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    Default 3:2 vs 4:3

    Hi

    Do people shoot in 3:2? I have always been shooting in 4:3 and have to crop the photos I want to print. So am wondering if I should just shoot in 3:2 instead.

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    Default Re: 3:2 vs 4:3

    its up to personal preference i guess.

    Personally i'll shoot in 4:3 and crop it when editing.

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    Default Re: 3:2 vs 4:3

    Most DSLR shoots in 3:2 format (except those 4/3rds systems).

    My camera only outputs in 3:2 format.

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    Default Re: 3:2 vs 4:3

    The diff between 3:2 and 4:3 will be noticed when printed out on paper. If a 4:3 image is printed out on a standard 4R paper, a small portion of the top and bottom part will be cropped off.

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    Default Re: 3:2 vs 4:3

    35mm film format is 3:2.

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    Default Re: 3:2 vs 4:3

    4R is 6" x 4" so is 3:2 ratio.

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    Default Re: 3:2 vs 4:3

    My camera can only produce 3:2 format, & most of my prints are 4R which is 3:2 format, so it is very straightforward for me....all my pictures are taken and cropped in 3:2 format. The only time I'll cropped differently is when I want to print 5R or bigger(except S8R) or any panaromic format.
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    Default Re: 3:2 vs 4:3

    There's a new format for digital cameras in the 4:3 ratio. Go ask some of the shops. I think Kodak Express has these formats.
    I don't recommend changing your camera just for a certain format. Some people do square crops or panoramic crops also.

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    Default Re: 3:2 vs 4:3

    I'll always go for 3:2 anytime. But Olympus now are using 4:3.
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    Default Re: 3:2 vs 4:3

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    I'll always go for 3:2 anytime. But Olympus now are using 4:3.
    Olympus 4:3 format is Four-Third system. It is 4:3 format because many of TV/monitor is 4:3 format. Too bad, now many TV/monitor go for wide screen 16:9 format, which is near to 3:2 format than to 4:3 format .

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    Default Re: 3:2 vs 4:3

    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft View Post
    Olympus 4:3 format is Four-Third system. It is 4:3 format because many of TV/monitor is 4:3 format. Too bad, now many TV/monitor go for wide screen 16:9 format, which is near to 3:2 format than to 4:3 format .

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    I still find 3:2 format more favourable cos the 4:3 format is still less used just like your example. Even Canon's system are all 3:2.
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    Default Re: 3:2 vs 4:3

    the 4:3 is nearer to 1:1 so easier to make..but traditionally film is 3:2..printing also in 3:2 format..why do we need to care so much for the 4:3 unless its price drops so that everybody can buy a comparable sensor size to FF body cam..ah..ha ha...else go for 3:2 bah...
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