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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:37 pm 
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hi all,

I was in front of the TV last night and watching channel 5 (UK). There was a landscape photography show on and one of the guys was using a "frame" made from black card - the cutout in the middle helps the photographer to visualise an image before setting up a shot with the camera.

I was wondering what aspect ratio the RAW images that come straight from the 500D, I'd like to make the cutout the same.

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3:2

If I need to do this, I just guess and use my fingers :) If you use two overlapping L shaped pieces of card that can move, the frame would be adjustable.

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good man, thanks.

I have used hands before actually, but I quickly lose interest in holding my left arm up!

out of interest, is the same ratio on all the crop frame canon bodies?

what about the 5D and 1D?

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most cameras use the 3:2 aspect ratio, including all canon DSLRs.

there are exeptions to that but i dont know about any at the moment

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You need to check the aspect ratio of each system, but as a rough guideline the more serious models are 3:2 (most DSLRs, etc...) and consumer level cameras have a higher chance of being 4:3 (compact point-and-shoots).

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I just use the viewfinder, save the money :D

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Dont we live in a digital world? Just take the picture now, you might have missed a moment by looking too long..... if its not so good, just delete it.

Click..... oh wow, that looks nice, go home... :P

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Those mountains do have a pesky problem of running away...

I almost understand where you're coming from - but don't agree. Holding up the camera is fine, yep, but I'm learning (aren't we all) and think that just waving a piece of card in front of me is probably a quicker way to "audition" scenes that might be worth setting up the camera for.

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