Why are there no cameras with viewfinder on the right?

Started Oct 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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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?

I just had a strange experience.  I read your post and at once realized I've never once ever considered that people use different eyes when behind the camera.   But what made it strange, is that as I was sitting here without my camera, I couldn't figure out which eye I use.  I had to go pick up my camera to know for sure.  Turns out I use my left eye.
And just for poops and giggles, I put my right eye to the view finder... wow! ...quite a bit more room for my face that way.  But the reality is I don't think I'd ever get used to using my right eye.

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