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Thread: Do you shoot with your left or right eye?

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    Default Do you shoot with your left or right eye?

    Hey guys! I've been curious about this question for a long time...

    Do you shoot with your left or right eye? Is that the eye that your brain primarily uses? Or do you shoot and review instead of looking and compositing your shots?

    This is mainly geared towards the dSLR uses because compacts and step-up prosumers have live-view in them (=

    Personally, I shoot with my left eye and it's my main eye.

    Cheers!

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    Interesting question. I learnt this during my NS days. To find out your 'master' eye, hold out both hands and form a triangle on a distant object. Close one eye at a time. The one that reveals the object in the triangle is your 'master' eye. Incidentally, I shoot with my right eye which is also my 'master' eye. I tried to use my left eye so I don't have to squint, right eye will be blocked by camera, but not used to it.

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    yup. its the 'master' eye that wong1979 talked about. if you had been in the army, you will know what we are talking about..
    likewise, i shoot with the right eye (and right hander)

    most people are right eye, right hander or left eye left hander but there are some who are right eye left hander and left eye right hander.

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    Hee, ponder on this question before. I'm a Left Hander with Left Master Eye~

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    Mostly right but sometimes left.

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    i didnt notice which eye i used until i read this thread
    right hander with left eye woh..
    i have difficulty opening my right eyes only

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    i usually shoot with my camera
    sorry jking

    I started off with right eye
    then later on,i found its more comfortable to use my left

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    Master eye.. right.
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    Left hander right eye. Haha, but i realise i squint alot maybe should change to left eye. (;
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    Default Re: Do you shoot with your left or right eye?

    for me, right eye. (right hander)
    (cant vote, i tink cos im still considered a new member)

    this is really an interesting question.

    nv thought out this qn b4. i mean, ever since i 1st held a camera (which was my father's film PnS i tink) i use my right eye to look thru the viewfinder. that's it. it comes naturally.
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    I use my left eye, just like I use my left hand for writing
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    Default Re: Do you shoot with your left or right eye?

    Both left and right are fine for me.

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    Very interesting poll. I've always felt it quite ideal for the right eye to keep track of viewfinder, while the left eye keeps track of your periphery (or the field in which you're shooting, esp when you're shooting telephoto). I personally shoot with my left eye - my master eye.

    I found it interesting enough that most of the people who voted also use their left eyes to look at the viewfinder. Admire those who can use both with no problem.

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    right hand right master eye. marksman.

    but photography using left eye. weird right?

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    right hander, left eye. its an auto thing, the 1st time i look thru the view finder, auto goes to left eye.
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    left eye, left handed !

    wow i noticed there are quite a few lefties here!

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    Well, there's no specific rule to use either left or right eyes. It's more of individual comfort. But I do realise that using left eye has slight disadvantage. Do you guys feel that your nose is always touching the LCD as you press your left eye again the viewfinder? Yes, I started with my left eye but felt a little discomfort, so trained myself to use right instead.




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    in the army, I aimed with my right eye.

    during labs, I looked through the microscope with my right eye *monocule version*

    looking through periscopes/telescopes, I use my right eye *monocule version*

    but I aim through my dSLR with my left eye *shrugs*

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    I'm a Left Hander with Left Master Eye...but writing on right hand,playing badminton on left hand, table tennie on right hand...who am I...!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yapster View Post
    Hee, ponder on this question before. I'm a Left Hander with Left Master Eye~

    This->

    is how i shoot~

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    Default Re: Do you shoot with your left or right eye?

    Quote Originally Posted by chvictor View Post
    Well, there's no specific rule to use either left or right eyes. It's more of individual comfort. But I do realise that using left eye has slight disadvantage. Do you guys feel that your nose is always touching the LCD as you press your left eye again the viewfinder? Yes, I started with my left eye but felt a little discomfort, so trained myself to use right instead.




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    actually, im using my right eye and my nose also touches the LCD screen..

    Quote Originally Posted by terryansimon View Post
    in the army, I aimed with my right eye.

    during labs, I looked through the microscope with my right eye *monocule version*

    looking through periscopes/telescopes, I use my right eye *monocule version*

    but I aim through my dSLR with my left eye *shrugs*
    haha... i tink it's sth natural. no reason why. maybe u feel more comfortable using ur left eye on the dSLR.
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