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post #11 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by makecoldplayhistory;12254064 
I use my right eye. I write with my left hand but most other things, I do with my right hand.

OP - you said hand / eye dominance aren't always the same. In fact, they're often the opposites. A left hand part of the brain controls the right hand side of the body and vice versa*. The eyes aren't crossed like that so, right handed, left hand side of the brain dominates, left eye dominates. That's why people often say that use leftys are more artistic. That's because a different left-hand part of the brain controls creativity - the right is more logical.

Also, eye dominance isn't the only factor here as it may be easier to use a camera with one eye than the other. Maybe having your nose up against the LCD gives the camera a bit more stability?

I'd be interested to see the results of this too - do people use their dominant eye for the viewfinder?

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Extend both hands forward of your body and place the hands together making a small triangle (approximately 1/2 to 3/4 inch per side) 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.


test here

Umm... and if it shifts no matter which eye i close? confused.gif am I optically ambidextrious? xD
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post #12 of 30
I am right handed, and use my right eye, but mainly because its more comfortable for me for one, and my right eye is the stronger eye, not in a dominant way but vision wise is stronger than my left.
post #13 of 30
Left, its weird that I can only close one eye by itself on the right only.
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post #14 of 30
Right handed, Right eye.
But as someone else mentioned (was it Reincarnated?) I often keep left open to see the rest of the scene.
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post #15 of 30
Right eye for me.
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post #16 of 30
my dominant hand and eye is the right ones
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post #17 of 30
I feel more natural with my left eye in the viewfinder but I force myself to use the right instead. I like being able to change my focus point with the quick control and can't if I am shooting left eye.
    
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post #18 of 30
I'm not sure which of my eyes is better... they're both terrible. I have 20/400 vision without glasses (20/200 is legally blind).

I use right.
post #19 of 30
where's the option for both? i use right eye for landscape and left eye for portraits

that test for shifting is bs i think. for rifles and bows it's nice but you're looking through the lens with an slr - there won't be any variation.
Edited by Dream Killer - 2/5/11 at 8:33am
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post #20 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dream Killer;12271268 
where's the option for both? i use right eye for landscape and left eye for portraits

oops, i should of thought of that when i made the poll.

btw, is there a specific reason behind this? or does it just feels natural for you?
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