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Old 10th of February 2011 (Thu)   #1
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Default Aspect ratio for stills on Canon 5D Mark II

I have a client that would like her photos delivered 2560X2048 (5:4 aspect ratio). Is there a way I can change the aspect ratio of my 5DII or must I crop in post? Thanks
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Default Re: Aspect ratio for stills on Canon 5D Mark II

you have to crop
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Default Re: Aspect ratio for stills on Canon 5D Mark II

99% sure the 5DII has a aspect ratio of 3.2, so crop I would have thourght.
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Default Re: Aspect ratio for stills on Canon 5D Mark II

Yeah, crop in post. Many programs will allow you to do so but it's ridiculously easy with programs like Lightroom. Select the crop tool, select the ratio (or customize your own preferred ratio) and voila... the crop box is available and you just slide, move, rotate, yadda yadda and final output will have the correct ratio.
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Default Re: Aspect ratio for stills on Canon 5D Mark II

Yeah, even the 1D bodies that show Aspect Ratio "guidelines" are only for framing a shot -- they won't crop the captured image.
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Default Re: Aspect ratio for stills on Canon 5D Mark II

You'll need a Nik*n D3 to get 5:4 aspect images direct out of the camera.
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Default Re: Aspect ratio for stills on Canon 5D Mark II

I'd like t add that this is also an easy task in Digikam's Image Editor.
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Default Re: Aspect ratio for stills on Canon 5D Mark II

Even Digital Photo Professional can do that, and even easier, if the aspect ratio has been set in the camera.
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Default Re: Aspect ratio for stills on Canon 5D Mark II

Yep, you'll have to crop the images. It's super easy to do with Lightroom, too.

There are interchangeable focus screens available for 5DII that show the different aspect ratios. I think they are only sold in a set and are pretty pricey. But the focus screen merely helps you with framing the image.... I.e., the image itself will still need to be cropped.
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Default Re: Aspect ratio for stills on Canon 5D Mark II

Just don't forget to shoot a littel looser to allow yourself room for the crop. You don't want to cut anything important off the final image.
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