Friday, June 17, 2005

Scott Rosenberg wants a left-handed camera

As a hobbiest photographer, I can understand Scott's desire for a left-handed camera. Just can't see manufacturers making them. It's a question of economics; duplicating tooling, significantly increasings manufacturing costs, test coverage etc for just 10% of people?

Is it really that hard to adjust? ;) I'm pretty confident I could happily shoot left-handed without too much trouble...

As for his comments on trackpoint devices - hell no, can't agree, I think they suck. I have both a trackpoint and trackpad on my laptop and, while competent with both, I find the 'nubbin' just too imprecise. Same argument for a trackball (thumbs just aren't dextrous enough). YMMV.

2 comments:

'Brush said...

Bring on the left-handed camera! It is quite annoying to use a right-handed camera when you are left hand and left eye dominant.

Matt said...

You know what I think is annoying? Left handed people.

;)

Seriously though, I can appreciate that it would be a PITA but I'd be guessing that it just doesn't make economical sense...