Why are there no cameras with viewfinder on the right?

Started Oct 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Roger Wilmot Regular Member • Posts: 237
Re: binoculars, microscopes?

Joseph S Wisniewski wrote:

Roger Wilmot wrote:

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.

All binoculars and binocular microscopes that I have encountered have the dioptre (diopter) adjustment in the right eye-piece.  Maybe less important for binoculars, but using a film camera attached to a microscope generally requires dioptre adjustment to ensure camera and eye are focussing together, at infinity.  For viewing, I could use the microscope normally, but for photography I needed to view through the right eyepiece with my left eye.  Probably not a problem for today's microscopists with live-view or instant image review.

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