More touchscreen troubles ?
Eric McAlpine states in his letter that a user’s nose will only touch the left side of the Nikon D5500. However this is only true if you are a right-eye shooter! I use my left eye to see through the viewfinder, so my nose touches the middle/right of the back of my camera. I am sure I’m not the only photographer who uses their left eye, but perhaps it’s a good thing I use a D7000, which doesn’t have touchscreen!
Anne Rogers, via email Re: the letter ‘A Nose for the fact’ in issue 64. While the writer may not be able to alter settings with his nose, he may use his right eye to look through the viewfinder. But I find it much easier to view with my left eye and then you can in fact alter settings with your nose (sorry, but couldn’t keep it out).
A. Madden, via email Anne and A, thanks for the tips. We’ve tried it with both eyes on the D5500 and it’s fairly difficult to accidentally hit something with your nose, regardless of which eye you use, but it’s worth paying attention to the functionality of the camera if it starts acting oddly. It may be that your hooter is the issue!