Why are there no cameras with viewfinder on the right?

Started Oct 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Joseph S Wisniewski Forum Pro • Posts: 34,130
binoculars, microscopes?

Roger Wilmot wrote:

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?

We should meet

Amblyopia is estimated to affect a few % of the population, and if we assume there is no bias to the eye affected, then there say 2% of people who have to use their left eye. Of course those who would prefer to are a lot less apparent because the design of cameras,

More the right handed, but we'll let that one slide.

binoculars, microscopes etc favours the right-eyed

In what way? Binoculars are binoculars.

Microscopes are either binocular or monocular with a long thin objective tube that comfortably accommodates either eye, regardless of handedness.

so they adapt. Binoculars are easy - use a monocular. Manual wind film cameras were always a pain, as were bolt-action rifles. Motor winds and digital cameras are just a bit inconvenient, depending exactly what my nose presses against, and I haven't fired a gun for a long time.

If ambliopia affects 2% of the population, and eye bias is a 50/50 split, then only 1% of the population is challenged in a way that keeps them from using a right eyed camera. That falls outside a consumer electronics company's business model, and into the realm of assisstive technologies.

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