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Old November 28th, 2014, 06:58 PM
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Left VS Right

I was having a conversation with a guy at work, who said he would like to take up photography as a hobby, and asked the question about being mostly left handed, and how much of an issue it was with photography. Funny, cause I never thought about it, till we started chatting about why all cameras have the shutter button on the right side for right handed people. He seems to think the adjustment might be odd feeling and distract him from photography. soooooooo....I told him I would ask the fine folk at the Corner who might be Left handed or Left eyed, or whatever ya call it, how you deal with the adjustment of the right handed camera shutter issue or most camera settings being geared towards right handed photographers.
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Old November 28th, 2014, 10:37 PM
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I was having a conversation with a guy at work, who said he would like to take up photography as a hobby, and asked the question about being mostly left handed, and how much of an issue it was with photography. Funny, cause I never thought about it, till we started chatting about why all cameras have the shutter button on the right side for right handed people. He seems to think the adjustment might be odd feeling and distract him from photography. soooooooo....I told him I would ask the fine folk at the Corner who might be Left handed or Left eyed, or whatever ya call it, how you deal with the adjustment of the right handed camera shutter issue or most camera settings being geared towards right handed photographers.

I've never given it a second thought...... but I'm right handed. And I certainly could see where this would be an issue.

I'm sure we could find a good lawyer or two to take this to a Class Action status....
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Old November 29th, 2014, 12:14 AM
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Re: Left VS Right

There was that thread about left eye right eye and left handed and right handed...never could answer because I use both eyes and its about 50/50 between right and left handed. Yes cameras are pretty much made for the right hand, but to compensate when using a tripod with a cable release, you can use the left hand if one wishes.

Both hands with SLR photography have independent jobs. While pressing the shutter release may start out feeling odd, the same could be set for setting the Zoom or manual focusing on a subject with the right hand. In some ways a camera is like a piano. Rarely does the left hand carry the melody or remain crossed over the right hand for extended period of times. There are exceptions like Concerto for the Left-Hand...but again that to me would be like the cable release.
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Hm....Im going to mention the cable release to him. Maybe that might get him more motivated. I never thought about it myself, but we also talked about camcorders, how they are geared to be held in the right hand(so the strap goes over your hand). I dont recall ever seeing a camcorder the other way. Even when I let him hold my camera he said he felt all clumsy.
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Old December 20th, 2014, 12:07 AM
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Re: Left VS Right

Sorry, I'm a little late to the party.

Being a left handed in a right handed world hasn't ever been that much of a big deal to me. Playing sports as a kid I grew accustomed to throwing baseballs right handed as I was never able to find a right handed glove. Which carried over to football, basketball, swinging a bat or a golf club(as terrible as I am).

The most inconvenient aspect about being left handed for me was during basic(okay, scissors in kindergarten sucked so it's a toss up) . Anyone left handed familiar with shooting semi auto rifles without a brass deflector or an ejector that doesn't throw the brass at three o'clock or forward knows where I'm going, hot casings down the shirt. After catching a few I switched to firing right handed, left handed is more natural but my right eye is slightly sharper. Turns out I shot nearly as well right handed as I do left handed. I thought nothing of it but apparently it wasn't that common of a thing according to my drill, 1st Sgt. and Lt. who all decided to keep me on the line longer standing behind me yelling switch every few shots.
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