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Square format

kit-monster 17 3.7k 2 Singapore
1 Apr 2004 2:42PM
Why aren't there any DSLR's that have square chips? Am I unusual, preferring square images? With 4:3 and 3:2 there's a lot of lens going to waste and even more with the smaller chips.
Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
1 Apr 2004 2:54PM
Well 35mm has been 3:2 for about 80 years without too many complaints!! Lol!! Wink
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
1 Apr 2004 2:59PM
trahern 17 863 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2004 3:47PM
Maybe some of the medium format digital backs are square. I haven't checked and at a mere 12k you should be laughing. Alternatively you could always crop
park my ferret 17 1.0k United Kingdom
1 Apr 2004 4:05PM
just crop ... dslr's are good enough quality for you to crop sightly and not loose much res. I suspect if they were all square people would be moaning about wanting rectangular chips! Wink
Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
1 Apr 2004 4:09PM
Don't forget the classical "Golden Mean" is 1.618:1 .... just a little wider than 3:2 and a little narrower than widescreen TV.

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