MFT I don't get it . . .

Started Jan 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Kazooless Regular Member • Posts: 249
Re: MFT is compatible with a variety of aspect ratios

I see that they've added the ability to cover the other aspect ratios and you can't find the aspect ratio mentioned on the four-thirds.org pages any longer, but if you look at the actual patent, the 4/3 ratio is mentioned all over the place: http://www.google.com/patents/US6910814

Here is just one quote: "...said camera body having an image pickup device having an imaging range with an aspect ratio of 4:3 on an imaging surface within the image circle..."

Four Thirds at least originally referred to the chosen aspect ratio of 4 wide to 3 tall, just like the old TV sets, etc., as Wozniak points out in his article (linked to earlier). For whatever reason, they seem to be playing that down now, but it doesn't change the history, or the patent.

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