So why don't people ever talk about the 4/3 aspect ratio?

Started Jan 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: So why don't people ever talk about the 4/3 aspect ratio?
In reply to Peter Del, Jan 28, 2014

Peter Del wrote:

For 49 years I used the 3:2 format but last March I went 4:3. Initially I found it a little awkward, but now I never think about it; however, I do not crop my images. I only take landscape details and make the subject fit the frame.

What I have never understood is this; lenses produce a circular image, so why aren't all sensors square? There must be a reason.

Peter Del

A Square sensor covering the same image circle will be larger and more expensive, but it would end having to turn your camrea on it side for portraits.

Maybe it will need square evf too etc.

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