Silly question about aspect ratio - do you shoot 4:3 or 3:2?

Started Mar 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
ApertureAcolyte Contributing Member • Posts: 994
Re: Silly question about aspect ratio - do you shoot 4:3 or 3:2?

jennajenna wrote:

I have no idea why my gh3 was set on 3:2 (I normally shoot with the 7-14mm lens); but I was adjusting the settings and noticed that 4:3 files were 16mb and 3:2 were 14mb.

Is there any loss to shooting 4:3 over 3:2; it seems like a no brainer to shoot 4:3 and then crop..but I recall reading that shooting 3:2 actually gives you a "longer" horizontal image vs a you actually do miss some of the subject when shooting in 4:3...true?

No you don't lose anything with the native aspect ratio.

The diagram you posted is deliberately misleading.

If you crop to 3:2 on a 4:3 camera, you lose resolution.

4:3 is more efficient in using more of a lens' image circle

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