipped right-hand guitars upside down. ).
Yeah, I've tried that, but I'm really not happy with it. Right-handed gives better results than upside-down.
 
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