Oh, those crazy Brits: the drive on the left, they look through the left
I believe that most people - like me - close their left
eye and look through the right
. This has one clear advantage when you're right handed: In portrait mode you normally turn the camera body 90° counter clockwise, holding the body with your right hand (at your forehead) and supporting the lens with the left from below. In this case the cam-body and your nose comfortably get along. Otherwise you'd end up with further smear on your lcd(-cover)
But in earnest, Monelle: For me, it is imperative to look through the camera with my glasses on
, because I don't want to fiddle around with my glasses, when shooting - too much hassle. With that, the viewfinder should already be optimally adjusted, as they build them for people without need for correction. But if you have a camera like the D80 you can even adjust the viewfinder for maximum sharpness - see Gordons comments.
When it comes to sunglasses
(I have some clip-on shades) I am very happy to report, that the D80 viewfinder is even bright enough that you don't necessarily need to remove the sunglasses. In fact the D80 viewfinder is one of the best in the industry. But when push (bright sunlight) comes to shove (darkened viewfinder due to sunglasses) I tend to take off my shades to have a better view of my subject.
B.t.w. my wife is very critical when it comes to closing one eye
(or the other). She really can't do it! But nonetheless she is absolutely happy with the D80 viewfinder and prefers it very much over composing on lcd-screens no matter how bright they made them.
Hope that helps!
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