Dpreview's review of Olympus E-300

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Bill Tuthill, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. Bill Tuthill

    Stacey Guest


    Yep, I learned this when I bought a soviet large format camera! :)
     
    Stacey, Jan 22, 2005
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  2. No - a 18x24 paper is not the same size as a 8x10. It is smaller.
    You can buy both 18x24 cm and 8x10 inch in Europe. 8x10 inch
    is 20x25 cm.


    /Roland
     
    Roland Karlsson, Jan 22, 2005
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  3. But 5 x 7 was also a 'classical' format. I even have a 5 x 7 view
    camera, though it is now very hard to find film for it. It is not 3:4 ratio.

    I don't really believe there was ever a standard on print size aspect
    ratios, any more than there was one on film format aspect ratios.
    Everyone cropped and trimmed anyway.
     
    Don Stauffer in Minneapolis, Jan 22, 2005
  4. Actually, isn't the golden section ratio even MORE pleasing? I am not
    sure if any popular paper size were ever that value, however.
     
    Don Stauffer in Minneapolis, Jan 22, 2005
  5. Bill Tuthill

    Stacey Guest


    That =IS= what I said (yet again), they aren't the same size.... You're
    argueing with someone who is saying the same thing you said? Or just
    wanting to argue? :)
     
    Stacey, Jan 22, 2005
  6. Sorry - my answer was really to Ton Maas.


    /Roland
     
    Roland Karlsson, Jan 22, 2005
  7. Bill Tuthill

    Colin D Guest

    Well, it's said to be so, but I find it too oblong for my taste, at
    1.64:1 its even more oblong than 1.5:1, as in 35mm. Probably ok for
    panoramic shots, but a portrait shot would look terrible.

    Colin
     
    Colin D, Jan 22, 2005
  8. Bill Tuthill

    Ton Maas Guest

    I'm not sure about the older (European) formats such as Quarto and
    Folio.

    Ton
     
    Ton Maas, Jan 23, 2005
  9. Bill Tuthill

    Ton Maas Guest

    Just took out an old Ilford box from the 80s and this is what it says:

    17,8x24 cm / 7x9,5 inches

    Commonly referred to as 18x24 cm, like I said earlier. Haven't used a
    lot of Kodak paper in those days, so no reference from the US.

    Ton
     
    Ton Maas, Jan 23, 2005
  10. (Ton Maas) wrote in :
    Yes - that is true. But - I thought you said that 8x10
    was commonly refered to as 18x24.


    /Roland
     
    Roland Karlsson, Jan 23, 2005
  11. Bill Tuthill

    Ton Maas Guest

    AFAIK yes. At the time they were considered "equal".

    Ton
     
    Ton Maas, Jan 24, 2005
  12. (Ton Maas) wrote in :
    Hmmm ... who considered them equal? I am living in
    the European part of the world and I have never heard
    about it. If you go back some years ago, then an 8x10
    paper was totally unknown here, there was only 18x24
    and 24x30. Then - 8x10 started to be available - and no
    one I have met have called 8x10 for 18x24.


    /Roland
     
    Roland Karlsson, Jan 24, 2005
  13. Bill Tuthill

    Ton Maas Guest

    Maybe BECAUSE 8x10 was unavailable and 18x24 was the closest you could
    get :)

    But honestly, I don't know. It's just my memory that thinks so ;-)

    Ton
     
    Ton Maas, Jan 25, 2005
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