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Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by 2112, Mar 20, 2017.
What ratio do most here shoot at?
4:3, 16:1 ect...
4:3. It's the full sensor size. No reason to shoot at any other ratio as you can just crop to what you want in post.
Native unless I need otherwise. But as I can crop, I still usually shoot native (4:3, or 3:2 in APS-C or FF).
I shoot at 4:3, but recently have cropped 3:2, 16:9, 24:10 (cinema format) as needed
Never crop at non standard ratios.. and I almost always crop
I use 4:3
I have been shooting at 4:3, but have found if I fill the frame with the shot I want then if I decide to print at 8x10 it ends up getting cropped and part of the pick I wanted is lost in the print. If I use it as wall paper on my computer it won't fill a 24", 1080p screen and always has the black bands on the sides. I didn't notice this issue with my FF 5D Canon and wonder which would be best for my needs.
Well, yeah, if you fill the frame and will go to a different ratio display medium you're going to crop stuff out. Best practice is to compose in-camera with a mind toward your eventual use and leave some room on the edges that'd be cropped.
Typical monitors are 16:9 or 16:10, so a bit wider than even 3:2 and you'll need to pay closer attention in composition.
Edit: to answer the original question, I typically compose with a 4:5 output in mind for greatest flexibility. My prints typically end up as 8x10 or 5x7 or similar. I never set a ratio in camera and shoot raw+jpg
Good Point.. ty
You need to start printing 11x14!
I had a picture from the old 5D printed on canvas that size a few weeks ago and like the size.
There's no reason to shoot any aspect other than 4/3, since you are effectively cropping in camera...unless you want to use the different aspect ratios for framing purposes.
3:2 for landscape orientation and 4:3 (3:4) for most portrait orientations, since I find those ratios most visually pleasing. I shoot Raw + jpg, so the full 4:3 is always available but I want to get the output as close in camera to what I prefer, since I use the jpgs for most things but occasionally go to the raw.
4:3 or 1:1. Since I save jpg+raw I like to have the crop I saw at the time of shooting. It's incredibly rare that I change from that.
3:2 always. But I sometimes recrop to 3:2 from raw where I didn't get the framing right.
Printing outside the USA is usually to A size papers which are 1.414:1 so 3:2 (i.e. 1.5) is still quite close to that.
I have not yet seen any cameras that support an A ratio crop.
I either use the full 4:3 or 1:1, depending on what I'm shooting.
If I do shoot 1:1, it is with RAW, so I get the best of both worlds.