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Offline GillE

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Left-Handed Camera
« on: October 21, 2011, 18:42 »
Is there such a thing as a left-handed camera?  I've searched on the internet but all I can find are forums where right-handed people say to use a right-handed camera upside down  ::) .
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Re: Left-Handed Camera
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2011, 18:50 »
Can't say I've ever heard of one, Gill.  :dunno:
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Re: Left-Handed Camera
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2011, 19:36 »
Nikon made a F100 for beta testing but it was never launched.  Sorry Gill. 
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Re: Left-Handed Camera
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2011, 22:06 »
become ambidextrous



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Re: Left-Handed Camera
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2011, 22:39 »
I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous :) .

Did you not get your Diplomat Badge when you were a boy scout, Baz?  That comment was about as sensitive as booking Ricky Gervaise for a Down's Syndrome convention (which is not necessarily a criticism).
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Re: Left-Handed Camera
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2011, 23:02 »
But it's curious how left handed people do adapt to right handed devices.  I'm thinking screwdrivers, hammers, etc...  :)x ;)
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Re: Left-Handed Camera
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2011, 23:08 »
This link may be of some use, Gill.  :)

http://www.anythingleft-handed.co.uk/

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Re: Left-Handed Camera
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2011, 23:26 »
But it's curious how left handed people do adapt to right handed devices.  I'm thinking screwdrivers, hammers, etc...  :)x ;)

Hammers aren't right-handed!  Screwdrivers certainly are; the natural inclination for a leftie is to loosen when trying to tighten and vice versa.  Just because we have to adapt in order to survive in a right-handed world doesn't mean we shouldn't seek to improve our lot.  When I was little I had an awful time learning how to tie my shoe laces.  In the end my right-handed mum taught herself how to do it left-handed so she could show me.  She said it taught her a lot about the difficulties I would have to face and it made her appreciate simple things she took for granted, such as writing from left to right, using a pair of scissors and using a tin opener.  Do you remember the old-fashioned tin openers?  I once bought one that was left handed and naturally put it in the cutlery drawer.  One day my father came storming into the living room, waving it in his hand and ranting. "This bloody tin opener's a load of rubbish.  I can't get it to work.  We need another one".  Before that he had never missed an opportunity to have a go at me for being 'cack-handed'; he never mentioned it afterwards.

As luck would have it, both me and His Lordship are lefties.  It makes life so much easier, :) .

Thanks for the link, Dave :) .  Sadly, no cameras but lots of other interesting stuff.
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Re: Left-Handed Camera
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2011, 23:38 »
My best mate is left handed, and plays a right handed guitar, so it seems there are circumstances where one can adapt.  I think it's quite curious why we are dexterous one way or the other.  I wonder if any animals are left or right 'handed'?
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Re: Left-Handed Camera
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2011, 00:08 »
When I was a teenager I learned to play the guitar right-handed too.  Even after all these years it still feels wrong.
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Re: Left-Handed Camera
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2011, 02:55 »
If there is a wireless remote available for your camera of choice, Gill, that would give you a workaround.
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Re: Left-Handed Camera
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2011, 09:22 »
I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous :) .

Did you not get your Diplomat Badge when you were a boy scout, Baz?  That comment was about as sensitive as booking Ricky Gervaise for a Down's Syndrome convention (which is not necessarily a criticism).


was never in the scouts or cubs Gill.always thought it was a bit strange that a grown man hanging about with young boys going camping and the like  ;)

But my daughter is left handed so I do know where you are coming from as we've had all the same as you mention, 'can you not get left handed this or that,this wire bound note pad is awkward,i cant use scissors, left handed mice' etc etc

she adapted to lots of things.So it was a waste of time tying her left arm behind her back when she was young as she still ended up a cuddy wifter as its called up here.
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Re: Left-Handed Camera
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2011, 09:35 »

she adapted to lots of things.So it was a waste of time tying her left arm behind her back when she was young as she still ended up a cuddy wifter as its called up here.


BTW before I get shot down I was joking about tying her arm up we didnt do that
























unless she was really naughty  ;) ;)
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Re: Left-Handed Camera
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2011, 11:11 »
Yes, we believe you.   ;)
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Re: Left-Handed Camera
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2011, 11:53 »
Just... ;D
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