Why are there no cameras with viewfinder on the right?

Started Oct 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
baxters Veteran Member • Posts: 5,149
Re: Why are there no cameras with viewfinder on the right?

Sonyshine wrote:

I can honestly say I have never met a left eyed shooter - camera or gun - I'm sure they exist but where are they?

I was a left eyed shooter with the camera, because I had 20/200 in my right eye.  Couldn't wear glasses because I had 20/20 in left eye and my brain would not reconcile the two different images.

It was not until I was 42 when age caused my left eye's acuity to degrade to the point where I could be fitted for glasses that didn't make me dizzy. Now I focus right eyed, but watch the scene with my left if there are people in the shot.

An Army recruiter once told me that the army trains soldiers to shoot right eyed, because the hot shells from the rifles eject across your nose if you shoot left eyed? Never got to find out as I got lucky and the draft passed me by.

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