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| p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Picture Frames with 3:2 ratio? like 7 x 10.5"? |
I expect this question has been asked before, but I've not found a thread on it.
Most of our cameras take pictures in a 3:2 proportion, 35mm film frames are 24x36, and my Nikon DSLR's are the same. Simple math 3:2 = 1.5:1 ratio. Except for the small 4x6" print that's not a common picture frame ratio. The standard options are 5x7 (1.4:1), 8x10 (1.25:1), etc. which means I've got to crop my 3:2 image. If I did a good job of filling the frame in the viewfinder, sometimes it's hard to decide "what can I give up in cropping?"
I'm a hobbyist, not a pro selling custom prints for big money. If I get a decent shot and want to give a print to a family member I tell my wife "next time you are at Walmart, pick me up a frame for this print"... I'm looking for a $5-10 frame, not a $100 custom frame. I've got a typical home inkjet printer with 8.5x11 paper, and it could print something like 7x10.5" in the 3:2 ratio, but there is no frame readily available that I know of, unless I use 8.5x11 document frame and an awkward matting job.
What does everyone do? Just shoot with plenty of space in the frame so you can crop 8x10 later? That's what I've done in the past, but lately I've been trying to do a better job of framing in the viewfinder and it's leaving me stuck. Getting a D3 with a 4x5 mode seems like an expensive option.