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Old Thursday 15th January 2004, 16:52   #51
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Jason - are you right or left handed?
It varies. I kick with my left foot and bat and bowl left-handed, but I throw with my right arm (I'm not much of a cricketer, BTW!) I also write right-handed. Can't do any of these things with either hand/foot so can't be classed as ambidextrous. I think cack-handed is probably the word you want!

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Old Thursday 15th January 2004, 17:09   #52
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Sounds a bit like me Jason - things I've been taught to do, I do right-handed, but for self taught things I use my left hand.

Caused me all sorts of trouble when I was trying to coil and throw a rope (Girl Guide badge). It was only years later I realised the problem - coiled left handed, tried to throw right handed, ended up in a terrible tangle! I tie bowlines left handed - so I used to teach the left handed students in a group of people learning to sail.
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If it reguires one I use my right hand Badminton say or writing or bowling at Cricket but to bat or play golf I'm left handed!!

So I would expect to use my right eye for a scope
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Old Monday 19th January 2004, 11:29   #54
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Duck Rabbit?

Imagine this without the the beam splitter:
http://www.monkoptics.co.uk/Observation/cyclops.html
Guess waterproof body means we should interpret this as an attempt to bring beam splitter to terrestrial viewing.
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Old Monday 19th January 2004, 17:24   #55
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Sorry to come into this thread late,but getting back to the original theme my doctor who is also a birder told me that you can end up with a contorted pupil if you look through a scope with one eye shut.That is why it`s best to keep both eyes open.

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Old Monday 19th January 2004, 19:52   #56
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Hi SimonC,
What I have found to eleviate a similar problem I had was when I got a Skua stay-on-case for my new scope, I put the lens cover to the side of the lens, it blocks out the light of the eye I am not using so I can now keep this eye open, thereby taking the strain off it having it closed all the time I look thru' the eyepiece.
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Hi there SimonC, same problem but different reason.

I get over it by keeping both eyes open but covering the non-scopeing eye (right term ???) with my hand.

Works for me, hope it helps
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Hi SimonC,
What I have found to eleviate a similar problem I had was when I got a Skua stay-on-case for my new scope, I put the lens cover to the side of the lens, it blocks out the light of the eye I am not using so I can now keep this eye open, thereby taking the strain off it having it closed all the time I look thru' the eyepiece.
Great minds think alike? see post#38 of this thread

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