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Which eye do you use to shoot?

Primarily left
25 (40.3%)
Primarily right
29 (46.8%)
Both (depending on the situation)
7 (11.3%)
Mostly LiveView
1 (1.6%)

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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« Reply #60 on: March 14, 2013, 12:10:14 PM »
Left eye. I'm heavily left eye dominant but right handed. Works for cameras but not too much for that other type of shooting

Not the only good reason to stick to camera's :)
That is amazing. My (air) gun shooting eye is the right eye. I guess it defaults to that as I rest the butt against my right shoulder...

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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« Reply #60 on: March 14, 2013, 12:10:14 PM »

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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« Reply #61 on: March 14, 2013, 04:12:49 PM »
To the OP, make this a poll. I'd like to see the stats on this.

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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« Reply #62 on: March 14, 2013, 04:16:36 PM »
I'm left handed and shoot with my right eye but left eye dominant it's a more comfortable hold on the camera for me
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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« Reply #63 on: March 14, 2013, 05:51:18 PM »
Wait what?  I put it on live view and hold the camera out in front of me at full arms length.

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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« Reply #64 on: March 14, 2013, 06:08:31 PM »
I'm right handed and use left eye when shooting with the camera.
Although always used my right eye for archery and such.
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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« Reply #65 on: March 14, 2013, 06:53:04 PM »
Left. Sometimes I have my right eye open depending on what i'm shooting.
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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« Reply #66 on: March 14, 2013, 08:33:12 PM »
Technically both, as I do not close my other eye - but in typical posture and situation it is my right eye at the viewfinder..
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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« Reply #66 on: March 14, 2013, 08:33:12 PM »

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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« Reply #67 on: March 14, 2013, 10:01:29 PM »
Alright, I've tacked on a poll. Good to see I'm not the only odd one that uses his left eye! :)
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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« Reply #68 on: March 14, 2013, 11:36:40 PM »
Left eye at VF. R handed

I was strongly right eye dominant and had a profession where I used monocular scopes with the right eye (now retired).  Also used to use the right eye to look through the VF I've since gone mostly blind in the right eye and have of necessity become left eye dominant.

I am surprised at how many here on poll are shooting with left eyes.. maybe it is an artistic thing.
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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« Reply #69 on: March 14, 2013, 11:44:15 PM »
Right eye.

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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« Reply #70 on: March 15, 2013, 12:45:32 AM »
Right eye.

For those that shoot with their left eye, don't your noses have a tendency to hit some of the controls?

As I shoot with my right eye, My nose just messes up the lcd screen.
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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« Reply #71 on: March 15, 2013, 12:52:04 AM »
This thread is so interesting -- I've always thought myself some kind of freak for using my left eye since the camera does seem to be designed for the right. Never would have expected to be in the majority on this (at the moment, the poll shows twice as many lefts as rights)! I write right handed, play most sports lefty, and can comfortably use either hand in most situations.

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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« Reply #72 on: March 15, 2013, 01:06:24 AM »
Shoot with left eye . . . literally.

Used to drive my grandfather crazy that I'd pull up a .22 and rock my head across it to aim (right-handed).
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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« Reply #73 on: March 15, 2013, 02:01:18 AM »
I usually leave both eyes open.  I was taught to shoot an M-16 this way in boot camp.  You keep both eyes open so you can see what else might be coming.  I guess it works well for cameras too.  :)  Though, as a left-eye photographer, I see very little from my right eye (too much camera in the way).

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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« Reply #74 on: March 15, 2013, 02:13:05 AM »
Always right eye for view finder
Always left eye open to see what (or who) is going on

Only one severe problem with this procedure:
During a solar eclipse in 1999 I used a 600mm lens WITH FILTER to observe
the sun and its corona. After the total eclipse I have remarked the dangerous
situation for my LEFT eye (open as always) after several seconds and
had a black spot for several weeks (luckily it was off center of my personal
image field!).
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Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« Reply #74 on: March 15, 2013, 02:13:05 AM »