Are you left eyed or right eyed? The majority of people are right-eyed but a good minority are left-eyed. This is significant since many cameras are designed for right-eyed (and right-handed) people. For example, older manual Nikon SLR cameras required the wind lever to pulled slightly backward for the meter to turn on. If you were left-eyed, the extended wind lever would poke you in the (right) eye and turn off. Most other manual-wind cameras are difficult for left-eyed people to cock the shutter without taking their eye away from the finder although some rangefinders have rapidwinders (Leica M) or trigger-winders (Canonet 19; Zorki 10) that are useful for left-eyed people.
How can you tell if you are left or right-eyed? Most people know because one eye is more comfortable than the other in monocular vision. But some left-eyed people have been forced to use their subordinate right eye by recalcitrant photography teachers. Here's a simple test:
Point at something far away with your index finger. Then close your left eye, open it, then close your right eye.
With one of your eyes, your index finger will still be pointed at the object. With the other one, your index finger will "jump" and point slightly to the left or right.
The eye where your finger remains constantly pointing at the target is your dominant eye.
A lot of photographers are left-eyed. I'm not sure if there's any correlation with artistic sense (as with left-handed people), but then again I'm right-eyed and prejudiced anyway. ;-) <- winking with my right eye.
If you are left-eyed or know of cameras that are left-eye (or left-hand) friendly, post your comments below.