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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315626 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 12:49 AM

Yes I believe it does, not used it either Smile

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 12:55 AM

OK, just gave square format a try. All it does, of course, is crop the 4:3 image in-camera. But I suppose you can compose with the square format in the viewfinder.

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315626 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 12:58 AM

Or on the rear screen Smile

At least there`s not as much cropping as taking it from a 3.2.

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 1:05 AM

I did the photo using the rear screen. Yes, I guess you don't lose as much resolution as you would cropping to square from 3:2.

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 9:31 AM

So do my TLRs, CB - although a little crop at the bottom of the frame might help in this instance.

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Last Modified By Just Jas at 24 Nov 2012 - 9:33 AM
Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 9:39 AM

Or this, CB, since you like circular pics of yore? Wink

02-fps055---012.jpg

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 11:30 AM

No Jas, that's just a PS effect - oddly enough I took a real circular photo of exactly the same subject! Grin Tongue Wink Grin

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lemmy
lemmy  71941 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 - 8:05 PM


Quote: But it raises another question in my mind - why do digital cameras not have square format sensors?

Some of the Panasonics do. The thing is about square is that it maximises the use of the image circle and any other format can be cropped from that without wasting any pixels.
Unfortunateley many people are fixated with the 3:2 36mm or full frame ratio.

Odd really, considering it was alighted upon purely as a matter of technical necessity. $:3 is considered the most pleasing to the human eye in general but so many photographer's are hide bound by the past.

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 10:48 PM

You must have used the same tripod marks, CB Wink

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023181 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 11:43 AM

Is it me or has there been more than one thread on the subject of owning a 36mp camera and then come up with reasons to dump half of the pixels you paid for?

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 12:08 PM


Quote: ..,.and then come up with reasons to dump half of the pixels you paid for?

Every upload here dumps quite a few, Keith! Grin

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