Mar 6, 2002, 1:07 PM
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Freeflying camera mounts?
I'm spending the time toying with the idea of making my own camera helmet, and I was wondering if there is any reason why most side mounts are done on the left side? My camera would fit best and work easier on the right, but every picture i've seen has cameras mounted on the left. Is there a logical reason behind this prectice, other than the fact that some helmets have audibles on the right side making it impossible to side mount a camera on that side. Thanks for your help. I've also posted this in photography. -Rap
batteries and LCD screens are on the left side of the camera:- normally, so to view your bodacious f/fly, or change the battery you would have to :- A mount the cam upside down on the right side, which is quite common with head downists... B Dismount the cam
I think Paul gave the same answer on the photo phorum Okay? happy snapping D
(This post was edited by nacmacfeegle on Mar 6, 2002, 1:34 PM)
1) if you look at Dboxes like boneheads, you can see the right side is essentially flat and fits more flush with the helmet that the left side of the dbox where it protrudes on the bottom for the battery (mentioned above) 2) My less than provable theory is that most people are right eye dominant, and placing the camera on the left side make depth perception better when filming. (I was high when I thought one up......)