Trying to Choose New Camera and Lenses: Sony NEX vs Olympus OM-D

Started Jan 24, 2013 | Questions thread
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JohnK
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Re: 3:4 or 2:3?
In reply to GBC, Jan 26, 2013

GBC wrote:

The introduction of a 3:2 ratio for the frame was intoduced by Leica when they made their first cameras, based on a film frame.

You might think that but actually the Simplex Multi (shown below), a Brooklyn-made "miniature" camera for both stills and movies, using 35mm film, with 2X3 aspect ratio images, went into production in 1914, quite a while before commercially available Leicas. There were others, as well, before the Simplex, but the Simplex was the first to feature the 2X3 aspect ratio that became standard on 35mm.

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