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Shooting RAW at 3:2

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by CCRoo, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. CCRoo

    CCRoo Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 22, 2011
    When I shoot RAW at 3:2 I see the full 4:3 frame until I hit the shutter and then the white border shows up indicating the crop. It would be more useful to see the actual dimensions when composing the shot. Am I missing something?

  2. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    Not so here with Oly E-P1 or 2. What camera do you use?
  3. photoSmart42

    photoSmart42 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 12, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    On the GH1 you see the actual frame format for ease of composure.
  4. Dave Jenkins

    Dave Jenkins Mu-43 Veteran

    Don't know what you're shooting, but on my E-PL1 the bottom part of the frame blacks out when I set it to shoot 3:2.
  5. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 2, 2010
    G1 displaying everything OK
  6. OPSSam

    OPSSam Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 18, 2010
    Usually by nature the live preview is cropped, the RAW carries the aspect info to be applied later, but will not throw out that data because it is RAW. So it shows you the raw with that crop info displayed as a box. Depending on the software you use, those crops will be applied upon download, but the entire raw image will still be available if you change your mind.
  7. photoSmart42

    photoSmart42 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 12, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Not with the GH1. The RAWs are cropped to the aspect ratio as well. I think the same applies to my G1. Maybe it's an Olympus thing to keep the RAWs at full 4:3.
  8. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Daniele Frizzi
    I think that's needed with the multi-aspect sensor of the GHs... If they. Don' switch off pixels, the raw file would result in a strange shaped image...

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