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Blackrapid Strap for Left-handed photographer

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Phenix205:
I found this very amusing. Last time I checked the shutter button is on the right hand side. So a left-handed photographer uses his left hand to grab the camera either upside down or with the lens pointing to himself, then hands it over to his right hand for taking photos? Any left-handed photographer here to help explain the rationale behind this product?

Chris Burch:
Maybe they're talking about having a single-camera strap that hangs on the left side instead of the right side.  They sort of already make one of those though I thought.

Mt Spokane Photography:

--- Quote from: Phenix205 on July 17, 2012, 07:45:38 AM ---I found this very amusing. Last time I checked the shutter button is on the right hand side. So a left-handed photographer uses his left hand to grab the camera either upside down or with the lens pointing to himself, then hands it over to his right hand for taking photos? Any left-handed photographer here to help explain the rationale behind this product?

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I use one and am left handed.  The strap is designed to be reversed, so its no issue.  I use it over my left shoulder, so it hangs on my tight side.  I do hold the camera in my right hand, so its very natural. 
Most left handers are actually able to use their right hand, but no one person is quite the same. 

ocabj:
You ever use a single point sling for a carbine/rifle? Lots of people wear the sling so the gun can be rested on the side of the body.

The left handed sport strap is for people who want the camera to hang on the left side of the body. Doesn't matter if you're right handed or left. Having the camera on the left side of the body might be a better option for right-handed people since it keeps the strong side of the body clear.

Rocky:
Eventually, you will hold the camera in your right hand before you shoot. You may as well grap the camera with the right hand at the grip.  There is only one camera that I know of are built for the left handed people in the old film days. It is the "EXAKTA". you need to use the left hand for both shutter release AND the film winding.

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