Why are there no cameras with viewfinder on the right?

Started Oct 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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MisterBG Veteran Member • Posts: 5,811
Re: Why are there no cameras with viewfinder on the right?

John Pennington wrote:

There seems to be quite a few cameras recently - Sony NEX 7, Fuji X-E1 that have their viewfinders on the left, which is great for right-eye shooters.

However, there are lots of people who are left-eye shooters, why are there no cameras with the viewfinder on the right?

Is it due to the shutter button traditionally having been in the right corner?

As a left-eyed shooter, I prefer the viewfinder on the left. That way I can hold the camera symmetrically in front of my face with my arms braced against my body, and not hanging over to the left, as it would be if the VF window was on the right. (I am Right-Handed.)
The main disadvantage is nose grease on the LCD.

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