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Why MILCs will beat SLRs

Meet the future of serious cameras:

Fujifilm X-Pro1 (Engadget photo)

This is the Fuji X-Pro1, just announced last week. The photo is from a preview at Engadget. I’m going to cover this in three posts: today, I’m going to talk about why this kind of camera is going to stomp on SLRs… eventually. Tomorrow, I’ll talk about the various contenders, and why the X-Pro1 is the first one that’s really interesting. And then after that, I’ll talk about how the market might evolve.

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Written by cisko

17 January 2012 at 10:21

Posted in Photography, tech

Aspect Ratios

Take a photo, print it, mount it, and frame it. What could be easier?

I spend a lot of time wrestling with the sizing around all the above. Specifically, aspect ratio. That’s the ratio of the length to the width, or, how rectangular is it? You can express it by a number — usually the ratio of the long side to the short. For example, an 8½x11 sheet of paper has an aspect ratio of 1.294. A square photo has an aspect ratio of 1.000.
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Written by cisko

17 May 2010 at 09:15

Posted in Photography