GFX 35mm format mode - why only 3:2 aspect ratio?

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marc aurel Regular Member • Posts: 139
GFX 35mm format mode - why only 3:2 aspect ratio?

The GFX cameras have a mode that allows to crop to 35mm format.

Although the GF lenses are generally great, there are sometimes reasons for adapting a full frame lens. Jim Kasson showed that a Nikon 70-200mm zoom lens gives better results in most cases than the GF 100-200mm. Sometimes you have lens with a unique rendering. Or whatever.

What I never understood is why the only aspect ratio that is availabe im 35mm format mode is 3:2. Aside from the larger sensor, for a lot of people the 4:3 aspect ratio (and the possibility to choose from a wide range of other aspect ratios) is an important reason for choosing the GFX system.

Wouldn't it be nice to adapt a 35mm format lens and shoot in 4:3? Or 1:1? Would make it the better full fram camera

Fuji could optimize the used sensor area for maximum use of the 43,2mm image circle that full frame lenses are designed for. If you crop the 3:2 to 4:3 you end up with 32 x 24mm. But the image circle of 43,2mm of a full frame lens would allow more (34,6*26,0mm).

Marc

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