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04-12-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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Silly Eye question

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This may be a silly question but... Which eye do most people use to view the viewfinder on a 645D? I lost my large cup and just had one delivered. I wear glasses and after I put the new cap on I started thinking about which eye workes best. I often find my self pushing my eyeglasses up out of the way when focusing. How about others?

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Eye specialist told me everybody has one dominant eye, be it L or R. So I guess without realising we naturally lean to that eye. I am a left eye user. I had eye surgery in the last two months and, unbelievably, don't use glasses any more. After 50 years of glasses it is revelation, especially for camera use.
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I am right eye dominant, but my left eye is stronger. I've thought of switching dominance, so that my sharper eye would be my eye for everything... but most manufacturers of everything build them for right eye dominance.

I cannot use my camera while wearing glasses. I either wear contacts or just take my glasses off (I have a very minor prescription).
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i use my right eye mostly and i were glasses as well im tempted to get the laser eye surgery but i dono im scared that they might accidentally screw up then id be blind for the rest of my life

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I know what you mean about the laser eye surgery.
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QuoteOriginally posted by elsdad Quote
Which eye do most people use to view the viewfinder ...
According to Wikipedia (and a survey done here at PF I can't find anymore), 2/3 of people are right eye dominant. No surprise, I am in this group too.
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I use my right eye with SLR cameras, I use my left eye with rangefinders. I am ambidexterous, but right eye dominant.
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I guess using the right eye keeps your nose from intruding as much.

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I am right handed, though not strongly and am even-eyed. I shoot right-eyed because most of my cameras are sort of set up that way.


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I feel like the odd one. I am right handed ,right footed right eared, and left eyed. I also shoot left eyed
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bramela Quote
Eye specialist told me everybody has one dominant eye, be it L or R. So I guess without realising we naturally lean to that eye. I am a left eye user. I had eye surgery in the last two months and, unbelievably, don't use glasses any more. After 50 years of glasses it is revelation, especially for camera use.
how safe is eye surgery and was yours the lazer or the artificial lens implant either way it still puts a lovely hole in your wallet
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QuoteOriginally posted by elsdad Quote
I wear glasses and after I put the new cap on I started thinking about which eye workes best.
You can find out which of your eyes is the dominant one (if any) by a simple test.

Use your index finger to point at a small object with a straight, extended arm. Make sure the object is at least 3m away. Now close only one of your eyes (without moving the finger).

If you have a dominant eye, your finger will still appear to point to the object (or at least close to it).
With the other eye, it will appear that the finger is not aiming at the object (or at least farther away than with the other eye).

QuoteOriginally posted by Bramela Quote
Eye specialist told me everybody has one dominant eye, be it L or R.
That's apparently not true.

Some people use both eyes to an equal extent. If they perform the test the finger will "jump" away from the object in equal amounts.
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Some people use both eyes to an equal extent. If they perform the test the finger will "jump" away from the object in equal amounts.
It's true that not everybody has a dominant eye.

However, when performing the test, he would see either two fingers or two background objects. Because this is not how our brain works, he would actually not double see (or on the other hand, even with a dominant eye, most people can eventually force themselves to double see this way). What will happen in reality is that the test would yield random results when repeated.
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Mine was not laser surgery, actually was cataract surgery. Everyone said such surgery is a breeze, simple and easy. However, I had left eye done and had problems with it, so right eye was operated on about 10 days later (much earlier than was planned) to see if it would correct troubles with the left. After about 5 weeks things are just starting to really settle down. No regrets despite the complications. Now for hernia surgery in about two weeks......Ho hum
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I am naturally left eye dominant but trained myself to shoot photos with my right eye. When shooting my kids' sporting events, especially volleyball and basketball, I found that it was very helpful to be able to use both eyes simultaneously; one thru the viewfinder and the other looking directly at the action. This was especially so with volleyball as it allows one to track an incoming ball and have a good idea which defensive player is most likely to hit it. Then you can get the AF lock on the defensive player ahead of time and be ready to snap away just as the ball is hit. Switching eyes was easier than expected and now I always shoot cameras with my right eye. Switching also improved my firearm shooting (rifle with scope) as I shoot right handed, which makes shooting left eyed almost impossible.
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