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Old July 18th, 2002, 03:10 AM   #1
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Viewfinders and left eye users.

Dear all. I am just about to buy my first XL1S but need the guideance of some of you old-timers.

I am almost blind in my right eye which with most lower grade cameras isn't a problem. I have heard that the XL1s has a sliding viewfinder, so it should be ok with my almost perfect left eye.

Would you expect me to have any problems?

Many thanks,

Brighton Bob,
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Old July 18th, 2002, 07:05 AM   #2
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It should work just fine, there is plenty of lateral movement to allow shooting with either the left or right eye.

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Old July 18th, 2002, 08:42 AM   #3
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From a hopelessly left-sided person...

Works fine. I am so left-dominant that I can't close my left eye only at all. I was quite concerned about this issue when I bought the camera in an internet auction. I had read about the sliding viewfinder, but wondered how it would work. It is just fine.
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Old July 18th, 2002, 11:50 AM   #4
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Thanks

Really good to know. Thanks very much. Not worried at all now and just confirmed my order.

This site is very handy isn't it?

Many thanks,

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Old July 18th, 2002, 10:55 PM   #5
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I think the sliding viewfinder is one of the best, and most forgotten featuers of the XL1(s) cameras.



And you are right, this site is awsome! Thumbs up to Chris!
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Old September 21st, 2002, 08:30 PM   #6
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Nice surprise that one was for me.
I'm very left eye dominant.
Using the camera with both eyes open, I can see the controls with my peripheral vision in my right eye.
The camera is actually better suited for left eye viewing than right.
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