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

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MatsP
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Re: So why don't people ever talk about the 4/3 aspect ratio?
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Go to a art museum and take a look at the pictures there. You'll find very few are 3:2, many wiill be close to 4:3 or even more square. Look at classic film cameras as Hasselblad and Rolleiflex. They were 1:1 (6x6cm). Look at today's professional MF cameras like Hasselblad, Phase One and Pentax. They all are 4:3 (44x33mm). So 3:2 is indeed not the only traditional aspect rate among cameras. It's origin is Leica which was using movie film in a stills camera and put two film frames together to one picture. And the Kodak Brownie which also was 2:3 (6x9cm) at the other end of the quality span.

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