silly but still: left or right eye?

Started Mar 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Buzz Lightyear
Buzz Lightyear Regular Member • Posts: 449
Re: Both eyes for wildlife, definitely Jon...

Actually, for trying to track any kind of movements in your whole field of vision, you should leave BOTH eyes open.  It is too difficult to track and find moving objects just using the viewfinder, especially at telephoto focal lengths (. . . now where did that surfer/bird/motorcylist/race car just go?).  Therefore, the only way this can work is to use your right eye to focus subjects in the view finder, and leave your left eye unobscured for observing the larger field of vision in the distance.  It's a bit disconcerting at first - especially of you are left eye dominant - but with practice, it becomes second nature.  I have also found that using a rubber eye cup to block out the light while looking through the viewfinder also helps your brain make the transitions from distant field to close up focus as seen through different eyes.

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