Aspect Ratio: What It Is and How It Greatly Affects Composition

Two articles excerpted below. The first shows through some photographic examples how many scenes or subjects work best in one aspect ratio and not as well in others. I would like to see all mirrorless cameras have some type of multi-aspect ratio sensors so various aspect ratios can be chosen, all having the widest field of view — instead of having to crop from 3:2 or 4:3, which loses field of view and pixels. Continue reading “Aspect Ratio: What It Is and How It Greatly Affects Composition”

(vid) 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1?! Aspect Ratio is VERY IMPORTANT — “Why does the sensor have to be this one form of rectangle? It doesn’t have to be. It could be … circular, and capture the entire image circle, and allow you to crop later… • As people are choosing more and more different form factors, it’s going to get more important to shoot in a wide variety of aspect ratios” – Tony Northrup

“Why does the sensor have to be this one form of rectangle? It doesn’t have to be. … It could be circular, and capture the entire image circle, and allow you to crop later, so that no matter what ratio you decided to go you weren’t losing a lot of megapixels. As people are choosing more and more different form factors, it’s going to get more and more important to shoot in a wide variety of aspect ratios.” – Tony Northrup, transcribed by Jeff Fenske

Continue reading “(vid) 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1?! Aspect Ratio is VERY IMPORTANT — “Why does the sensor have to be this one form of rectangle? It doesn’t have to be. It could be … circular, and capture the entire image circle, and allow you to crop later… • As people are choosing more and more different form factors, it’s going to get more important to shoot in a wide variety of aspect ratios” – Tony Northrup”

(vid) LX100’s Amazing Lens! – *All-glass* elements, no polymer & *special milling technique* to improve bokeh

B&H with Matt Frazer from Panasonic, transcribed by me:

Matt: This camera actually uses 5 aspheric elements.

B&H: Glass elements, I might add. No polymer…, just glass.

Matt: They’re all glass. There’s actually 8 aspheric surfaces…. And 2 of them are ED glass. … To go a step further, we were really worried about the quality of the bokeh in the background: those little bokeh balls you get in the background, and all of a sudden you see these concentric rings. Well, we have a new milling technique for molding our aspherics that gets rid of that. So you shouldn’t have any of that funky, onion curl ring in your bokeh balls.

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First Look: Panasonic | Lumix DMC-LX100

B and H

Published on Sep 15, 2014

The Panasonic LX-100 is the successor to the LX-7. Featuring a 12.8 MP Micro four-thirds sensor and 4K video recording.