- Oct 26, 2015
I agree that would have been better, but a poor choice of a standard had been set by Barnak had being lazy and multiplying by a factor of two from the movie industry standard.
But then that would not be half-frame (half the width of the imaginary "standard" 32x24mm frame).
Well this is very old hat, but FWIW...Why would 3:2 be the most aesthetically desirable ratio? It was born from very practical reasons: using two frames of 35mm cine film for miniature cameras (notable Leica, but some other ones before).
Is there a new half frame camera made recently right? Well but they are rare. But any way if I have the 24x32mm camera I can't shoot slides anyway as they can't mount them.
No comment from Xpan users yet?
I don't understand what or why you just wrote that...
I was merely stating that in the parallel fantasy world, where small format is 32x24mm, half format would be 16x24mm (in reality that would be closer to 15x24) which would make it "wrong".
(is it clear enough already that I like 4:3 format?)
As an XPan user, I say that 65x24 format is "wrong", too. Widelux/Horizon cameras got it right for panoramic format. And that's a fact, no IMHO...
12"x18" + 2" border: 16x22 not 16x20
21"x14" + 1.5" border = 24x17" not 24x20
9x6"+ 0.5" border = 10x7 not 10x8
12x8 + 1" border = 14x10 not 14x11
12x8 + 4" border = 20x16 okay that's a size but 2/3rd of it is matte
I'm just perpetually surprised that given 35mm-aspect's centrality in image making since at least the 1930's, there's not a decent standardized way to frame it other the custom framing as if NOBODY EVER DID THIS BEFORE :/
(frame makers' profit margins beat image margins, I guess)
This is not a game of horse shoes. Close is not good enough.
DoesDo you always print to the golden ratio?
If the aspect ratio for 35mm were the golden ratio, the film size would be 24x38.8. I thought people were saying they would prefer something shorter than 36?
...a process that involves quite a lot of wastage! But yes.
Matt, I want to thank you for your reference the other day to Frame Destination. I have a small show coming up at the end of next month (drawings, not photography) and had been pricing the framing, mats, etc. I’ve made my own frames and cut plenty of mats over the years but was looking for a simpler solution (for me) and Frame Destination was it. I placed an order for 6 custom metal frames with plain mats, glass, and hangers last Thursday and received them yesterday. They are perfect and just what I wanted. And, the price was right. Thanks.
I have a mat cutter - it takes up a lot of space.
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