Poll: Which eye do you look through a viewfinder with?

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Derek loves nothing more than punching a remote location into a GPS, queuing up some music and heading out on a long drive, so it's a good thing he's in charge of CNET Australia's Car Tech channel.

The other day we were asked which eye we shot with and this got us thinking: which eye do the majority of us look through a viewfinder with?

Which eye do you use for viewfinders?

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It was just a usual day in CNET Towers, playing with gadgets and bashing out words, when a wedding photographer friend of ours popped up on instant messenger with this most interesting of questions.

We immediately held up a mock dSLR to our eye and discovered that it was our left.

Apparently our friend had just noticed that her second and third shooters all shot with their left eye and was feeling like a freak show as she was the only right-shooter she could think of. Adding further misery to her lot, we were all right-handed.

Her fears were soon allayed, however, when she found out that CNET Australia's fearless camera guru Lexy Savvides was also a right-handed, right-eyed shooter.

This begs the question fellow CNETters, which eye do you look through a viewfinder with?

Vote in our poll to the right, and leave your thoughts and theories in the comments section below. And don't forget to join CNET Australia's Exposure group on Flickr.

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Grumpy Typewriter posted a comment   

Another vote for left eye and ambidextrous. Can't use my right eye for viewfinders at all.

 

Bill posted a comment   

hey, i use my right eye and i'm ambidextrous. but that option is not in the poll...

 

Remi posted a comment   

Doesn't really matter right and left. If the right one gets tired then use left, and vice versa. I am right handed.

 

WanM posted a comment   

Right eye - Right handed. Always have been, always will be. It seems a bit odd to me to use left eye if right handed. Wouldn't your nose get in the way of your right hand?!

 

Aeryn posted a comment   

Right eye, and I'm right handed.

 

Fitzy posted a comment   

Right eys and right handed but also have a "lazy eye" (left) and it is reasonably commonplace. The poll doesn't allow for people forced to use their "better eye" (left or right).

 

ASLSW posted a comment   

Left eye + right-handed, but I've always known that my left eye is my 'leading' eye ie. stronger, better vision, etc

 

BrendanL posted a comment   
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How about left eye and ambidextrous?




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